The University will follow the Semester system of Examination. There will be University Examination at the end of each Semester of 6 (six) months. It means that there will be 2 (two) Semesters in a year and there will be two Semester Examinations in a year.
A candidate will be awarded degrees for Bachelor of Arts in the concerned subjects after the successful completion of 6 (six) Semesters in 3 three) years. The first four semesters will carry 450 marks each and the remaining two semesters will carry 400 marks each and students are required to clear 24 (twenty four) papers carrying a total of 2600 marks in 3(three) years. As in the case all over India, for Visual Arts the students are required to complete 8 (eight) semesters and clear 32 (thirty two) papers carrying a total of 3400 marks in 4 (four) years.
The Duration of the Examination will be 3 hours for 80 marks, 2 hours for 40 marks and 1 hour for 20 marks. A candidate is required to secure a minimum of 30% marks in the individual papers and a minimum of 40% of the aggregate marks in order to pass the examination.
(a) Papers carrying 100 marks:
I. Final Examination – 80 marks
II. Internal Assessment – 20 marks
(b) Papers carrying 50 marks:
I. Final Examination – 40 marks
II. Internal Assessment – 10 marks
(c) For papers carrying 100 marks and having Theory and Practical:
I. Theory – 50 marks
II. Practical – 50 marks
Note: Out of the 50 marks for Theory 10 marks will be for Internal Assessment Test. There will be no Internal Assessment for Practical.
(d) Papers carrying 50 marks and having Theory and Practical:
I. Theory – 25 marks
II. Practical – 25 marks
Note: Out of the 25 marks for Theory 5 marks will be for Internal Assessment Test. For the Practical Test there will be no Internal Assessment.
(a) Candidates securing a minimum of 30% of the marks in individual papers and a minimum of 40% of the aggregate shall be declared to have passed the examination. The calculation of marks in percentage for the papers :
(i) For common Papers
Manipuri (50 marks) – 30%
English (50 marks) – 30%
Culture (Theory and Studies) (50 marks) – 30%
(ii) Elective Papers
Theory (50 marks) – 30%
Practical (50 marks) – 40%
Internal Assessment (10 marks) – 40%
(b) Those securing 60% or more shall be placed in the First Class/Grade A.
(c) Those securing 50% or more shall be placed in the 2nd Class/Grade B.
(d) Those securing 40% or more shall be placed in the 3rd Class/Grade C.
Note: In the Grading System
I. Those securing 69% or more shall be placed in Grade A+.
II. Those securing 56% or more shall be placed in Grade B+.
(a) There will be provision for a Candidate or Candidates, who has/have failed in a theory paper/papers in a particular Semester Examination, to appear at the examination for the said paper/papers within the next 2 or 3 consecutive chances as Back Papers.
(b) There will also be provision for a Candidate or Candidates to improve his/her performance/performances in any paper/papers once only within 2 or 3 consecutive years. These Repeat paper/papers shall be known as Improvement paper/papers.