UGC Revised Guidelines for Semester Exams 2020: Check Them All

Last Modified: 19 May 2024

As per the latest UGC guidelines, students who are in final year of your degree courses can appear for the exam held on 30th Sept.

On 08th July 2020, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has released a Standard Operating Procedure to the universities affiliated by them. The SOP is issued in regard of holding of the pending University / College Exams for Final Year Students. As per the UGC Revised Guidelines for Semester Exams 2020, the final year exams will compulsory to be held on 30th September 2020, ensuring the availability of hand sanitizers, thermal screening, and extensive seating plans with proper social distancing norms.

Earlier, the decision to compulsorily hold the final semester exams has come under some criticism from students and their parents. As they have expressed that the decision to hold exams right now in this COVID-19 crisis may put lives of students at risk.

However, addressing that criticism, the UGC has now released a comprehensive set of SOPs for holding of the pending Final Year University Exams 2020, without compromising any safety measure.

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Exams are Compulsory for Final Year Students, Which Are Going to Be Held by 30th Sept 2020

As per the released SOP, the commission has clear its stand that holding of final year examinations is compulsory to conduct for all universities that are affiliated with it. The commission’s guidelines also note that they hold the pending Final Year / Semester Exams latest by 30th September 2020.

Educational Institutions Are Allowed To Open For Exam

Also in the guidelines it is mentioned that the Home Ministry has granted special exemption to the educational institutions, to be reopened during the on-going COVID-19 restrictions for holding of the examination.

Guidelines Issued by the Health Ministry Will Be Followed

The Standard Operating Procedure states that institutions will require following the guidelines passed by health ministry, central government and state government for holding of the examinations.

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Admit Cards Will Be Treated as Travel Pass

With containment zones and travel restrictions in the places due to the spread of COVID-19; authorities have been instructed to treat the admit card issued to the students as a valid e-pass or travel pass, so that students will easily be able to appear for the exam.

Sanitizers, Masks and Other Safety Measures are Important To Take

All the classrooms that will be used as part of the examination should be sprayed with disinfectant. Students and staff come here need to clear the thermal screening and must have to wear a mask for complete exam duration. There are also sanitizers bottles will be made available for students at every entry point or outside the class room.

In addition, students need to follow social distancing norms, i.e. they will be seated in such a manner where every alternate seat will be kept empty.