Karnataka State Open University has developed the following set of norms and procedure to conduct the examinations
Procedure of Examination: Candidate shall register for all subjects (whole examination) when he/she appears for the examination for the first time (during the year of admission).
Examination Centres: Depending upon the quality, performance and the number of students enrolled, the university will identify the Examination centres from among the study centres. In addition to these Examination Centres, the University conducts examination in other Institutions also which will be notified in the examination fee circular, time table etc. If any changes are made regarding examination centres, the same will be updated on the KSOU website Supplementary examinations will have lesser number of examination centres depending on the strength of the students.
Minimum Marks required for a Passing: No Candidate shall be declared to have passed in any course unless he / she obtains 40% in the aggregate of term-end examination and internal assessment put together for all the subjects.
Course Exemption: Exemption is granted in courses in which a minimum of 40% is secured.
Classification of Successful Candidates: University will declare the grade of successful candidates on the basis of the marks obtained by the candidates both in Grade and Class.
Grading System for the Programs: The following table shows the grading of successful candidates.
Class for the Programs:
Scheme of Examination: Please see the prospectus for more details
Re-totalling of Answer scripts: The University will send the marks card to the candidate through registered post after announcing the examination results on the Karnataka State Open University website. Candidates have provision to apply for re-totaling, within 30 days from the date of dispatch of marks card from the University. In this regard, application may be submitted to the Registrar (Evaluation), Karnataka State Open University, Manasagangotri, Mysore-6, through registered post within 30 days from the date of dispatch of marks card
Eligibility to appear for Examination:
Examination Time-table: Schedule of Examination dates indicating the date and time will be sent to all the Regional Centres/Examination Centres within 15 days before the commencement of Examination. The students can obtain the detailed Time-Table from their nearest Regional Centre or Examination Centre. They can also log on to the University site. No individual intimation will be sent to the student regarding Examination Time Table.
Lateral Entry/ Exemption:
Credit System: KSOU follows a credit system that is based on the time factor involved in studying. One credit is equivalent to 30 study hours inclusive of all learning activities. Different programmes have different credit requirements. Students have the right to collect credits at their own pace, convenience and according to their own capability. KSOU also provides a credit transfer facility whereby credits may be transferred from any other University to KSOU after fulfilling the necessary requirements.