Examinations

  1. Examinations 

Each candidate, whose admission is approved by Tamil Nadu Teachers Education University only permitted for written and practical examinations.   Candidates who have failed to satisfy the minimum attendance norms of Tamil Nadu Teachers Education University in each semester will not be permitted to appear for the written examination and or practical examinations. 

The term-end external examination for all semesters shall be conducted by the Tamil Nadu Teachers Education University at the end of each semester. The written examination for each theory course shall be conducted for 70 marks. 

Internal Assessment: 

 

The award of continuous comprehensive evaluation (i.e. internal assessment) marks in each semester for theory courses shall be distributed as follows: 

 

 

S. No. 

Components 

Marks 

1. 

Class Tests (minimum of two) 

10 

2. 

Assignment (minimum of two) 

10 

3. 

Seminar (minimum of one) 

05 

4. 

Attendance** 

05 

Total 

30 

 

** The marks for attendance shall be awarded as given below: 

 

 

 

S. No. 

Percentage of Attendance Gained by the Students 

(In each Theory Course) 

Marks to be awarded 

1. 

97-100 

2. 

93-96 

3. 

89-92 

4. 

85-88 

5. 

81-84 

6. 

80 and below 

 

In case a candidate secures less than 50% of marks prescribed for the internal assessment, then one more opportunity shall be given to him/her to improve the internal marks in the specific course during the next semester. 

Appearance for the Examinations 

 

Each candidate whose admission is approved by Tamil Nadu Teachers Education University shall apply for the written/practical examinations. Candidates, who have failed to satisfy the minimum attendance norms of Tamil Nadu Teachers Education University, will not be permitted to appear for the written/practical examinations. However, the basis of permitting a student to appear for the examination shall be in accordance with the Regulations of Tamil Nadu Teachers Education University in force from time to time. 

Passing Minimum for Written Examination 

Each candidate who appears for the written examination shall be declared to have passed the written examination only if he/she secures not less than 50% of marks in aggregate in each theory course with a minimum of 45% of marks in the term-end/external examination in each theory course. All other candidates shall be treated as unsuccessful candidate in the written examination. A candidate who fails in one or more theory courses in the written examination shall be permitted to appear again only for those courses in which he/she failed. 

 

 

  1. A candidate who passed in all the courses of a semester shall be permitted to improve the results by reappearing for the whole examination (All Theory Courses) in the next semester only. 

  1. A candidate shall be permitted to apply for improvement of examinations 30 days in advance of the pertinent semester examination whenever held. 

  1. If a candidate passes all the courses in reappearance, higher of the two aggregate marks secured by the candidate shall be awarded for that semester. In case the candidate fails in the reappearance for improvement, the marks secured by the candidate in the first appearance will prevail. 

  1. A candidate who appeared for improvement is eligible for reclassification of class only and will not be considered for ranking purpose. 

  1. Improvement is applicable only for theory examinations and not applicable for practicum components. 

Reappearance for Theory Courses 

 

Students who have secured ‘F’ (Fail)/Ab (Absent in the examination) grade in a particular course (other than the practicum components) can reappear during the subsequent end-semester examination. All applicable fees shall be charged for the purpose of re-appearance in (Theory Courses) examinations. Each unsuccessful candidate after the completion of the two academic years/four semesters shall be permitted to reappear for the written examinations within the next three consecutive academic years. 

 

Revaluation / Retotaling / Xerox Copy of Answer Scripts 

 

Candidates can apply for revaluation / retotaling / xerox copy of answer scripts to the Tamil Nadu Teachers Education University within 20 days after the publication of semester results by paying necessary fee prescribed by the University. 

 

 

Tamil Nadu Teachers Education University will conduct practical examination after the successful completion of 80 working days of School Internship during the third semester. Practical examination shall be normally conducted at the end of third semester. A panel consisting of two external members appointed by the Tamil Nadu Teachers Education University will assess the practical works, records, instructional materials, teaching competency, EPC records, and also evidence for successful completion of online course of each candidate as mentioned in Part-A, B, & C. 

 

 

S.N 

o 

Sub Code 

Practicum Components & Online Course 

Credits 

Mark 

s 

 

PART –A: Assessment of Teaching Competency and Records 

A1 

Observation Record: Level- I & II 

20 

A2 

Micro Teaching Record: Level - I & II 

20 

A3 

Demonstration Record : Level - I & II 

20 

A4 

Lesson Plan Record: Level - I & II 

80 

A5 

Instructional Materials Record: Level - I & II 

20 

A6 

Test and Measurement Record: Level -I & II 

20 

A7 

Case Study Record 

20 

A8 

Psychology Practical Record 

40 

A9 

Environmental Education Record 

20 

10 

A10 

Students Portfolios and Reflective Journals 

20 

11 

A11 

Teaching Competency– Level - I & II 

120 

 

TOTAL –A 

20 

400 

 

 

PART –B: EPC-Records 

EPC1 

1. Reading and Reflecting on Texts 

20 

EPC2 

2. Drama and Art in Education 

20 

EPC3 

3. Critical Understanding of ICT 

20 

EPC4 

4. Understanding the Self 

20 

 

TOTAL –B 

4 

80 

 

 

PART –C : Online Course 

ONC 

Online Course-SWAYAM (any one course related to Pedagogy/Education/Basic 

Discipline Skills) 

20 

 

TOTAL –C 

1 

20 

 

BD3PC 

Total 

(A+B+C) 

25 

500 

 

 

Passing Minimum for Practical Examination 

 

Candidates who have secured not less than 50% in each of the practical component for which the weightage is given shall be deemed to have passed in the practical examination. Others will be treated as unsuccessful candidates in the practical examination. 

All the records related to the practical components should be made available to the duly constituted Practical Examination Board at the time of practical examination and the marks awarded by the Practical Examination Board is final. 

 

Reappearance for Practical Examination 

 

Each unsuccessful candidate shall be permitted to reappear for the practical examination within the next three consecutive academic years, whenever the Tamil Nadu Teachers Education University conducts the practical examination. 

  1. Eligibility for the Award of Degree 

 

A student shall be declared to be eligible for the award of Degree of Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) provided that the student has successfully completed the requirements of the B.Ed. programme of study and has passed all the prescribed examinations in all the four semesters within a maximum period of FIVE YEARS reckoned from the commencement of first semester to which the candidate was admitted. 

Classification of Successful Candidates 

 

The results of successful candidates at the end of all four semesters shall be classified on the basis of aggregate percentage of marks obtained in all the semesters and the aggregate or Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) for the award of Degree of Bachelor of Education. 

Class/Distinction shall be awarded to the candidates after they successfully complete the B.Ed. Programme as per the norms specified below: 

 

 

 

Category 

Marks Secured in Theory and Practicum 

Class / Distinction 

Students who successfully complete the B.Ed. programme of study within the duration of 4 semesters in the first attempt (i.e. without arrears in each semester) 

75% and above 

First Class with Distinction 

60% to 74.99% 

First Class 

50% to 59.99% 

Second Class 

Students who successfully complete the B.Ed. programme of study within the duration of the course (i.e. within the 4 semesters including the arrears) 

 

60% and above 

 

First Class 

50% to 59.99% 

Second Class 

Students who could not complete the B.Ed. programme of study within the duration of the course (i.e. within the 4 

semesters) and clears the arrears within the next three academic years. 

50% and above (irrespective of the percentage of marks) 

Second Class 

 

Grading System 

 

Assigning Grades for Successful Candidates 

 

Each semester result shall also be declared in terms of grades. A six-point grading system which is based on the actual absolute marks scored and alpha-sign grade as described below shall be adopted for successful/unsuccessful candidates. 

The semester Grade Point Average (GPA) shall be computed by dividing the sum of the Grade Point Weights (GPW) of all the courses of the study by the maximum credits for the semester. The GPW are in turn calculated as the product of the grade points earned in the respective courses and the credits assigned to that course. The maximum total marks for each theory course of study is 100, while the credit assigned is 5 (five). 

The Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) at the end of all the semester examinations shall be calculated as the weighted average of the semester grade point average. The CGPA is obtained by dividing the total of semester credit weightages by the maximum credits assigned for the programme. 

 

 

  1. Question Paper Pattern 

 

Each question paper shall have three sections comprising Section-A, Section-B, and Section-C. 

 

 

Section 

Type of Question 

Number of Questions 

Marks for each question 

Total Marks 

Objective Type Questions 

Short Answer Type (Maximum of 250 words or two and half-a-page for each question) 

3 out of 5 

15 

Essay Type Questions with internal choice (Maximum of 500 words or 5 pages for each question) 

5 (with internal choice) 

10 

50 

Total 

70