O.5043A GRACE MARKS FOR GETTING HIGHER CLASS
A candidate who passes in all the subjects and heads of passing in the examination without the benefit of either gracing or condonation rules and whose total number of marks falls short for securing Second Class/Higher Second Class or First Class by marks not more than 1% of the aggregate marks of that examination or up to 10 marks, whichever is less, shall be given the required marks to get the next higher class or grade as the case may be.
Provided that benefits of above-mentioned grace marks shall not be given, if the candidate fails to secure necessary passing marks in the aggregate head of passing also, if prescribed, in the examination concerned.
Provided further that benefits of above-mentioned grace marks shall be given to the candidate for such examination/s for which provision of award of class has been prescribed.
O.5044A GRACE MARKS FOR GETTING DISTINCTION IN THE SUBJECT ONLY
A candidate who passes in all the Subjects/Heads of passing the examination without benefit of either gracing or condonation rules and whose total number of marks in the subject/s falls short by not more than three marks for getting distinction in the subject/s shall be given necessary grace marks up to three in maximum two subjects, subject to maximum 1% of the total marks of that Head of Passing whichever is more, in a given examination.
Provided that benefit of the abovementioned grace marks shall be given to the candidate only for such examination/s for which provision for distinction in a subject has been prescribed.
O.5045A CONDONATION (*)
If a candidate fails in only one head of passing having passed in all other heads of passing, his/her deficiency of marks in such head of passing may be condoned by not more than 1% of the aggregate marks of the examination or 10% of the total number of marks of that head of passing in which he/she is failing, whichever is less. However, condonation whether in one head of passing or aggregate head of passing be restricted to maximum up to 10 marks only.
Students participating in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities like N.C.C., N.S.S., Sports and Cultural Activities, etc. and win laurels for self and college and university are awarded grace marks under Ordinance 229. Given below is a brief description about the criterion for eligibility of the grace marks under O.229.
The benefit of 10 grace marks to candidates would be available only in any one of the activities mentioned above, at their option subject to their fulfilling the following conditions: