Executive Rules of Exams Bylaws
According to Study and Exams bylaws of the University
at Al-Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic university
The college councilwhich offers the course in its academic plan, determines- on the basis of the department suggestion - a grade for semester works which should not be less than (30%) of the course final grade.
Operational basis for Rule (22):
The college council is committed to determine the grade for semester works of the courses belonging to the College academic plan provided that it is not less than the percentage identified in the article. The college shall announce this to the teaching staff in the first week of the semester
Course semester work grade is calculated in one of the following two ways:
1. Oral or practical exams, or researches, or any other class activity, all or some of them and at least one written exam.
2. At least two written exams.
The college council providing thecourse, and upon department recommendation may include the final exam within an oral or practical subject exam, and identify its grade out of the final exam grade.
The Department council presenting the course, upon the course instructor recommendation, may allow the student to complete any course in the following semester and document it in the student's academic record as (IC) or (Arabic letter Lam). This is not recorded in the student's academic accumulative grade until the student completes the course. If one semester ends and the (incomplete grade) is not changed: The (IC) or (Lam) in the student's academic record is replaced by (Fail): (F) or (Ha'a) is given and calculated with the accumulated semester grade.
Seminars and research and practical or field courses may be excluded from articles (22, 23, 24) or some of them by a college council resolution, upon a department council recommendation.The college council shall determine the students' achievement assessment in the concerned courses.
If studying research courses needs more than one semester, (in progress, IP) shall be recorded: (The Arabic letter, im,) or (IP). After the student completes thecourse, the gained grade shall be given. In case the student does not complete the course on time, the department council offering the course may agree to record (incomplete):(Lam) or (IC) in the student's record.
Grades the student obtains in each course shall be calculated as follows:
Operational basis for rule (28):
Grades obtained by the student are calculated upon the grade weight out of (5).
As per article (19) of this regulation
Upon student's graduation, the average accumulative general grade shall be as follows;
Operational basis for rule: (29)
Upon student's graduation, the average accumulative general grade shall be the student's accumulative average grade out of (5).
First honorary rank shall be awarded to the student whose accumulative average grade is (4.75) - (5.00) out of (5.00) upon graduation.
Second honorary rank shall be awarded to the student whose accumulative average grade is (4.25) - (4.75) out of (5.00) upon graduation.
Awarding first or second honorary rank shall be subject to the following conditions:
A. Student shall not fail any studied course at this university or any other one.
B. Student shall complete graduation requirements within average time between minimum and maximum time limit allowed at the college.
C. Student shall complete at least 60% of graduation requirements at the university he/she graduates form.
Final exam procedures
The college council may form a committee to cooperate with the departments to run the final exam. Its task shall be reviewing grade lists and handing them over to the concerned committee in not more than three days of the exam date of anycourse.
The college council may decide to apply confidentiality on final exam procedures.
The course instructor shall write the exam questions. However and if necessary, questions may be prepared by someone selected by the college council upon the head of the department suggestion.
The course instructor shall check final exam sheets. However and if necessary, the head of the department may ask one specialized staff member or more to share in checking, and the college council may, due to necessity, appoint another to carry out the task.
Whoever checks the final exam shall record the grades obtained in previously prepared grade lists with his/her signature, then authorized by the Head of the Department.
Students may not be examined in more than two exams a day. However, the university council may have an exception.
Student shall not be allowed in the exam hall half an hour after the beginning of the exam, nor be allowed to leave the exam hall until half an hour has passed from the beginning of the exam.
Student shall be liable to punishment as per student discipline regulation decreed by the university council in cases of cheating, initiating cheating, or violating instructions and regulations of the exam.
Due to necessary cases, the college council, which offers the course in its academic plan, may recheck exam answer sheets during a period that shall not exceed the beginning of the following semester.
Operational basis for rule (39)
1) Rechecking exam answer sheets shall be limited to the following:
Extraordinary individual cases of urgent conditions to reconsider.
2- Male student shall submit a request to his college, and female student to her department in a time that shall not exceed the end of first week of the beginning of the next semester to be seen directly by the concerned college.
3- If the concerned college council agrees, it shall form a three staff member committee of the concerned department to recheck the exam answer sheet and submit its report to the college council to give the decision.
4- Concerned college shall inform the acceptance and registration deanship of the result in the authorized form in a time not exceeding the fourth week of the beginning of the following semester.
The university council, upon the department council recommendation shall identify final exam duration provided that, it is not less than one hour and not more than three hours.
Without violating regulations listed in articles (31) - (40), the university council shall set the regulations concerning final exams procedures.
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Samples of Exams-Mathematics and Statistics
- All students should come to the exam hall well before the time (at least fifteen minutes).
- Each student should have his / her university card or personal identity card to be seen by the committee invigilator.
- Students should use blue dry or fountain pen.
- Students are not allowed to have any books, papers, floppy or laser discs, or mobile phones in the exam hall.
- Using mobile phones in the exam hall is strictly banned.
- Looking around during the exam is strictly banned (in case of asking questions, raise hand without looking round so that the invigilator shall take necessary action).
- Students are not allowed to temporarily leave the exam hall, except for very urgent cases but accompanied by the invigilator.
- Students are not allowed to leave the exam too early without informing the invigilator. If it is to happen, it should be after half time of the exam passes (one hour for all university subjects).
- Students are not allowed to have any contact with another student inside the exam hall including oral or signs.
- Students causing chaos in the exam hall shall be warned by the invigilator. In case a student continues to cause chaos he / she shall be sent outside the exam hall.
- Eating by all means is strictly banned in the exam hall.
- If a student is urgently unable to attend the final exam, and his / her apology is accepted by the College Apology Committee, substitute exam will maximumly be held during the first week of the following semester. The apologies are:
A- Death of a first-degree family member (parent, brother or sister), a death certificate must be submitted.
B- Student's sickness. An official hospital medical report must be submitted.