UGC Guidelines 2020 Final Year Exams To Be Held In September

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UGC Guidelines 2020 Final Year Exams To Be Held In September

UGC Guidelines 2020 Final Year Exams To Be Held In September: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has released new UGC Guidelines 2020. It will not recommend cancellation of the final semester (or final-year) examination, the higher education regulator decided in a meeting held on 06th July 2020.

The UGC had first released an indicative academic calendar for higher education institutions on 29th April in which it had prescribed that universities conduct their final-year or terminal semester examination from 01st July to 15th July and declare their results end of the month.

Now the final year exams will be conducted in September 2020. Universities and colleges will be advised to assess the graduating batch through an examination conducted in either online or offline or blended mode.

UGC Guidelines 2020 For Final Year Exams: Highlights

Article NameUGC Guidelines 2020 Final Year Exams To Be Held In September
CategoryUniversity Exams
Name Of The ExamsFinal Year/Semester End Exams 2020
Name Of The OrganizationUniversity Grant Commission
Notification Released On06th July 2020
Released ByHRD Minister Of India
Final Year Exam Dates 2020September 2020
Exam ModeOnline & Offline
Official Site

UGC Guidelines for University Exams 2020

In view of the emerging situation related to COVID-19 pandemic in India, it is important to safeguard the principles of health, safety, fair and equal opportunity for students. At the same time, it is very crucial to ensure academic credibility, career opportunities and future progress of students globally.

Academic evaluation of students is very important milestone in any education system. The performance in examinations gives confidence and satisfaction to the students and is a reflection of competence, performance and credibility that is necessary for global acceptability.

Mode of Terminal Semester/ Final Year Examinations (2019-20)

The universities are required to complete the examinations by the end of September, 2020 in offline (pen & paper)/ online/ blended (online + offline) mode following the prescribed protocols/ guidelines related to COVID-19 pandemic.

Provision of Examination through Special Chance

In case a student of terminal semester/ final year is unable to appear in the examination conducted by the University for whatsoever the reason(s) may be, he/she may be given opportunity to appear in special examinations for such course(s)/ paper(s), which may be conducted by the university as and when feasible, so that the student is not put to any inconvenience/ disadvantage.

The above provision shall be applicable only for the current academic session 2019-20 as a one-time measure.

Backlog of Papers in Respect of Terminal Semester(s)/ Final Year Students

The students of terminal semester/ final year students having backlog should compulsorily be evaluated by conducting examinations in offline (pen & paper)/ online/ blended (online + offline) mode as per feasibility and suitability.

The guidelines regarding intermediate semester/ year examinations will remain unchanged as notified on 29th April, 2020.

The relevant details, if need be, pertaining to the Admissions and Academic Calendar in the universities and colleges shall be issued separately in place of those mentioned in the earlier guidelines issued on 29th April, 2020.

Notwithstanding the above guidelines regarding conduct of examination and commencement of next academic session, every university/ institution has to ensure that it is prepared in all respects to carry out the academic activities following necessary protocols/guidelines/directions/advisories issued by the Central/State Governments and MHRD/ UGC from time to time, in view of COVID-19.


There had been a vociferous demand from a section of students and parents to cancel the examinations due to the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and use alternative grading mechanisms.

At least seven State governments have already announced the cancellation of examinations which are as following:

  1. Haryana
  2. Uttar Pradesh
  3. Madhya Pradesh
  4. Rajasthan
  5. Punjab
  6. Maharashtra
  7. Delhi

However, the UGC decided that it was important to “protect academic quality and credibility”, a member told The Hindu, adding that State governments would also be asked to comply with the new guidelines.

UGC Revised Guidelines on Examinations and Academic Calendar for the Universities in view of COVID 19 Pandemic

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Frequently Asked Questions

When will Final Year Exams 2020 be conducted?
Ans. – Final Year Exams 2020 for various universities will be conducted in September 2020.

How many states have cancelled final year university exams 2020?
Ans. – Total 7 states of India has cancelled final year university exams 2020 till date.

What If I can’t appear in Final Year Exams in September 2020?
Ans. – University will conduct special exams for all such students who will be not able to appear in Final Year Exams in September 2020.

From where can I download the Revised UGC Guidelines 2020 PDF?
Ans. – You can download It from the official website of UGC or from this page.

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