Examination Regulations Part I

These regulations supplement the General Examination Regulations of the University.

Eligibility for entry to any examination:

1-    The student must satisfy the attendance requirement of at least 75% of the course or training rotation to be examined.

2-    Course or year work requirements must be satisfied.

3-    The Faculty Board may exempt students whose performance is very good or excellent in the course work, from taking the final practical examination.

4-    Students are allowed to sit as external students once at the end of the first or second year.

5-    At the discretion of the Faculty Board, a student may be allowed to sit as an external student once at the end of the third year.

Examination Time tables:

6-    All examination time-tables shall be approved by Faculty Board on the recommendation of the examinations committee or by the Dean on behalf of Faculty Board.

7-    Continuous assessment shall be scheduled at least two weeks before the final examination.

8-    Examination time-tables shall be published at least four weeks before the dates of the examination.

The Examiners:

9-    For each course there shall be one external examiner & one or more internal examiners.

10-  The status of the external examiner should not be less than associate Professor in the basic sciences. In clinical subjects the external examiner shall have no less than seven years experience in the clinical discipline of the examination.

11-  All examiners shall be approved by Faculty Board at least two months before the examination or by the Dean on behalf of Faculty Board.


12-  Examinations shall be held at the end of each semester.

13-  End of semester examinations are considered final for completed courses & counted as part of the continuous assessment for longitudinal courses.

14-  Final examinations of longitudinal courses shall contain no more than 25% of course material of previous semesters.

15-  To be promoted to the following level (year), all the final examinations of courses of both semesters must be passed.

Supplementary & substitute examinations:

16-  All supplementary examinations shall be held at the end of the year at least one month after the second semester of each year.

17-  To be eligible for entry to the supplementary examination a student must have passed at least one third of the courses of that year.

18-  Substitute examinations will be held once at the end of each year two weeks after the final examinations.

19-  A student who absents himself / herself from taking part or all of an examination, without prior notification of acceptable reasons, will be considered as a failure in that examination.

20-  Students must pass all supplementary & substitute examinations before promotion to the next year.


21-  A first year student who fails in 75% or more of the combined semester 1& II courses will be advised to discontinue.

22-  A student who fails in more than two thirds of the courses of a given year repeats that year and sits for all the completed courses of both semesters.

23-  A student who repeats the year after having passed one or more courses, will be reassessed in these courses, giving due consideration to his previous results in each course.

24-   A student who fails in a supplementary examination repeats the year unless it is otherwise decided by the faculty board for a given course.

25-   A student will not be allowed to repeat a year more than once in the first five years.

The Final examination for the MBBS degree:

26-  The Final examination for the MB BS degree will be held in two parts at the end of semester XI & XII of year 6.

27-  One half of the students will be examined in Medicine & Paediatrics at the end of semester XI while the other half will be examined in Surgery & Obstetrics & Ggynecology. At the end of semester XII the groups alternate.

28-  Candidates should satisfy the examiners in the theory & clinical parts of the examination independently.

The scoring & grading systems:

29-  Final scores, grades & prizes should be approved by the examiners.

30-  The final scores of all courses shall be reported to the registrar’s office out of 100  & to the Faculty Board as grades.

31-  Distribution of marks between theory & practical should be weighted by each   department according to the objectives of the course & approved by the Faculty Board upon the recommendation of the curriculum committee.

32-  Continuous assessment should receive 20 to 30% of the total marks for a given course.

33-  The grading system is as follows:

Distinction:                            80% and more

Very good:                             70 – 79%

Good:                                     60-69%

Pass:                                      50 – 59% and above

Fail:                                        less than 50%