Exam by Laws

Examination criteria, rules and regulations, examination irregularities, punishments applicable to candidates sitting first degree, postgraduate degrees and candidates sitting for any examinations conducted by the NIIBS.

This By-Law may be cited as the Examination Rules and Regulations, Irregularities and Punishments by-law of 2021 of the Nagananda International Institute for Buddhist Studies and shall come into operation from 01-04-2021. Examination criteria, rules and regulations, examination irregularities, and punishments applicable to candidates sitting first degree and postgraduate degrees conducted by the Institute. These examinations consist of components such as annual/semester/term tests and mid-semester, continuous assessments, practical tests and research thesis.

Criteria on the conduct of examinations

  • All examination candidates should be present near the examination hall 30 minutes before the commencement of examinations and should enter the examination hall only after the announcement made by the supervisors.
  • After entering the examination hall, candidates should occupy the seats allocated to them.
  • Candidates are permitted to bring to the examination hall only the permitted items such as pens, pencils, erasers, rulers, and geometrical instruments. It is the responsibility of the candidates to ensure that no written or printed material is brought into the examination hall for their personal use or the use of others. Such materials should not be used or kept in their possession. It is the responsibility of every examination candidate to ensure that no attempt is made in whatever form to engage in examination irregularity.
  • It is strictly prohibited to bring mobile telephones or devices capable of storing data into the examination hall or use any such equipment in the examination hall.
  • No candidate will be admitted to the examination hall after 30 minutes from the commencement of the examination. No candidate will be allowed to leave the examination hall till the examination is over. No attempt should be made either to enter the examination hall or leave the examination hall without permission.
  • All examination candidates should bring their examination admission card, student record book and the Institute identity card into the examination hall. The student record book and the identity card should carry the photograph of the student and should be duty signed by the Registrar of the institute or by an officer authorized by the Registrar. If there is a discrepancy in the examination admission card, the student record book and identity card, it should be certified by the Registrar. In the absence of such a certificate, the National Identity card or a letter from the Lecturer in charge of the subject should be produced.
  • Examination candidates are required to produce any document in their possession when called for by the supervisor/ Invigilator.
  • Candidate will not be allowed to speak or to communicate with other candidates or borrow any article from other candidates or try to copy from other candidates. If any assistance is required, it should be indicated to the supervisor/ invigilator by raising the hand.
  • Candidates should use only the answer books and continuation sheets duly signed and dates by the supervisors/ invigilator to answer the question papers.
  • All stationary such as date stamped answer books, drawing papers and graph papers will be issued to the candidates. Any such item issued to candidates should not be destroyed in any manner. Only the stationary items supplied by the supervisor/invigilator should be used by the candidates. Statistical tables and other items used should be left on the candidates table after use. No item whatsoever should be removed out of the examination hall under any circumstances.
  • Before commencement of answering, candidates should indicate their Index Number with the code and write the name of the examination in the proper place. All papers used should carry the Index Number. No candidate should indicate his/her name or any other identification mark on the answer script.
  • All sheets of papers used for rough work should be attached to the answer sheets. All sections not relevant should be clearly off. Rough work should not be done on the admission card, time table or the question paper.
  • All examination candidates should behave properly within the examination hall so as not to disturb supervisors/ invigilators, hall attendants and other candidates. Silence should be observed within the examination hall and the surroundings.
  • No candidate should produce an extract or in full, some other person’s work without stating so, other than his, in a sessional paper, assignment, reference, research paper practical or field book or thesis which amounts to the theft of intellectual property.
  • No candidate should allow any other person to appear on his/her behalf for an examination and should not appear on behalf of any other.
  • Supervisors and invigilators are authorized to obtain declarations from examination candidates regarding any incident occurring within the examination hall.
  • Every candidate should personally hand over his/her answer script to the supervisors/ Invigilators. Candidates should remain in their seats till all the answer sheets are collected and an announcement in made by the supervisor. Answer sheets should not be handed over to hall attendants or any other person under any circumstance. Once handed over to the supervisor/ invigilator, no answer sheets will be given back to the candidates and candidates should not ask for same.
  • Candidate should know that they are liable for punishments on examination irregularities if the marking examiner is convinced that an examination irregularity has taken place.