BA Bachelor of Arts Annual Examination Part-1 Part-2 Rules Subjects Procedure

University of the Punjab PU

Statute s :
1. The examination for the Bachelor of Arts shall consist of two parts, hereinafter called Part- I Examination and Part- II Examination.
2. The Part-I Annual Examination shall be held towards the end of first academic year, followed by the Supplementary Examination of that year. The Part- II Annual Examination shall be held towards the end of second academic year, followed by the Supplementary Examination of that year.
3. Each academic year, normally begins in September.
4. Part – I and Part – II Annual Examinations followed by Supplementary Examinations will be held on such dates as may be fixed by the Controller of Examinations.
5. All the regular students shall appear in Part-I and Part-II examinations separately from Annual Examinations 2016 and 2017 respectively, however, the late college and external/private candidates will be allowed to appear in Part-I & Part-II Examinations separately or in both parts simultaneously from Annual Examination 2017, if otherwise eligible.
6. Private candidates shall study the same courses and syllabi as prescribed for the Regular candidates. They will also be governed by the same statutes and regulations as notified for regular candidates.
7. A student shall cease to be a regular student as soon as his classes of Part-II are terminated towards the end of the second academic year.
8. The minimum number of marks required to pass this examination shall be thirty-three percent in each subject, separately in written paper and practical.
9. The total number of chances shall be 1+3 for each part separately.
10. The exempted candidate may be allowed to appear in Part-II examination provisionally along with the failing papers of Part-I (if otherwise eligible) simultaneously.
11. In case an exempted candidate fails to qualify Part-I examination, his result of Part-II be declared if he is not passing Part-II examination. This will enable the candidate to reappear in the failing papers of Part -I as well as that of Part-II examination.
12. Where an exempted candidate who appears in the failing papers of Part-I along with Part-II examinations simultaneously, fails to qualify Part-I examination but passes his Part-II examination, his result of Part-II examination be not declared till he passes Part-I examination under the chances permissible to him. If such
candidates fail to qualify their Part-I within prescribed chances, their Part-II result shall stand
cancelled/quashed. Provided that in case of any candidate appearing in both parts simultaneously and declared as full fail in Part-I, his result of Part-II examination shall also stands cancelled.
13. The candidate who fails after availing all the prescribed chances (i.e. 1+3) of Part-II or remains absent in the examination shall be allowed to reappear in the Part-II examination with full subjects, provided that he will have to appear in the syllabi currently enforced in the year in which he is appearing in the examination.
14. No student shall be permitted to take Part-I/Part-II Examination as a regular student unless he submits an examination admission form, duly signed by the Principal of the College, certifying that: -(a) he has been on the rolls of a college, affiliated with the University throughout the academic year
preceding the examination provided he has completed the prescribed course or has attended and completed the first /second year‟s course in first/second academic year;
(b) he has attended not less than two – thirds of the total number of lectures delivered to his class, in each paper, separately in theory and practicals, during the academic year immediately preceding the
(c) his performance, as judged through class tests, assignments etc. has been satisfactory;
(d) his character and conduct have been good;
(e) he has cleared all the dues of the College and has paid, in full, the prescribed examination fee, and
(f) he has, in case of Part II Examination passed the Part I Examination or is failing in two subjects of
Part-I in accordance with the prescribed Regulations.
1. The candidates appearing in Annual Examination 2016 under old scheme will be allowed to appear in their
failing subjects according to the old scheme till their prescribed chances.

15. Detail of the Subje cts/P aper s f or Bac helor of Ar ts Part – I & II Exa mination s as unde r:Part- I
1. Islamic Studies & Pakistan Studies (Compulsory) 100 marks
2. English (Language) I (Compulsory) 100 marks
3. Elective – 1 I 100 marks
4. Elective – 2 I 100 marks
Total = 400 marks
Pa rt – II
1. English (Language) – II (Compulsory) 100 marks
2. Elective – 1 II 100 marks
3. Elective – 2 II 100 marks
4. Optional Subject – 100 marks
Total = 400 marks
Grand Total = Part- I + Part-II =800 marks
16. Every candidate shall be required to offer and pass Islamic Studies/Ethics and Pakistan Studies (60+40
marks separately) and English Language (200 marks) as compulsory subjects and any two from the following Elective subjects carrying 200 marks each :-1. Arabic (Language)
2. Applied Psychology
3. Bengali
4. Computer Studies
5. Economics
6. Education
7. English Literature
8. Essentials of Home Economics
9. Fine Arts
10. French
11. Geography
12. Geology
13. German
14. History
15. Hindi
16. Health & Physical Education
17. Islamic Studies
18. Italian
19. International Relations
20. Journalism
21. Kashmiryat
22. Library & Information Science
23. Mathematics A Course
24. Mathematics B Course
25. Mathematics General
26. Music (Western and Eastern)
27. Persian
28. Philosophy
29. Political Science
30. Punjabi
31. Russian
32. Social Work
33. Sociology
34. Spanish
35. Statistics
36. Turkish
37. Urdu
38. Women‟s Studies
Provided that the candidates shall appear in subjects / papers of Part-I and Part-II as per statutes-15 above.
Provided further that no candidate shall take up Space Science except with A Course of Mathematics or Geography and that no candidate shall take up B Course of Mathematics unless he has taken up A Course of Mathematics.All those candidates who have passed B.A. with General Mathematics need only to qualify B -Course
of Mathematics (Paper I & II) as an additional subject for eligibility of admission to M.Sc. Mathematics or for appearing in M.Sc. Mathematics Examination as an external/private candidates.
Provided also that “Mathematics General” cannot be offered with Mathematics – A Course or
Mathematics – B Course.
In addition, the candidate shall have to pass one optional subject carrying 100 Marks from among the
followings:-1. Arabic (Language)
2. Applied Psychology
3. Astronomy
4. Bengali
5. Economics
6. English Literature
7. Fine Arts
8. French
9. Geography
10. German
11. History
12. Home Economics
13. Islamic Studies
14. Italian
15. Journalism
16. Kashmiryat
17. Library & Information Science
18. Mathematics
19. Music (Western and Eastern)
20. Persian
21. Philosophy
22. Political Science
23. Punjabi
24. Russian
25. Sindhi
26. Social Work
27. Sociology
28. Spanish
29. Statistics
30. Turkish
31. Urdu
Provided that candidate shall not be permitted to offer a subject as optional which he has offered as Elective. An outline of the Tests in each subject is given in Appendix „A‟ of the Syllabus. This outline can be changed from time to time by the Academic Council, with the approval of the Syndicate. Such changes being always
duly notified at least one year before the date of the examination in which they will take effect. The Courses of Reading prescribed by the Syndicate are specified in Appendix „B‟ of the Syllabus. In cases where text -books (Latest Edition) are prescribed the candidates shall be required not only to show a thorough knowledge of the
text-book but also to answer questions of a similar standard set with a view to testing their general knowledge of the subject.
The distribution of marks in each paper is given in appendix „A‟ of the Syllabus.
17. The medium of examination in all subjects, except languages, shall be Urdu or English at the option of the candidate. The medium of Examination in Pakistan Languages shall be the language concerned. The medium of examination in Arabic and Persian shall be Urdu, English or the language concerned at the option of the
candidate. The medium of examination in other languages (including English) shall be English.