AKTU / UPTU Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) Scheme for B. Tech. / B. Pharma / BHMCT/ BFAD

(Last Updated On: 01/11/2017)

Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University (AKTU) Lucknow has announced to follow Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) from the Session: 2016-17. Following are the salient features of the system for Undergraduate Course (B. Tech. / B. Pharma / BHMCT/ BFAD).


Total duration of the B.Tech. / B. Pharm. / B.HMCT / BFAD Course shall be 4 years, each year
comprising of two semesters. Each semester shall normally have teaching for the 90 working


Letter Grade (letters A, B, C, D, E and F) is an index of the performance of students.
Grade Point is a numerical weightage (from 1 to 10) allotted to each letter grade.
One credit is equivalent to one hour of teaching (lecture or tutorial) or two hours of practical work/field work per week.
Credit Point: It is the product of grade point and number of credits for a course.
Semester Grade Point Average (SGPA) is a measure of academic performance of student/s in a semester.
Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) is a measure of overall cumulative performance of a student over all semesters.

The minimum credit required for B.Tech./B. Pharm./B.HMCT/BFAD degree is 192 credits. The lower and upper limit for course credits registered in a semester by a student are:
Lower limit – 16 Credits
Upper limit – 28 Credits

AKTU Choice Based Credit System  CBCS Marks Distribution

Grade % Marks range Grade Point Description of
A+ 90-100 10 Outstanding
A 80-89 9 Excellent
B+ 70-79 8 V. Good
B 60-69 7 Good
C 50-59 6 Above Average
D 45-49 5 Average
E 40-44 4 Poor
F 39 & Below 0 Fail


Every student admitted for UG Course is required to attend all the lectures, tutorials, practicals and other activities. A short fall in attendance can be condoned up to 25% on medical grounds or for other genuine reasons beyond the control of students.

A short fall in attendance up to 15% for a student can be given by Head of Institution, provided that he/she has been absent with prior permission of the Head of the institution.

The attendance shall be counted from the date of admission in the college or start of academic session whichever is later.


The performance of a student will be evaluated by 1) continuous class assessment and 2) end semester examination.

The continuous assessment (Sessional marks): It shall be based on class tests, assignments / tutorials, quizzes / viva-voce and attendance.

The end semester examination: It shall be any combination of written papers, practicals and viva-voce, inspection of certified course work in classes and laboratories, project work, design reports etc.


It is mandatory for a student to earn the required credits as mentioned in each semester.
(a) Theory paper Subject/Drawing plus sessional marks: minimum passing marks are 40% (. i.e. Minimum Passing Grade is “E”) of the maximum marks prescribed in the University Examination with a condition that min. marks in theory paper should be 30%.
(b) Practical/Internship/Project/Viva-voce examination plus sessional marks: minimum passing marks are 40% ( i.e. Minimum Passing Grade in a course is “E”) of the maximum marks prescribed for the University Examination with a condition that min. marks in Practical/ Internship/ Project/ Viva-voce should be 50% .
(c) Seminar: minimum passing marks 40% of the maximum marks prescribed. i.e. Minimum Passing Grade is “E”.

The students who have not secured marks as above or the student who remains absent shall be
deemed to have failed in that subject. Student may reappear for the University examination in the
subsequent examinations. However, the Sessional marks awarded to the student/s at previous
attempt in the concerned subject will be carried forward.


1 All the students will be promoted from an odd semester to the next even semester.
2 For promotion from even semester to the next odd semester (i.e. of the next academic
year) the student has to secure 24 credits in the immediately preceding two semesters
including theory and practical credits.

Check Point Minimum Credits
First Year to Second Year 24 Credits in First Year
Second Year to Third Year 24 Credits in Second Year
Third Year to Fourth Year 24 Credits in Third Year

3 A student shall be declared pass only on securing E or above grades in all subjects and minimum Semester Grade Point Average (SGPA) is 5.0.
4 Student himself can decide to abandon the performance of any or both the semesters of
same academic year and reappear in abandoned semester examination.


A candidate will be required to appear in those theory papers / practicals during respective end semester exams in which he/she failed.
A candidate shall be required to exercise his/her choice of minimum theory papers in which he/she desires to appear in the examination for improvement to secure min. SGPA 5.0


Conversion formula for the conversion of CGPA into Percentage

CGPA Earned x 10 = Percentage of marks scored.
example: CGPA Earned 7.1  x 10 = 71.0%


Scrutiny shall be allowed in only theory papers.
Revaluation of theory/practical papers is permitted only with certain conditions as laid down by university.


Sessional marks for theory subjects, practicals and project shall be awarded as follows:

(a) Theory Subjects :
(i) 20 % of total theory marks with two mid-term tests of equal weightage.
(ii) 10% of total theory marks. through assessment  of Tutorial/ Assignment/ Quizzes/ Attendance

(b) Practicals:
(i) 30% of total Practical marks through two mid-term viva-voce/tests of equal weightage
(ii) 20% of total Practical marks through teacher assessment of Lab, Record/ Attendance

(c) Make-up test may be held only for those students who could not appear in any one of
mid-term class tests due to genuine reasons for which the prior permission from the Head
of Institution/College was taken. The syllabus for the make-up test shall be the whole
syllabus covered by the subject teacher upto that time.


These marks shall be awarded by a committee consisting of following members:
(i) HOD or his/her nominee.
(ii) Concerned Officer – Incharge.
(iii) Senior Faculty Member of the department nominated by the HOD.

These marks shall be awarded as follows:

(i) Write-up / Report 50%
(ii) Presentation 50%

AKTU / UPTU Grace marks rule

New 40 Marks Grace Rule: Students have the flexibility to use grace marks in any semester and in any year of the course. A student has flexibility of using 40 grace marks in any semester as will be beneficial.

This rule is applicable for the following:

Student is admitted on or before 2015-16 session.

Student must attain 15% or higher marks in the subject and maximum 15 grace marks can be used to clear a particular subject.

In case of a student who have attempted carry over paper than the maximum marks in any of his exams in that subject will be considered for grace.

Old Grace Marks Rule: A student could get 40 grace marks in a 4-year-course with the restriction that only 10 marks can be used in a year and maximum five marks to clear a subject.


B.Tech. 1st Year Evaluation Scheme and Syllabus 2016 17

B. Pharm. 1st Year Evaluation Scheme and Syllabus 2016 17

B.HMCT 1st Year Evaluation Scheme and Syllabus 2016 17

BFAD 1st Year Evaluation Scheme and Syllabus 2016 17

AKTU Website link for cbcs scheme and syllabus: https://aktu.ac.in/syllabus.html


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6 thoughts on “AKTU / UPTU Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) Scheme for B. Tech. / B. Pharma / BHMCT/ BFAD”

  1. sir mughe internal paper m 5 marks ki jrurat h back clear karne k liy to kya new grace rule se grace milega

  2. Sir please reply agar mere sare paper clear hai ak paper baki hai usame mere 16 numbers hai aur mujhe 30 chahiye to mujhe grace kaise milega Nye rule see please sir reply me

  3. Sir, in b.pharm, i get 15 marks in regular exam and then in carry over i get 7 marks so… And in another sub. I get 14 marks and i have 32 grace marks
    So.. can i got grace in both subjects together


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