What is the pass mark at GTU

This story is from October 3, 2018

Passing mark for GTU engineering courses raised to 40%

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AHMEDABAD: Engineering students in degree and diploma courses affiliated with Gujarat Technological University (GTU) will have to put in extra hours to pass their exams. The GTU has raised its passing mark from 35% to 40%, which means students will have to score 28 instead of 23 marks in a 70-mark paper.
GTU officials said the higher passing percentage was cleared by the varsity’s academic council. The decision will now be sent to the board of governors for ratification.
“If cleared, the higher passing score will be in effect from academic year 2019,” said Navin Sheth, vice-chancellor of GTU.
Sheth said the passing percentage at degree and diploma engineering courses was increased to bring it at a par with the 40% mark followed by universities across India.
“It is important that students work harder to pass exams and improve the standard of education,” said Sheth.
The passing percentage for professional courses like MBA, MCA and pharmacy is 40%. The 35% mark has only applied for degree and diploma engineering courses ever since GTU became operational in 2008.
The decision will affect more than 4 lakh engineering students at colleges affiliated with GTU.
Sources in the GTU, however, said they hope the increase does not force the varsity to also give more grace marks.
“In the past, GTU given a maximum of 8 grace marks per subject and 15 marks overall. We hope that we won’t need to increase this as well, with nearly 40% of students failing exams and 9% scoring exactly the 23 marks they need to pass in a subject,” said a top GTU official.

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