Regarding the benefits of grace marks and subject exemption, many JNTUH R18 regulation students are confused. We are here to provide detailed explanations of these topics using official university resources. So, let’s begin with a simple explanation.
What is Grace marks?
If a student fails in one or two subject, pass in these subjects is essential for acquiring the required credits (for the issue of Provisional Certificate), and by adding few additional marks*, the student is able to pass the subject(s), then such grace marks will be added and the Provisional Certificate will be issued to the candidate. If any candidate applies for the grace marks, the Original Marks Memo(s) containing the subject(s) for which addition of Grace Marks are applicable should be submitted along with the letter.
|Regulation||Grace Marks (0.15%) for|
|Grace Marks (0.15%) for|
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What is Subject Exemption?
If a student acquires sufficient credits for the issue of Provisional Certificate as per their academic regulations and failed in one or two subjects, the student can forego the performance in these failed subjects and can apply for the issue of Provisional Certificate. Here the student has to give an undertaking stating that he/she will never apply for the supplementary exams conducted by the University in the future.
|Regulation||No. of Subjects|
Under Exemption Rule
|No. of Credits|
Under Exemption Rule (Maximum)
|R05||1 or 2 Subjects Maximum||8|
|R07||1 or 2 Subjects Maximum||8|
|R09||1 or 2 Subjects Maximum||8|
|R13||1 or 2 Subjects Maximum||8|
|R15||1 or 2 Subjects Maximum||8|
|R16||1 or 2 Subjects Maximum||6|
Can we apply for grace marks along with subject exemption?
If a student fails in one or two subjects, passing in these subjects is essential for acquiring the required credits (for the issue of Provisional Certificate), and by adding few additional marks*, the student is able to pass the subject(s), then such grace marks will be added and the Provisional Certificate will be issued to the candidate. If any candidate applies for the grace marks, the Original Marks Memo(s) containing the subject(s) for which addition of Grace Marks are applicable should be submitted along with the letter. 1 or 2 subjects in undertaking and 1 or 2 subjects with grace marks. Student can avail both credit/subject exemption rule and grace marks to obtain degree.
|Regulation||Can apply for|
Credit/Subject Exemption Rule
|Can apply for|
Grace Marks Rule
|Can apply for Both Rule|
(Exemption & Grace Marks Rule)
JNTUH provided these benefits to R05, R07, R09, R13, R15, R16 students who shall be falling short of a few marks to pass one or two subjects and by adding a specified grace marks (less than the eligible grace marks) these students pass these one or two subjects and secure sufficient credits to obtain their Provisional Degree Certificate (PC). University gives maximum grace marks which are equal to 0.15% of the total aggregate marks of all subjects of all semesters.
However, R18 batch students at JNTU Hyderabad were not given access to such perks. The R18 official academic regulatory paper makes no mention of such information. This is what mentioned in the official document.
A student (i) shall register for all courses/subjects covering 160 credits as specified and listed in the course structure, (ii) fulfills all the attendance and academic requirements for 160 credits, (iii) earn all 160 credits by securing SGPA >= 5.0 (in each semester), and CGPA (at the end of each successive semester) >= 5.0, (iv) passes all the mandatory courses, to successfully complete the under graduate program. The performance of the student in these 160 credits shall be taken into account for the calculation of ‘the final CGPA (at the end of under graduate program), and shall be indicated in the grade card of IV year II semester.
Additionally, we provide the R16 and R18 academic regulatory rule’s photo clips below, which pertain to these benefits, Please read.
As the marks are displayed during semester results, there is a probability that these benefits will be given to R18 regulation students as well. However, we ask students to focus on their exam preparation rather than on these perks. However, if the university decides to offer these privileges to R18 students after the 4-2 semester examinations are over or earlier, it will make a formal announcement.