Holycross College Nagercoil

Internal & External Examinations

Formative Examination

Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA)

  • Continuous Internal Assessment Tests are conducted thrice a semester for UG and PG courses and twice a semester for M.Phil Course. The duration is 1½ hours for both UG & PG courses.
  • The course teacher makes appropriate entries inCAR I, II &III (Continuous Assessment Record) and submits the same to the COE within 10 days of the conclusion of the
  • respective continuous assessment period.
  • The consolidated and finalCAR is shown to the students before study leave so as to provide opportunities for the students to make any appeal in case of discrepancy or omission.

Summative Examination


A student is permitted to take the summative examination in any course if she has put in atleast 75% of attendance in that course in a semester. If the attendance is 65% or above but below 75% , she shall be allowed to sit for the examination after the payment of the condonation fees. To appear for summative exams, a student must have completed all the formative requirements. Clearance of fee dues is a pre-requisite for issue of Hall ticket for the semester examination and getting Transfer Certificate from the college.

End-Semester Examinations

Semester examination will be for 3 hours at the end of the semester conducted by the Controller of Examinations. The Controller of examination will issue the notification announcing the commencement of examination, for submission of filled in application form and the examination fee to be paid.

Retests will be permitted for the students participating in the NSS/NCC/Physical Education programmes that are duly approved by the Principal . Hall tickets will be issued on the last working day of the semester. The time table for semester examination will be published by the Controller of Examination two weeks earlier to the date of commencement of examination.

The end semester examinations are held at the end of each semester.

Holycross College Nagercoil