FAQ

1. FAQ

1.9. BIT EXAMS


BIT Exams

1). How to apply for the exam?

  • Usually, 2 months before the semester exams, EDC will announce the calling of Exam Applications, through the BIT web site and the VLE.

  • Students are necessary to fill the Online Exams Application through the Link available, by selecting the required semester, exam papers and the preferred centre to sit for the exams. Once completed the Online Exam Application, print the (system generated) Payment Vouchers, then make the payments to any branch of Peoples Bank and upload the scanned or clear photo image of the Payment Voucher (endorsed by the bank) to the system. Thereafter, the system allows you to print the Exam Application. All the students are required to send the printed and signed Exam Application and the Payment Voucher to EDC before the closing date.

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2). Within a semester, do I have to complete all papers of that semester?

  • It is not necessary to complete all courses of a semester at once. Though you have not attempted a particular course, it is considered that an attempt is exhausted. You can use only remaining attempts to complete the level. There are only three attempts for a course.

  • But, remember that, to obtain the Diploma, you need to pass all Level I papers and all Level I online assignments.

  • And, to obtain the Higher Diploma, you need to pass all Level II papers and all Level II assignments.

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3). How are marks calculated for the BIT exam MCQ papers?

  • Marks for the BIT exam MCQ paper is calculated somewhat similar to the way the marks are given for the VLE assignments. You will get negative marks for the wrong answers marked in the MCQ exam paper.

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4). Do I have the GPA 2.0 to go to the next year?

  • No not necessary.

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5). How much GPA, do I need to go to the next year?

  • If you have the minimum GPA, 1.5 you are qualified to go to the next year.

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6). If I have a GPA less than 1.5, what should I do?

  • If your (1st year or 2nd year) GPA is less than 1.5, you cannot go to the next year. You are allowed to be registered for the same academic year only.

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7). Within How many attempts do I have to complete the degree?

  • You should complete all levels of the BIT programme within 9 attempts.

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8). What will happen, if I couldn’t complete Level 1, in 3 years period?

  • UCSC will not allow you to any 1st year exams in the 4th year. Therefore, you may not able to complete the 1st year as well as the degree. Therefore, there is no point of continuing it further.

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9). Within how many attempts do I have to pass a course?

  • There are only three attempts to pass a course.

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10). Where can I find the BIT past papers?

  • Past papers have been published in the BIT VLE. MCQ past papers are published with their answers and Structured past papers are published with the model answers.

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11). If I re-attempted a repeat course, will I be able to get a better grade than “C”?

  • Yes, you can.

  • However, when calculating the GPA, a grade that you obtained will be considered and the maximum of a ‘C’ grade is taken for the calculation of Class GPA.

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12). Is it necessary to follow all optional courses?

  • Optional courses are available in the Level III only. You are allowed to sit for all or any number of optional papers in the Level III.

  • For the GPA calculation, only the grades of the best 2 optional papers will be considered.

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13). Is the final year project compulsory?

  • Yes, Software Development Project in the Level III is a compulsory course needed to complete the BIT degree.

  • You must obtain at least a “C” grade for the course, in order to obtain the BIT degree.

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14).What is the minimum grade that should I obtain to pass a course? What is the minimum mark to pass an EN course?

  • To PASS a course you need to get a minimum Grade C.

  • To PASS an Enhancement course you need to get PASS.

  • EN courses are given only PASS or FAIL. If you have obtained lower than grade C (e.g. C-) for a course you are required to repeat that course to obtain the Diploma or Higher Diploma Certificate. However, without repeating you can still obtain the degree if you fulfil the degree criteria.

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15). If I have obtained a Grade inferior to D, will I be able to obtain the BIT Degree?

  • If you have obtained a Grade inferior to D, of which the Grade Point Value (GPV) is 1.00, you can’t obtain the degree.

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16). Can I do semester 2 exams without doing semester 1 exams?

  • Yes. At the first registration, you are given the registration for the 1st year.

  • Whether, you do or not the semester 1 exams, you are allowed to sit for semester 2 exams.

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17). How many credits need to be obtained for the degree? Is it necessary to have 30 credits for each year?

  • At least 90 credits need to be earned you need earn, to obtain the degree.
  • Yes, One of the criteria to complete the BIT degree is, you are necessary to have at least 30 credits for each of the three years.

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18). I have pending assignments in Level II. Now, I am a Level III student. Do I need to register for Level II as well, to complete my VLE assignments?

  • You are a Level III student means, you have registered for the Level III only.

  • But, we allow you to do any Level I or Level II papers or VLE assignments without registering for the Level I or Level II. Level I and/or Level II VLE access is given free of charge on your request.

  • However, you need to pay the relevant exam fees when applying for repeat exam papers for Level I and Level II.

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19). My Level 2 GPA is more than 2, but I have a D+. However, will I be able to get the HDIT?

  • No.

  • To get the HDIT, you must obtain at least a “C” grade for all Level II papers and a “PASS” grade for all the online assignments.

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20). I have failed the enhancement courses. Can I collect the degree?

  • No.
  • One of the criteria to complete the BIT degree is, all Enhancement courses are compulsory to be passed.

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21). Exam application deadline is passed. Now, how much should I pay for the exams?

  • If the deadline is passed, you need to pay the exam fees with the surcharge. Please refer the Fees and Payments; in the Student Handbook

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22). I can’t select my subject in exam application. What should I do?

  • If your required subject cannot be selected or not available in the Online Exam Application, inform the EDC, immediately. They will correct it soon.

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23). I passed the online assessment. But I didn’t sit for the written examination. Is my online assessment mark valid for this year?

  • Neither the online assessment nor the written examination marks will be carried forward to the next year.

  • If you have failed the written examination, you must sit for both one hour MCQ written examination and the online assessment which will be available after the written exam, in the BIT VLE (for two weeks), within the same year.

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24). Without passing all the subjects in the Level I, can I proceed to Level II?

  • Yes, if you have fulfilled the following requirements, you can proceed to Level II.

    • a minimum of 1.5 GPA

    • at least a “C” Grade or a Pass Grade for at least 20 credits in Level I

    • a Pass Grade for the Enhancement Courses

    • a Grade not inferior to D for any course

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25). What are the criteria to get the Diploma in IT?

  • To be qualified to get the Diploma in Information Technology (DIT), you should have;

    • a “Pass” Grade for all the Enhancement courses (3 courses) in Level I

    • at least a “C” Grade for other courses (7) in Level I

    • Pass all online assignments of all Level I courses

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26). What are the criteria to get the Higher Diploma?

  • To be qualified to get the Higher Diploma in Information Technology (HDIT);

    • at least a “C” Grade for all Level II courses (9)

    • Pass all online assignments of all Level II courses

    • Has obtained the DIT

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27). What are the conditions to get the BIT degree?

  • You are eligible to get the BIT Degree, if you have;

    • a minimum of 90 Credits with at least 30 Credits from each of the three Levels: Level I, Level II and Level III

    • a minimum Overall GPA of 2.00 in all Levels

    • at least a “C” Grade or a “Pass” Grade for at least 20 credits in each Level

    • at least a “C” Grade for the Level III Software Development Project

    • a Grade not inferior to D for all GPA courses

    • a “Pass” Grade for all Enhancement Courses

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28). How can I be eligible for Diploma in IT and Higher Diploma in IT?

  • You should pass all the courses and the assignment component of each course in the relevant year. Please refer the Student Handbook.

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29). How is the Level I GPA calculated?

  • First, multiply the number of credits and the relevant GPV of the earned Grade for each course in Level I and add those values to get the Total.

  • Then, divide the Total by the total credits of all GPA courses of the Level I.

  • Credits for Level I courses, refer the Level I course structure table in the Handbook.

  • GPV for A = 4, B = 3, C = 2, D = 1, E = 0 etc. (Refer the GPV table in the student Handbook)

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30). How is the Overall GPA calculated?

  • First, multiply the number of credits and the relevant GPV of the earned Grade for each course in Level I, II and III.

  • Then, add those values to get the Total for all the three levels.

  • Then, divide the Total by the total credits of all GPA courses of the Level I, Level II and Level III.

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    31). Are credits of the Enhancement Courses considered for the calculation of GPA?

    • No, credits of the enhancement courses are not considered of the calculation of GPA.

    • The Enhancement Courses are Non-GPA courses.

    • However, you must obtain a “Pass” Grade for all Enhancement Courses in order to be eligible for the BIT degree.

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      32). How can I apply for re-correction of an examination?

      • Please note that we do not re-scrutinize answer scripts as mentioned in the Examinations section of the BIT student handbook.

      • We ensure that the published results are correct since we go through a rigorous examination marking and results releasing process.

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        33). Where can I find By-Laws and Regulations of the BIT Degree?

            Please refer online at By-Laws and Regulations provided in the BIT website on the Examination tab. 

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            Last updated on 21st October, 2019