Mahatma Gandhi University is one of the largest universities in Kerala offering a wide variety of courses to students across Kerala. It provides B.Tech as one of its prime professional degree course. At present there are twenty two engineering colleges affiliated to the university. In 2010 MG University revised its B.Tech syllabus following which the exam results were not at all satisfactory. Many students had lots of back papers and pass percentage in some colleges fell below 15%. Is the revised syllabus too tough for the students? Yes it is! But don't worry, here are some few tips to score marks and get through.
What is B.Tech?
B.Tech is a four year professional degree program which is broken down into eight semesters totally consisting of 45 theory papers, 12 practical papers, 3 workshops, minimum of 90 assignments, one mini project, one major project, lots of seminars, at least 14 internal tests and 7 university exams.
Distribution of marks.
The maximum mark for a paper is 150. For a student to be considered as pass he/she should obtain a pass mark of 75 with the mandatory minimum of 40 in the university exam which is held out of 100. The remaining 50 marks are of internal assessments commonly known as internal marks, which the student scores taking into consideration the submission of assignments, attendance percentage and performance in the internal tests.
The 50 marks are divided as:
Assignments - 10 marks.
Attendance - 10 marks.
Internal tests - 30 marks.
There is no set minimum internal mark, but since 40 is the pass mark required for the university exam and 75 is the overall minimum, it would be best for a student to get a minimum of 35. If a student score below this then he/she should score marks higher than 40 in the university exam accordingly to reach the 75 pass mark. Therefore, the first priority of any student must be to get a minimum of 35 internal marks.
How to score 35 internal mark?
It is not much of a headache and daunting task to score 35. All you have to do is submit your assignments, usually two, in time and have regular attendance. If you satisfactorily perform the above two task then you can easily earn 20 marks. The remaining 15 marks can be scored by just getting 50% in the internal tests which is quite achievable provided you do a bit of regular work. Just one or two hours study per day is enough.
How to score in the university exam?
The exam is conducted out of 100 and forty is the required pass mark. Each paper consists of five modules with twenty marks from each. From every module 3, 5 and 12 mark questions are asked with the 12 mark being an OR question, i.e. two questions will be asked and you need answer only one.
Every module will have a specific amount of frequently asked long answer type questions, which can be found out referring previous years question papers. By only studying those questions from all the five modules it is quite easy to score forty marks. After which you are in the so called "safe zone". Whatever extra you study for 3 & 5 mark questions will only further enhance your chance of passing.
How to answer a question?
Block diagrams, circuit diagrams and drawings fetches you maximum mark. If you neatly draw them then you stand a good chance of obtaining at least 50% of the total mark. Next, you just have to explain about the diagram, how it works etc. Also try to attempt all questions as the evaluator might just find your answer worthy enough to give some marks. Remember every single mark counts.
So, now it is quite clear to conclude that internal marks are of great importance. It is mostly those students who are unable to even get this minimum internal mark who tastes failure in the exams. Good internal mark along with appropriate amount of hard work during exam time will optimize your chance to succeed.
Securing marks in the internal exam will be an easy task for the students and that will definitely help them to get a good percentage on the whole. But what matters is to score 40 marks out of 100 for the written exam. For that one needs to study itself. Getting 40 is a must to pass each subject. But do not just aim at scoring 40 marks as you may end up getting below that. Always have a higher aim to get at least the minimum marks.
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