Examination System

Code of Conduct for Examination


  • To maintain sanctity of the examination system, the exams can only be taken with proof of valid identification.
  • To avoid any mishap, students are encouraged to arrive at least 10 minutes before the start of examination.
  • Students are advised not to bring mobile phones in the examination hall; however if they do so then make sure they are switched off and placed in the front row with the invigilators.Students are advised not to bring mobile phones in the examination hall; however if they do so then make sure they are switched off and placed in the front row with the invigilators.
  • Students are responsible for bringing their own calculator for quantitative analysis (if required). No borrowing from any other examinee is allowed. Students are also expected to bring their own stationery.
  • Students are not allowed to take question paper outside the examination hall.
  • Student cannot leave examination hall before 45 minutes of the start of examination.
  • Student will not be permitted to enter the examination hall 30 minutes after the start of examination.
  • Anyone found using illegal means during the examination would be penalized under discipline rules of SMIU.
Numerical Grade (NG) Alphabetical
Grade (AG)
Grade Point
Average (GPA)
85% and above A 4.00
80% - 84% A- 3.66
75% - 79% B+ 3.33
71% - 74% B 3.00
68% - 70% B- 2.66
64% - 67% C+ 2.33
61% - 63% C 2.00
58% - 60% C- 1.66
54% - 57% D+ 1.33
50% - 53% D 1.00
Below 50% F 0
- I Incomplete
- W Withdrawn

GPA = Sum over Courses in Semester (Course Credit Hours X Grade Point Earned)

Total Semester Credit Hours

CGPA = Sum over all taken Courses in all Semesters (Course Credit Hours X Grade Point Earned)

Total Credit Hours Taken in all Semesters

Course Grading System

Performance of the students in the examination shall be assessed on the basis of the marks obtained from a total of 100 marks in each course. The marks obtained shall be presented as Numerical Grade (N.G) and Alphabetical Grade (A.G) as explained below.

  • Assessment of performance on the basis of marks out of 100 fixed for a course recommended in course outlines of different disciplines will be termed as Numerical Grade (NG).
  • Equivalent of numerical grade in terms of alphabets shall be termed as Alphabetical grades (AG) and each letter carries a value in terms of numerical points termed as Grade Point Average (GPA).
  • Over all grading for the declaration of result will be based on Gradation System for representing actual achievements of a candidate as follows:
  • Semester Grade Point Average (GPA) and Cumulative Grade Point Averages (CGPAs) will be calculated using the following relationships:

Transfer Students

  • Only a limited number of transfer students can be accepted each year. A maximum of 50% of courses are transferable.
  • Credits are transferred on course to course basis i.e. a person taking course A at University X is allowed to transfer his/her credits to SMIU provided that course A is equivalent to course B taught at the SMIU.
  • No credit hour of a course will be transferred if the grade is less than C for undergraduate and B for graduate.
  • SMIU may enroll students (if they fulfill their criteria) for any semester or for any single class and issue the students a transcript for the courses completed.
  • Credit hours may only be transferred between Chartered HEIs.
  • Student must have a regular admission in the Undergraduate program and should earn a minimum of 50% credit hours in order to received degree from SMIU.(For Credit Transfer Students)

CGPA = Requirement for Completion of Undergraduates / Graduates Degrees

  • For completion of the degree, the minimum qualifying CGPAs for BS and MS/ M. Phil Students are 2.2 and 2.5 respectively.

Credit Hours for Undergraduate and Graduate Degrees

  • A credit hour means teaching a theory course for one hour each week throughout the semester.
  • One credit hour in laboratory or practical work/project would require lab contact of at least two hours per week throughout the semester.
  • The credit hours are denoted by two digits within brackets with a hyphen in between. The first digit represents the theory part while the second (right side) digit represents the practical.
  • Thus 3(3-0) means three credit hours of theory, while 4(3-1) means a total of four credit hours, of which three are of theory while one credit hour is for laboratory or practical work.

Plagiarism Policy

  • Plagiarism is use of someone else's idea, words, projects, artwork, phrasing, sentence structure, or other work without properly acknowledging the ownership (source) of the property. Plagiarism is dishonest because it misrepresents the work of someone else as one's own. Students who are suspected of plagiarism will answer to an investigation. Those found guilty will face a disciplinary action as per the University rules.

Penalties for Plagiarism

  • When an act of plagiarism is found to have occurred, the "Disciplinary Committee" at SMIU in its recommendations, DEPENDING UPON THE SERIOUSNESS OF THE PROVEN OFFENCE, will advise the Vice Chancellor SMIU, to take any one or a combination of the following disciplinary action(s) against the student(s) found guilty of the offence:
  • The offender may be expelled/ rusticated from the University and from joining any institution of Higher Education in Pakistan for a period as deemed appropriate by the "Disciplinary Committee". A notice may be circulated among all academic institutions and research organization to this effect.
  • The offender may be given a failure grade in the subject.
  • The offender may be fined an amount as deemed appropriate.
  • The offender may be given a written warning if the offence is minor and is committed for the first time.
  • Any other penalty deemed fit by the "Disciplinary Committee".
  • In the case of thesis the responsibility of plagiarism will be of the student and not of the supervisor or members of the Supervisory Committee.
  • The notification of the plagiarism by the author(s) may be published in the print media or may be publicized on different Websites at the discretion of the Vice Chancellor.
  • HEC or SMIU may debar the offender from sponsorship of research funding, travel grant, scholarship, fellowship or any other funded program for a period as deemed appropriate by the "Disciplinary Committee".