Grading Rules

Alongside mid-semester tests and final (end of semester examinations, academic performance of students at KUST is regularly evaluated through some of the following components:

  • Regular quizzes (usually un-announced, short written class test of duration not more than 30 minutes)
  • Assignments (home-work)
  • Class participation
  • Case studies
  • Report (lab, project, field work)
  • Presentation
  • Thesis
  • Oral Test

The mid semester test usually covers the course taught up-to the mid-semester while the end of semester Final examination shall cover the entire course.

The respective course Instructor shall clearly notify the assessment method to the students.

The percentage weights allocated to the constituent components depend upon the discretion of the instructor of the course. Each instructor announces his evaluation policy during the first lecture of the course. Normally the Final- examination carries 50% (in case of undergraduate) and 40% (in case of graduate) weight of a course. The following example is a guide-line for one such distribution at the undergraduate level:

Quizzes: 10%


Class Participation: 5%


Final: 50%

Missing the final examination does not automatically leads to an F grade in the course. In case of some courses (laboratory courses or project works, for example), however, it may be considered compulsory for the students to appear in the final oral examination, failing which an F grade shall be awarded to the student.

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