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

Setting-up Exam Paper

The following guidelines are stated specifically for the instructors (or Course-Coordinators in case of more than one instructor teaching a course, either because

  1. The time, date and venue for the mid-semester test(s), conducted around the middle of the semester, shall be announced on the first day of the course
  1. A visually impaired student may be allowed to attempt examination on Braille/computer / any other means.

Grading System

KUST has adopted the policy of Absolute Grading System as per following details:

Absolute Grading System

The academic standing of a student is referred to  in terms of a Grade Point Average (GPA). To calculate the GPA, the total number of grade points earned is divided

Academic Standing

At the end of each semester, based on the academic performance, students are awarded different academic standings. Following is the list of the “standings”

Incomplete (I) Grade

An “I” grade may be awarded in a course(s) under the following:

Re-totaling of marks

In case a student is not satisfied with his grade in a course and wants that his marks in the final examination and the semester performance be re-totaled, he may register

Re-checking of Paper

If a student is not satisfied with his grade(s) in a course(s), he can apply for rechecking of the final paper(s). In such a case, the student may request for rechecking

  1. In case a student is not satisfied with the decision of the rechecking committee, he may apply to the Semester Appellate Committee through KCMS within one week

Damaged/Lost Answer Script

It is the responsibility of the HoD to ensure that scripts/answer booklets are kept securely for a period of five years. In case an answer booklet(s) of a final examination

Repeating Course(s)

Improvement of grade, a student who secures a grade of C-minus or less (in case of an undergraduate student) or a grade of B-minus or less (in case of a graduate student)

  • Students Code of Honor
    Every student shall observe the following code of honor;

Action against Misconducts

  • Prohibited Acts

The following acts are prohibited for students and involvement of any student in any of these acts shall make them liable to penalties as described in these regulations:


The penalties which may be imposed and the authorities competent to impose each kind of penalty are specified below;

Any candidate found guilty of following matters, his case will be submitted to Unfair Means Cases Committee (Semester system) constituted by relevant Dean. 

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