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The Grading System.

assalamualaikum.

It has been a while since I’ve finished my first Degree Final Examinations with the last paper Nutrition on 15 January 2014.

For those who are wondering on how do I fare with my Final Examination not long ago, these two songs popped inside my mind..

Keasyikan layananmu

Menggambarkan kemesraan

Di antara sejuta kenangan.

Kepuraan timbul jua

Hakikatnya

Tersisih dari sisi

Jika itu tak dipinta

Mengapakah tercipta?

Dalam sedar

Semua itu kerna

Simpati atau lena

Dibuai resah dan curiga.

Ku tak pasti

Adanya perpisahan

Mengapakah ada persimpangan yang memisahkannya?

Di sebalik keasyikan itu

Lalu ku tersingkir

Menjauh

Di sudut

Memori luka abadi.

Not to forget this..

Saat aku kehilanganmu

Hati dibaluti rasa pilu

Kedukaanku pasti berlarutan kerna dikecewakan

Bagaikan aur dengan tebing

Kita mengatur langkah seiring

Menghadapi kepahitan hidup berdua

Pernah menangis bersama.

Panas dan hujan

Ribut dan taufan

Telah menguji kesetiaan

Bersama keyakinan kita jadikan

Mimpi satu kenyataan.

Tiada pernah ku menyangka

Kejayaan mengaburi mata

Sehinggakan ku merasa tak lagi perlu

Ku berada di sisimu.

Just in case any of you guys think that the above situation is perfectly normal, please bear in mind that I’m not a music biggie. Let alone the old ones!

So if you’ve ever come across me belting out those two songs above, you should have known by now that it’s pretty much a red flag signal that screams TENSION and STRESS in all its CAPS LOCK glory.

Pathetic, no?

If that does not spell out miserable beautifully, you should have seen me desperately whipping out my calculator and pushing the buttons fervently to produce the lowest estimate values that I could possibly obtain in order to achieve desirable score for each of my papers every time I exited the Examination Hall!

That, my friends, pretty much describes how I felt about my recent Final Examination.

For those of you who might be interested in the history and the present official grading system that UiTM has been using, look no further.

Keep calm and scroll down!

  • INTRODUCTION

The Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) is an academic institution which offers programmes at Certificate, Diploma, Bachelors, Masters and Ph.D levels.

  • CONFIDENTIALITY OF STUDENT RECORDS/RELEASE OF INFORMATION

The official summary transcript of a student is a confidential document. It can only be used for the purpose(s) for which it has been requested by the student. Release to other parties and/or for other purpose requires written consent from the student.

  • TRANSCRIPT AUTHENTICITY

A transcript is official when it bears the handwritten signature on behalf of the Registrar and the date, and its imprinted with the embossed seal of Universiti Teknologi MARA.

  • ACADEMIC STANDING

To remain in good academic standing a student must maintain a CGPA of 2.0. Probationary status will be issued to a student with a CGPA of less than 2.0.

A student will be dismissed if he/she

  1. obtains a CGPA of less than 1.80
  2. obtains a CGPA of less than 1.80 after being under probation for one semester
  3. obtains a CGPA of less than 2.0 after being under probation for two consecutive semesters
  4. fails a subject for the third time
  5. exceeds the maximum period allowed for obtaining the degree/diploma/certificate
  • OFFICIAL GRADING SYSTEM.

Prior to July Semester 1978 :

Pass/Fail Grade Cut Off Point is 40%.

As of July 1978 – June 1988 :

  • A : 4.00 (Excellent)
  • B : 3.00 – 3.99 (Above Average)
  • C : 2.00 – 2.99 (Average Pass)
  • D : 1.00 – 1.99 (Weak Pass)
  • E : 0.00 – 0.99 (Fail)
  • X : Absent/Incomplete With Permission
  • Y : Absent/Incomplete Without Permission
  • L : Transfer Credits/Exemption
  • 1 : First Failure
  • 2 : Second Failure
  • 3 : Third Failure

As of July 1983 – June 1988 :

  • A    : 4.00 (Pass With Distinction)
  • A-  : 3.67  (Pass With Distinction)
  • B+ : 3.33 (High Pass)
  • B    : 3.00 (High Pass)
  • B-  : 2.67 (High Pass)
  • C+ : 2.33 (Pass : Core)
  • C    : 2.00 (Pass : Core)
  • C-  : 1.67 (Fail : Core | Pass : Non-Core)
  • D+: 1.33 (Fail : Core | Pass : Non-Core)
  • D   : 1.00 (Fail : Core | Pass : Non-Core)
  • E   : 0.67 (Fail)
  • F   : 0.00 (Fail)
  • X : Absent/Incomplete With Permission
  • Y : Absent/Incomplete Without Permission
  • L : Transfer Credits/Exemption
  • N: Automatic Promotion
  • U: Audit
  • 1 : First Failure
  • 2 : Second Failure
  • 3 : Third Failure

As of July 1988 to July 2000 :

  • A+    : 4.00 (Excellent)
  • A       : 4.00 (Excellent)
  • A-     : 3.67  (Excellent)
  • B+    : 3.33 (Pass With Credit)
  • B       : 3.00 (Pass With Credit)
  • B-     : 2.67 (Pass)
  • C+    : 2.33 (Pass)
  • C       : 2.00 (Pass)
  • C-     : 1.67 (Unsatisfactory | Need Not Repeat If Non-Core)
  • D+   : 1.33 (Unsatisfactory | Need Not Repeat If Non-Core)
  • D      : 1.00 (Unsatisfactory| Need Not Repeat If Non-Core)
  • E      : 0.67 (Fail)
  • F      : 0.00 (Fail)
  • X     : Absent or Does Not Complete Practical Training With Permission
  • Y     : Absent or Does Not Complete Practical Training Without Permission
  • T     : Incomplete
  • K     : Exemption
  • U    : Audit
  • S     : Withdrawal
  • 1 : First Failure
  • 2 : Second Failure
  • 3 : Third Failure

As of July 2000 to present :

  • A+      : 4.00 (Excellent)
  • A         : 4.00 (Excellent)
  • A-       : 3.67  (Excellent)
  • B+      : 3.33 (Pass With Credit)
  • B         : 3.00 (Pass With Credit)
  • B-       : 2.67 (Pass With Credit)
  • C+      : 2.33 (Pass)
  • C         : 2.00 (Pass)
  • C-       : 1.67 (Unsatisfactory | Need Not Repeat If Non-Core)
  • D+     : 1.33 (Unsatisfactory | Need Not Repeat If Non-Core)
  • D        : 1.00 (Unsatisfactory| Need Not Repeat If Non-Core)
  • E        : 0.67 (Fail)
  • F        : 0.00 (Fail)
  • F1      : First Failure
  • F2     : Second Failure
  • F3     : Third Failure
  • PD    : Credit Transfer
  • PC     : Exemption
  • TL     : Incomplete
  • UD    : Audit
  • XX    : Absent With Permission
  • YY    : Absent Without Permission
  • WW : Withdrawal
  • ZZ     : Not Allowed To Sit For Examination

Pretty scary considering that the Final Examination results will be out in few days time, no?