All comprehensive examinations (Theory and practical) shall be conducted twice a year, in November/December and in April/May. All failed candidates shall be governed by the regulations and syllabus in force at the time of their subsequent appearances. Students having a minimum of 75% of attendance in theory / practicals will be permitted to appear for comprehensive examinations in any semester. Students with minimum 75% of attendance in practical classes are eligible to submit their record note books and appear for both the CA and CE practical examinations. Students shall be permitted to appear for the practical examinations only with the submission of bonaﬁde records.
Candidates desirous of qualifying themselves in subjects other than those prescribed for the programmes can appear for the Comprehensive Examinations in those extra subjects with prior permission. Attendance is not compulsory for those subjects. The performance of the candidates in extra subjects will not be taken into account for classiﬁcation of final results.
Students of Undergraduate classes have the liberty to write their comprehensive examinations either in English or Tamil. A student who wishes to write the examination in Tamil shall submit a letter to the Controller of Examination before Exam fee Payment. Request for change to write in Tamil after payment of the examination fees will not be entertained. Postgraduate students are not permitted to write their examinations in Tamil.
Students will not be permitted for examination after 30 minutes from the commencement of examination. Students shall not leave the hall within half an hour from the commencement of the Comprehensive Examination. Copying inside the hall is strictly prohibited. Anyone found copying will be punished in accordance with the rules mentioned below. Students are expected to maintain strict silence in the Examination Hall.
Physically and visually challenged students shall seek the assistance of Scribes and shall avail one hour extra time to write the Comprehensive Examination. The students shall use this facility by submitting permission letter along with the medical certificate one week prior to the examination.