semester system vs annusemester system vs annual systemal system

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International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences September 2012, Vol. 2, No. 9
ISSN: 2222-6990

A Case study of Annual and Semester Systems of
Examination on Government College of Management
Sciences, Peshawar, Pakistan
Asfandyar Yousaf
Assistant professor & MS (Management Sciences) Research Scholar at Gandhara University, Government College of Commerce-II, Peshawar, KPK, Pakistan

Muhammad Hashim
Lecturer & MS (Management Sciences) Research Scholar at Gandhara University, Government College of Management Sciences, Peshawar, KPK, Pakistan Email:
The Purpose of this study is to pin point as well expose differences between marks scored by the students in annual system of examination and semester system of examination. In the study the readers will see an obvious difference in marks grading secured by students through semester system of examination and Annual system of examination. Now a day, in competitive challenging environment every student has desires to get maximum marks to be on top in admission, recruitment and selection process. This paper aim to critical analysis these two systems both from teachers as well students perspectives, for the purpose to evaluate its significance and validity by its outcomes, the data have collected through questionnaire from different universities staff and students. This study focused on the objectives to differentiate annual and semester systems and to identify the intrinsic worth of both systems, to present or differentiate systems in term of merits and demerits regarding students and teachers perspective. Thus, to know in which system they perform efficiently and effectively. Keywords: Annual system, Semester system, marks, examination Introduction

The topic under consideration is descriptive in regards to prevailing examination systems. We are going to know that in which system of examination students can perform comparatively better. The Annual Examination system, as adopted by many universities since long, which conduct one final examination at the end of relevant Session in all categories/ level, in which the papers are usually set by the outsider teachers/ professors and checked by external examiners through centralized marking, under the supervision of controller of examination of the University concern. Under Annual examination system, teachers have no proper road map/ plan and strategy to teach his subject, the over all result of the examination concerned not up 53

International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences September 2012, Vol. 2, No. 9
ISSN: 2222-6990

to expectations. The failure ratios is also high, students obtain comparatively low marks, having disciplinary problems. Since the establishment of semester system of examination in educational institutions, it has been showing a lot of difference in connection to examination methodology such as conduct of examination, tenure of semester, paper setting, paper marking and teacher’s power and authority, student’s learning and their attitude and discipline. The semester system as managed and control internally by Particulars University itself therefore having many advantages relates to teacher’s power and authority. By and large, A teacher concern comparatively has the advantage to plan and manage the course outlines semester wise, has the power to set the paper, mark the paper, with regular interval with semesters, therefore they have the power and authority to control and maintain discipline among students.

Objectives of the Study
The objective of this study is to know the difference of marks percentage, passing ratio, between annual and semester systems of examination. As we know that Semester system keeps students busy, schedule and more focused towards their objectives. Students of semester system, who really want to venture into something else, do not get...

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