Grading Policy

Getting Started with Competitive Programming

(an NPTEL course)

Grading Policy

If you have taken up this course through Swayam, then you would need to be formally enrolled in the course, and register for the certification exam to get a certificate of completion for the course.

The grading policy is as follows.

  • 12.5% of the final grade comes from the weekly quiz-based assignments. The best 8 out of 12 scores are considered.
  • 12.5% of the final grade comes from the weekly programming assignments, where the weekly score is the average of the programming assignments every week. Again, only the best 8 out of 12 are considered.
  • 75% of the final grade comes from the final exam, which is held at a physical location and whose format is similar to the weekly quizzes. Please note that there are no programming-based assessments in the final exam.
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You will be eligible for a certificate only if average assignment score (quizzes and programming assignments combined) 10/25 and exam score 30/75. If one of the two criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the final score is 40/100.