- Annual Examinations for all distance education courses / programmes will be held in the month of June every year after completion of the course/ year.

- Supplementary Exams: Supplementary Examinations are conducted in the month of December / January for those students who could not appear for the annual examination or for those students who could not clear all the papers.


1. A candidate has the option of writing all or some of the papers in the annual examination or all of the papers in the supplementary examination.

2. Whenever the candidate is repeating an examination, he/she can appear either in June or December of subsequent years within the total span of the programme.

Scheme of Examinations: To write in-class examination for each paper

Master of Business Law (MBL) I & II year:
– Theory Papers (FIVE), each carrying 100 marks (duration 3 hours) in each year.

All Post Graduate Diplomas:

Four (4) theory papers for each course, each paper carrying 100 marks and a Dissertation on the suggested topic for Paper V for the entire course. The Dissertation would carry 80 marks. Students are required to take an oral exam viva voce, which will be based on the Dissertation they write. The viva voce would carry 20 marks. Dissertation should be submitted along with examination form.

Examination Schedule: The schedule which indicates the date and time of examination for each course is notified on the university’s website http//ded.nls.ac.in

Examination form: It is a pre-requisite for the students to submit the examination form for taking examination for any course. The examination form is to be downloaded from the website. The filled in examination form is to be sent to the Coordinator, Distance Education Department, National Law School of India University, Nagarbhavi, Bangalore:560 242 (560 072) with the requisite fee mentioned in the examination schedule.

Declaration of Results: All efforts will be made to declare the result in time. The students are requested to check the website regularly for results/notifications. Re-evaluation of Answer Script(s): Any student who has scored less than 50 marks in the examination may apply for re-evaluation within 15 days from the date of declaration of results i.e., the date on which the results are made available on the University’s website on payment of `. 800/- per course by means of demand draft drawn in favour of Registrar, NLSIU payable at Bangalore.

Note: No student who has secured 50 marks or above in any of the examination is allowed to reappear in the examination or resubmit revaluation for improving the marks/grade.

Standard of Passing

To evaluate the performance, grading system is followed. Minimum B grade (50% marks) is required to be obtained. The Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) should be an aggregate of 3.00 out of 7.00 for completion of the course.


The evaluated answer script will be sent to a different examiner. If there is a difference of 15 marks of the total marks between the first examiner and the second examiner then it would be sent to a third examiner. In case the answer script is subject to third evaluation, the best of two marks will be considered for average. If the difference is less than 15 marks of the total marks then the average of the two evaluations will be awarded to the candidate.

Note: The student who gets below 50% marks (F grade) may reappear for the examination during the supplementary examination, which will ordinarily be held in the month of December/January in the following academic year or in the subsequent examinations.

Method adopted for calculation of Cumulative Grade Point Average (C.G.P.A)

Example: Suppose a student has obtained grades as under:

Papers Grade Obtained Grade Value
I B 3
II A+ 6
III B+ 4
IV B+ 4
V B 3
Total 20

Cumulative Grade Point Average on the seven point scale (CGPA)= 4

The mode of calculation of the CGPA will be as follows: Grade Value divided by total number of subjects = CGPA In the above case, the CGPA will be 4. Minimum B grade (50% marks) is required to pass a paper. In the case of MBL course, the overall CGPA will be calculated on the basis of the average of PART-I and PART-II. A minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.00 is necessary for completion of the course. The evaluation will be through grades on a seven point scale with the corresponding grade value as follows:

Percentage of Marks Grade Grade Value

(i) 70% and above O 7 (Outstanding)
(ii) 65% to 69% A+ 6
(iii) 60% to 64% A 5
(iv) 55% to 59% B+ 4
(v) 50% to 54% B 3
(vi) Less than 50% F 0


A candidate shall be eligible for the award of the degree only when s/he has successfully passed all the prescribed papers, obtained a C.G.P.A. of three and above out of seven.

Gold Medal for M B L Programme

Late P.K. Das Memorial Gold Medal for the best outgoing student in Master of Business Law (MBL) (instituted by Prof. N.L. Mitra, Former Director & Visiting Professor, NLSIU, Bangalore).