Assessment of Hours spent for Paper Setting in College

Update: Corrigendum vide No. 345-Edn dated 05.03.2019

Government of West Bengal
Higher Education Department
College Sponsored Branch
Bikash Bhavan, Salt Lake, Kolkata – 700 091

No. 228-Edn (CS)/5P-117/2018 Dated, Kolkata the 20th February, 2019


The matter of formation of a methodology of assessment of hours spent by a college teacher for question paper setting, evaluation of answer script etc. which is required for calculation of Academic Performance Indicator (API) score, which in turn is required for consideration of Career Advancement Scheme (CAS) promotion eligibility of teachers, was under active consideration of the Government.

After careful consideration, the Governor has been pleased to prescribe, in continuation of this Department’s order no. 1373-Edn (CS) dated 07.12.2017, the following methodology for calculation of hours spent:

Type of Activity (Both theory and practical)Assessment of Hours spent per paper
UG coursePG course
Full marks upto 50Full marks above 50Full marks upto 50Full marks above 50
Evaluation/ Assessment20 minutes30 minutes30 minutes45 minutes
Paper setting5 hours8 hours4 hours6 hours
Moderation3 hours4 hours3 hours4 hours
Assessment of Hours spent per paper
Upto 100 answer scriptsBetween 101 and 200 answer scriptsBetween 201 and 300 answer scriptsBetween 301 and 400 answer scriptsMore than 400 answer scripts
2 hours3 hours4 hours5 hours6 hours
Scrutiny of answer scripts – 5 minutes per answer script.

By order of the Governor

Sd/- Joint Secretary

No. 228-Edn dated 20.02.2019, Source

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