Assessment of Hours spent for Paper Setting in College

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Update: Corrigedum 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 course PG course
Full marks upto 50 Full marks above 50 Full marks upto 50 Full marks above 50
Evaluation/ Assessment 20 minutes 30 minutes 30 minutes 45 minutes
Paper setting 5 hours 8 hours 4 hours 6 hours
Moderation 3 hours 4 hours 3 hours 4 hours
Assessment of Hours spent per paper
Upto 100 answer scripts Between 101 and 200 answer scripts Between 201 and 300 answer scripts Between 301 and 400 answer scripts More than 400 answer scripts
2 hours 3 hours 4 hours 5 hours 6 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