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An Overview of the Revaluation Process

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The process of revaluation is inclusive of correcting and marking answer scripts again while rechecking refers to the totalling up of marks received to avoid calculation-based errors. This system was done away with in 2013 on the premise that answer scripts are jointly invigilated, but it was again reinforced following protests. Since then, DU has introduced a restriction that only theory papers of non-professional courses can be sent for revaluation.

To apply for revaluation, the student should fill the application form available on the DU website and should submit it to the nearest centre within two to three weeks after the declaration of the result. For revaluation, a fee of INR 1,000 is required to be submitted along with a copy of the candidate’s recent scorecard. The application form should be verified and attested by the Principal or Head of the Department. An extremely pertinent point to remember in the entire process is that the student will have to surrender his/her original marks and accept the revised result.

The revised result can be any of the following – an increase in the mark, a decrease, or no change. Therefore, a student should apply for revaluation only if he/she has reasons to believe that his/ her marks are less than expected. It should be kept in mind that rechecking is a strenuous process which should not be taken as lightly as it is by students. A paper shuffles from one examiner to the head invigilator, and so on. Students should consult their friends and teachers before sending the application.

Once the application form has been filled by the student, it should be submitted to the nearest Revaluation Cell Counter. The counter can be found in the Examination Branches of both campuses. The updated result will be published on the DU website under the results portal after four to five months. It usually comes in right before the next semester’s result. The entire procedure and rules are described on the Delhi University website and should be browsed well to avoid errors.

Important points for revaluation

1. The application form for revaluation is available on the university website, www.du.ac.in. The application must be submitted within 15 days from the date of publication of results.

2. The fee for revaluation is INR 1,000 per paper and must be paid to the University of Delhi along with the application.

3. A photocopy of the statement of marks for verification of roll number is required. The photocopy should be inclusive of the marks of the subject which is being revaluated. This document must be verified by the Principal or the Head of the Department and must contain the official stamp and signature of the authorities.

4. Candidates are advised to submit their request to Revaluation Cell Counter. The Examination Branches of both campuses receive the revaluation forms. The timings for public dealing are from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

5. The result may be issued by post or uploaded on the university website within 45-60 days of the submission of the form. The marks may increase, decrease, or not change at all, but result after revaluation is final.

6. Revaluation is not undertaken for practical or professional courses. The student must carry his/her admit card along with a self?addressed envelope of 9”x 4” size with a postal stamp worth Rs. 5 affixed thereon when submitting the application form.


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