Year-Back system is now less tough for students. Here’s what your should know


VTU released a new circular on 8th Sept 2018 with changes to the Year-Back System for previous scheme CBCS scheme students i.e., students who joined during 2015, 2016 and 2017.

Please note that VTU did not make it clear if this applies to 2018 CBCS Scheme students. Here are the changes:

  1. You can enter next odd semester i.e., next year only if the number of your backlog subjects is 4 or less. Subjects means both theory and labs. This has not changed from the previous set of rules.
  2. To enter 3rd year you do not have to clear all 1st year subjects while you still should not have more than 4 backlogs in total i.e., backlogs from 1st and 2nd year combined. This is a change from the previous set of rules. Previously, you were not allowed to enter 3rd year if you had even 1 backlog in 1st year.
  3. To enter 4th year you should have cleared all 1st year subjects. This is a new rule.
  4. If your CGPA at the end of 8th semester is less than 5.0 you are allowed to appear for semester exams again after you reject the semester in full or reject some subjects from the previous semester. You can do this as many times as you would like on the condition that you should still complete your degree within 8 years since joining the 1st year.  But you cannot reject Project, Internship, Technical Seminar or Lab Courses. Apparently, this is not mandatory and you can choose not to re-attempt if your CGPA is less than 5.0. This is a new rule.

For more details check out the official circular

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103 Replies to “Year-Back system is now less tough for students. Here’s what your should know”

  1. Sir
    I have 3rd sem 2 backlog n have cleared 6th sem but 5th sem result is yet 2 come will I be able to go to final year with 2nd year 2 backlog subject plz reply

  2. I have written 6sem exam but I have cleared 1 year subject and I am having two subjects from 2 year whose result didn’t came but I have got 3 back in 6 sem exam i case i couldn’t clear my second year back I’ll be eligible for the final year what can happen next

  3. Am a 2015 scheme student i had 9backlogs totally in 2nd year and i have cleared it now ….does vtu considers only 1st attempt marks in sgpa even if we have failed in the subject or afr clearing d fail sub ll dey assign the passing marks for d sgpa ??
    Eg: 2015 cbcs scheme …..we need to clear d external getting 28 marks….if a person gets 25 marks in external in his 1st attempt wic is a fail….he rewrite yhe paper n clears it getting 28 marks …..will dey consider 28 marks in sgpa or d 25marks in 1st attempt plzzz help me in replying it …..

    1. if you pass in 2 nd attempt vtu will provide you with E grade in the marksheet..
      For eg:in the second attempt you score above 50 or 60 any thing if you score you will be credited with E grade.. if get just passing mark also you will be given E grade.. that is 16 point in your sgpa..
      in your e.g. case they will consider 28 marks and they will mention has 2 nd attempt..

      1. Hi Sir
        Am belongs to 2015 scheme & tdy we got our 5& 6 sem results.. In that I hv got total 5 subjects back…
        Tell me abt eligibility to enter the final year… & I don’t hv any backlogs in my 1st & 2nd year

  4. I m a 2017 scheme 4th sem student. Just now in July 2019 I had written 4th sem exam. I have 1 backlog of 1st year M2 paper still. So, now can I move to 3rd year or not. Plzzzzz reply me as fast as you can plzzzzz

  5. Is vtu going to allow cbcs students to write 2016 batch one time exist scheme this year 2019-20 as the HC order to vtu ,if the backlogs are >4

  6. many leactures are tell that old rules is followed u need to clear all the subjects of 3rd n 4th sem than only your eligible to final year plz tell me whether old rules is followed or new rules

  7. i have a doubt nowas of present i wrote som exam today of 3rd sem (backlog) which i didn’t do well then can i go to final year with this backlog

    1. Yes,,,,,You should have cleared all first year subjects,,,and a total of four backlogs are allowed from previous years i.e.,, second and third year

  8. I am a 2017(cbcs) scheme student, I have 3 backlogs of 1st year i.e PCD,M1,M2 and I’m now in 4th semester im sure I will not have any back logs from 2nd year and will clear PCD and M1 and I’m sure I will not clear M2. Am I eligible for 5th semester admission?!
    Please reply!!!

  9. Im a Lateral entry student. Currently doing my 6th semester, CSE.
    I have not written the 1st year subjects ie: M1,M2, CIV and CPH.
    Can i clear them in my 7th or 8th sem?

  10. i hv not cleard M2 wch is a 1st year paper and im attemteing 6th sem paper dis tym is this my last attempt for M2

    1. If u are a CBCS scheme student then now according to the new rules for going to 7th semester u need to clear all the subjects of 1st year. So that means this is the last chance for you to clear M2. Failing which u will not be allowed to get into 7th semester.

  11. Im a 2015 cbcs batch student, can i go to 5th sem now without clearing one of my 1st year paper.. I hve only 4 backlogs including 1st year subject.

    1. Yes you can go to 7th sem with 3rd sem subject… But you can’t go to 7th sem with 1st year subject.. This is new rule.

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