All Internal Examination (IE) for the programme shall be administered at the end of each semester in all courses offered during the academic year. It comprises a set of questions including essays, questions and practical examinations.
The system of grading shall basically comprise two weights: Pass and Fail. Score below 50% for any course taken in the professional programme represent a Fail in the course. Passes are recorded for scores above 50% in any respective course.
However, the Pass mark is constituted of weighted designated by letters and description to distinguish deserving students who show excellence and professionalism in their examinations. The table below indicates the designation as applicable to the grading system of the IPMP professional Programme.
Table 1: Scores and letter grades.
Passing Percentage: Passing percentage in the examination of each subject is 50%.
|Score Range (%)||Grade Designation||Description||GPA||Grade Type|
|80 – 100||A||Excellent||3.5 – 4.0||Pass|
|70 – 84||B||Very Good||2.5 – 3.4||Pass|
|60 – 69||C||Good||2.0 – 2.4||Pass|
|50 – 59||D||Credit||1.5 – 1.4||Pass|
|10 – 49||F||Referral||1.00||Fail|
The Institute shall ensure quality training of its members without compromising its standards, for this reason the examination pass mark is 50% for each subject. A minimum of two subjects in an examination diet must be passed at 50% and this will be recorded in the candidate favour at any time examination is conducted. When a candidate is unsuccessful in four attempts examination sitting, such a candidate shall be withdrawn from the Institute examinations.
IPMP Membership Examination Period
The Professional Examination of the IPMP (all level) is held in April, August & December of every year. Only registered students of the institute who have paid their Examination Fees. Annual Subscription and the Special Levy up to date are eligible to apply for the examinations.
Candidates shall be required to register for the professional Examinations by sending a mail or picking the examination registration form from our office. Examinations and assessment are currently provided as part of the course framework of an IPMP registered or accredited training programs. The assessment is based on centralize examinations with a local and international component to the examination program. Core programs will be the first to qualify for global assessment with specializations being assessed through course framework as currently performed. The examining body (Professional Academic & Examination committee) is responsible for providing examination questions for assessment and marking of scripts.
Examinations of IPMP will be held in all the centers will be communicated to candidates one (1) month to the examination. Change of center by candidates after submission of entry form, where one examination center has been selected on the application form will not be allowed by the Institute. Candidates are entreated to give due consideration to several factors that may influence them before they choose an examination center, because the Institute will prepare full list of candidates for each center they have personally chosen and failure to be at the venue will be treated as examination absence.
Scope of the Examinations
The examination for all papers shall be set to cover all aspects of the syllabus content of each subject.
Communication of Examination Results
The result of the examination in the form of a Grade Sheet shall communicate to all candidate at the mailing address mentioned in the examination application form. Member Candidates, who do not receive the Grade Sheets within a month from the date of official announcement of the results, should contact us for a duplicate copy. The result is also uploaded on the Association’s website.
General Examinations Rules & Regulations (Part A)
- Copies of professional examination timetables shall be pasted on Notice Board and it shall be the duty of the student member to consult these Notice Boards for details of their examinations.
- If it should become necessary for any changes to be made in the timetables, student members shall be informed accordingly.
- Student member shall report at the examinations hall/room at least 15 minutes before the time fixed for the beginning of the examination and should occupy the places assigned to them as indicated by the invigilator or Supervisor.
- No student member shall enter the examination room/hall more than half-an-hour after the examination paper has been given out. In exceptional cases the candidate shall secure permission from the invigilator.
- No student member shall be allowed to leave the examination room until half-an-hour after the examination paper has been given out.
- Student member shall not take books, papers or written information of any kind to the examination hall/room unless they are specifically requested to do so. No scribbling paper or anything that can be passed from one student member to another is allowed. Rough work and calculations must be done in the answers booklet and then crossed through to show that they are not part of the answers. You should not copy the questions into your answer booklets. In the case of multiple choice papers, rough work for calculations must be done in the question paper and under no circumstances on the answer booklet sheets.
- It shall be the student members’ responsibility to provide for themselves such materials as pen, pencil, eraser, ruler, calculator for the examination. Borrowing of these materials will not be allowed. Candidates are to ensure that they are given the right question.
- Student members are to use their index numbers throughout the examination. You are particularly asked to read the instructions in the question papers before answering the questions. It is most important that student members’ membership number are written correctly on all examination papers.
- On receipt of answer booklet, student member should carefully read the instructions on the front cover of the answer booklet and enter their index numbers and other details as required.
- Student members may leave the examination room/hall temporarily only with express permission of the invigilator.
- Any student member leaving an examination room/hall and intending to return shall be accompanied.
- MOBILE PHONES ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THE EXAMINATION ROOM/HALL.
- Student members would be told by the invigilator(s) when to start answering the questions. Student members would be allowed a reading time to check that the question paper is the correct one, all questions are readable and there are no missing pages.
- No communication whatsoever, between student members is permitted during the examination. A student member may attract the attention of the invigilator by raising his/her hand.
- As soon as the “STOP WORK” order is announced, student members are to stop writing. Student members should remain seated for their answer booklets to be collected by the invigilator/invigilation assistant before they leave the examination room. Student members have the personal responsibility for ensuring that their answer booklets are collected by the invigilator/invigilation assistant.
- At the end of each examination, student members should ensure that numbers of questions are entered in the order they have answered in the space provided on the answer booklet. All used supplementary sheets should be fastened following the last page of the booklets.
- At the end of each examination, student members should not take away any used or unused answer booklets or any material supplied for the examination.
- Student members who go contrary, to the spirit and letter of these examination rules and regulations may be dismissed from the examination room/hall and their papers cancelled as specified in PART B of this regulation.
All examination malpractices shall be dealt with in accordance with the provisions stipulated in part B of this general rules and regulations, as well as approved internal examination regulations of the institution. These include:
Unprofessional Examination Practices with Associated Penalties (Part B)
|Bringing Prepared notes to the examination Hall which is
· Relevant to the examination Question
· Not relevant to the examination question
· Cancellation of Paper
· Invigilator shall withhold student answer booklet for one (1) Hour.
|A student Showing up one (1) Hour late in to the Examination Hall||Shall not be allowed to sit for the particular paper unless with prior notice.|
|Possessing Mobile Phone during Examination for
· Assessing information relevant to the questions
· Possession without assessing information
· Bared from sitting for subsequent papers in that level.
· Invigilator shall withhold answer booklets for thirty (30) minutes.
|Failing three or more papers per level||Shall not proceed to the next level|
|Communicating during examination||Invigilator shall withhold answer booklets for thirty (30) minutes for disturbing the session.|
|Spending more than ten (10) minutes in the washroom||Invigilator shall withhold answer booklets for thirty (30) minutes.|
|Removing sheets from the Examination Answer booklets||Bared from subsequent examination in that particular level.|
|Copying during the examination session||Cancellation of the paper in question|
|Insults or Assault on the Invigilator||Dismissal from the Examination hall.|
|Prepared notes on any part of the body||Dismissal from the examination hall|
|Destroying materials suspected to help establish cases of examination malpractices||Dismissal from the examination hall.|
- All student members shall read and understand the general rules and regulations.
- All student’s members who contravene the provisions provided in the general rules and regulations of the professional examination shall face the Examination Committee of the Institute, once found guilty on the grounds of firm evidence, the corresponding punishment shall be applied.
Declaration of Result
Results of Professional Membership Examinations at the end of each membership level shall be provided for access by the student on the intent before commencement of the next level.