Three examinations are held each year in every department of the Jamiah. The details are:
Quarterly examinations in the first week of Safar
Half-yearly examinations in the first week of Jumaad-al-ulaa
Annual Examinations in the first week of Sha’baan.
A few days prior to the examinations, roll numbers of the students are displayed on the notice board. Time-table of the examination is also announced. Thereafter, an assembly of all the students is also held in which they are reminded of the rules and regulations concerning the examination.
Written examination is conducted for six consecutive days, normally from Saturday to Thursday. The viva voce of the Middle classes is also held during the same week.
Method of Examination
Examination of the all the subjects is written, except some of those of middle classes and the first class are examined viva voce. The duration of written examination is normally for three hours for each paper. The bell is rung fifteen minutes before the specified time of the examination when students enter the examination hall and occupy their seats according to their roll numbers. A card bearing the roll number of each student is already placed at his specified seat.
A second bell after fifteen minutes is rung. It is a signal to distribute the question papers. The students begin to answer their papers under supervision of the invigilators. A student is not allowed to submit his answer paper within one hour of the commencement of the examination, even if he has already solved it earlier. He may do it after an hour and leave the examination hall.
Timings and methods are alike in the Jamiah and its branches for the examinations, which the Jamiah itself conducts. However, those classes, whose examinations come under the Wifaaq- ul Madaris- il- Arabiyyah, follow the procedure laid down by them.
Pattern of questions
The respective teachers themselves prepare the question papers for the quarterly and half-yearly examinations. However the question papers for the annual examinations are framed by other teachers. These papers are given a final shape once the "Committee for Examinations" of the academic committee reviews them thoroughly.
Normally, three questions are asked from every book and subject. All of them are compulsory. Each question is from a different section, and separate marks are given for each section.
The question papers for the Arabiyyah classes and for classes from Khaamisah(Arabic level five) to the takhassusaat(Specialization) are in Arabic while for other classes, these papers are in Urdu.
The students of Arabiyyah classes must answer all their questions in Arabic only, but for the students of class Khamisah(Arabic level five) to "Dora-e-Hadith, it is not so. They must at least answer one question in Arabic.
The question papers for the annual examinations of Wifaaq are received from the Wifaaq- ul Madaris- il-Arabiyyah.
The examiners continue to examine the papers during their leisure time of the examinations and return them on about the third day. At the end of the examination, holidays for an extra two days are given to let the examiners check the papers carefully and satisfactorily so that the results could be announced as soon as possible.
The committee for examinations reviews the results once they are ready. They particularly re-check those answer papers that have secured inbalanced marks. They also review the papers of those who have secured distinction or are failures.
After the results are compiled, a meeting is convened in which the teachers of the Jamiah and those of branches participate. They review and comment on the results class-wise.
It is only after these stages, the results are then announced to the students in an assembly, especially held for this purpose. Besides that, they are also given advice relevant to this occasion and other reformative issues. Students both boys and girls, from every class, securing the first three positions are awarded prizes. Those who secure 90% or more marks are also awarded prizes as a gesture of encouragement.
Each paper carries 100 marks. Passing Marks are 40. Grading of successful students is as follows:
Mumtaz (Excellent) 90%
Jayyid Jiddan (Very Good) 60%
Jayyid. (Good) 50%
Maqbool (Fair) 40%
A student, securing less mark than the above, is 'Raasib' (Failure).
Degrees offered by the Jamiah
The Jamiah offers the following degrees:
Shahaadat-ut-Takhassus fil -Hadeeth-in-Nabawi (Certificate Of Specialization In The Prophetic Traditions)
Shahaadat-ut-Takhassus fil- Fiqhil-Islaami (Certificate Of Specialization In Islamic Jurisprudence)
Shahaadat-ut-Takhassus fil- Uloom-il-Arabiyyah-wal-Islaamiyyah (Certificate Of Specialization In Arabic And Islamic Sciences)
Shahadat-ul-Hifz-il-Qur′aan-il-Kareem (Certificate Of The Memorization Of The Noble Qur’aan)
Shahaadat-ud-Daura-tid-Tadreebiyyah (Certificate Of The Training Course)
Shahaadat-ul-Muwaazabah-alad-Durus (Certificate Of Attendance And Punctuality)
Shahaadat-tud- Dawra-tit-Ta′leem-wat-Tarbiyyah (Certificate Of The Teaching And Training Course)
Shahaada-tu- Husn-is-Seerah Was-Saluk (Certificate Of Excellence In Code And Conduct)