Number of Backlogs = Number of Attempts or Number of Fail Grades in Subjects

I am a big fan of Happy School, I would like to thank you for  providing very valuable information. i have a doubt in counting the number of backlogs (I referred to lots of sites but finally got confused).

No of backlogs = No of attempts or No of Failed subjects.

Please send me a reply or post it. After referring a lot of sites I feel that maybe others could have the same doubt.

What is  Backlog (related to the exam)

Backlogs refers to a failed exam in a semester. Its equivalent grade is “F” in the US Education system. Other terms used that refers to backlogs are

  • Arrears
  • KTs
  • F Grade

Correct answer to your question:

  • Number of Backlogs = Number of Failed Subjects.

Example:

  • Fail Grade in two subjects and took 3 attempts per subject to pass the exam. So, total backlogs will count as 2. Not 6.
  • Subject Failed 3 (Attempt 1 for Subject 1, Attempt 2 for Subject 2, Attempts 3 for Subject 3). Total Backlogs is still 3.

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30 Comments

  1. Abhishek Palkar on June 13, 2019 at 9:30 AM

    my us counsellor said if i had to attempt for a subjects for 3 times then there are 3 backlogs not 1 is it true?

  2. Sharath on March 19, 2019 at 10:54 AM

    Sir is it true ???…
    For canada number of attempts are equal to number of backlogs (in b.tech) whlie applying Universities for masters.

  3. Govind Kashyap on November 18, 2018 at 7:15 AM

    Hello,
    For one full semester B Com exam (7 subjects) I didn’t appear for any subjects, as I had to take CPT exams, which fell on the same week. In the next semester I took both the Semester exams, and I have passed in First class in both semesters. The certificate is mentioning that I am absent for all the courses (ABSENT) and result mentions REAPPEAR. Now, is this considered a backlog? Please let me know. This is for Australian Universities.

  4. Rajat gohil on July 2, 2018 at 6:46 AM

    I am pass in all subject but i fail in one subject in 4th semester and after 5 attmept i m dont clearing my one subject after 6yr in my diploma clearing period so what can i do if i fail in my last attmept .plz reply me

  5. rajkumar on August 13, 2017 at 9:12 AM

    if i failed subject in first attempt and cleared in st supplementary is this subject comes under backlog

  6. Abhijith on July 11, 2017 at 8:43 AM

    I have taken one subject and I take 2 times to pass one subject.and till the number of attempts

  7. Bibin patel on June 25, 2017 at 3:41 AM

    How to calculate backlogs?
    3rd sem 3 backlogs
    1st attempt m a 2 solved 1 left
    2nd attempt ma 1 left
    3rd attempt ma 1 left
    4th attempt ma 1 solve thy gayi
    How many backlogs i have
    Few say u hv 6
    Some say u hv 4 confusion

  8. PATEL KRUSHIL on February 18, 2017 at 9:47 AM

    I am fail in 1 subject I take 7 attempts how many do I have backlog 8 or just 1

  9. Cheery on February 5, 2017 at 9:25 AM

    i still not got how to calculate backlogs!!
    if i got failed in 1 subject and cleared it in 3 attempts then how many backlogs do i have???

    • REd on May 5, 2017 at 1:41 AM

      1 backlog.

  10. yesudass on January 2, 2017 at 2:19 PM

    i had 4 subject arrier claer the next sem but 1 sub was after sem so i was wrote 2times in one paper total how many backlog for me?

  11. sowmya on September 16, 2016 at 11:53 AM

    hi actually i have backlog 2012 mathematics paper 4 attempts over still how many attempts are there whether i have a chance to write exam now

    • raju on April 12, 2019 at 10:17 PM

      i also failed 2 times ed
      2nd sem
      how many chances i have left

  12. Keerthu on August 4, 2016 at 3:21 PM

    I had an arrear in my first semester. I cleared it in my final semester. May I know the number of backlogs?

  13. siva on October 26, 2015 at 11:01 AM

    hey admin!!

    so does backlog means number of backs you have uncleared till date or number of backs you had whether you cleared it or not??

    *Backs means subject you failed in!!

    • Raghuram Sukumar on October 28, 2015 at 9:24 AM

      Total number of failed subjects including passed or failed. (not attempts).

      • Sohail Ilyas on September 27, 2016 at 1:08 PM

        If you absent in Exams will it count backlog?
        In Memo its mentioned ABS—- Resukt —-F

        What’s your answer sir?

  14. umesh on September 20, 2015 at 9:19 AM

    i had a arrear in 4th sem. But i cleared it now. I have applied for one one. Ther are asking the people who have not back log papers. Please help me whether i am eligible or not

  15. uma on May 8, 2015 at 2:08 AM

    I cleared my m2 exam in 6th sem .will i get first class?

  16. Irfan on July 4, 2012 at 4:01 AM

    Hi

    I have completed my MCA.
    I failed in 2 subjects, one in 3rd semester and one in 4th semester but i have completed in next successive attempt.
    So as i have cleared all my subjects and got first class with distinction in my provisional certification.
    so does this mean i have backlog.
    Please clarify my doubt as i have to attend in interview and they are asking for no backlogs.

  17. fathima on May 11, 2012 at 12:03 PM

    I’m a passed out student bacth2008-2011 ..but i have arrear ,but my doubt is can i clear tat paper in supplementary exam 2012….

  18. venkat on September 26, 2011 at 4:06 AM

    Hello

    I have failed in 3 subjects in regular exam and i have passed in my 2 subjects in supplementary.Is that they consider for 4 backlogs with supplementary.

  19. Adam on July 23, 2011 at 5:34 AM

    What about absent ? Is absent considered as a backlog ?

  20. khej on July 18, 2011 at 2:24 PM

    Thank you so much Admin for the post..

  21. Varun Joshi on January 27, 2011 at 1:40 PM

    HSB are you sure about this…it’s cause i have enquired the same from an Infosys HR personell, and he told me if at the time of appointment/admission you should not have any subjects left uncleared…

    well, what you said is the case, then tell me, isnt this really outrageous, that i was down with chickenpox during my 1st sem exams and had to miss 3 of the theory and all the practicals, after that sem ive cleared all with a good percentage… now why should those be considered backlogs, even when i had nothing to do with it!!

    • Sheajad on July 28, 2011 at 7:16 AM

      I think backlog means which u failed .not absent .U can say I doesnt have backlog .but I was absent so I have appeared later on to clear .
      U can frame this true sentence in more positive way .

      • Sheajad on July 28, 2011 at 7:42 AM

        For visa interview one can say I had so and so backlogs ,but i had cleared all of them or i had cleared with good score ,or there are many other convinciable answer that u can say .

        One of my cousin was asked by VO that ‘u have less toefl score (around 78/120)’,she replied but I have good academic score ‘ and she got visa .

        Similarly , there are many thing which u are good in that .u can focus on that and say to visa officer or can convince to VO.

  22. pankaj on January 27, 2011 at 9:04 AM

    hello HSB,

    Sir, I have one important question…and please do reply to it.

    in my univ, M.D.U. rohtak, they don't mention about backlogs. I mean one you clear ur semester, you can calculate the no of backlogs just by checking out the transcript, though I have 9 backlogs till sem 5th. but it is not mentioned in my trancripts(no F's no *'s) so how do US univs find it????

    please reply.

    I am in great confusion about it.

    • Sheajad on July 28, 2011 at 7:20 AM

      They can find by date of examination, marks ,result etc.

      • Sheajad on July 28, 2011 at 7:30 AM

        if anyone reappear for exam ,then he or she will get new result and in this new result new (exam appeared ) date is mentioned.

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