ATKT and backlog difference – An atkt is a system in senior colleges (After class 12) whereby if you fail in a subject,you are allowed to reappear for it and have another chance to clear it.Whereas backlog is when student collects many of these failed subjects.Many universities have different rules as to the number of attempts you have to clear a particular subject.
ATKT and backlog difference
Most people clear the subject after failing in it once,however in engineering colleges the subjects are so hard,that students accumulate even 10 -12 or 15 atkts.This is a collection of failed subjects of 2 or 3 semesters.When the backlog gets so big then there is no choice but to clear off some of the subjects before the burden gets too much to handle.Its better to clear off old KTs and try to start a new semester fresh and free of any atkts.
How does ATKT rules affect the backlog
Each academic year in senior colleges post a passing rule for students which highlights the number of allowed atkts permissible.If the student exceeds this maximum number then the student will fail and cannot be promoted to next semester.He/She then has 2 attempts in that year (exam every 6 months) to try and clear this backlog.
How to reduce ATKTs and backlog
IF you have many ATKTs in the academic year but stll have a chance to goto the next year there is one good solution.for example if you have 6 atkt and the passing rule is 4,then the best thing to do is NOT to try and clear all 6 backlog but try for 50% of it.So study well for just 3 and make sure they are are passed.The idea is to “reduce” the backlog and not “clear” it.This is the mistake many students make – they try to clear all and pass just 1 or 2.
Don’t forget,if you reduce the backlog,atleast you will be promoted to next year,else you will fail the year and lose one year.Sure if you pass also you will have an even bigger backlog because the fresh subject of new semester will also add.