Will Punjab boards not fail any students anymore? There is news circulating among students and the teachers’ community that the board has decided not to fail any student from now on. What happened previously was that if you failed any subject, you were declared as “failed”. You could sit in the supply exams but that also depended on the number of subjects you had failed in. This discouraged a lot of students and the majority of them discontinued their studies. This affected this country’s overall literacy rate. To counter that, BISE has announced this new policy. More discussion on this policy later in this article.
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What is the policy?
The new exam policy just changes the examination rules. The previously known supplementary exams will now be called as 2nd annual exams. According to the new policy, there will be no supply exams for the part I exams. If the students have failed some subjects in part-I, then they will be promoted to 2nd year without considering them as “failed”. These students have to clear these failed subjects in the 2nd annual exams. And students will only appear in those subjects which they have failed to clear previously. They have to do this within 6 months time period.
What do the students have to do to pass the exams?
A student must get at least 33% in order to pass a topic. To clear the Part-I test, a student must pass all subjects with a minimum of 300 marks. To clear the failed subject/s (if any), you must take those exams in the following Annual examination, in addition to the exams from Part II. A student who fails to pass courses with a total score of 300 will participate in all Part-I examinations as well as all Part-II exams. This will be regarded as one exam, and attendance in all topics will be contingent on attendance at the designated test center. There will be no further chances granted for any purpose, even sickness.
If an applicant fails a topic even after adding his scores from both exams, he will show up in the exam in which he performed poorly, not the paper in which he cleared. For instance, if a student receives 40 marks in the subject of Chemistry in Paper I and 24 in Paper II, he will be considered to have failed in Paper II only and will have to attempt only that paper in which he has failed, which means he or she will have to clear the Part-II exam.
What does the new policy mean?
Following the latest revisions, the student will be granted two opportunities to retake the courses they failed. Students will no longer be entirely failed in their matric and secondary exams. If the applicant fails, he or she must re-clear just the necessary subjects. Most students dropped out after they failed in some subjects. This might be due to many reasons, including personal reasons or any other psychological reason. The choice was made to help candidates to pass their Matric and Fsc examinations with ease.
The decision is made to make sure that students complete their studies rather than drop out after failing a few courses. Before, students who failed more than two courses had to retake all of their tests in the yearly examinations and were not permitted to retake supply exams. This will really put all the students at ease who failed the exams due to unavoidable circumstances.
So this was the policy. It doesn’t mean that you will not have to clear the exams from now on. Students can still be declared to be “Fail” in the exams if they do not clear the failed subjects. The policy was made just to make everything a bit more convenient for the students. If you are still confused about the topic, then the comments section is here for you. Your feedback is always welcome.