The Punjab Education Boards have decided to implement changes in the numerical grading system for the annual matric and inter exams.
According to the recent announcement, the existing grading system will be eliminated nationwide in Pakistan starting from March 2024. BISE Rawalpindi was among the first to declare the discontinuation of numerical scores, opting for a alphabetical grading system instead.
This change in the grading system is not limited to annual exams but also extends to supplementary ones, marking the end of a system that has been in place for decades.
The alteration entails the removal of the 33 percent passing mark, requiring candidates to achieve a minimum of 40 percent to successfully pass the exams. Initially, this change will be implemented for Class 9 and Intermediate Part I. Future result cards will now feature Cumulative Grade Point Averages (CGPA) alongside traditional grades.
Under the new grading system, students scoring between 95-100% will receive an A++, while those with scores ranging from 90-94% will be awarded an A+. The grading continues with A for 85-89%, and B++ for 80-84%.
The subsequent grades include B+ (75-79%), B (70-74%), C (60-69%), D (50-59%), E (40-49%), and F (below 40%). This marks a significant shift in the evaluation and reporting of students’ academic performance.
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