The Punjab board has decided to upgrade the marking system. According to courses, the Board has come to the conclusion of changing the Numerical grading system for the annual examinations of Matric and Intermediate students.
As per reports, the Board has announced the annulment of the current grading system from Pakistan by March 2024. The members of BISE came to this conclusion unanimously as the grading system for Pakistani students seemed outdated and a new grading system is important to elevate the standard of education across Pakistan.
This change in the grading system will be applicable for both annual examinations and for supplementary exams as well. Sources suggest that the 33% passing criteria will be changed to 40%. Candidates will now need a minimum of 40% marks to pass the examinations.
In the first phase, this new initiative will be taken for Grade 9 students for HSSC-1 (First year) students, and further will be implemented throughout. The introduction of Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) will also be introduced in phase 2 of the initiative.
According to the new grading system, A++ will be awarded to students who score 95% to 100%. A+ will be awarded to students having 90% to 94% marks, A grade will be awarded to students having 85% to 89% and lastly, B++ will be awarded to students having 80% to 84% marks. The grades further continue and any student falling below the 40% line will be awarded an F grade and will be failed for that specific exam.