Matric, Inter practical exams back in Punjab
The (PBCC) Punjab Boards Committee of Chairmen has revived practical examination (SSC) Secondary School Certificate and (HSSC) Higher Secondary School Certificate levels by all the nine examination boards in Punjab province.
The practical part of the matriculation and intermediate exams were eliminated after overview of Another to Practical (ATP) kind of exams in 2013. Consequently, the candidates performing in the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) exams had to do practical part on paper with no obligation of practical disapproval of science experiments at laboratory.
According to information, the new statement would be applied from Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) Annual Examinations 2015, arranged for first week of March and May 2015, respectively.
The sources said from Matriculation & Intermediate exams 2015 the applicants would have to perform the practical exam in laboratory as done in the previous and the same would be held at SSC Part-II and HSSC Part-II examinations.
The administration further said an applicant would have to pass the practical as well as the theory paper to be avowed fruitful. It is relevant to mention here that as per the normal practice if a student is passed in theory paper but unsuccessful in practical, his/her grades in theory exam I and II were acceptable. In case his/her complete marks in the subject came to 40 percent his/her “F” grade in practical was converted into “E” grade and was declared pass.
Though, under the new strategy, there would be no grading and a student would have to pass both the theory and the practical part individually to be avowed pass.