ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – Passing the matriculation and intermediate exams in Pakistan will become more tough as all school boards have decided to raise the passing scores from 33 to 40 percent.
All education boards are following the Federal Board’s lead to raise passing marks, and students will not be promoted to the next grade if they fail more than two subjects.
Officials concluded at a recent two-day meeting that the minimum passing mark should be 40 out of 100, and the committee resolved to make Quran study mandatory for Matric and Inter students.
Furthermore, board chairmen agreed to implement a consistent result card across Pakistan, while officials agreed to move the examination timetable from March to June rather than March to April.
Members of the board also resolved to appoint the Chairman of the Inter-board Sports Committee.