Pakistan Introduces New Grading System for Matric and Inter Exams

Pakistan is set to overhaul its education evaluation system by introducing a new grading system for matriculation (Matric) and intermediate (Inter) examinations. This marks the first time in the nation’s history since its inception in 1947 that such a change will be implemented, ending a 76-year-old tradition of numerical scoring.

BISE Rawalpindi has confirmed that from March of the following year, the traditional numerical marks will be replaced by a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) system. This reform is not limited to regular annual exams but extends to supplementary exams as well.

Under the new system, the passing score has been raised from the previous threshold of 33% to a more stringent 40%. Initially, this change will affect students of Class IX and Intermediate Part I. The future result cards will display both CGPA and letter grades, providing a more comprehensive assessment of students’ academic performance.

The grading scale is detailed as follows: A++ for an outstanding achievement range of 95-100%, A+ for 90-94%, A for 85-89%, B++ for 80-84%, B+ for 75-79%, B for 70-74%, C for 60-69%, D for 50-59%, E for 40-49%, and F for any score below 40%.

To ensure a smooth transition to the new system, the Punjab Board has taken the initiative to train other education boards, including those in Sindh. This collaborative approach aims to standardize the grading process across the country.

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