Government of the Punjab, Higher Education Department issued notification regarding policy for promotion of students to next classes in the backdrop of COVID-19.
In exercise of the powers conferred under sub-section (6) of section 12 of the Punjab Boards of Intermediate & Secondary Education Act, 1976 (XIII of 1976), Governor of the Punjab is pleased to issue the following directions to the Boards of Intermediate & Secondary Education for the conduct of annual examinations and declaration of results of all examinations pertaining to Intermediate Education and Secondary Education, 2020 and 2021 in the backdrop of COVID-19, with immediate effect:-
All candidates who were to appear in class 9th or 11th examinations 2020 shall be allowed to appear only in class 10th or 12th Annual Examinations 2021 respectively.
The marks of the candidates of 9th and 10th class shall be calculated as follows:-
- a) Candidates who were to appear in composite Secondary School Examinations 2020 and could not be examined for 9th class, their marks shall be doubled in reverse order;
- b) Candidates who have passed 10th class examinations in 2019 and were to appear in failed subjects of 9" class in Examinations 2020, the marks obtained in 10th class shall be awarded in relevant subjects for 9th class; and
- c) Cases of marks improvement in 9th class and additional subjects shall be dealt as per sub-para (a).
The papers of the candidates, who appeared in 10th class Examinations 2020, are being marked and result shall be declared accordingly.
The candidates, who have qualified all subjects in Intermediate (Part-I), shall be awarded same marks in part-II as obtained in Part-I. The candidates, who have qualified Intermediate (Part-I) examinations but failed as a whole in Part-II, 2019, shall be awarded the same marks as obtained in Part-I.
The candidates, who have qualified Intermediate (Part-II) examinations but failed in various subjects in Part-I and were to appear in Examinations 2020 as compartment cases, shall be awarded the same marks as they have obtained in theory of Part-II. Whereas, the marks obtained in practical examinations earlier shall remain the same.
The candidates, who were to appear for improvement in Intermediate (Part-II) Examinations 2020 as a whole, shall be awarded the same marks as they have obtained in theory of Part-I. Whereas, the marks obtained in practical examinations earlier shall remain the same.
The candidates, who were to appear for improvement in various subjects in Examinations 2020, shall be awarded highest marks obtained in relevant subjects in their Intermediate (Part-I) or (Part-II) examinations. Whereas, the marks obtained in practical examinations earlier shall remain the same.
The candidates, who were to appear in Examinations 2020 for improvement in their Intermediate (Part-I), shall be awarded same marks as they have obtained in theory of Part-II examinations, 2019.
The candidates, who were to appear in Intermediate Examinations 2020 to avail their last chance, shall be awarded average marks obtained in passed subjects in the relevant part.
The candidates, who have failed up-to 40% of the subjects of Intermediate (Part-I) and were to appear in Examination 2020 in Part II, shall be awarded average marks obtained in passing subjects for failed subjects and their marks thus obtained in Part-I shall be doubled for Part-II.
The candidates appearing for various subjects of Intermediate (Part-I and Part-II) as compartment case, shall be awarded average marks obtained in passing subjects respectively.
Practical examinations for Intermediate and Secondary Examinations 2020, shall not be conducted and marks for the same shall be awarded to only qualifying candidates, as follows: "
50% marks of the total practical marks shall be granted to all qualifying candidates while remaining 50% marks be awarded proportionate to their theory marks in the relevant subjects."
The candidates of Intermediate, falling in the following categories, shall be offered 'Special COVID-19 Examinations; which shall be held as decided by the Punjab Boards Committee of Chairmen:-
a) Candidates who have applied for composite Intermediate Examinations (Part-I and II);
b) Candidates of Intermediate Examinations 2020 (Part-II) who were absent in one or two subjects in Part-I or got their result of some subjects of Part-I cancelled;
c) Candidates who were to appear in Intermediate Examinations 2020 for various additional subjects; and
d) Candidates who were to appear for 'Shahdat-ul-Sanvia' and 'Shahadat-ul-Khasa' Examinations 2020.
Note: 'Special COVID-19 Examinations' shall be conducted only for Intermediate Examination 2020 (Part-II) subject to para 16.
Additional marks up-to 3% of marks obtained in Intermediate (Part-I) shall be added in the aggregate marks to all the candidates who do not avail the Special COVID-19 Examinations opportunity.
The Boards of Intermediate and Secondary Education shall mention the following statement in the transcript and in the certificate of Intermediate and Secondary Examinations for Part-II (2020) and Part-I (2021):
"the marks awarded are the best prediction of the performance and has been awarded under COVID-19 Examinations Policy, hence considered as valid and fair."
The candidates, who do not accept award of marks on the analogy of previous marks, they have to opt to appear in the 'Special COVID-19 Examinations' under these directions. The candidates shall declare, in writing, their option to appear in 'Special COVID-19 Examinations' to their respective Boards of Intermediate and Secondary Education within the time frame as decided by the Punjab Boards Committee of Chairmen (PBCC). If no such declaration is made, it shall be considered that the candidates have accepted the award of marks on the analogy of previous marks. The candidates, who send their declarations on the Forms available on the website of the respective Boards, shall allowed to sit in the 'Special COVID-19 Examinations' and the fee already paid by them shall be adjusted for the said examinations.
In case of any grievance under these directions, an application, in writing, for redressal of grievance, shall be filed before the Punjab Boards Committee of Chairmen (PBCC) which shall decide the matter within thirty days of the receipt of application and the decision made by the aforementioned Committee shall be final.