For the 2021 session, the Inter-Board Committee of Chairmen (IBCC) has prepared a model for conducting registration and entrance exams, taking into account the prolonged closure of educational institutions due to COVID-19.
The IBCC Steering Committee Meeting on the Orders of Education Minister Dr. Shafqat Mahmood took place yesterday in Islamabad. The meeting was held under the chairmanship of the Chairman of the IBCC, Dr. Shehzad Jiva, and was also attended by other senior officials.
It has been determined that next year’s registration and entrance exams will take place in June instead of May, so that students have enough time to get used to the programme. Examinations have been split into two stages to reduce delays in university admissions. In the first phase, 10th and 12th class exams will be taken, while in the second phase, 9th and 11th class students will appear.
The committee also determined that one and a half hours would be the length of each test and MCQs will be all questions (Multiple Choice Questions). The Committee also agreed against taking practical exams, instead of combining the practical test marks with the written examinations.
A proposal to perform tests of only a few subjects rather than the entire curriculum was raised by some participants, but that proposal was quickly dismissed.
Over the next few days, the final decision is expected to be publicly announced.