Karachi Board Shares Good News Regarding Extra Marks for Students

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Following the orders of Sindh Caretaker Chief Minister Justice (retd) Maqbool Baqar, the Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK) has announced that it will grant up to 15% extra marks to the students of pre-engineering, pre-medical, and general science part I.

This decision comes after a fact-finding committee, formed by the caretaker CM, found that the intermediate part-I students had received unusually low marks this year due to various errors and irregularities in the examination process.

The committee’s report also led to the removal of the BIEK in-charge IT section, who was held responsible for the mistakes. Justice (retd) Maqbool Baqar said that the committee had suggested giving 15 additional marks in Maths, 12 in Physics, Chemistry, and Statistics each, and six in Zoology and Botany each to all the students.

He also said that the committee had advised preparing paper patterns and a marking scheme before the start of the academic year and keeping them unchanged for three years.

The caretaker CM instructed the officials to increase the number of paper inspection centers in Karachi to 10 and to use an optical marks recognition system to check the MCQ papers. He also stressed the need for training the employees, such as head examiners, examiners, and invigilators.

He said that the controller of examinations, all deputy controllers, and the IT manager would be accountable for conducting the examinations in 2023.

According to the results released by BIEK on January 23, only 20% of candidates passed in Arts (regular), 28% in Arts (private), and 37% in Commerce (private) groups.

The previous results showed a pass percentage of 36.51% for pre-medical candidates, 34.79% for pre-engineering candidates, and 38.69% for computer science candidates

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