Punjab boards allow four chances for students to improve grades

The intermediate and secondary education boards in Punjab have changed the improvement of marks policy for students of Punjab.

A meeting of the Punjab Boards Committee of Chairmen (PBCC) has approved the policy that would benefit students if they need to improve their marks by retaking an exam.

In this regard, a notification was also issued by PBCC on March 31, according to which the students will be given four chances to improve their marks or grades.

As per the notification, the following changes were made, “For the purpose of improvement of grade/marks, a candidate will be provided with four examination opportunities in current/prevalent syllabi within a period of three years after having passed the SSC or HSSC Examination, in the same subjects/group in which he/she previously passed the examination subject to the condition that he/she has not attained the higher qualification during this period. However, it will be the choice of a candidate whether he/she appears for improvement of marks in any subject/subjects or part I or II or as a whole with the condition that the candidate can avail these four chances mentioned above till the improvement of the actual result within three years. Once the result of the candidate is improved, he/she will not be allowed to appear again.

Next higher qualification means the completion of HSSC or equivalent for candidates appearing to improve SSC results and it is a competition of Associate Degree in Arts (ADA)/Associate Degree in Sciences (ADS)/ Bachelor of Studies (BS) or equivalent for the candidates appearing to improve HSSC results.

The candidates appearing to improve their overall Grade “E” or “D” are allowed to avail four chances within three years till the achievement of an overall Grade “C” (50% marks).

The candidates appearing for improvement after a gap of two years from the year of the passing of SSC/HSSC will have to provide an affidavit that he/she has not attained the higher qualification.

The Result Sheet and Certificate issued by the Board must reflect the number of attempts a candidate has availed.

Other rules of improvement currently in vogue in all Boards of Punjab will remain the same.

As already notified Dy the POCC, t candidates who had appeared in SSC/HSSC Examination (Annual) 2020 and onward can avail these chances if they have not improved their results previously. The candidates having overall ‘E’ or ‘D’ grades may avail their chances accordingly.

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