Inter Board Committee of Chairmen IBBC has decided not to deduct 15% marks during the equivalency of O Level and A-Level students. The decision is taken as the Cambridge announced to cancel the June series exams and announced an internal assessment policy. The decision will be applicable not only to Cambridge students but also for International Baccalaureate (IB), and the American System of Education and others.
The decision will be applicable only for the students of the current academic session for granting equivalence to June 2020 results only. A three-year record of academic performance of the students will be sought from the concerned examination bodies to maintain transparency.
The decision was taken in a recent meeting of IBCC's steering committee. The meeting was held to formalize a policy to assist the Pakistani Students enrolled with international examination systems who canceled their May/June exams 2020 due to coronavirus pandemic.
appeared in the examinations of country-specific compulsory subjects – including Islamic Studies, Pakistan Studies, and Urdu – will be given minimum passing marks so.
It is pertinent to mention here 10% to 15% marks are deducted from the total obtained marks of the students at the time of equivalence. However, since the June 2020 examination results will be based on internal assessments, marks will not be deducted from the equivalence of Cambridge students.
It is also decided to give minimum passing marks to all the students who have registered with local boards for appearing in Islamic Studies, Urdu and Pakistan Studies. A large number of Cambridge and other foreign boards registered students appear in the exams of these subjects from local boards, in order to meet the basic requirement of IBCC equivalency in particular cases. All such students will also be passed.