Punjab Government is working on a proposal to conduct matric examination in the province as per O-Level style. Adaptation of O-Level exam system for matric exam question papers is under consideration. Department of education has decided to set up the question paper on the style of O-Level exam. The department is preparing the question paper and in the first phase, Urdu paper in the upcoming matric examination will be set as per O-Level papers.
For the pilot project of setting up the urdu paper, the Government has hired the services of a number of paper setters and they are working to set up urdu paper.
The decision of the Government may cause problems for the students, as students are trained throughout the year as how to attempt the exams. Changes in exam patterns may cause difficulties for the students. Also the study system, syllabus and teaching techniques of O-Levels are totally different from matric system.