Examinations for classes 10 and 12 will begin from July 5 and 26 respectively in Sindh, Education Minister Saeed Ghani said on Thursday.
According to a notification shared by the provincial education minister on his official Twitter handle, the exams of class 11 will be held after class 12.
The minister also said the exams will be conducted from 60 per cent reduced syllabus consisting of only elective subjects.
صوبہ سندھ میں دسویں جماعت کے امتحانات 5 جولائی اور بارہویں جماعت کے امتحانات 26 جولائی سے ہوں گے۔ امتحانی پرچے %60 condensed syllabus سے صرف elective مضامین کے ہوں گے۔ پرچے دو گھنٹے کے ہوں گے جن میں— Senator Saeed Ghani (@SaeedGhani1) June 10, 2021
short question 30%
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The duration of a paper will be two hours and 50 per cent of the paper will be based on objective-type questions, 30 per cent short questions and 20% long questions, Ghani said.
Moreover, the practical exams will not be held this year.
Earlier this month, the federal government in consultation with all provinces had announced to scale down the exams to only elective subjects for students of secondary and higher secondary classes, which would begin after July 10 across the country.
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Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mehmood told a press conference after chairing an Inter-Provincial Education Ministers Conference (IPEMC) at the Higher Education Commission that the syllabus of matriculation and intermediate level had been reduced in order to facilitate the students.
The government is firm to hold exams this year, after a giving a move over to the students last year because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The exams are being held this year amid a declining number of fresh cases, as the country successfully battled the third wave of Covid-19.
Education boards in the provinces hold exams for classes IX to XII – Matric and Intermediate. The curricula are divided into two parts – compulsory subjects, such as Urdu and English languages besides Islamiat and Pakistan Studies, etc, and the elective subjects relating to arts or sciences, etc.