The Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (FBISE) has agreed to a new strategy under which dual times exams of the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) will be commenced during one year in May and in September. The new policy will be implemented in 2022. This is because FBISE has decided to provide more chances to students to clear their exams during a year. There are few students who are unable to attempt exams in the new year therefore to provide convenience to such students who may get fail in their annual exams can appear two times to clear their supplementary papers in a year.
According to FBISE “This policy will make FBISE consistent with international practices”
“It is important to have a competency-based exam in Grade 8 to guide students towards education pathways. In these examinations, only key subjects/skills should be tested. FBISE shall split subjects for external exams over two years for Matric. The same will apply to the Intermediate” press release by FBISE
Therefore, FBISE has decided to take board exams for 8th class also with multiple exams subjects combination which may include Biology with Mathematics or Economics, Chemistry with Environmental Studies.