FBISE to conduct two annual SSC, HSSC exams from 2022

The Board of Governors (BOG) of the Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (FBISE) has issued a new policy under which two exams of the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) will be conducted in a year. The exams will now be held in May as well as September. It was also decided that the FBISE would conduct annual exams of Class 8 for the first time. The new policy will come into effect from the academic year 2022. According to reports the two annual exams will provide unlimited chances to students who fail in some papers and it will give them a chance to clear them and save their precious marks and time. The BOG also decided to introduce more combinations of subjects like Biology with Mathematics or Economics, Environmental Studies with Chemistry, psychology and so on. The reports also mentioned that mix and match subjects would help in preparing new programmes such as mechatronics and bio-informatics. Board exams for Class 8 will also be introduced; Papers to be set in line with new curriculum from 2022.