Dozens of students have secured 100 percent marks in the results announced by the Board of Intermediate & Secondary Education (BISE) Lahore of the Intermediate Annual Examinations 2021.
The Intermediate & Secondary Education boards have conducted intermediate exams under special circumstances this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, under which candidates had appeared in optional subjects only.
The details further show that marks obtained in optional subjects were reflected in compulsory subjects with 5% additional marks. This led to maximum marks i.e. 1,100 out of 1,100 marks in some cases.
According to the details, reports of such cases from the other eight exam boards in Punjab have also emerged.
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As per the new policy, among those who secured 1,100 out of 1,100 marks also included two students from Danish Schools (roll numbers 531415 and 580695).
Under the promotion policy approved by the provincial cabinet, all candidates who failed in any subject were awarded 33% marks. Therefore the overall pass percentage was over 98%. The rest of the 2% candidates had not appeared in the exams.
A review of the results announced by the BISE Lahore showed that an overall 98.71% of students were declared successful in the exam.
As per the recently-approved promotion policy, no candidate of BISE Lahore was declared to have failed like the rest of the eight boards of Punjab. The remaining almost 2% of candidates who did not appear in the exam were those who could not move into the next class as per promotion policy.
While announcing the results, BISE Lahore Chairman Dr Mirza Habib Ali said that no position holders would be announced as the board had followed the promotion policy.