The class 12th pending board exams have been cancelled by the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) and now, the result will be announced based on the exams which have already been conducted already, as per reports.
Following the decision to cancel the remaining exam by the CBSE, now PSEB has also decided to evaluate students’ performance based on the best three criteria.
Among the exams which have been held, the average of the highest three marks of a student would be calculated and the score will be given accordingly. The formulae had been decided by an expert committee, as per the source.
The evaluation work for the exams which have been conducted before is still going on and the result is expected to be announced by July 15. Once the result is declared, it will be available at official websites, pseb.ac.in and indiaresults.com.
Previously, when the PSEB announced the class 10, 8 and 5, results without holding examinations, it had informed that the mark sheets will have “promoted due to coronavirus” written on them.
The Punjab Board has also changed the passing marks for the current year. Earlier, candidates had to score 33 per cent marks in each subject as well as in practical and theory individually, however, according to the new rule, students have to secure at least 20 per cent marks in practical and theory section and 33 per cent combined in each subject to be considered as pass.
As per The Indian Express earlier reports, the Punjab Board had announced changes in the exam pattern for this year. The Board also said to incorporate multiple choice questions (MCQs) of 10 marks (one mark each) in physics, mathematics, and chemistry for class 12 students. Furthermore, 10 objective-type questions would be added for one mark each. These changes in the exam pattern were done only three months ahead of the board exams.
In 2019, as many as 86.41 per cent students cleared the PSEB class 12 exam. The top rank was jointly secured by Ludhiana’s Sarvjot Singh, Muktsar Sahib’s Aman and Muskaan Kaur from Jalandhar. The toppers scored with 98.89 per cent or 445 marks out of 450 in the Punjab Board class 12 exams 2019.
As the changes have been made this year, the pass percentage is likely to go higher.