Examination / Promotion Policy

  1. General

    Examinations are a measure to ascertain whether the students have achieved the acceptable standard prescribed for a class or not. The new policy aims at making the system of exams / tests more rational by reducing the number of tests to two quarterly tests from previously four monthly tests to save more time for teaching, and rationalizing the weightage given to various Tests / Exams.

    There will be two examinations during an academic year i.e. Mid Term Exam and Final Term (Annual) Exam according to the schedule (time table) issued for the students in advance. There will be two Quarterly Tests in an academic year, – one before the Mid Term Exams and the other after the Mid Term Exams.
  2. Examination Board

    The composition of the Examination Board will be as follows:
    a. Vice Principal (President)
    b. Headmaster – Lower Secondary Section (Member)
    c. Headmaster – Junior Section (MS) (Member)
    d. Headmistress –Junior Section (AN) (Member)
    e. Coordinator – O’ Level Section (Member)
  3. Syllabus & Weightage for Quarterly Tests, Mid Term and Final Term (Annual) Examinations

    a. First Quarterly Test – The paper will be set for the First Quarterly Test from the syllabus covered up to first quarter – the first three months of the Mid Term. The paper of Quarterly test will consist of 40 marks which will be reduced to 10% weightage and will be added to the marks obtained in the Mid Term Exam. Two consecutive periods will be set apart for each quarterly test for each subject.

    b. Mid Term Exams – The paper will be set from the syllabus covered from the start to the Mid Term (1st + 2nd quarter). The paper in each subject will consist of 100 marks which will be reduced to 90% for the sake of grading in the Mid Term exam.

    c. Second Quarterly Test – The paper will be set for the Second Quarterly Test from the syllabus covered during the third quarter – the first three months of the 2nd half of the Term. It will consist of 40 marks and will be reduced to 10% weightage for the sake of grading and added to the marks obtained in Final Term Exam.

    d. Final Term (Annual) Exam – The paper will be set for Final Term (Annual) Exam as under:
       80 marks for syllabus covered from Mid Term to Final Term Exam (3rd & 4th quarter). 20 marks for syllabus covered upto Mid Term Exam (First two quarters). The marks obtained in each subject will be reduced to 80% for the sake of final grading.

    e. The final grading / marks, after the Final Term (Annual) examination, will be worked  out according to the formula / weightage as under:
       2nd Quarterly Test – 10%

    • Mid Term Exam (It includes cumulative marks (weightage-wise) obtained in 1st quarterly and Mid Term) – 10%
    • Final Term (Annual) Exam                                                         –           80%
  4. Subjects:
    a. Major / Compulsory Subjects:

    Following subjects are treated as Major / Compulsory Subjects for Primary, Secondary & O’ Level respectively.

    Primary Level

    (Classes I – V)

    Secondary Level

    (Classes VI – VIII)

    O’ Level Section

    (Classes VI – VIII)

    a. English
    b. Mathematics
    c. Science
    d. Urdu
    a. English
    b. Mathematics
    c. Science
    d. Urdu
    a. English
    b. Mathematics
    c. Science
    d. Urdu

    b. Minor Subjects:

    Following subjects are treated as Minor Subjects for – Primary, Secondary &
    O’ Level respectively.

    Primary Level

    (Classes I – V)

    Secondary Level

    (Classes VI – VIII)

    O’ Level Section

    (Classes VI – VIII)

    a. Islamiyat
    b. Naazra Qur’an
    c. Computer
    d. Sindhi
    e. Social Studies
    f. Arts / Drawings

    (to be graded)

    a. Islamiyat
    b. Naazra Qur’an(up to class VII)
    c. Computer
    d. Sindhi
    e. Social Studies
    a. Islamiyat
    b. Naazra Qur’an(up to class VII)
    c. Computer
    d. Geography
    e. History
  5. Allocation of Marks:

    a. Allocation of marks for various (Major / Minor) subjects will be as follows:

    Mid Term
    First Quarterly Test—40 Marks (will be reduced to 10% weightage)
    Mid Term Exam—100 Marks (will be reduced to 90% weightage)

    Note:
    For the sake of calculation of percentage in Final Term Exam the total percentage of 1st Quarterly + Mid Term Exam will be reduced to 10% weightage.

    Final Term
    Second Quarterly Test—40 Marks (will be reduced to 10% weightage)
    Mid Term Exam—10% weightage
    Final Term Exam—100 Marks (will be reduced to 80% weightage)

    b. The allocation of marks for the subjects taught in Classes IX & X and Class O-2 & O-3 is same as set by the Board of Secondary Education, Karachi and Cambridge International Examination system respectively.
  6. Promotion Policy

    Promotion policy for Class-I to VIII is as follows:

    a. The minimum passing marks secured in each subject are 40% for Class I – VIII.

    b. 03 grace marks may be allowed only in one subject (either major / minor) on the discretion of the examination board. Such cases will not be deprived of rank in the class.

    c. A student failing in one major subject will be considered passed provided he secures minimum 25% marks in that subject. This will be determined after having added the marks of Second Quarterly Test & Mid Term Exam. (according to the formula / weightage given at para 3-e)

    d. A student failing in two minor subjects is treated as passed if he / she has obtained minimum 25% marks after having added the marks secured in Second Quarterly Test & Mid Term Exam (according to the formula / weightage given at para 3-e).

    e. Passing in all tests & exams i.e. Two Quarterly Tests, Mid Term Exam & Final Term Exam is mandatory for securing rank in the class.

    f. All those declared unsuccessful are not given grades & ranks in their Progress Report Books. All such students will be marked in Grade ‘U’ and will be detained irrespective of their total aggregate of marks.

    g. For Class VIII.  Students failing in any subject, irrespective of its being major or minor, will be declared ‘Detained’ and he/she will not be promoted.

    h. Belated tests / exams are not allowed, except on extreme compassionate grounds determined by the President of the Examination Board. Such cases, if any, will not be awarded rank.

    j. Any student failing twice in the same class will not be retained in the school.

    k. For O’ Levels only. In case of belated test 10% marks will be deducted from the marks secured in the subjects in which the student appears belatedly.
  7. Progress Report Book

    a. All marks, ranks etc will be recorded in the Progress Report Book.
    b. The Progress Report Book is completed by the Class Teachers and endorsed by the Section Heads. The same duly signed by the parents is kept in the safe custody by the respective Class Teachers.
    c. Results of all tests / exams duly recorded in Marks Register. Mid Term and Final Term will be sent to the Principal for his perusal & signatures.
  8. Miscellaneous

    a. Dictation – 10 marks can be allotted out of the total marks for Mid Term / Final Term Exams for dictation for the subjects of English & Urdu only.
    b. Arts / Drawings – Paper will not be marked. It will be graded only.
    c. Rechecking / Scrutinizing of Answer Script – Scrutinizers will be appointed for each paper in order to ensure correction of the marks allotted to a student. Scrutinizers’ names will be mentioned for each class in the Exam Schedule (Time Table) issued before any exam. Scrutinizers will sign all answer scripts and marks sheets before the declaration of results for Mid Term & Final Term Exams.