How is the new grading system different from the old grading system?
Shahzad Gul2023-02-28T06:01:52+00:00The new grading system is a 10-point grading system (A++, A+, A, B++, B+, B, C, D, E, U) whereas the previous system was based on a 7-point grading system (A-1, A, B, C, D, E, F).
Why was the new grading system introduced?
Shahzad Gul2023-02-28T06:00:30+00:00The new grading system was introduced by the IBCC. It is to control the marks inflation in the country and curb the race among students, parents and institutions for obtaining maximum marks.
How will the new grading system impact admissions process and the qualifications required for entry into college/university courses?
Shahzad Gul2023-02-28T05:56:23+00:00The qualifications are not affected by this change in the grading policy as the scheme of studies is the same. Moreover, as a university you would have to formulate admission policy around the GPA and CGPA that will be awarded based on grade point assigned to each grade.
Will there be any disadvantage for students when applying to universities with the new grading system?
Do universities need to consider old grading system or new grading system during the admissions?
Shahzad Gul2023-02-28T05:55:00+00:00From 2023-2024 (in the next two academic years, university may refer to CGPA or grades provided by the examination boards, or they may continue using raw scores for the admission purpose. However, starting from 2025, all colleges and universities will refer to CGPA only for admissions as raw marks will not be shown in the marksheet.
Is the HEC informed about the policy?
Shahzad Gul2023-02-28T05:54:21+00:00Yes. The policy has been communicated with HEC, PEC and PMDC.
Should all schools change their grading criteria?
Shahzad Gul2023-02-28T05:53:45+00:00The IBCC encourages all schools to revisit their grading criteria and align it with the new grading policy so that students and teachers become familiar and adjust to the new grading system.
Will there be any change in design/format of the SSC/ HSSC certificate too?
Shahzad Gul2023-02-28T05:52:33+00:00Yes. Your respective board will communicate the changes accordingly.
Will there be any adjustments made to the curriculum to align with the new grading system?
Shahzad Gul2023-02-28T05:51:43+00:00No. The curriculum shall remain the same.
Is the policy applicable if a student appearing for Grade X/XII in 2023 also appears for improvement (or was absent) in any subject of Grade IX/XI in 2022?
Shahzad Gul2023-02-28T05:50:31+00:00No. In this case, the old grading system will be applied.