Punjab Board Exam 2020: PSEB changes Pass Criteria for 5th, 8th 10th Class students

Punjab Board Exam Passing Criteria Changed: As per media reports, Punjab Board has revised the passing criteria for students appearing for Punjab Board Exam 2020. The report says that the Punjab School Examination Board (PSEB) has decided to tweak the formula required to clear the Punjab Board Exam 2020 for Class 10, 8 and 5 students. Media reports have said that the news about changes in the Punjab Board Exam Passing Criteria was confirmed by PSEB secretary Mohammad Tayyab. The news also claims that the new passing criteria will be applicable for students starting from the on-going academic session that ends in March this year.

Revised Passing Criteria for Punjab Board

PSEB conducts centralized board exams for 10th, 8th and 5th Class students based in Punjab state. The exam is held every year at the end of academic year. Starting from 2019 onwards, students will have to clear the revised passing criteria prescribed by the Punjab Board to qualify the examination. The new passing criteria requires students to score a total of minimum 33 per cent marks in a particular subject including written, practical examination and in the continuous and comprehensive evaluation (CCE) system.

Providing more details about the revised passing criteria, the Punjab Board Secretary also added that apart from 33 per cent marks in total, students will also have to secure a minimum of 20 per cent marks in each of the written and practical examination of the concerned subject. While announcing the changes, Punjab Board also announced that the changes have been incorporated in line with the recommendations of the CBSE Board.

Practical Exam for English Language

Among the several new initiatives launched by PSEB, a unique one involves holding practical exams for English language for classes 8 and 10 and senior secondary classes. The practical exam for English language is being held as an attempt to improve English writing and speaking skills of the students. The practical exam for Class 10th and 8th student for English subject would comprise of total 10 questions, of which 6 Questions will be related to listening skills while 4 questions will be based on speaking skills.

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