Federal Board of Intermediate & Secondary Education Islamabad has issued Notifications on 31-03-2020 in connection with Theory and Practical Exams 2020 FBISE SSC & HSSC within the country and for overseas Federal Board Exam Centers. Details are as under:
Postponed Theory & Practical Exams 2020 FBISE SSC & HSSC in Country
Federal Board Islamabad issued Notification on 31st March 2020 vide letter No. 847. The Notifications says, “Pursuant to the decision of the Government of Pakistan regarding the closure of all educational institutions throughout the country till 31st May 2020, theory and practical papers of Secondary School Certificate (SSC) Annual Examination 2020 and Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) Annual Examination 2020 are hereby postponed till May 31, 2020, in all examination centers of Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, established in Pakistan including Azad Jammu & Kashmir in the backdrop of the pandemic of COVID-19. Revised schedule of the postponed examinations will be communicated in due course of time.”
Updates as on 13-04-2020
According to the Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Islamabad as on 13th April 2020,
SSC and HSSC papers have been postponed (Pak and Abroad) till 31st May and shall be rescheduled in the months of June and July 2020. Our relevant branch is working on the Rescheduled Date Sheets/Roll Number Slips for all Pakistan and for Abroad. Whenever the revised date sheet will be ready, we will notify it on our website and on social media.
Note: The papers of SSC-1 and SSC-2 that you have already given will not be retaken. There is no truth of the 9th class exams Board will give in May 2020.
Clarification on 14-04-2020
FBISE shall conduct SSC & HSSC Annual Examinations 2020 in the months of June and July 2020. Revised date sheets Federal Board of Intermediate & Secondary Educations, Islamabad shall issue in due course of time.
The news on Daily Express regarding earlier conduct of exams is about Punjab Boards. No such proposal is under consideration by the FBISE.
Notification of Updates for Papers 2020 Overseas
On the same date, Federal Board issued Notification for overseas examination centers. The updates are the same as per the within-country exam centers. They too postponed the exams of all types practical and theory till 31-05-2020. This will apply for all the examination centers of FBISE in overseas institutions.
The 2nd Notification says, “It is hereby notified for information and necessary action of all concerned that theory and practical papers of Secondary School Certificate (SSC) Annual Examination 2020 and Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) Annual Examination 2020 the Board hereby announces to postpone till May 31, 2020, in all examination centers of Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, established in Overseas Institutions in the backdrop of the pandemic of COVID-19.”
The FBISE has decided so as all over Pakistan educational institutions, the concerned Governments declared to close. All Federal and Provincial Governments have announced the summer holidays in advance. The Summer Holidays in Punjab Government / Private Schools. they have also announced. In most of the countries of the world educational institutions, the Governments closed. So it is difficult for the FBISE to continue the board theory and practical exams in-country and abroad.
According to reliable sources there are chances the 1st year and 2nd year papers, the board will manage simultaneously. They will prepare the schedule in the morning and evening shifts in June / July 2020.