The Inter Boards Coordination Commission (IBCC) has introduced the grade system across the country. Grade system has been introduced under IBCC in matriculation and inter examinations. In 2024, students of class 9 and 11 will be given grades instead of marks.
IBCC 9 & 11 Class New Grade System 2024
There is a grade system around the world, to take children out of the numbers race and give them a good education. An alternative grading system to the numbers system will be more beneficial for the students. The 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).
The 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. The 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.
IBCC SSC & HSSC Class New Grade System 2024
From 2024-2024 (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.
The 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. All examination boards (private and public) of Pakistan are required to implement the new grading system as per the resolution of IBCC Forum, except foreign examination boards operating in Pakistan.
Ibcc grade system in Pakistan
The new grading system is designed to ensure that grades accurately reflect students’ learning and achievement. With the new grading system, if you score within the range of 70% to 74% or 75% to 79%, 80% to 85%, then you receive B, B+ or B++. To achieve A, A+ and A++, you need to focus on meeting the specific descriptors (i.e., remarkable, outstanding, and exceptional) for those grades, rather than comparing yourself to the old grading system. For example, if you score 72%, under the new grading policy, you will receive a B, which is described as Good.
The new grading system is designed to be fairer and more transparent, and to ensure that grades accurately reflect students’ learning and achievement. It may mean that the way your grade is calculated, or the criteria used to assign grades may change, but ultimately the goal is to provide a more accurate assessment of performance in the course.
Grading system in Pakistan 2024
The Grading system in Pakistan 2024 has been introduced by the IBCC to minimize the culture of competition among students and to safeguard the students from psychological pressure of society to obtain maximum marks. It is a better reflection of the student achievement being a 10-point grading scheme.
Ibcc grade system 2024
Shift from 7-point alphabetical grading (A-1, A, B, C, D, E, F) system to 10-points grading system e.g., A++. A+, A, B++, B+, B, C, D, E, U. The passing marks will be 40% instead of 33% Reporting only alphabetical grades and grade points: instead of reporting absolute scores and grades, only alphabetical grades represented with the Grade Points will be reported. The grade points will help to calculate Grade Point Average (GPA) and Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA).