Frequently Asked Questions FAQs: Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Islamabad Pakistan (Matric FSc FA Secondary School Certificate SSC-I and SSC-II, Higher Secondary School Certificate HSSC-I and HSSC-II Examinations Result syllabus model paper)

Published on October 27, 2009 at 6:20 pm

Frequently Asked Questions FAQs: Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Islamabad Pakistan (Matric FSc FA Secondary School Certificate SSC-I and SSC-II, Higher Secondary School Certificate HSSC-I and HSSC-II Examinations Result syllabus model paper)

  • EXAMINATION HALL
    Candidate: Can I use FOUNTAIN PEN in the Examination?
    FBISE: Yes, but only, with BLACK ink.
    Candidate: Can I write my name on the answer script?
    FBISE: No. Disclosure of identity in the answer book by writing name or any thing else shall be treated as use of unfair means.
    Candidate: I forgot to sign on attendance sheet. Please guide me.
    FBISE: Please send an application to Controller of Examinations.
    Candidate: I forgot to write my Roll Number on Answer script in the Physics paper. Please tell me course of action at this stage.
    FBISE: Please send an application to Controller of Examinations.
  • CHANGE OF ELECTIVE SUBJECT/GROUP OF SUBJECT/CATEGORY.(SSC-Level)
    Candidate: I appeared in SSC (composite) Annual Examination and failed in two Science subjects. Can I change my group at this stage?
    FBISE: No you can’t.
    Candidate: I have submitted examination form as a private candidate. Can I change elective subject now?
    FBISE: The private candidate (s) is allowed to change the group/ elective subject (s) at least up to one month before the commencement of examination with prior permission of the Controller of Examination. The change will be allowed for a particular Examination.
    Institute: The admission form of Mr. Aslam was erroneously attested/forwarded in regular capacity. Since he is a private candidate, therefore, category may be changed accordingly.
    FBISE: Change of category from Regular to Private is allowed provided that the student has not attended (for studies) any affiliated institution for one academic year
  • CHANGE OF POSTAL ADDRESS
    Candidate: I am regular student and appeared in SSC (Composite) Annual Examination, from Abu Dhabi. But due to certain domestic reasons, my family is shifting to Pakistan. Is it possible that my mark sheet/original certificate be dispatched to my new address at Pakistan?
    FBISE: Yes. Please send an application along with photocopy of your passport to Controller of Examinations for the purpose.
  • CHANGE OF EXAMINATION CENTRE
    Father: My son is student of PAF College, Islamabad and the institution had sent his admission form for the SSC (Composite) Annual Examination. Now I have been transferred to Karachi. Is it possible that my son be allowed to appear from Karachi?
    FBISE: Yes, subject to following requirements;

    1. An application duly recommended by the Head of Institution, who attested the admission form.
    2. Two photographs of the candidate duly attested by the Head of Institution, who has attested the examination form.
    3. Certified true copy of transfer order (in case of employee)
    4. Prescribed fee for the change of examination center in shape of Bank draft in favour of Controller of Exams. FBISE, Islamabad.
    Candidate: I am living with my uncle, who is my guardian, in Sharjah. I have already sent my admission form for SSC Annual Exams. Now we are shifting to our native place Dina in Pakistan, in some days. Can I appear from Dina?
    FBISE: We do not have any affiliated institution/Examination center at Dina. However, you may appear at any nearest city Subject to fulfillment of following requirements;

    1. An application duly recommended by the Head of Institution, who attested the admission form.
    2. Two photographs of the candidate duly attested by the Head of Institution, who has attested the examination form.
    3. Certified true copy of passport
    4. Prescribed fee for the change of examination center in shape of Bank draft in favour of Controller of Exams. FBISE, Islamabad.
    Father: When I should apply for change of examination centre of my son?
    FBISE: An application for change of examination center is entertained up to 30 days before the commencement of the examination.
  • MIGRATION
    Candidate: I have passed my matriculation from Bahria College, Islamabad. My father has been transferred to Karachi. I have to apply for admission in F. SC in PAF Intermediate College, Masroor, Karachi. Do I require a migration certificate?
    FBISE: The migration certificate shall not be required if transfered from one institution to any other affiliated institution of Federal Board. However, Board may be informed of such transfer.
  • SUPPLEMENTARY EXAMINATION
    Candidate: I submitted admission form as a regular candidate for SSC (Composite) Annual Examination and received my Roll Number slip but could not appear in the examination. Can I appear in Supplementary examination?
    FBISE: Yes. You can appear in Supplementary Examination. as an Ex-candidate.
  • IMPROVEMENT OF GRADE/MARKS.
    Candidate: Can I improve my Grade/Marks in the Supplementary examination?
    FBISE: Yes, if otherwise eligible, you have one chance to improve within one years of passing the said examination.
    Candidate: I passed my HSSC Annual Examinations in 1997. Now I want to improve my Grade/Marks. How can I?
    FBISE: Regretted, a candidate can improve his marks/grade within a period of one years after passing the said examination.
    Candidate: I submitted the admission form for improvement but could not appear in the examination? Can I get an other chance for the purpose?
    FBISE: Yes, you can appear in next examination, if otherwise eligible.
    Candidate: I passed SSC examination, but I am not satisfied with the marks of Math. Can I submit form for improvement of Math paper, only?
    FBISE: Improvement in individual subject or paper is allowed.
    Candidate: I could not improve my marks. Will my previous result be intact?
    FBISE: Your previous result shall be intact.
    Candidate: I appeared in SSC Part-I Annual Examination and cleared all the papers, but I am not satisfied with the result and want to repeat all the papers of SSC Part-I. Can I?
    FBISE: Yes you can re-appear in Part-I along with Part-II examination. However, your previous Part-I result shall stand cancelled, and you will not be allowed to improve SSC Part-I later on.
  • RECHECKING OF ANSWER SCRIPT
    Candidate: How much time the whole process takes?
    FBISE: It may take 1-2 months time.
    Candidate: Can I see my answer scripts?
    FBISE: No. The candidate or any body on his behalf has no right to see or examine the answer books for any purpose.
    Candidate: My result was announced two months back. Can I request for re-checking now?
    FBISE: An application for rechecking is entertained up to 30 days from the date of announcement of result.
    Candidate: Does re-checking mean reassessment?
    FBISE: The answer book of a candidate cannot be reassessed or revalued under any circumstances.
    Candidate: In case my marks decrease, would my previous result be intact and can I retain the mark sheet?
    FBISE: If marks of candidate are decreased due to any discrepancy by virtue of re-checking, it shall be recorded accordingly and revised mark sheet will be issued after the previous one is surrendered. Mark sheet needed by the Board for correction can not be retained. The Board can take action against defaulter under Board’s rules.
  • REFUND OF EXAMINATION FEE
    Candidate: I have deposited the required fee, however, could not submit the admission form for the examination. Shall Board refund the same?
    FBISE: The Board will refund the same after deducting 10% of the fee on account of service charges. However, it will be refunded after declaration of the result of relevant examination.
  • GENERAL
    Candidate: What does it mean by “Academic year”?
    FBISE: It means the total period during which instructions are imparted by the institution and fee thereof is charged.
    Candidate: What does it mean by “private candidate”?
    FBISE: It means a candidate not on the roll of an affiliated institution for atleast one year before appearing in any examination.
    Candidate: What does it mean by “Ex-candidate”?
    FBISE: It means a regular student after having appeared in SSC-II/ HSSC-II examination and declared fail. However, regular students after having appeared in HSSC-I examination (other than science group whose status is changed from regular to private shall also be considered as ex-student, till completion of chances.
    Candidate: I have passed the examination, however, need two (2) marks for “B” grade. Can Board give me a favour by giving grace marks?
    FBISE: No grace marks are allowed for earning higher grade or improvement.
    Candidate: I want to use Urdu medium while solving the paper. Please guide.
    FBISE: Question papers in all the subjects are provided in both the mediums i-e English and Urdu, a candidate may opt for any medium.
    Father: My daughter studied 9th class in the Arts subjects from ———- . But now I have been transferred to ———– , at contact the institution affiliated with Federal Board informed that Science subjects are being taught in their institution. Please guide, can she change her group at this stage?
    FBISE: The student may take Admission in available provincial institution.
    Candidate: I could not appear in last chance. Is there any provision to avail a missed chance?
    FBISE: No.
    Candidate: From where I got Model Papers, Test Items, Syllabus and Scheme of Studies?
    FBISE: Model Papers, Syllabus and Scheme of Studies is given on our website in Syllabus Link. You may purchase these booklets from Board’s main office.
  • QUALIFYING THE EXAMINATIONS.
    Candidate: Do I require to pass both practical and theory of a subject separately?
    FBISE: Where a subject involves practical i-e Physics, Chemistry etc, it is necessary for a candidate to pass theory and practical separately.
    Candidate: What are minimum qualifying marks in a paper?
    FBISE: A candidate is required to obtain at least 33% marks just to pass a paper (theory) or practical.
    Candidate: I failed in practical of Biology. But secured 70 marks in theory. Can my marks be combined to consider passing marks?
    FBISE: If a candidate fails either in the theory or practical of a paper, the marks obtained by him in theory and practical are not combined for aggregate purpose.
  • ADDITIONAL SUBJECTS
    Candidate: I have passed the SSC Annual Examination. Can I appear for additional subject in supplementary examination?
    FBISE: No. A candidate can appear in additional subject after one year of passing (SSC/HSSC examination) in any additional subject(s) within two years of passing the said examination.
    Candidate: I have failed in one additional subject. Can I appear in next examination?
    FBISE: Regretted, neither second attempt nor grace marks are given to a candidate appearing in additional subject(s).
  • CONSTITUTION OF EXAMINATION CENTRE.
    Institution: How much students/candidates are required for the establishment of an examination centre?
    FBISE: Minimum number of candidates for constituting an examination center is prescribed as 50 boys , 25 girls at SSC and HSSC level likely to appear at that center for the examination.
    Institution: What does it mean by “special examination center”?
    FBISE: Special examination center is constituted on payment of prescribed fee in case the number of candidates of an institution is less than the minimum number required to appear from a center i-e 50 boys 25 girls.
    Institution: What is the fee for the constitution of special examination center?
    FBISE: The limitations and rate of fee to be charged (within Pakistan) is given here under:
    No. of Candidates Fee to be charged
    Boys Girls
    31-50 16-25 Rs. 20,000/-
    21-30 11-15 Rs. 25,000/-
    Below 20 Below 10 Rs. 30,000/-
    Institution: My son has submitted the admission form for SSC Annual Examination. But now he along with other family members is going with me to Canada. Can Board establish examination center in Canada in order to save precious year of a student?
    Father: Regretted. Examination center cannot be established at the place where affiliated institution with Board does not exist.
  • ELIGIBILITY & REAPPEARANCE IN THE SECONDARY/HIGHER SECONDARY CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION.
    Candidate: I have failed in two papers (Class XI). When should I appear for them?
    FBISE: A candidate who fails in paper(s) of part-I (Class-XI) may appear in un cleared papers of Part-I along with Part-II.
    Father: How much attempts would be given to qualify the examination to my son who is blind?
    FBISE: A blind candidate can qualify the examination without any restriction of the number of examination attempts, however, a medical certificate from eye specialist or civil surgeon of any government hospital would be required.
  • SCHEME OF STUDIES (SSC-LEVEL)
    Candidate: I am a non-Muslim. can I offer Islamiyat?
    FBISE: You are given a free option, either to offer Islamiyat or Ethics (a course in Universal Morality).
  • REGISTRATION.
    Candidate: Do I need fresh registration for HSSC Examination?
    FBISE: Yes.
  • AMANUANSIS
    Candidate: I am suffering from………… Hence, I am, a slow writer. Can Board allow me a helper (amanuensis)?
    FBISE: The amanuensis is being allowed, if requested, in case: -

    1. A candidate is blind.
    2. A candidate who is permanently or temporarily disable to write with his own hand.
    Candidate: Does the Board allow extra time to the disabled candidates?
    FBISE: Yes. Board gives 45 minutes extra time to such candidate(s) in a paper.
  • Contact us .
    Candidate: Where can I get some help after office hours?
    FBISE: FBISE Telephone Exchagen is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Just call at any number of FBISE exchange by dialing (92) 51 9250666-69, 9257756-60, 9250688, 9250690, 9250695 & 9250698-99

Note: Information provided here are for general knowledge purpose only. There is no guarantee of accuracy. For up-to-date and accurate information please visit relevant official web sites.

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