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BISE Lahore Class 9 exam results, Girls outshine boys

Girls outshine boys in 9th Class exam
Lahore, Aug 26, 2008: Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Lahore on Monday announced the result of Secondary School Certificate (9th Class) Annual Examination 2008.

A total of 1,93,686 candidates applied for the examination and 189,392 appeared. Of this total only 73,034 were declared successful. The pass percentage remained 38.56, says the gazette preamble.

In the Science Group, a total of 92,832 candidates had appeared in the examination. Of these 50,463 passed, showing 54.36 pass percentage, while 96,560 candidates appeared in the General Group and only 22,571 were declared successful with 23.38 pass percentage.

Gender-wise analysis of the result showed that in Science Group, 57,635 regular boys and 35,148 girls students appeared in the examination out of whom 26,741 (46.40 percent) and 23,710 (67.46 percent) passed respectively. In the same group, 33 private boys and 16 girls candidates appeared in the examination out of which seven (21.21 percent) and five (31.25 percent) passed.

In General Group, 27,140 regular boys and 34,072 girls students appeared in the examination. Of these only 2,913 (10.73 percent) and 12,132 (35.61 percent) passed. In the same group, 14,237 private boys and 21,111 girls candidates appeared in the examination out of whom 1,750 (12.29 percent) and 5,776 (27.36 percent) passed.

The result of a candidate will be determined on the basis of total marks in subject of Classes 9th and 10th examinations.

If a candidate obtains less than 33 percent marks in any of the subject/s in the 9th class examination, he/she will be allowed to re-appear in those subject/s along with his/her 10th Class Examination, if he/she desires so, otherwise his/her result will be compiled on the basis of marks obtained by him/her in a subject/s in 9th and 10th classes examinations. The 9th and 10th class examinations will be considered one examination. The candidate will have to appear in all subjects in the examination centre and in case of absence due to illness or other inability from the examination centre, he/she will be considered absent from the exam and no extra chance will be given to him/her. Gender-wise analysis of Secondary School Certificate (9th Class) Annual Exam 2008 shows that girls have outshone boys. Among regular candidates, girls and boys in science group got 67.46 and 46.40 percent success respectively. Regular girls and boys in general group got 35.61 and 10.73 percent success. The Nation

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Resolution in Punjab PA to end entrance tests
Lahore: A Resolution on Monday was submitted in the Punjab Assembly Secretariat on behalf of MPA Zobia Rubab Malik in which she has demanded the exemption for the position holder students from entry test for higher studies. The resolution demands that brilliant students who secured top positions in exams should not be required to take entry tests as the process was an insult to the top position holders. In her resolution, Zobia said these entry tests hanged like a sword on the heads of the brilliant students and instead of rejoicing the positions they secured in exams, they face the hurdle of entry tests. She demanded that these entry tests should be abolished without any delay. The Punjab Assembly Speaker has accepted the resolution which will be bought up before the next session of the assembly. The News

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2007 CSS candidates' training to start in 2009
Lahore: The candidates who passed the Central Superior Services (CSS) examination of 2007 are expected to start training at the Civil Services Academy (CSA) in February 2009, after a wait of 23 months the longest break between the CSS exams and the training in the history of the country's civil services, CSA sources said on Monday.

According to government records, the Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC) on April 23, 2008, issued the final assignation list of those who had passed the CSS exams held in March 2007. In the list, 189 candidates had been appointed to various departments and their batch (36th Common) was to train at the CSA.

OMG training: CSA sources said that the training of 35th Common would end in October after which the 36th Common was expected to start training in November. However, they said that after the training of the 35th Common, the CSA would conduct a three-month course for a group of officials of the Office Management Group (OMG) from November 4. The 36th Common would start their training after the OMG training had been completed.

They said that the previous record of the longest delay was of 20 months, before the training of 32nd Common. The written exam was held in December 2001, the allocations were announced in September 2002 and the training started on August 23, 2003.

The candidates of 36th Common had been perturbed by the prolonged delay. They have urged the government to start their training in November.

No job: Some members of the group said that the authorities had yet to notify them about the schedule of their training. They said that they were facing financial problems because they had been required to quit their jobs before they confirmed their availability for the training programme. One of them said that after being dejected he had applied for a job at a cellular company, but was offered a low-profile job that did not pay well.

The government starts to pay CSA trainees two months after their training starts. The candidates said that the CSA should exclusively train CSS candidates. They said that they felt insecure because of the current political instability in the country and because they had not yet received any letter of confirmation from the government.

A CSA official said that the rules did not make it mandatory to announce the schedule of CSS training after the announcement of the candidates' allocation. Daily Times

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