Karachi first year commerce results 2012
BIEK announced HSC commerce results
Karachi, Dec 28: The Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK) has
announced the result of Higher Secondary Certificate Part-I Class XI
Annual Examinations 2012 Commerce Group regular and private on
Wednesday. As per statistics, a total of 33,894 candidates, including
19,163 male and 14,731 female regular, were registered of which 33,460,
including 18,911 male and 14,549 female, appeared in the examination.
The pass percentage of male candidates in six papers is 44.22 and female
candidates 51.90 percent, whereas, result of 46 candidates has been
withheld. As per details, 8,343 male and 7,549 female candidates passed
seven papers, 3,662 male and 2,585 female passed six papers, 2,242 male
and 1,569 female candidates passed five papers, 1,752 male and 1,094
female passed four papers, 1,213 male and 782 female passed three
papers, 857 male and 571 female passed two papers and 562 male and 318
female passed only one paper. Private students registered for
examination were 9,446 including 6,613 male and 2,833 female of which
9,043, including 6,293 male and 2,750, appeared in the examination.
Twenty male candidates result has been withheld.
According to statistics
of result, 913 male and 666 female candidates passed seven papers,
1,178 male and 477 female passed six papers, 1,248 male and 402 female
candidates passed five papers, 1,006 male and 392 female candidates
passed four papers, 782 male and 342 female candidates passed three
papers, 573 male and 208 female candidates passed two papers and 358
male and 186 female candidates passed only one paper. Daily times
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Fuuast extends date for filing admission forms
Karachi: The Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science
and Technology (Fuuast) has extended the last date for submission of
admission forms till Jan 3.
According to the university registrar, the forms for admission to
arts, law, business administration, commerce and economics departments
can be obtained from bank branches at the Abdul Haq campus, while
admission forms for science, computer science, geology, chemistry,
biochemistry, microbiology and pharmacy are available at the
Gulshan-i-Iqbal campus. ppi
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Students preferring commerce to science
Karachi: According to statistics acquired from the
Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK), the number of students
going in for commerce subjects has grown to almost three times more than
those taking pre-medical and almost double to those taking
"The past 10 years has seen a shift in students' preferences as far
as the choice of subjects is concerned. Earlier, where there were more
students getting into pre-medical and pre-engineering, they are now more
inclined towards commerce subjects," BIEK chairman Anwar Ahmed Zai told
"Currently, we have 92,000 students in the commerce group and 36,000,
including 4,000 doing medical technology, in pre-medical while 51,000
are studying pre-engineering," he said.
"Actually, the biggest shift in the trend from science to commerce
subjects was witnessed over the past four years. The reason for this may
be that after taking pre-medical, the students only have one direction
to go, besides doing BSc, as they cannot apply for engineering colleges
or universities after studying pre-medical subjects.
"For pre-engineering it is still better as they have mathematics
there due to which they can still make a switch and go for BCom or BBA
if they cannot get admission to an engineering institution," he added.
"As for taking commerce, there is more influx there as it opens the way
for more lines such as banking, accountancy, business, management, etc,"
Reflecting on the issue, the industrialist, educationist and former
dean and director of the Institute of Business Administration, Mr
Danishmand, also agreed that the trend was more towards business
"Earlier, it was seen that more male students were going in for
pre-medical and pre-engineering disciplines, but after gaining a
majority in medical institutions, girls have also turned towards
engineering. You only saw one or two females doing engineering earlier,
but today their numbers have increased in that field.
"The thing about girls is that they do better in entrance tests to
bag most seats in medical and engineering institutions. So they do far
better than boys merit-wise," he pointed out.
"There are also merit requirements to get admissions to medical and
engineering institutions. The IBA wants 60 per cent and above marks to
consider a candidate for an admission, but there are many other business
schools out there with far less percentage requirements and standards
which are far lower than the best schools. In Pakistan, there are
approximately 100 business schools and with the cream going into the
best of them the others can settle for far less, even 45 per cent, so
the commerce students know that they will be absorbed somewhere," he
"It is not so easy for medical and engineering institutions to drop
their standards in favour of taking in students because there is always
the medical and the engineering councils to check on such things.
Therefore, commerce students have more chances," he said.
"But then your fate can take you anywhere like a former head of a bank here who had done Tripos in nuclear physics," he laughed.
"In time people discover new things and aptitudes about themselves as others, too, discover them," Mr Danishmand said.
Adding to the discussion, the professor and chairman of the
department of architecture and planning, NED University, Karachi, Dr
Noman Ahmed, said he didn't think that the number of students opting for
pre-engineering had gone down.
"Engineering options have grown over the past 10 years with the NED
going from six programmes to as many as 25 programmes. So the openings
for undergraduates have multiplied," he added.
"Yes, in pre-medical there is this realisation among students that
they will have to study further after a five-year MBBS course as
specialisation is needed for gaining an employment. And sustaining such a
long period of education is not possible for all students," he said.
"Whereas there are more chances of employment for engineering
students after completing their initial four years as by that time they
have a strong foundations in physics, chemistry and mathematics, which
can get them teaching jobs in schools that allows them to carry on with
their studies as well on the side," he said.
"Of course, there is some change in specific fields such as
metallurgy, industrial manufacturing, automobile engineering, etc, after
the Steel Mills stopped taking on such expertise and the government
policy on importing foreign-manufactured cars was also relaxed. Still,
there is a demand for civil engineering, architecture and mechanical
engineering overseas, especially in the Gulf states," he said.
Prof Dr M. Umar Farooq, pro-vice chancellor of the Dow University of
Health Sciences, also agreed with the NED professor when he said that
more students preferred taking up commerce subjects as they had become
more "future-oriented". "You get established quite late in life in the
medical field after graduation as compared to the other fields," he
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