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September 22, 2016

BIEK’s second year commerce results announced


September 22, 2016

The Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK) has announced results of the Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) Part-II, annual examinations 2016, for the Commerce (Regular and Private) Group.

According to the gazette issued by the BIEK on Wednesday, as many as 36,611 candidates registered for the commerce (regular) examinations, of whom 36,245 students appeared and 15,836 cleared the papers. The overall pass percentage stood at 43.96 percent.

As per the result, as many as 94 students clinched A-1 grade; 1,100 candidates bagged A-grade; 2,841 students got B-grade; 5,287 candidates received C-grade; 5,863 students passed their exams with D-grade while 651 candidates managed to secure E-grade.

Of the total registered candidates, as many as 19,883 were male, of whom 19,654 appeared for the examinations and 7,496 students cleared them. The pass percentage for boys stood at 38.14 percent.

As many as 20 students got A-1 grade; 300 got A-grade; 920 students cleared the papers with B-grade; 2,224 managed to get C-grade; 3,549 candidates secured D-grade while 483 students obtained E-grade.

On the other hand, 16,728 female students registered for the examinations, of whom 16,591 appeared for the papers, while the number of those who cleared the papers were 8,340. The pass percentage stood at 50.27 percent.

As many as 74 female students clinched A-1 grade; 800 secured A-grade; 1,921 cleared the papers with B-grade; 3,063 candidates got C-grade while 2,314 students managed to secure a D-grade; 168 candidates were said to have received E-grade. According to the gazette, 33 cases of cheating and using other unfair means were reported during and after the annual exams.


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As per the gazette, 7,176 candidates had registered for the commerce (private) group examinations, of whom 6,975 students appeared and 2,762 candidates cleared all the papers. The overall pass percentage stood at 39.60 percent.

Only one student bagged A-1 grade; 32 candidates got A-grade; 209 students obtained B-grade; 866 students managed to clear papers with C-grade, while 1,446 students got D-grade, whereas 208 candidates got an E.

As per the gazette, 4,932 male students registered for the examinations, of whom 4,779 appeared, while 1, 972 cleared all papers; the overall pass percentage stood at 41.26 percent.

Only one candidate manage to get A-1 grade, 14 students bagged A-grade, 123 candidates got B, 573 students passed the exams with C-grade, 1,095 candidates got D, while 166 students got an E.

On the other hand, as many as 2,244 female candidates registered for the papers, of whom 2,196 appeared for the papers while 790 managed to clear them. The overall pass percentage stood at 35.97 percent.

Not a single female student received A-1 grade, 18 candidates bagged A-grade, 86 students and 293 candidates passed exams with a B and a C respectively, while 351 students got a D, whereas 42 candidates got an E.

As per the gazette, 62 cases of using unfair means were reported during and after the annual exams.


‘Commerce: a key field’

The former federal finance minister, Shaukat Tareen, who was the chief guest at the ceremony, said the field of commerce was not only a very important faculty but a wheel of economic growth and development of any country.

“The human resource and public are the main assets of any nation, while education and health sectors are the key elements of development of the societies,” he observed and mentioned that the country’s success depended directly upon it.

He further said nations that had given prefers to education and health were now among advanced and developed countries.

He quoted that South Korea had adopted the Pakistan’s five-year development programme and implemented it purely on merit and now people and government of South Korea were being benefited with its results.

After the 18th constitutional amendment, many sectors including education and health were transferred to provinces but they had not made any considerable improvement so far, he added.

“Sixty percent of the population of the country is less than 25 year old and the intermediate education is a step forward and backbone of the higher education. These youngsters should listen to their mind and adopt faculty and professions as per their own heart rather than blindly following others advice.”

Speaking on the occasion, BIEK Chairman Mohammad Akhtar Ghori said the education board had identified several private institutions that were not affiliated with the examination board, but they did not inform the parents and students regarding the matter.

“They used to collect fee but their enrolled candidates were unable to clear the result as the BIEK used to withhold it.”

He mentioned that the BIEK always warned such institutions but they were not ready to rectify their mistake and now the education board would ask the education department to resolve the issue.

The BIEK controller of examinations, Muhammad Imran Khan Chishti, said the board had decided to accept examination forms of candidates, who had obtained at least 75 percent attendances in college.

He said the BIEK teams would pay scheduled and surprise visits to colleges to check attendance records, facilities at the premises of the educational institutions.

According to him, the colleges would be asked to share attendance record every month and if they failed to do so for two months, they would be served with warning letters and if they did not stop ignoring the directives then the education board would not accept their examination forms.


Position holders

Aisha Asif, daughter of Asif Yousaf, having roll number 931254, student of the DA Degree College for Women, Phase-VIII, clinched overall first position in the commerce regular group.

She obtained 954 marks out of the total 1100 marks, with 86.73 percent.

The position holder, who wants to MBA, said students of commerce had more opportunities to practically utilise their knowledge than students of science in Pakistan. 

Another student of the same college, Ayesha Mubashir, daughter of Mubashir Munir, roll number 931263, bagged second position, with 936 marks and 85.09 percent.

The girl is also interested in doing MBA and believes that it also required a good luck along with striving hard to achieve big goals in life. 

According to her, female students are progressing more than male students nowadays and that is why most of the positions were received by them.

Muhammad Ishaq, son of Aftab Ahmed, roll number 904204, from the Tabani’s College, received third position, with 931 marks and 84.64 percent.

The boy said he had already started doing CA, and faculty of college was very cooperative and helpful.

He suggested that conceptual questions should be included in the examination process to enhance abilities of the candidates.

Muhammad Muzammil, son of Musaddiq Pasha, roll number 401937, clinched overall first position in commerce private exams, with 886 marks and 80.55 percent. He was the only student who secured A-1 grade in the private group.

He mentioned that he wanted to get admission as a regular candidate but due to some reasons could not submit he form, leaving him with the only option to apply as a private student.

Faiza Rauf, daughter of Muhammad Rauf Ahmed, roll number 410542, bagged 844 marks and 76.73 percent.

The girl said she was enrolled in the pre-medical group but had to drop as she had developed blood phobia due to which she could not continue her studies.

She wants to do MBA in event management and the Bahria University is her first priority. Sana, daughter of Muhammad Sikandar, roll number 411331, secured third position, with 840 marks and 76.36 percent. She wants to have a good career as an accountant and will apply to get enrolled in the University of Karachi. Her father runs a book shop in Lyari.

The BIEK awarded cheques of Rs100,000, Rs50,000 and Rs30,000 respectively to the position holders, as well as Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan gold medals.