All exams cancelled till 15th June 2021 due to worsening situation of COVID-19 in Pakistan

Shafqat Mehmood, Federal Education Minister, announces the following decisions pertaining to exams and classes of student in a press conference in Islamabad on 27th April 2021, after the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) meeting.

1. Due to the unexpected surge in COVID-19 cases countrywide, O and A level exams have been cancelled and will now be held in October/November cycle.

2. However, the exams of A2 students will continue as per the already issued exam schedule. This decision applies only to these students whose exam cancellation is unavoidable, for instance, such as that these students wish to seek admission in foreign universities in the academic session starting from September. These exams will take place only under strict standard operating procedures (SOPs) of COVID-19 such that an exam venue must not include more than 50 students and that to ensure observance of strict measures, law enforcement personnel should be deployed.

3. All exams have been postponed till 15th June for now. The decision to initiate or further delay the exam will be taken depending upon the scenario of COVID-19 spread in the mid of May.

4. Through his tweet, Shafqat Mehmood, has indicated that the Universities may be instructed to give provisional admissions to A2 students whose exams have been postponed to October 2021, so that their academic year may not be wasted.

The above decisions have been made due to the prevailing third wave of COVID-19 and can be reviewed depending on the evolving situation of COVID-19 in Pakistan.