The new schedule for its October-November 2020 examinations worldwide has been announced by the Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) amidst the coronavirus pandemic.
Now as per the schedule, O/A level exams in Pakistan will start from October 1st. Before the theoretical exams, the practical exams would be conducted beginning from 1st July.
From July 1st, the practical exams for Art and Design, and Digital Media and Design will begin. The exams of First Language English will start from 1 September to 27 October while Food and Nutrition exams will be conducted from 1 September to 31 October.
It is expected that the number of students that will appear in the October-November 2020 exams will be higher after the CAIE canceled May and June exams amidst the pandemic.
But the chances of the October November exams going ahead as scheduled are not high with the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in the country.
A school principal said, “CAIE has released the exams schedule according to its tradition so that students should be aware of the exams already, but we [school principals] are certain that the current examination series in November will also be postponed.”