The educational boards of Punjab, including both the Intermediate and Matriculation boards would be changing the exam patterns for discouraging rote learning.
As per the shared details, rote learning is when students memorize entire passages and focuses more on repetition than actual understanding of concepts.
In order to do away with this concept, the boards are going to change the way their exam papers are structured.
The papers will now have 50 percent questions based on reasoning and conceptual understanding. The remaining will be theory.
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A working paper on this has been drafted by the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education.
By 2022, the boards hope to make 100 percent of the questions conceptual. This means students will be forced to apply the concepts rather than write down entire memorized passages.