The Sindh Education Department has on Tuesday finalized the strategy and a model paper for conducting examinations of matriculation and intermediate students.
The Sindh government has reduced the duration of examinations for matriculation (9th and 10th classes) and intermediate (11th and 12th classes).
However, according to the announcement, the duration of matric and inter exams will be two hours.
Under the new pattern, the written exam question papers will have three sections including objective, short and long answers.
The students will be given 30 minutes for the objective section, whereas, students will have 1.5 hours for writing short and detailed answers.
Sindh Education Minister Saeed Ghani said that the exam strategy was finalized and a model exam question paper was prepared which would be released soon to assist the students.
He said that the educational institutions will make maximum efforts to complete 60 per cent syllabus.
Regarding the coronavirus cases in educational institutions, Saeed Ghani said that 11,845 tests were conducted in Sindh. He added that 546 tests came positive while the reports of 2,642 tests are due to come.
According to the minister, the positivity rate of COVID-19 cases in schools was recorded at 5.9 per cent.