Academic grading in Pakistan

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Academic grading in Pakistan is based on a percentage system.

Lower secondary education[edit]

Lower Secondary education includes the from Grade 6 to Grade 10 classes.[1]

Grading Formula

Grade Remarks
80 % and above A+ Exceptional
70% and above but below 80% A Excellent
60% and above but below 70% B Very Good
50% and above but below 60% C Good
40% and above but below 50% D Fair
Below 40% to 33% (minimum pass marks) E Satisfactory
Below 33% F Fail

Grading of Division

WES - World Education Services

Upper secondary education[edit]

Upper secondary education includes the grades 11 and 12th classes. The exam are held by Boards of Intermediate and Secondary Education[2] (BISE).[3]

Division Percentile WES Equivalency
First 60-100 A
Second 36-59 B
Third 33-35 C
Fail 0-32 F

Higher education[edit]

Higher education includes Bachelor degrees, Master degrees and Doctoral degrees.[4]


  1. ^ "WEP-Pakistan". Retrieved 2017-04-04.
  2. ^ "Welcome to Board of Intermediate Education Karachi". Retrieved 2017-04-04.
  3. ^ "WEP-Pakistan". Retrieved 2017-04-04.
  4. ^ "WEP-Pakistan". Retrieved 2017-04-04.