In light of the unrest that followed the arrest of former Prime Minister Imran Khan, Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) has rescheduled two A-level exams in Pakistan. The exams, which has originally canceled on 10 and 12 May, namely the A-level mathematics and history exams, will now take place on 21 June. The mathematics exam held in the morning, followed by the history exam in the afternoon. The results of these exams has expected to be available by 18 August. This decision communicated to schools, colleges, and private applicants in the country.
Previously, the British Council had announced that the results for all previous exams released on 10 August. However, the Inter Board Committee of Chairmen (IBCC) notified foreign boards about the cancellation of exams due to the security situation in South Asia. Consequently, the British Council had to cancel all Cambridge International, Pearson, University of London, and IELTS exams in Pakistan due to the ongoing developments in the country.
The cancellation of the exams on 10 and 12 May can be attributed to the arrest of Imran Khan, the Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI). This significant event prompted the British Council to take the necessary steps to ensure the safety and security of the exam takers, leading to the decision to cancel the exams. However, with the rescheduling of the A-level mathematics and history exams, CAIE aims to provide students with an opportunity to complete their assessments under more stable circumstances.