Islamabad:02 May: A large number of students appearing in the annual examination of FSc (Part-I) being conducted by Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (FBISE) Islamabad, have expressed their dissatisfaction with the setting of biology paper.
The students at various exam centres said that the paper pattern was not to test their ability or grip over the subject but to play hide and seek with their destiny.
A student, Bilal Satti, said: "Most important chapters of the text book have been overlooked and majority of the questions have been selected from the unimportant chapters. Instead of asking questions proportionately from the entire text book, only three chapters in succession i.e. chapters 9, 10 and 11 have been chosen by the examiner for the questions".
Iftikhar Ahmed, the father of a female student, said that the paper should be prepared from the whole book so that students could get equal chance to solve the paper.
The worried students as well as their parents have requested the FBISE authorities to give the candidates grace marks in the biology paper to save their career.
It is to mention that the students from Islamabad Capital Territory, cantonments and garrisons, federally administered northern areas and overseas are taking the exam.
Spokesman for FBISE Syed Akhtar Hussain said that the students' complaints did not carry weight because questions were not out of course. "Most of the students use 'guess papers' or they do selective studies. At the failure of their guess, they start complaining about the question paper," he said.
However, their complaints would be conveyed to the controller of examination and he would defiantly look into the matter, he said.