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QAT Cycle:

(i) Content Book

For the convenience of partner schools ADU shares the syllabus/ content book from which the papers are developed. This content book is designed class wise and topic wise based on the content prescribed under Punjab Text Book Board so that the partner school knows the parameter through which their students will be assessed.


(ii) Development of Model Papers

Subject Specialists prepare the model papers for all classes. The purpose of these model papers is to guide the school teachers and principals about QAT pattern and marking scheme. After preparing the model papers, ADU uploads these model papers on PEF website so that all schools may access model papers and prepare students accordingly. Following model paper are uploaded on the website:

  1. Model Papers for Regular QATs
  2. Model Papers for Preliminary QATs
  3. EVS Evening Classes
  4. Model Papers for PSSP QATs

Past QATs Papers

ADU has uploaded past 5 years QAT’s papers for convenience of PEF partner schools. The purpose is to assist partner schools to prepare students accordingly.


(iii). Development of QAT Papers

ADU prepares 5-8 different templates of QAT papers for each class in each subject to ensure the secrecy and credibility of assessment.


(iv).Printing of QAT Scripts

 These papers are sent for printing after the approval of the Competent Authority. Complete secrecy is ensured from printing till packing of paper. After printing, the packed papers are handed over to conduction party.


(v).QAT Conduction

The QAT conduction plan for each PEF program starts with the finalization of QAT calendar in start of financial year.

  1. QAT conduction preparation starts from October every year. It is to ensure that QAT is conducted in PEF partner schools prior to PEC and Board exams.
  2. The student’s enrolment data will be collected two months before the QAT from each program.
  3. Number of classes to be tested in regular QAT and preliminary QAT are finalized as follows:
    Level Classes
    Primary Maximum Two Classes
    Middle Maximum Three Classes
    Secondary Maximum Three Classes
  4. Subjects tested during Regular QAT are:
    Classes Subjects
    Primary and Middle English, Urdu, Science and Mathematics
    Secondary Classes English, Urdu, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Computer Sciences, G Science.
  5. For preliminary QAT, following subjects are tested:
    Classes Subjects
    Primary , Middle and Secondary English, Urdu and Mathematics

Execution of QAT Monitoring Plan

ADU prepares a QAT Monitoring Plan for execution of the monitoring by the PEF officials. Before execution of monitoring, orientation training for the supervisors of conduction party is arranged by ADU. ADU also conducts orientation sessions for PEF monitors to monitor the test. In Addition ADU sets up a “Control Room” during QAT to:

  1. Assist PEF monitors during QAT for smooth conduction of test
  2. Handle emergencies (if any)
  3. Resolve monitors queries or issues identified during QAT
  4. Record all proceedings for later analysis

After QAT conduction completes, monitors submit filled monitoring forms to ADU. ADU compiles the monitoring observations for record purpose.


(vi).Marking of QAT Papers

The papers are handed over to marking party after thorough procedure in ADU as per SOP's.

ADU develops marking keys of the papers and detailed rubrics. The orientation sessions are organized with markers to develop understanding.

ADU makes random /surprise visits to the marking venue to assure quality of marking and transparency of papers and that SOPs are being followed.


(vii). Result of QAT

After verification of result received from marking party and approval from the Competent Authority, result is announced on PEF’s official website and is communicated to partner schools through concerned departments. It is proposed that ADU share QAT result subject wise and class wise so that the schools may analyze their weak areas and focus to improve them in following QAT’s.

Rechecking Process:

The purpose of rechecking is to give all partner schools a fair chance to get their results reviewed.

For paper rechecking, the interested school shall apply through a formal application by addressing to Director / HoD ADU along with the paper rechecking fee of Rs. 10,000 as per the policy of the foundation.

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