• Literacy & Non Formal Basic Education Department
    Government of the Punjab

United Against Corruption for a Prosperous Pakistan

Non Formal Education Assessment & Examination Unit

Non Formal Education Assessment & Examination Cell (NFEA & E Cell) was approved by DDSC on 31/07/2015.Further it was revised on 25-11-2015, 30/03/2016 and 1/02/2017 with a gestation period of 35 months. The aim of this project is to support and take examination of learners of Non-formal education institutions of two major projects: Punjab Non-Formal Education Project (PNFEP) & Taleem Sab Kay Liay (TSKL) which are located in the 36 districts of Punjab. The major activity of this project is to assess the quality of education provided by Non-Formal Education teachers. It also focuses on, how to improve the quality of education in the Non-Formal Education Institutions. However, Non-Formal Education has its peculiar dynamics and requirements, which are substantially dissimilar to the formal system.


Assessment cum examination of learners in Non-Formal Education Institutions (NFEI).


  • Formative Assessment.
  • Summative Assessment.


Formative Assessment (Digital Assessment via Tablet)

A field based staff is develop to assess the learners through digital tablet, which are present in all districts of Punjab. Digital assessment has become vital and dire need of present time due to advancement in technology. The assessors use this assessment tool to evaluate the previous knowledge of learners on the spot. Digital assessment helps generating online reports to keep a check on “students’” performance.

Summative Assessment (Paper Based Final Examination)

Assessors assess learners through paper based examination like any other formal way of assessment. The activity of the assessment is taken in two ways:
Promotional Assessment
Promoted learners are assessed through this technique of examination to validate their promotion on the basis of previous knowledge. The examination of following classes/learners are taken: Nursery, One, Two, Three, Four, Adolescents and Adults.
General Assessment
General Assessment is taken quarterly (Mid Term Exam) and is use to check the performance of the learners. The examination of following classes/learners are taken: Nursery, One, Two, Three, Four, Adolescents and Adults.
Result Compilation
  • Solved papers of all centres/schools are received from assessors of 36 districts.
  • Solved papers are marked and checked in PMU.
  • Result is then compiled and updated online by IT section.

Targets and Achievements

  • Art competition was conducted and 3070 learners participated from NFEIs of all districts dated 01/03/2016 to 30/03/2016. The prize distribution ceremony was held on 04/6/2016 (Year 2015-16).
  • Formative assessment being continuously conducted through tablets in NFEIs.