Academic Achievements

Over the years, Cadet College Petaro has produced brilliant students who have proved their worth not only within the college, but also obtained positions from the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Hyderabad in the SSC (Matriculation) examination and in the HSSC (Intermediate) examination. Many of these brilliant stars proceeded on to gain laurels at institutions of higher education in Pakistan and abroad.


Matriculation exams Position Holders

Intermediate exams Position Holders


However, every achievement starts out with a difficult start. So was it at Petaro. It is reported that the first batch to appear for the SSC (Matriculation) examination was in 1960. Of the 25 boys who appeared, 21 failed. (17-18 of these boys then cleared the Supplementary Examination). This was a total disaster for the college. It called for caution, introspection and re-organization.

In 1963, for the first time in the history of Petaro, the top two positions in the Board in the Intermediate examinations were taken by Petarians – Akhtar Ali Abbasi (1st) and Mirza Ashfaque Beg (2nd). Petaro never looked back after that year – gaining positions in the Board year after year almost since then.

During successive years, Petarians have taken top positions in the Board examinations in almost every year over the past half a century. This is a record that would be difficult for any other college in Pakistan to match.

It is also important to note that a vast majority of the cadets over these decades passed the Board examinations with a “First Division” or an “A1” or “A” Grade. The overall performance each year is also worth mentioning. Please see the lists of position holders in Board examinations over the years as given above.

Most Petarians chose to go for higher studies at institutions of higher learning after leaving Petaro. They got admissions to famous institutions in Pakistan like NED University, Dow Medical College, UET Lahore, King Edward Medical College, Mehran University, Karachi University, Sindh University, Punjab University, LUMS, IBA Karachi, etc, and also to internationally recognized universities like MIT, Harvard, Columbia, Oxford, Cambridge, etc. They excelled in their university education and were able to build strong careers for themselves in different fields.