In 1977, the Govt. of the Punjab separated the Bahawalpur Division from the Multan and approved the sanction of B.I.S.E Bahawalpur as a separate independent Educational Board.
On 9th July 1977, a camp office of Bahawalpur Board was established in Multan and the willingness of the staff of Multan Board for Bahawalpur Board was called for. On 3rd February 1978, the Bahawalpur Board started functioning in Bahawalpur in a hired building and at the middle of 1978, on the completion of staff, the first examination of Supplementary 1978 was held.
In early 1979, the office of Bahawalpur Board was shifted to a building of Daulat Khana afterwards; the Revenue Board allotted about 23 Acre plot of land (wherein the present campus exists) to Bahawalpur Board.
The Board, according to its financial means built the boundary wall and a limited office building, and the Board was shifted to this campus in 1985.
With the increasing number of candidates and requirements, it was decided to build a new building for the Board in 1989. The construction of the new building was started in September 1991 and it was completed in 18 months with the cost of about 2.5 corer rupees. The office of Board was shifted to the newly constructed building in March 1993 and the old Building was specified for Sports Hostel Warehouse and Secrecy Offices. Now it has been decided that this old building will be specified for Examination center.
The Administrative structure of the Board consists of two sectors under which different branches are functioning. There are 264 sanctioned posts out of which 240 have been filled up and 24 posts are lying vacant.
Thanks to God that the new Campus is not only spacious enough for different branches of the Board but it also includes a magnificent Auditorium, a grand Mosque and separate buildings for Bank and post office. Moreover, there are 36 fully furnished residential quarters for staff members of the Board.
i) Holding of Examination :
The basic and most important responsibility of the Board is to hold timely and crystal clear exams and in time declaration of results. With the grace of God, the Board has been successful in fulfilling this responsibility. Formerly, The board had been holding exams for Metric/Intermediate/Oriental languages. But since 1993, the Education Department of the Govt. of the Punjab(Controlling authority ) has laid down the responsibility on the Board for taking the exams of OT/CT/PTC and Art and Craft. The Board has been holding all the said exams satisfactorily and in a peaceful environment and their results are also declared well in time.
ii) Method of Exams:
For the information and facility of the candidates, the approved schedule for holding the different exams and bank admission forms are posted to the heads of the educational institutions affiliated to the Board well in time. Newspapers and radio also advertise it. The admission forms for regular candidates are received personally by the representatives of the heads of the institutions from the Board. The admission forms for the private candidates are made available by the Board through the H.B.L situated in Bahawalpur Division.
The received admission forms are registered . They are classified as Regular, Private, sex, group, district, Tehsil wise. The exam cell, according to the scheme of studies and Board rules and Regulations allot the Roll Numbers and exams centers in accordance with the demand/nearest to the residence of the candidates after strict checking. The roll number slips are issued about 10-15 days before the start of the exams. Formerly, all this process was completed manually. But since 2003, it is done through computers which have made it not only rapid and graceful but it has also become more fool proof and crystal clear.
In view of the facility and demand of the candidates, the exams centers are established nearest to their residences. With the recommendation of heads of educational institutions/EDO’s/DEO’s the teachers with good reputation are appointed as supervisory staff in the exam centers Teams consisting of Board Members and Mobile squads are arranged to check the performance of the supervisory staff and to make the process of exams more crystal clear. With the help of local administration, Police is also appointed at every exam center. This step has almost eliminated the practice of unfair means and exams are held in peaceful environment.