CBSE Class 10 & 12 Board Exams: Grading System, Pass Criteria and Merit Certificates

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CBSE Class 10 & 12 Board Exams: Grading System, Pass Criteria and Merit Certificates
Highlights:
  • CBSE Board Exams for Class 10 & Class 12 students are scheduled to begin in March 2018.
  • Know about Grading System, Pass Criteria and Merit Certificate of CBSE board exams here. 

CBSE Board Exams for Class 10 & Class 12 students are scheduled to begin in a couple of months. It is time for the students to plan the revision of syllabus accordingly. Enough time should be given to each subject to cover all the subjects before the beginning of exams.

It is important for Class 10 & Class 12 students to know about Pass Criteria, Grading System and Merit Certificates of CBSE. CollegeDekho is here to give you a detailed account of all these aspects. Have a look!

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CBSE General Guidelines for Board Exams: -

  • The scheme of examination and pass criteria of board exams conducted by CBSE are laid down and amended from time to time.
  • Schools conduct internal exams for Class 10 and Class 12, while board exams will be conducted by CBSE.
  • The syllabus for Class 10/ Class 12 board exams will be based on the syllabus prescribed by the board.

CBSE Pass Criteria: -

  • In each subject, students have to score 33% of marks to pass. If there are practicals in any subject, students will have to score 33% of marks in Theory Exam and 33% in Practical Exam.
  • Each student will have to secure a grade above ‘E’ to be declared as ‘Pass’ in board exams.

CBSE Grading System for Class 10 and Class 12 Board Exams: -

  • According to the norms of CBSE, assessment of theory or practical exams in external subjects shall be in numerical scores.
  • The board will indicate only the grades of candidates in marks sheets.
  • For external exams, CBSE uses letter grades on a nine-point scale.
  • CBSE will derive the grades of students on the basis of their score in board exams.

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CBSE will award the following grades based on the aggregate marks scored by students in all the subjects: -

Grade

Awarded To

A1

Top 1/8th of the Passed Candidates

A2

Next 1/8th of the Passed Candidates

B1

Next 1/8th of the Passed Candidates

B2

Next 1/8th of the Passed Candidates

C1

Next 1/8th of the Passed Candidates

C2

Next 1/8th of the Passed Candidates

D1

Next 1/8th of the Passed Candidates

D2

Next 1/8th of the Passed Candidates

E

Failed Candidates

Important Points to Remember for Candidates: -

  • In the case of a tie, CBSE will make mirror variations in the proportion of candidates.
  • If there is a tie, all the students securing the same score will get the same grade. If there is a need for the division of the number of students at a scoring point, smaller segment will go with the larger.
  • The method of grading is applicable in subjects where the number of candidates passing in board exams is more than 500.
  • If the total number of candidates passing in the subject were less than 500, the grading will be adopted on the patterns of grading and distribution in other similar subjects.

CBSE Merit Certificates: -

  • Top 0.1% candidates passing in each subject will be awarded a Merit Certificate by CBSE.
  • Further, if the number of candidates passing subject is less than 500, CBSE will not issue any merit certificate.
  • CBSE will determine the number of Merit Certificates by rounding the total number of candidates passing in each subject to the nearest multiple of thousand.
  • Also, if there is a tie, all students who get the similar score will be awarded a Merit Certificate

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