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Kerala Plus 2 Grading System 2023 - Check Grades and Passing Marks Criteria

Deepansh Sharma
Deepansh SharmaUpdated On: May 25, 2023 03:59 pm IST

As per the guidelines issued by KPBE, the performance of a student in the Kerala +2 board exams is evaluated and highlighted in terms of marks or grades. The details of the Kerala Plus 2 Grading System are added in the article. 

Kerala Plus Two Grading System 2023

Kerala Plus 2 Grading System 2023 and the Passing Criteria for 12th Board Examinations are laid down by the Kerala Board of Public Examination (KPBE). Students need to secure passing marks to clear the Kerala 12th Board Exam 2023. As per the guidelines issued by KPBE, the performance of a student in the Kerala +2 board exams is evaluated and highlighted in terms of marks or grades. Kerala Plus Two board exams have a specific pattern that every candidate must be aware of before appearing for the examination. Apart from that, they must know the Kerala Plus Two mark weightage, the frequently asked questions or topics, the areas that need more attention, and time management in the examination hall.

Students who are unable to secure Kerala Plus Two Passing Marks 2023 can appear in the Kerala compartment exam and improve their marks. Go through the article to know subject-wise Kerala +2 Passing Marks 2023, subject criteria, and other important details related to Kerala 12th Board Passing Marks 2023.

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Kerala Plus 2 Grading System

Kerala +2 Grading system assesses the performance of the students on the basis of a seven-point-scale grading system, with A+ as the highest parameter while D is the lowest. The tabulated criteria to grade the students corresponding to the marks obtained, are given below:


Kerala Plus 2 Subject-wise Exam Pattern

Subject-wise Kerala plus two exam pattern 2023 is mentioned in the table. Kerala Plus Two total marks allotted for every subject are given below along with the qualifying marks and the overall qualifying score based on the latest Kerala plus two exam pattern 2023.

SubjectsDuration (in hrs)Kerala plus two total marksQualifying score for TEOverall qualifying score
Biology (Botany and Zoology)1001830
Computer science21001830
Political science2.51002430

Kerala Plus 2 Passing Criteria 2023

The candidates who appeared in the Kerala Plus Two examinations may determine whether they were successful in meeting the passing requirements by calculating the percentage they obtained. The names of students who earn high scores are published on the Kerala Plus Two mark list. After calculating the percentage secured by the candidates who appeared for the Kerala Plus Two exams, they may check whether they succeeded in fulfilling the passing criteria declared by the board.
  • Students who secure great marks will have their names released on the Kerala Plus Two mark list.
  • A candidate must receive a minimum overall grade of D+ and pass each topic with at least a 30 percent score to pass that subject.
  • Additionally, passing requires a total score of 30%. The additional exam is required for any applicant who gets a 30 percent overall grade but less than 30 percent in one topic.
  • The additional test will be subject to the eligibility standards set by the boards. 


What are the minimum passing marks to clear Kerala plus 2 Board exams?

Kerala +2 Board students need to score at least 30% Marks in a subject, which is equivalent to Grade D, to pass the Kerala 12th Board Examinations 2022. The Overall passing score is also 30%

What if i fail in Kerala 12th Board examinations?

Students who fail in Kerala 12th Board examination can appear in the Compartment exam, also known as "SAY", to improve their score and finally pass the 12th Board exams.

What is SAY exam in Kerala Board?

SAY stands for "Save a Year" in Kerala Board. The SAY exam is a type of Compartment exam, which the students who failed to secure minimum passing marks, can give to improve their result.


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