CBSE Passing Marks for Class 12th 2024: Theory, Practical, Maximum Marks, Minimum Marks

Deepansh Sharma
Deepansh SharmaUpdated On: February 27, 2024 05:47 pm IST
CBSE Passing Marks for Class 12th 2024 has been prescribed by the Central Board of Secondary Education. The pass marks in each subject of external examination are 33%. In the case of a subject with practical work, a candidate must obtain 33% separately in both to pass. 
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CBSE Passing Marks for Class 12th 2024: To pass the board exams, the students must obtain 33% marks separately in practical and theory exams. The students are required to appear for at least five papers. The grade achieved by the student in every subject must be above grade E. The CBSE Grading System 2024 for Class 12 has a 9-point system with A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2, D1, D2, E1 & E2 grades. No overall division and percentage will be awarded by the CBSE authorities for class 12 students. Students will be provided the grades based on the marks that they have achieved in the board exam. 

CBSE will also provide merit certificates in each subject to the top 0.1% of the candidates. The information about the marks the students have achieved in individual subjects will be published in the results. The result will be available online on the official website of CBSE. Last year, the result was available on 12th May 2023 so this year also we can expect the same timeline to be followed by CBSE. Students can check more information about the CBSE Passing Marks for Class 12 2024 here. Also Read - CBSE Class 12th Result 2024

CBSE Passing Marks for Class 12 2024 (Stream-Wise)

The Minimum Pass Marks for CBSE Class 12 Board 2024 are as follows:

CBSE Passing Marks for Class 12th 2024 – PCMB (Medical and Non-medical)

Subject

Maximum Marks for Theoretical Examination

Maximum Marks for Practical and Internal Assessments

Passing Marks for Theoretical Examination

Passing Marks for Internal Assessment/ Practicals 

Physics

70

30

23

10

Chemistry 

70

30

23

10

Mathematics

80

20

27

6

Biology

70

30

23

10

English Core

80

20

23

6

CBSE Passing Marks for Class 12th 2024 for Commerce Stream

The combined details about the CBSE Class 12 minimum pass marks for the commerce stream subjects have been provided in the table given below:

Subject

Maximum Marks for Theoretical Exam

Maximum Marks for Practicals/ Internal Assessment

Minimum Marks for Theoretical Exam

Minimum Marks for Practicals/ Internal Assessment

Business Studies

70

30

23

10

Accountancy

70

30

23

10

Economics

80

20

27

6

Maths

70

30

23

10

CBSE Passing Marks for Class 12th 2024 for Arts Stream

This section deals with the CBSE Class 12th passing marks in 2024 for the Arts Stream. The table contains the minimum pass marks for theory as well as for practical subjects.

Subject

Maximum Marks for Theoretical Exam

Maximum Marks for Practicals/ Internal Assessment

Minimum Marks for Theoretical Exam

Minimum Marks for Practicals/ Internal Assessment

Sociology

80

20

27

6

Political Science

80

20

27

6

Psychology 

70

30

23

10

History

80

20

27

6

CBSE Passing Marks for Class 12th 2024: Other Subjects

  • Other subjects in the arts stream, such as geography and biotechnology, have a 70-mark theoretical paper.
  • CBSE skill subjects that are more practical like painting, graphics, sculpture, computer application, etc. are usually held for 30 marks of theory and thus, will follow relevant criteria.
  • Consider 33 percent as passing marks in CBSE class 12th when calculating for other subjects.

CBSE Passing Marks for Class 12th 2024: Pass Criteria 

Students must check out the passing criteria mentioned by the CBSE authorities from the pointers given below to get information about the minimum passing marks:

  • To obtain the Pass Certificate of the Board, a candidate must achieve a grade higher than E in all subjects of internal assessment, unless exempted. Failure to meet this requirement will result in the withholding of the external examination result for a maximum of one year. 
  • To be declared as having passed the examination, a candidate must obtain a grade higher than E (at least 33% marks) in all five subjects of the external examination in the main or compartmental examinations. The pass marks for each subject of the external examination are 33%. 
  • No overall division, distinction, or aggregate will be awarded. 
  • If a candidate fails in two of the five subjects, they will have to appear for the compartment exams in those two subjects.

CBSE Passing Marks for Class 12th 2024: Pass Criteria  

The pass criteria are mentioned by the CBSE authority in detail in the official scheme of examination to be considered by the students. Check the details related to the pass criteria for class 12th from the pointers given below: 

  • A candidate can obtain the Pass Certificate of the Board only if they secure a grade higher than E in all subjects of internal assessment unless they are exempted. If a candidate fails to meet this criterion, their external examination results will be withheld, but not for more than a year.
  • To pass the exam, a candidate needs at least 33% in all five subjects of the external examination. In practical subjects, candidates must get 33% marks in both theory and practical, as well as in aggregate.
  • No overall division/distinction/aggregate shall be awarded.
  • A student who fails in one external subject will be placed in the CBSE Class 12 Supplementary Exam Date Sheetonly if they pass all internal assessments. 

CBSE Passing Marks for Class 12th 2024: Merit Certificate 

CBSE board authorities will provide a merit certificate to the students based upon the rules and regulations mentioned in the official scheme of examination. Check out the information from the pointers given below: 

  • The Board will award Merit Certificates in each subject to the top 0.1 % of candidates passing that subject, provided that they have passed the examination as per the pass criteria of the Board.
  • The number of Merit Certificates in a subject will be determined by rounding the number of candidates passing the subject to the nearest multiple of a thousand. If the number of candidates passing a subject is less than 500, no merit certificate will be issued.
  • In the matter of a tie, if one student gets a Merit Certificate, all candidates getting that score will get the Merit Certificate.

CBSE Passing Marks for Class 12th 2024: Result Statistics 

Students can refer to the table given below to learn more about the performance of the students in CBSE class 12th over the last few years: 

Year

Total appeared students

Overall Pass %

Boys' pass %

Girls' pass %

2023

16,90,000

87.33

84.7

90.68

2022

14,35,366

92.71

91.25

94.54

2021

13,69,745

99.37

99.67

99.13

2020

1192961

88.78

86.19

92.15

2019

1205484

83.4

79.4

88.7

2018

1106772

83.3

78.99

88.31

2017

1076760

73.96

68.66

82.29

2016

992656

83.05

78.85

88.58

2015

962122

82

77.77

87.56

It is externally important to have detailed information about the CBSE Passing Marks for Class 12th 2024 to make an action plan for the board exams. Students must refer to the subject-wise passing marks before drafting out their study plan for the different subjects. 

FAQs

What are the CBSE Passing Marks for Class 10th and 12th 2024?

CBSE Passing Marks for Class 10th and 12th 2024 are 33% in theory and 33% in practical/project work separately. Students must get more than E grade in every subject to be considered passed and get the marksheet. 

Are the CBSE Passing Marks for Class 10th and 12th 2024 different for compartment exams?

No, CBSE Passing Marks for Class 10th and 12th 2024 are not different for compartment exams. The candidate will be declared 'Pass' if he/she get 33% marks in the compartmental subject/subjects in which he/she had failed. 

Is it important to get CBSE Passing Marks for Class 10th and 12th 2024 in practical also?

Students will only be considered "passed" in the board exams if they get the CBSE Passing Marks for Class 10th and 12th 2024 separately in theory and practical exams for the subjects with practical papers. 

Are there any changes in the CBSE Passing Marks for Class 10th and 12th 2024?

No there are no changes recorded in the CBSE Passing Marks for Class 10th and 12th 2024. The minimum passing marks for CBSE are still 33% separately in theory and practical exams and also students must score more than 33% marks in aggregate. 

How to get CBSE Passing Marks for Class 10th and 12th 2024 in compartment exams?

If you were not able to get CBSE Passing Marks for Class 10th and 12th 2024 in the board exams then you will have to appear for the supplementary exams however with effective practice and revising through the sample papers you can easily get the passing marks in your next try. 

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