With a great relief to Class 12 students, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided not to print the awarded grace marks on the marksheets of the CBSE students who are missing the passing marks by a mark or two.
Last month, the board announced to mention grace marks on the marksheets with its decision to do away with the moderation policy. However, after Delhi High Court's intervention, CBSE revoked its decision to notify the grace marks on the marksheets and dropped its plan to approach the Supreme Court against the verdict of Delhi High Court with the continuation to follow the moderation policy. The board will stick to its five-point moderation policy.
A senior CBSE official stated that CBSE board had come up with the decision of not mentioning the grace marks on the mark sheets as resolved earlier.
At the time of the decision, few states expressed worries with the fact that if the 12th marksheets reflected the grace marks, it would be taken as a mark of disgrace. While others argued saying that it would be unfair to the students qualifying without any extra marks.
The Central Board of Secondary Education Board had declared the results of Class 12 on May 28. This year, a dip of over one per cent in the overall pass percentage has been registered. Around 11 lakh candidates appeared for the CBSE senior secondary qualifying examination this year. Among these, 4,60,026 were girls while 6,38,865 were boys. Approximately 18,000 schools are affiliated to the CBSE all over the country.