CBSE relaxes passing criteria for Class X exams this year onwards

The Hush Post | 9:01 pm | One-minute read |

Students appearing for Class X CBSE exams from this year onwards have something to cheer about.  The Board of Secondary Education recently relaxed the passing criteria for Class 10 students.

Now the students need to get a minimum of 33 per cent marks in theory and practical combined to be eligible to pass that subject.

Earlier, in case of a subject involving practical work a candidate was required to obtain 33% marks in theory and 33% marks in practical separately in addition to 33% marks in aggregate in order to qualify in that subject.

Last year, all the candidates who had appeared in the CBSE Class 10 exam were exempted from separate pass criteria in internal assessment and Board examinations.

A circular from the CBSE read, “In case of a candidate being absent in Practical/Internal assessment, the marks were treated as 0(zero) and result was computed accordingly. It has now been decided to extend the same passing criteria henceforth for the students of Secondary classes i.e. candidates appearing for Class X examination in 2019 onwards will have to secure overall 33% (both taken together) in the subjects to be eligible to pass that subject”.

CBSE had decreased the passing marks to bring the examination at par with the criteria followed by other state boards across the country.

However, the passing marks for Class XII examinations continue to remain the same.

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