CBSE has made an important announcement regarding 10th board examination. The Board has revised the passing marks criteria. The declaration has brought huge relief to 10th board students!
CBSE has declared that a student must score overall 33% marks (in 10th Board exams and Internal assessments) in order to pass 10th standard (that specific subject). The new rule is applicable to the present batch, which is going to appear for board exams in March 2018.
Previously, a CBSE student had to score at least 33% marks in Board exam (specific subject) and at least 33% marks in Internal Assessments (specific subject), in order to be considered fully passed (in that subject)! According to the new rule, separate pass requirement is no more valid!
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CBSE has already issued circulars to affiliated schools. This move is a boon for many anxious students, who are all set to face board exams for the first time in their lives!
Let us consider an example to understand the old and new passing marks systems –
Old passing marks calculation
- Internal Assessment of a subject carried 20 marks
- Board examination of a subject carried 80 marks
- For a student to pass in that subject, he/she must have scored at least 33% marks in internals (out of 20 marks) and at least 33% marks in board exam (out of 80 marks)
New passing marks calculation
- Internal Assessment of a subject carries 20 marks
- Board examination of a subject carries 80 marks
- For a student to pass in that subject, he/she must score at least 33% in internal and board exam scores combines (20+80)
Note: Vocational subjects’ internal assessment carries 50 marks. It’s evaluation is different from regular subjects. In this case, the old rule still applies! It means that in order to pass in a vocational subject, you must score 33% marks in internals and 33% marks in board exam (separate pass requirement).