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CBSE Grading System and Improvement of Performance

Board has introduced Grading  at Secondary School level for Classes IX and X from the academic year 2009-10. (Circular No 40/29-09-2009).

In this system, students’ performance has been assessed using conventional  numerical marking mode, and the same has been be converted into the grades on the basis of the pre-determined marks ranges.

Accordingly, the “Statement of Subject wise Performance” issued by the Board  for Class X 2010 examination  shall  have only grades.

The schools affiliated to the Board have also been directed to introduce the above Grading Scheme in the evaluation of their students in class IX under the scheme of Continuous Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) wef academic year 2009-10

1  Operational Modalities followed for implementation of grading scheme are :

1.1 A student’s performance has been assessed using conventional method of numerical marking.

1.2 The ‘Grades’ have been awarded to indicate the subject wise performance.

1.3 Subject wise Grades and Grade Point (GP) have been shown in the “Statement of Subject wise Performance” to be issued to all candidates.

The candidates have also been provided CGPA (Cumulative Grade Point Average) excluding additional 6th subject as per Scheme of Studies in the “Statement of Subject wise Performance”

An indicative equivalence of Grade Point and percentage of marks can be computed as follows:

Subject wise indicative percentage of marks =9.5x GP of the subject
Overall indicative percentage of marks         =9.5x CGPA

1.4 The practice of declaring Compartment/ Fail have been discontinued. The overall result in the “Statement of Subject wise Performance” have been shown as :

Result:    Eligible for Qualifying Certificate or Eligible for Improvement of Performance.

1.5 Those candidates who obtain the qualifying grades (minimum grade D) in all the subjects excluding 6th Additional subject as per Scheme of Studies shall be awarded a Qualifying Certificate.

Those who get Qualifying Certificates shall be eligible for admission in higher classes.

Those candidates who are not able to get minimum grades D in all the subjects excluding 6th Additional subject  as per Scheme of Studies shall not be permitted for admission in higher classes.

1.6 Those candidates who have obtained grade E1 or E2 in one or more subjects excluding 6th Additional subject as per Scheme of Studies shall have to  improve their performance  in these subjects. Such candidates shall have option for improvement of their performance through subsequent five attempts.

For example, a candidate who appeared in Board’s examination in March 2010 can appear for Improvement of Performance  in July 2010 (1st Chance), March 2011 (2nd
Chance), July 2011 (3rd Chance), March 2012 (4th Chance) and  July 2012 (5th Chance) only in subjects where he/she has got grade E1 or E2 till he/she gets grades (D and above) in all the subjects excluding 6th Additional subject as per Scheme of Studies and becomes eligible for award of Qualifying Certificate.

Those candidates who had appeared as a Regular candidate from a School in March, 2010 examination and are eligible for Improvement of Performance shall send their application through school only for 1st Chance in July, 2010.

Those candidates who are eligible for 2nd / 3rd /4th /5th chance for Improvement of Performance shall appear as Private candidates only.

Those candidates who are eligible for Improvement of Performance for 1st/ 2nd / 3rd /4th /5th chance and wish to appear for the whole examination may, however, appear as regular candidates also if admitted by the school as regular students.

  • shashank

    this system i dnt afford beacause by this system students getting lost of there three years and i dnt thik so it is a joke . this should be one sided like now students cant sit in 10th and 11th both. but there should be one sided results. and please help us because we are getting lost of this year ..

  • I think this grading system has made learning awkward and decreased the competition among the students….I oppose this system because in this system 1 or 2 marks even change the grade which is not a good thing for a student’s mark sheet

  • sathish

    can anyone say the marks and grading system this year2012 sa1 class 10th

  • Unnikrishnan

    can anyone say the marks and grading system for the year 2016-2017 for Class-10