As a matter of fact the Board has been preparing itself and all the stakeholders for a change to move over from numerical marking system to grading system during the past few years by creating a climate of acceptance. The Board has already in a phased manner, introduced the grading system based on absolute marks up to class VIII.
Now, therefore, the CBSE, in consultation with the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India has decided to introduce nine point grading system.
In this system, student’s performance will be assessed using conventional numerical marking mode, and the same will be later converted into the grades on the basis of the pre-determined marks ranges as detailed below :-
MARKS RANGE —- GRADE —– GRADE POINT
91-100 ————— A1 —————– 10.0
81-90 —————– A2 —————– 9.0
71-80 —————– B1—————– 8.0
61-70 —————– B2 —————– 7.0
51-60 —————– C1 —————– 6.0
41-50 —————– C2 —————– 5.0
33-40 —————– D ——————- 4.0
21-32 —————– E1 —————– —
20 and below ——- E2 —————– —
The Board has decided to introduce the above grading scheme at Secondary level for classes IX & X from the current academic year 2009-10. Accordingly, the “Statement of Subject wise Performance” to be issued by the Board w.e.f. the Class X Examination 2010 will have only grades.
Similarly, the schools are also directed to introduce the above Grading Scheme in the evaluation of their students in Class IX under the scheme of CCE as detailed in the Circular No. 39 dated 20th September, 2009