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CBSE Grading System 2018

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Question: One student got 85 marks in Hindi and got A1 grade. He got 85 marks in Maths too. What will be his grade ?

Answer: His grade is A2.

What !!

Two different grades for same marks !!

Are you mad !!!

Relax !!! my dear. Just read this article to understand CBSE new grading system 2018 for class 10 and class 12.

CBSE Grading system 2018

CBSE New Grading system 2018

CBSE discontinued the CCE system in 2018 so as the old grading system have been replaced. Till last year, you were getting grades in nine point scale as A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2, D, E1, E2. The grade points were in the interval of 10 marks. Hence student getting 91-100 marks were A1 graders and 81-90 were A2 graders and so on.

But in new system of evaluation (Year End Exams), the grading system is completely changed. Now you are not getting grades as per the marks but you are getting grades for comparative performance of all the students appeared in exam.

CCE grading Vs YEE grading

Lets elaborate the same for you. The new Year End Exam (YEE) grading and old CCE grade comparison table is here.

Old CCE Grading system 2017New YEE Grading System 2018
91-100 = A1Top 1/8 of passed students = A1
81-90 = A2Next 1/8 of passed students = A2
71-80 = B1NextNext 1/8 of passed students = B1
61-70 = B2Next 1/8 of passed students = B2
51-60 = C1Next 1/8 of passed students = C1
41-50 = C2Next 1/8 of passed students = C2
33-40 = DNext 1/8 of passed students = D1
21-32 = E1Next 1/8 of passed students = D2
0-20 = E2Failed students = E
  1. Minor variations in proportion of candidates to adjust ties will be made.
  2. In case of a tie, all the students getting the same score, will get the same grade. If the number of students at a score point need to be divided into two segments, the smaller segment will go with the larger.
  3. Method of grading will be used in subjects where the number of candidates who have passed is more than 500.
  4. In respect of subjects where total number of candidates passing in a subject is less than 500, the grading would be adopted on the pattern of grading and distribution in other similar subjects.

Comparative Performance based Grading system

Comparative performance based grading system is already being used in CBSE class 12 for years. The same was part of CBSE class 10 report card before implementation of CCE system in 2010. CBSE has just re-implemented it this year. Let’s understand it with an example. Suppose in case of Maths, top 1/8 students got 90% or above marks and in case of Hindi top 1/8 students got 85%  or above marks. Now in this case students getting 85% marks in Hindi will get A1 but they will not get A1 even if they get 89% in Maths.

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7 thoughts on “CBSE Grading System 2018”

  1. If a student get 82 marks in science and got A2 grade but he/she got 86 marks in English.what Will be the grade of his/her?

  2. Hi my son this year 10th pass but his one subject total scores 77 but grade C1 but as per cbse guide line B1 please check

  3. Hey .. I have a doubt .. is this top 1/8 of the passed students grading system done comparing students from the same class or as a whole to all those who appeared ?
    … Matlab … Ye class wise Liya jayega ya .. poore students ka Liya jayega jinhone bhi exam diya ho ???

  4. My son has got 90 marks in math his grade is given A2 while he obtained 94 marks in social science here also his grade is A2 . Is it correct?

  5. Due to huge population in India, this grading system could be a feasible method but not for students in Global Indian International Schools in other parts of the world who sat for CBSE.
    Example: International School has student population of appx 100 only. How could this method apply for them?

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