CBSE grants one-time relaxation in passing marks to class 10 students

Mar 1, 2018 09:51 IST

The Central Board of Secondary Examination (CBSE) has decided to grant a one-time relaxation in passing marks to the students of class 10 who are scheduled to give their board exams from next week.

The board has decided to implement overall 33 per cent pass mark criteria for this batch of students.


The board’s current decision means that the students would not need to secure 33 per cent marks separately in board exams and internal assessments.

Key Highlights

• The examination committee of the CBSE had met on February 16 to discuss their matters.

• In the meeting, the committee looked at all the circumstances and facts and came to a conclusion that the current 10th batch had a different assessment background while they were in class IX (in 2017).

• Hence, the committee decided to approve a relaxation for the batch as a one-time measure.

• According to the new relaxation, in order to pass, students would have to secure a total of 33 per cent, combining internal assessment and theory marks.



Earlier, CBSE had put in place a mandatory clause of securing 33 per cent in the board exams and a separate 33 per cent in internal assessment.

The class 10th boards have been made mandatory from 2018 after a wide gap of 7 years.

The Human Resource Development Ministry had made the board examination for class 10 optional from 2010-11 batch.

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