33 marks now mandatory to pass in GSHSEB schools, more changes initiated

Published on: Aug 30, 2018 15:10 IST
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33 marks now mandate in GSHSEB schools; more changes initiated

The Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Higher Education Board (GSHSEB) released a notification yesterday through which it declared the rules for the promotion of the students (classes IX to XI). This new notification has come in the wake of the change in the examination pattern of the aforementioned classes. As per the new rules decreed by the said notification, a student will now be needed to obtain at least 33 marks in the examination in order to be declared ‘Pass’ in the subject. Also, it said that it is compulsory for a student to have got a minimum of 25 marks in an exam, for the school to give grace marks to him/her.

As mentioned in the notification, a student is now eligible for a maximum of 15 grace marks, irrespective of the total number of subjects he/she may be studying. These grace marks will be given on the basis of the overall pass percentage and the maximum marks obtained in that particular subject.

Any board-affiliated school that wishes to set even stricter norms will have to take the board’s approval before embarking on the same. The notification proclaiming the changes in the rules has been sent to every GSHSEB-affiliated school in the state. The rules will be applicable from this academic year only.

The Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSEB) was established in May 1960 to administer and regulate the higher education system in the state. It prepares and prescribes the syllabus and textbooks in the affiliated schools. The Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSEB) conduct the annual exams for Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and the Higher Secondary (School) Certificate (HSC). Apart from the Secondary and Higher Secondary Examination, the board also conducts Engineering Entrance Examination (GUJCET).

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