The CBSE has announced the new passing criteria for CBSE Class 10 students. According to the new rule announced by the Central Board of Secondary Education, a candidate will have to secure overall 33 per cent (both internal assessment and Board examination taken together) in the subjects to be eligible to pass that subject. The candidates who had appeared in the last year's CBSE Class 10 board examination were exempted from the separate passing criteria.
"In case of a candidate being absent in Practical/Internal assessment, the marks were treated as 0(zero) and result was computed accordingly. It has now been decided to extend the same passing criteria henceforth for the students of Secondary classes i.e. candidates appearing for Class X examination in 2019 onwards will have to secure overall 33% (both taken together) in the subjects to be eligible to pass that subject," said a circular from CBSE.
Last year, the results were computed in each subject taking into account combined marks obtained in internal assessment and Board exam and those who secured 33% marks were declared pass in that subject.
The CBSE had released a statement where it has stated that the board will conduct the class 10 and 12 examinations slightly earlier than the usual time. The Board has decided to conduct all Skill Education (Vocational) subjects in the later half of February along with a few other academic subjects which are being opted by a small number of students.
The Core papers will be held in March.