CBSE relaxes pass criteria for class X students

NEW DELHI: In a major relief for students appearing for Class 10 Board Examinations next year, Class X students are no longer required to secure a minimum 33% marks in the school-based assessment and the external board examination. Earlier, CBSE had announced that students do not have to pass separately in theory as well as practical exams.

In last Board exams, the result was computed in each subject taking into account combined marks obtained in internal assessment and Board exam and those who secured 33% marks was declared pass in that subject.

To give relaxation to students, the board has decided to ease the passing criteria for Class 10 students from 2019,” said CBSE chairman Anita Karwal. “In case of a candidate being absent in practical or intefnal assessment, the marks were treated as zero and result was computed accordingly”, it stated.

CBSE will conduct the Board examination for both Classes 10 and 12 ‘slightly’ earlier than last annual exams due to the up coming Lok Sabha election.

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