The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) brings a change in the marking criteria for Class 10 students. According to the new reformation, the student will be considered pass in a subject if he/she secures overall 33%, i.e., in both internal/practical assessment and Board examination together.
The circular released by CBSE states, “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.”
According to the circular, previous marking criteria – in a subject with practical domain, candidate must obtain 33% marks in theory and practical separately in addition to 33% aggregate to pass in that subject- has been put to a halt and the new criteria will be imbibed from 2019.