Grading System for CBSE Class 10th

Published On: 29 Dec 2011

 | Last Updated On: 29 Dec 2011

The Central Board of Secondary Education organizes class 10th exams, which are also known as All India Secondary School Examination. Approximately 9,689 schools are affiliated to CBSE and every year lakhs of students sit for the exam. Although the fundamental theme, testing the knowledge of the student remains the same; there has been some changes made to the whole system of examination like inclusion of the grading system etc.

How the grading scheme will help in CBSE

  1. All students will be awarded grades instead of marks
  2. The Results will now be declared in 2 categories: Eligible for qualifying certificate (QUAL) and Eligible for improvement of performance (EIOP)
  3. Now there will be 5 chances for those candidates who fail in all the subjects so that they can improve their performance instead of repeating a year.

Scholastic Evaluation

Formative Assessment :

  • Assessment which is carried throughout the year by the teacher formally and informally
  • It is diagnostic and remedial

Summative Assessment:

  • End of term or end of the year exams
  • Feedback on learning (assessment of learning) to teacher and parents

SCHEME OF EXAMINATIONS – GRADING (SECONDARY SCHOOL EXAMINATIONS)

  1. At the Secondary School Examination assessment of subjects under Scholastic Area A shall be in numerical scores to be converted to Grades on a nine-point scale which shall be indicated in the Statement of Subject wise Performance/Certificate of School-Based Assessment. Assessment in subjects under Scholastic Area B shall also be in grades, as per scheme of studies.
  2. The qualifying grade in each subject under Scholastic Area A shall be minimum Grade D
  3. The students will be assessed in subjects under Scholastic Area A using the conventional numerical marking and later converted into the grades and the same shall be awarded as under:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

MARKS RANGE

GRADE

GRADE POINT

91-100

A1

10.0

81 -90

A2

9.0

71 -80

B1

8.0

61-70

B2

7.0

51 -60

C1

6.0

41 -50

C2

5.0

33-40

D

4.0

21-32

E1

 

00-20

E2

 

Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) would also be reflected in the Statement of Subject wise Performance

Note: Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) is the average of Grade Points obtained in all the subjects excluding 6th additional subject as per Scheme of Studies. Grade Point and Percentage of Marks can be assessed as under:

  • Subject wise indicative percentage of marks = 9.5 x GP of the subject
  • Overall indicative percentage of marks = 9.5 x CGPA

MERIT CERTIFICATES

The Board will award Merit Certificates to such candidates who have obtained Grade A1 in all the five subjects (excluding the 6th additional subject) under Scholastic Area A at the Secondary School Examination, as per the qualifying criteria.

SCHEME OF EXAMINATIONS (SECONDARY SCHOOL EXAMINATION)

  1. Assessment in the subjects under Scholastic Area B and co-scholastic area shall be undertaken by the schools in terms of grades as per the Scheme of Studies
  2. The evaluation for subjects under Scholastic Area B and co-scholastic areas shall be based on cumulative record of the candidate during his/her continuous assessment in the school.
  3. Schools are expected to maintain regular records or student's achievement and progress. These records are subject to scrutiny by the Board when it deems fit.
  4. Subjects of study under Scholastic Area A shall be assessed jointly by the School and Board. Details of question papers, marks and duration will be as per the Scheme of Studies.

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