CBSE Grading System for Class 10th and 12th 2021
- May 3, 2021
- Posted by: Fliplearn
- Category: Generic
Be it secondary classes or higher classes, pressure of exam is always there on each and every child. But the pressure of CBSE exam is incomparable. In order to shed the burden of CBSE boards, the Central Board of Secondary Education has introduced a new grading system for class 10th and 12th students.
What is CBSE Grading System 2021?
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) had introduced a grading system on five point scale. According to CBSE grading system, students are awarded grades from A to E. The grades are divided into 9 marks range. CBSE grading system is introduced to reduce the unnecessary pressure from the students.
Parameters of CBSE Grading System Class 10th & 12th
The new grading system is formulated on the basis of two parameters – absolute and percentile marks. For all the subjects, there is a uniform model to be followed. However, the parameters are different for different subjects as per the difficulty level. For example A1 would be allotted to the students who have attained Mathematics marks in between of 91 – 100, while 6 points will be allotted to the students whose marks range is in between of 51 – 60.
|Marks Range||Grade||Grade Point|
As per CBSE grading system, no cumulative grade will be awarded as the total marks will not be mentioned.
Important Points of CBSE Grading System Class 10
- Assessment of theory/practical papers in external subject will be mentioned in numerical scores. However, in case of internal assessment subjects, only grades shall be shown.
- As per CBSE grading system for class 10, the assessment shall be made on a five point scale, i.e. A, B, C, D and E.
- The qualifying marks in each and every subject will be 33%. However, at Senior School Certificate Examination, in a subject that includes practical work, a candidate must obtain 33% in theory, whereas 33% marks in the practical separately. Additionally, 33% marks in aggregate should be attained in order to qualify in that particular subject.
- In order to award the grades, the board will put all the passed students in a rank order as given below:
|A-1||Top 1/8th of the passed candidates|
|A-2||Next 1/8th of the passed candidates|
|B-1||Next 1/8th of the passed candidates|
|B-2||Next 1/8th of the passed candidates|
|C-1||Next 1/8th of the passed candidates|
|C-2||Next 1/8th of the passed candidates|
|D-1||Next 1/8th of the passed candidates|
|D-2||Next 1/8th of the passed candidates|
|E||Candidates who did not qualify|
- Method of grading will be used in subjects where the number of candidates who have passed is more than 500.
- In case of a tie, all the students getting the same score will get the same grade.
- Method of grading will be used in subjects where the number of people who have cleared the board examination is more than 500.
Advantages of Grading System in CBSE
1. Grading systems reduce the unhealthy competition among the high achievers. It also reduces the pressure and brings more flexibility for students.
2. It reduces stress of students while comparing marks in different subjects, especially for the tough subjects like – Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry.
3. By removing the word “fail”, the precious lives of the students will not be at risk.
4. Grading system helps the students, parents and teachers to judge the level of students understanding.
No doubt, CBSE grading system is a revolutionary decision to help students sail through the crucial phase of their life in a peaceful manner.