CBSE announces major relief for Class 10 students

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28 Feb 2018

Relief for CBSE Class-10 students: 33% overall-marks sufficient to pass

In a major relief for Class 10 students, CBSE has decided to relax passing criteria.

Now, students will have to get 33% overall to pass, instead of 33% separately in the final written test and internal assessments.

This will apply to those who will appear the exam this March too.

This year, the final exam is mandatory after a gap of seven years.

Mandatory exam

This year, the Class-10 exams are mandatory after seven years

This year, the Class-10 exams are mandatory after seven years

Till 2009, the Class 10 final exam was mandatory, but the HRD had made it optional in 2010-11.

During this time, students had to score 33% in both internal assessments, which take place throughout the year, as well as the written exam in March.

In most subjects, internals accounted for 20% of the total marks, while the written exam accounted for 80%.

Change

This is how the new rule will apply

Now the board has eased conditions for students and made an overall 33% compulsory for passing.

"The current batch (with five main subjects) may be exempted from the mandatory separate pass criteria in subjects having component of 20-mark internals and 80-mark board examination."

However, this won't apply to subjects where internals carry 50 marks. In these, students will have to score 33% separately.

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But why the change?

But why the change?

The CBSE, in its meeting on February 16, decided the move "considering the circumstances and the facts that the current batch of class X: 2018 is coming from a different assessment background while they were in class IX (in 2017)."

The Class 10 exam will begin from March 5 this time.

16.38L students have registered for it.

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Internal and external includes 100 marks or 80 marks?

If I got 33% out of 100. Will I pass?

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Internal and external includes 100 marks or 80 marks?

Asked 2018-05-26 20:31:01 by Akshat Yadav

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The current batch (with five main subjects) of CBSE may be exempted from the mandatory separate pass criteria in subjects having a component of 20-mark internals and 80-mark board examination. However, this won't apply to subjects where internals carries 50 marks. In these, students will have to score 33% separately.

If I got 33% out of 100. Will I pass?

Asked 2018-03-25 11:01:23 by Sikh Singh

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Yes, you will surely be passed.

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