New CBSE Norms for Class 10 Board Exam: Students Likely to Get Relief

New Delhi: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is likely to come up with certain changes in the passing percentage for Class 10, making it easier for students to pass the board exam.

Presently, students are required to secure 33% in Class 10 board exam and 33% in internal assessment.

However, CBSE is now considering to exempt students from the mandatory percentage norm and bring in a rule where students have to achieve a combined 33% of marks to pass the exam.

CBSE may take a call related to it this week and if implemented, students have to achieve a combined 33% of marks to pass the exam, ThePrint reported citing authoritative sources.

The Board had earlier issued a circular to all its affiliated schools stating that the decision to implement an overall 33% pass mark criteria was for this year’s batch of students only.

A senior Human Resource Development (HRD) ministry official told ThePrint that the relaxation could now be granted for the next year too.

“The relaxation was given as a one-time measure but we feel that there is a need to extend it for next year too,” ThePrint quoted a senior Human Resource Development (HRD) ministry official as saying.

Pressure on students will be eased when they don’t require to secure 33% marks each for the theory and the practicals. But CBSE will take a final call on the issue, he added.

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