CBSE Relaxes Passing Criteria for Class 10 Students! From 2019 Onwards Score 33% in Both Internal & External Together to Surpass the Board Exam
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The class 10 students of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), this year were exempted from separate passing criteria in internal assessment and board examinations. Since then, speculations have begun amongst the candidates and their concerned parents, if the board will continue the same in the next board exam as well. Turns out that, CBSE has extended the passing criteria from 2019 onwards, much relief to the secondary candidates. Yes, according to the notice published on the official website; from next year, students will have to score overall 33 per cent in both internal assessment and board examination (taken together) to be declared as pass in that subject. CBSE to Penalise Affiliated Schools for Having a Classroom of More Than 40 Students. 

“It has now been decided to extend the same passing criteria henceforth for the students of secondary classes i.e. candidates apprearing for Class 10 examination 2019 onwards will have to secure 33 per cent (both taken together) in the subjects to be eligible to pass the subject,” reads the official notice. In this year’s exam, the results were computed in each subject taking into account combined marks obtained in internal assessment and board exam and those who secured 33 per cent marks were declared pass in that subject. “In case of a candidate being absent in practical or internal assessment, the marks were treated as zero and result was computed accordingly,” the notification further reads.

There have been a lot of speculations recently, regarding the passing criteria to be extended or not, leaving the students into confusion. With the recent notice, CBSE has cleared the air, and the class 10 candidates can now concentrate on their board examination. Apart from this, in a bid to make the education more smooth and effective, the board decided to penalise affiliated schools to those who have a classroom of more than 40 students. The board will conduct the class 10 and class 12 examinations from February and has released a list of vocational subjects that will be held during that period.