CBSE Grades in Class X this year, marks on special request
Students of class X taking board exams in March 2010 will not get to know their percentage. Their ‘marksheet’ will only bear grades from now on and not marks.As per a presentation on Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) made at conference on schools at IIT Delhi on Monday, the CBSE will switch to the grading system for class X from this session itself. For the last time, board exams for class X will be held in March 2010. From next academic session, CCE will be implemented in all CBSE schools, doing away with the exams.
According to the CBSE, marks obtained by students will not be disclosed unless there is a special case. “Revealing the marks will defeat purpose of introducing grades. However, we may make an exception if a student is shifting abroad or on a recommendation of the principal,” said a senior CBSE official.Class X students will be graded on a nine-point system starting from Al to E2. Their admission in class XI will also be based on grades. Those who do not get a qualifying certificate from the board due to an E1 or E2 grade will be given five attempts to improve their performance.