In a bid to ease pressure on students, Central Board of Secondary Education has released a notification stating that a student will be required to secure overall 33 percent marks (practical + theory) in order to be declared pass in a subject. The students in city appear jubilant on knowing about CBSE decision. Sharing his joy, student Krishna Kate said, “I am happy to know that passing percentage has decreased. Better news is inclusion of internal marks for passing.
I feel relieved of the pressure.” Despite this, he hopes to score well in the examination in March 2019. His group of friends planned a special treat during their cricket practice on weekend in a park nearby. Another student Siddharth Manglani said, “Examinations are a means to revise our lessons and not put pressure on us. So, this is great news and an effort towards reducing pressure.” Sahodaya group of CBSE schools secretary Manoj Bajpai said this “great news for students” will allow them to pass the board examination and move to higher classes. “Students who are not good at science or mathematics or social science can clear the board examination and select subject of their choice in higher classes,” he told Free Press.
SCHOOLS SHOULDN’T INFLATE MARKS
“CBSE has taken an impressive step by trusting schools and considering students’ welfare. Schools should ensure that they don’t inflate marks. It is important that schools adopt a balanced approach and do not undermine importance of external
WINSTON GOMEZ, School Principal
CBSE CRITERIA FOR COMPUTING CLASS X RESULT
■ The result will be computed in each subject taking into account combined marks obtained in internal assessment and board exam and those who will secure 33% marks will be declared pass in that subject.
■ In case, a candidate remains absent in practical/internal assessment, the marks will be treated as zero and result will be computed accordingly.