For the delight of students, CBSE has eased the mandatory pass criteria norms for subjects with internal assessment considerably.
In a move that could really be deemed as a bonanza to the class X students, Central Board of School Education (CBSE) has announced to ease the mandatory separate pass criteria for subjects that have an internal component of 20 marks and 80 marks of board examination. To be specific, students will be exempted from internal assessment criteria this time. However, as per the CBSE notification, this exemption is one time.
The current batch of class 10th students in CBSE board will sit for the exam from March 5, which is going to be the first mandatory public exam after eight years. CBSE introduced the Comprehensive and Continuous Evaluation (CCE) scheme along with optional board exam. CBSE revoked the CCE System in 2017 and made Class X board examinations mandatory.
As per the notification that CBSE Chairperson Anita Karwal issued, the examination committee has decided to give one-time exemption to class X students, as it will be the first batch after the board made a comeback. And, as per the passing criteria, students this time have to secure 33 percent marks as a whole (both board exam marks and internal assessment took together) to pass the exam.
The same passing criteria will be applicable to additional subjects provided they have the similar board examination of 80 marks and internal assessment of 20 marks. Not only is this, but the rule will also be applicable to students with subjects under national Skill Qualifications Framework scheme for five major subjects that include Social Science, Maths, Science, and two languages.
The provision of replacement has also been extended to the NSQE students for the failed subjects (out of three which include Social Science, Maths and Science) by the vocational subject that candidates under NSQF have passed would continue to apply. Besides this, subjects listed under the Annexure 1 notified on March 9, 2017 will enjoy no exemption from separate pass criteria for the internal assessment of these subjects comprise of 50 marks.