Relaxation for CBSE Class X Students in Terms of Passing Criteria


The CENTRAL BOARD OF SCHOOL EDUCATION (CBSE) has given relaxation to class 10th students in terms of passing eligibility criteria. The students will now require to get a minimum of 33 per cent marks in theory and practical combined to declare pass in the subject said CBSE chairman Anita Karwal. Earlier the students who had appeared in the exam as per the scheme of studies were exempted from separate passing norm in internal assessment as well as board examination. The result was evaluated in each subject taking into account integrated marks obtained in internal assessment and board exam and those who secured 33 per cent marks was declared pass in that subject.

Henceforth for the students of secondary classes i.e. candidates appearing for Class 10 examination 2019 onwards will have to secure 33 per cent in aggregate in the subjects to be eligible to pass the subject,” mentioned the official release. Earlier the students had to secure marks separately in theory as well as practical exams.

The CBSE  board will conduct the Class 10 and 12 examinations from February 2019  onwards as per the official notification. For the year 2019. CBSE has released a list of vocational subjects that will be regulated during that interval. The list of vocational subjects are listed on the official website of cbse (  Apart from these 40 vocational subjects, the central board will conduct exams for typography and Computer Applications (English), Web applications, Graphics, Office Communication, etc in February as these subjects have larger practical component, and shorter theory papers.

The central board is following direct orders from the Delhi High Court that directs Delhi University and CBSE to ensure from the commencing academic year. As per the official notification, the board mentioned that it is following the Delhi High Court order that directs Delhi University and CBSE to fortify from the beginning academic year, the result of CBSE, including re-evaluation which is taken into account while determining the cut-off date for admission to colleges of the University of Delhi.

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