1. CBSE 12th results 2017: Here’s how you can decode your CBSE exam scores

CBSE 12th results 2017: Here’s how you can decode your CBSE exam scores

A student appearing in the Chemistry exam will have to score 33 percent in the 70 mark theory paper and 30 marks internal exam. The student will, therefore, have to score 24 marks in the theory and 10 marks in the internal to clear the Chemistry paper.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: May 29, 2017 11:12 AM
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CBSE 12th results 2017: Some students are worried after the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) released the results of Class XII board examinations. They are worried as they do not know whether they have passed or failed or they are not being able to interpret them easily. So, as to the question ‘what passing marks’ will get you by, here we provide a few ways in which you can understand how the overall percentage is tallied by the board:

1) Percentage:
A student is required to score 33 marks per subject in order to clear it. Different subjects may have different ways of calculating these marks based on factors such as internals, practicals and theory exams.

Even in internal exams, a student is supposed to score 30 marks in order to pass in the subject. For example, a student appearing in the Chemistry exam will have to score 33 percent in the 70 mark theory paper and 30 marks in the  internal exam. The student will, therefore, have to score 24 marks in the theory and 10 marks in the internal to clear the Chemistry paper. The student must score an overall 33 marks in the exams in order to clear the paper, according to the Indian Express.

2) Grades:
CBSE has graded the assessment of Physical and Health Education, Art Education and Work Experience. The internal and practical marks of all subjects will be assigned one of the following grades: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2, D1, D2 and E
Here is a list of grades that are awarded to students:

A1 is awarded to the top 1/8th of the passed candidates
A2 is awarded to the next 1/8th of the passed candidates
B1 is awarded to the next 1/8th of the passed candidates
B2 is awarded to the next 1/8th of the passed candidates
C1 is awarded to the next 1/8th of the passed candidates
C2 is awarded to the next 1/8th of the passed candidates
D1 is awarded to the next 1/8th of the passed candidates
D2 is awarded to the next 1/8th of the passed candidates
E is awarded to failed candidates

Recipients of the E grade have scored below 33 percent. Students need to clear the subject in order to get a grade above E, according to the Indian Express.

3) Merit:
Students who have scored in the top 1 percent will be awarded ‘Merit certificates’ by the board, as per Indian Express.

4) Compartment:
Students who fail in two subjects can appear for compartment exams. Students who clear the exam will be considered passed. The compartment exams will be held in July and August. Students need to clear internal exams to be considered for compartment exams, according to the Indian Express.

5) Improvement:

Students who have successfully cleared a paper in the first try can sit for the improvement exam. A student can take more than one improvement paper from their main subjects. Students who take the exam through the vocational stream have to take the exam in the next academic year, as per IE reports.

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