CBSE board exam 2018: In a move that could bring joy to the students, the Central Board of Secondary Board has decided to relax the passing marks of the high school candidates. Yes, you read that right. According to a notification released on the official website of CBSE at cbse.nic.in, the examination committee of the board has come up with a different assessment background for the students. This step has only been taken for the current batch of class 10th students who are appearing for the 2018 board examination as a one time measure.
As per the notification, ‘the current batch i.e the batch of class X which is taking class X examination in 2018 with 5 main subjects (having 20 marks as internal assessment component as per scheme of studies) may be exempted from the mandatory separate pass criteria in the subjects having component of 20 marks internal assessment and Board examination of 80 marks.’ It adds that now candidates need to secure overall 33 % (both taken together) in the subject to be able to pass that subject.
The notification released by CBSE further states “that the candidates in current batch appearing in 2018 class X examination and having additional subjects as 6th or 7th may also be exempted from mandatory separate pass criteria norms in the subjects provided that the additional subjects comprise of internal assessment of 20 marks and the Board examination of 80 marks.”
It also says that the mandatory separate passing criteria both in internal assessment and board examination will continue to apply for the subjects as notified earlier.
Meanwhile, CBSE in an earlier notice regarding admit cards that the practice of withholding Admit Card by schools will be view seriously by the board. In its notification, CBSE, has stated that the heads of the school can, in no condition, bar the candidates from appearing in the examinations. Any school found doing this will be seen as a violator of Rule 15 of Examination Bye-Laws. The Board further added that the admit cards of only those students are released who are sponsored by the students, thus, once bonafide by the school itself, there is no question of not issuing the admit card to the student by the school.