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CBSE Grading System

 Grading System

HOW CBSE’S GRADING SYSTEM WORK

  1. All students have been awarded grades, not marks
  2. The practice of declaring Compartment/Fail has been discontinued
  3. The result of candidates is now declared in two cate¬gories: Eligible for qualifying certificate (QUAL) and Eligible for improvement of performance (EIOP)
  4. All candidates, even if they have failed in all subjects will now have five chances to improve their performance without having to repeat a year.

THE NEW ORDER

With Board exams being made optional from the academic year 2010-11, a new system of evaluation – Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) – based on grades has been approved. It comprises formative and summative assessment of the student to be done over two terms – first and second -during the year-long academic calendar.

Summative Assessment: Based on the term-end examination

  1. There will be two evaluations each in the first and second terms.
  2. The first term-end exam will carry 20 marks.
  3. The second term-end exam will carry 40 marks.

Formative Assessment: To evaluate and grade class work, homework, assignment and project work

  1. There will be one term-end exam for each term.
  2. Each evaluation will carry 10 marks apiece.

EVALUATION

Students of class IX and X will be evaluated on a 9-point grading system. Each grade, given on the basis of both formative and summative assessments, will correspond to a range of marks as indicated below :

MARKS RANGE GRADE GRADE POINT
91-100 A1 10.0
81 -90 A2 9.0
71 -80 B1 8.0
61-70 B2 7.0
51 -60 C1 6.0
41 -50 C2 5.0
33-40 D 4.0
21-32 E1
00-20 E2

Points to Remeber :

(i) Assessment of theory/practical papers in external subjects shall be in numerical scores.In addition to numerical scores, the Board shall indicate grades in the marks sheets issued to the candidates in case of subjects of external examinations. In case of internal assessment subjects, only grades shall be shown.

(ii) Subjects of internal examination in Class X the assessment shall be made on a five point scale I.e. A,B,C,D & E.

(iii) The grades shall be derived from scores in case of subjects of external examination. In case of subjects of internal assessment, they shall be awarded by the schools.

(iv) The qualifying marks in each subject of external examination shall be 33% . However at Senior School Certificate Examination,in a subject involving practical work, a candidate must obtain 33% marks in the theory and 33% marks in the practical separately in addition to 33% marks in aggregate, in order to qualify in that subject.

Important :

(a) In case of a tie, all the students getting the same score, will get the same grade. If the number of students at a score point need to be divided into two segments, the smaller segment will go with the larger.

(b) Method of grading will be used in subjects where the number of candidates who have passed is more than 500.

(c) In respect of subjects where total number of candidates passing in a subject is less than 500, the grading would be adopted on the pattern of grading and distribution in other similar subjects.

What Students are saying ?

Actually i want to advice you that with this grades boards should give percentage also as we can compare ourselves.
since a child getting 99.5% and 95% will be in the same grade and hence will not able to know who performed better.

Implementation aspect should get the attention it deserves, if the system is to achieve its stated objectives. For teachers to make an objective assessment of the students, the work of the students will have to be closely guided and supervised. This will be possible only if the number of students a teacher is required to handle is kept limited. In the present class room environment, in most of the schools, where this number goes upwards of 40, this will remain a distant dream.
The structure of our classes should have been revamped first before the introduction of the new system. The system will take time to stabilise and the students who are forced to go through it during the transition phase may end up as losers.

The new system by itself has lot of merit in it. The utility will depend on the implementation. For a grading system to work effectively, the assessment method has to be fool proof and criteria well defined. There should not be any room for subjectivity here.
The fear expressed in many comments here about no more competition amongst the students and heart burns for the topper are all unfounded. Competition will still be there as one has to work hard and perform well to even score 90%. Heart burn of one is OK, if it can save the pain of peer pressure and parental pressure from a majority of students. This will ultimately lead to pressure free environment for students and encourage ‘healthy competion’ between them.

The system which is taken in pressure of about 10-20 students every year who commited sucide then why should 5000000 students.
the general students are 2 fold loss 1st seat reservations and then grading.
CAN A 96% is given equal importance as given to 91% one????
the sprit of competion will not be seen any where.
so all my dear friends lets come together and protest against it.

What exactly is the point of this new grading system?
We slog throughout the year and crack our brains over getting good marks in the board,but it does give one a certain amount of satisfaction to see the results at the end of the year.
What,they want to take this satisfaction away too?
At the same time,there is the fact that loads of students get above 90% in their board exams.
What if these students want to shift from their present school?
How will schools decide on which students to select?
Will we have to face another entrance exam AFTER our boards too?
Or will we have to give huge donations of money for admission?
This system is surely encouraging corruption…

This system is mainly put to stop suicide i guess im going to commit it!!!!!
problem is one-teacher take advantage and ask loads and loads of homwork in 1 day.dont get it and their words “now see….i will cut your marks and give you 0 im soo happy”
two-its a waste of resouces
three-teachers take their pets to their sides=give them good grades
four- dont get a copy or book and bang your gone
well these sre the main problems i face there are many more but that doesn’t effect me so i want CBSE back with logic and not rote and no projects no child likes it i have done a serveythat out of 47 kids in a class only 10 are happy rest sad the sad 1s include toppers I UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU ARE TRYING TO DO BUT IT WOULD BE FUN ONLY IF TEACHERS UNDERSTOOD US !!!

I appreciate the implentation of grading system. We can avoid both the mental torture to the students by their own parents and the suicide of of our immatured children to a certain extent.
Even after the aboiltion of grading,the recurring of suicides by the students,it should be answerable and cannot be compensated by money in the name of” Interim reliefs” to the family of the victim.

 

SCHEME OF GRADING

  1. All students have been awarded grades, not marks
  2. The practice of declaring Compartment/Fail has been discontinued
  3. The result of candidates is now declared in two categories: Eligible for qualifying certificate and Eligible for improvement of performance (EIOP)
  4. All candidates, even if they have failed in all subjects will now have five chances to improve their performance without having to repeat a year.

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