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CBSE Grading System in Class 12?

After the decision to start grading system in Class X board examinations, the government may introduce a similar system in Class XII, Minister for Human Resource Development Kapil Sibal said on Thursday.

Mr. Sibal said the idea has already been mooted and a committee has been set up. It will examine how grading could be introduced at Class XII.

“We had a brainstorming session on this,” the minister told reporters here on the sidelines of a meeting on the school education programme.

After the committee gives its report, it will go the Central Advisory Board for Education and then to the Council of Boards of School Education in India (CoBSE).

The HRD ministry has introduced grading system at Class X under the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) from this year.

The nine-point system starts from A1 (a grade for students who have done exceptionally well in the exam) to E2 (unsatisfactory performance).

He said consultations were being held with the stake-holders to arrive at a conclusion on introducing grading system in Class XII.

It is also looking at the feasibility of conducting a national-level entrance test, like Scholastic Aptitude Test, with national percentile scores in different subjects for undergraduate programmes.

This is in thinking process. No decision has been taken.

Via ‘The Hindu