Delhi University cut off marks to come down with CBSE move
New Delhi : Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Tuesday decided to mention extra marks given to Class 12 students separately on mark sheets.
Extra marks aka "grace marks" are given to the students who narrowly miss the passing marks.
The decision was part of proposals discussed by top officials of the education ministry and counterparts in the state.
With the move, students can now expect lower cut off marks in various university entrances, including Delhi University.
States have also agreed to do away with the policy of moderation, and several of them may follow CBSE in declaring the grace marks as well.
Hindustan Times in its report quotes a senior official as saying, “CBSE has decided it will not spike marks at all. This will be implemented for this year’s board exam itself. It will award grace marks which will also be reflected in the mark sheet and the website will also clearly mention the mechanism used to give grace marks and to what extent.”
“Some states are already doing it. This will bring greater transparency and it will provide a level playing field,” the official said.
“This could lead to slight dip in cut-off but it is difficult to quantify. Also, CBSE is not the only Board as we have many students from state Boards who apply to DU,” said a Delhi University official who did not want to be named.