Passing Class 10 examination made easier by CBSE
New Delhi : Giving major relief to the students appearing for Class 10 board exams, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) eased its norms over passing marks.
In a circular issued by the board to all CBSE-affiliated schools, it has been informed that as a one-time measure for this current batch i.e. the batch of Class X appearing in Board Examination in 2018, may be exempted from the mandatory pass criteria.
The students will be required to attain a total 33% marks (internal + external) to be able to pass a subject.
The Board informed that the decision was taken on in its meeting held on February 16 as a “one-time measure.”
Meanwhile, in another circular issued on February 27, the Board for the first time has decided grant additional concessions and facilities for candidates with special needs (CSWN).
Candidates will be able to use computer on submitting a a certificate issued by a registered medical practioner or qualified psychological consultant.
“The use of computer shall be limited to only for typing answers, for viewing the questions in the enlarged font size, for listening to the question items,” the CBSE order read.
Tthe Class 10 and 12 CBSE board exams will begin from March 5, ending April 4 and April 12, respectively.