The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has announced its promotion policy for students of Class 9 this year. In a circular addressed to school principals, the CBSE has spelt out various points to be kept in mind while assessing a child under the Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) system for promotion.
The year-end subject wise grades of a student in Class 9 are to be calculated on the basis of performance in all formative assessments and summative assessments in scholastic as well co-scholastic areas. Total grade points earned by any student will be calculated by adding grade points for all co-scholastic areas. The grades obtained in different co-scholastic areas will be converted into grade points. The marking scheme in co-scholastic areas will be, in life skills A+ =5, A= 4, B+ = 3, B =2, C =1 and in all other co- scholastic areas A+= 3, A = 2, B =1.
The students who get total grade points in the range of 34-42, will be awarded the next higher grade in two subjects in scholastic areas and those who score in the range of 19-33, get the next higher grade in one subject in scholastic areas. If a student gets less than 19 total grade points in co-scholastic areas, the teacher write a separate remark for improvement but that should not affect the student's promotion to the next class.
The achievements of students who have won or participated in state, national and international level competitions by a body recognised by the state/central government /CBSE will be considered for co-scholastic grades.
For promotion to the next class, a student has to get a qualifying grade D or above in all subjects, excluding the 6th additional subject. A student getting E1 or E2 grade in scholastic areas in one or more subjects will have to improve his/her performance in one subsequent attempt to obtain qualifying Grade D in these subjects. If a student fails to obtain qualifying grade D in one or more subjects, even after adding grade points from co-scholastic areas and availing one improvement chance, he/she will be required to repeat the same class during the next academic year.