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CBSE Class 12 results: Report cards won’t reflect grace marks

education Updated: Jun 20, 2017 18:22 IST
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Grace marks awarded to students who narrowly miss the passing scores will not be reflected on mark sheets.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

In a big relief to students, grace marks awarded to those narrowly missing the passing marks will not be printed on their mark sheets --- something which the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) had proposed earlier.

The CBSE will follow the moderation policy and will grant extra grace marks to students almost missing the passing marks. The CBSE will declare the Class 12 results on Sunday.

In April, the CBSE along with 32 boards had taken a decision to do away with moderation and had also decided to display grace marks on students’ mark sheets.

“We will follow the policy as directed by the High Court and as per our own moderation policy, which is in place. But as decided earlier we will not mention, though we had decided to do so in the April meeting,” a senior board official has said.

Grace marks are given in cases where a student narrowly misses the passing mark.

However, a few states had at that time expressed apprehension over mark sheets reflecting grace marks, saying it could perceived as a stigma.Others, however, argued that would be unfair for those who passed without the extra marks.

The board had earlier decided to scrap the moderation policy to “remove arbitrariness and inflation of marks,” but a Delhi High Court directive had said that moderation policy be applied for this academic session. Following this, the board took a decision not to make any changes to its moderation policy this year. Over 18,000 schools across the country are affiliated to the CBSE. As many as 10,98,891 candidates – 6,38,865 boys and 4,60,026 girls – from 10,678 schools registered for the CBSE Class 12 examinations this year.

There was a 2.82% increase in registration for the 2017 edition of the examinations, as compared to the previous year. Around 10,67,900 students – 6,21,259 boys and 4,46,641 girls – had taken it then.