The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Wednesday assured the Supreme Court it would make the exact percentage scored by a Class 10th student in board examinations available to a non-CBSE school where the child seeks fresh admission in Class 11th.
Additional solicitor general (ASG) Maninder Singh told a bench headed by justice TS Thakur that CBSE had issued letters to all the 40 boards asking them not to reject students on the ground they had secured grades and not marks.
CBSE had in 2010 introduced the grading system for its schools. Students were given an option to choose the internal marking system - continuous and comprehensive evaluation (CCE) if they wanted to continue with the school after Class 10th exams. External board exams were restricted for those who wanted to move to another school.
Advocate RP Gupta, who filed a petition on behalf of students, said CBSE was the only board in the country to have adopted the new marking system. "Even the apex body of all the boards has not accepted the grading system and as a result there is no uniformity in declaring results," Gupta said.
Gupta said the petition also pointed out the flaw in the internal examinations conducted by school for Class 10th. He claimed students whose parents have transferable jobs were at a loss as the grades scored under the CCE were irrelevant for admission to a different school.