CBSE Grading System for Class 12
(i)(a) Assessment of theory/practical papers in external subjects shall be in numerical scores. In addition to numerical scores, the Board shall indicate grades in the marks sheets issued to the candidates in case of subjects of external examinations. In case of internal assessment subjects, only grades shall be shown.
(ii) Letter grades on a nine-point scale shall be used.
(iii) The grades shall be derived from scores in case of subjects of external examination. In case of subjects of internal assessment, they shall be awarded by the schools.
(iv) The qualifying marks in each subject of external examination shall be 33% at Senior School Certificate Examination. However, at Senior School Certificate Examination, in a subject involving practical work, a candidate must obtain 33% marks in the theory and 33%
marks in the practical separately in addition to 33% marks in aggregate, in order to qualify in that subject.
v)(a) For awarding the grades for the Senior Secondary Examination, the Board shall put all the passed students in a rank order and will award grades as follows:
- A-1 Top 1/8th of the passed candidates
- A-2 Next 1/8th of the passed candidates
- B-1 Next 1/8th of the passed candidates
- B-2 Next 1/8th of the passed candidates
- C-1 Next 1/8th of the passed candidates
- C-2 Next 1/8th of the passed candidates
- D-1 Next 1/8th of the passed candidates
- D-2 Next 1/8th of the passed candidates
- E Failed candidates
(a) Minor variation in proportion of candidates to adjust ties will be made.
(b) In case of a tie, all the students getting the same score, will get the same grade. If the number of students at a score point need to be divided into two segments, the smaller segment will go with the larger.
(c) Method of grading will be used in subjects where the number of candidates who have passed is more than 500.
(d) In respect of subjects where total number of candidates passing in a subject is less than 500, the grading would be adopted on the pattern of grading and distribution in othersimilar subjects.