CISCE Reduces Pass Marks Threshold for Board Exams

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CISCE reduces pass marks for board exams

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In a move, that in an official statement, is an attempt to "bring parity between various boards", the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) declared in an official statement that the minimum pass marks for classes X and XII have been reduced.

In the over 2100 schools affiliated to the CISCE in India and other countries, starting examination year 2019, the threshold to pass class X will be reduced to 33 from 35, and to pass class XII from 40 to 35.

There will now be greater equilibrium between CISCE-affiliated schools and CBSE schools since the latter already has a minimum threshold of 33 marks to pass classes X and XII.

The decision to change the pass mark threshold was implemented on the recommendation of the Inter-Board Working Group, comprising members of 8 examination boards. 

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