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CBSE Grading class X - 2010

Posted on June 12, 2010 at 12:40 PM

CBSE grading Class X

CBSE has introduced grading in class X form session 2009 -10. The class X results declared in May 2010 showed only grades and no marks.

Calculation of grades was as follows

91% - 100% -   A1 grade and 10 grading points

81% - 90% -     A2 grade and 9 grading points

71% - 80% -     B1 grade and 8 grading points

61% - 70% -     B2 grade and 7 grading points

51% - 60% -     C1 grade and 6 grading points

41% - 50% -     C2 grade and 5 grading points

33% -40% -      D grade and   4 grading points

21% - 32% -     E1 grade

00% - 20% -     E2 grade

Qualifying Criteria for class XI

Those awarded a qualifying grades (D and above) in all the subjects excluding Additional subject as per Scheme of Studies shall be eligible for admission in Class XI


Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) is the average of Grade Points obtained in all the subjects (excluding 6th additional subject as per Scheme of subjects).

example : A student getting A1 grade in all 5 subjetcs gets 10 CGPA

Indictive Percentage

  • Subject wise indicative percentage of marks = 9.5 x GP of the subject
  •  Overall indicative percentage of marks = 9.5 x CGPA

The Reason

Ggrading system was introduced to reduce stress on the students and also bring and end to unhealthy competion among them.

The Impact

The students at large have welcomed this step (grading system) as it has reduced competion. But very hardworking students who have always topped in school in respective classes felt dicouraged and wanted to know their exact marks. They felt that they have been equated with students much below them. Many students of this category were seen contacting teachers and school administration for finding ways in which they could know their marks.

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