The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) has announced decrease in the minimum marks required to pass the ICSE and ISC board exams from 2019 onwards. Similar to previous years CBSE has kept the minimum passing score to be at 33% for class 10 and 12 students. Here is a compilation of passing marks required for various boards in India.
Central Board of Secondary Education: CBSE has kept the minimum passing percentage marks at 33% for both class 10 and 12 students. In internal examination and practical examinations the students need to score 33% to pass the subject and at least minimum 33% in the theory examination. The theory examinations will be conducted by the board and the practicals are conducted by the schools..
CISCE- CISCE this year has kept the passing percentage required at 40% for Class 12th ISC exams and 35% for Class 10th but from 2019 onwards, the minimum marks required will be decreased to 35% for class 12 and 33% for class 10.
Madhya Pradesh Board of Secondary Education (MPBSE): The board conduct Higher Secondary School Certificate Exam (HSSCE) in the state for which the minimum pass score is 33%.
West Bengal State Council of Higher Education (WBSCHE): For passing the class 10 and class 12 examinations students have to get a minimum of 30 per cent in all compulsory subjects. There are also 10 points awarded for internal evaluation.
Odisha Board: Odisha Board HSC examinations passing marks is 30% and students have to get at least 33% marks but students who get less than 40% will be considered to have passes in the third division.
Mizoram Board of School Education (MBSE): For this state too the passing marks are 33% in both theory and practical papers. They are also required to score a minimum of 33 per cent each in the theory and practical exams and at least a “D” grade in internal assessment.
Maharashtra Board (MSBSHSE): In Maharashtra also, students from SSC and HSC exams have to get at least 20 per cent in their written exam and have an aggregate of 35 per cent to pass. Earlier, it was 35 per cent in written and oral exams.
Kerala Board: The Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) are graded but students required to get 33% marks to pass. Only those students are eligible to appear for Save-A-Year (SAY) exams who secure the D+ grade (30 to 39 %) in SSLC papers and for the Class 12 Higher Secondary Examinations students need to score a minimum aggregate of 30% in continuous evaluation (CE), practical evaluation (PE) and terminal evaluation (TE).
Telangana State Board of Intermediate Education: In this board 35% is the minimum marks required to pass class 10 and class 12 examinations
Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSEB): The Board conduct exams for both 10 and 12 Class in the state. In 2010 Board had lowered the passing marks from 35% to 33%. Tamil Nadu Board: The minimum aggregate marks required for Higher Secondary is 70 marks out of 200. Students must secure at least 40 out of 150 marks in the theory exams and 30 out of 50 marks in practical exams, but for SLCC the passing marks are 35%.
Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board (KSEEB): The Board conduct exams for SLCC only and State’s Department of Pre-University Education for PUC exams for which passing marks is 35% aggregate, out of which students need to score 70 marks in language papers and 30 marks in each individual subjects for a total for 210 out of 600 marks.
Based on the above its clear that almost in the entire country the passing marks required range between 30 to 35%. These are bare minimum marks required to pass the upcoming board examinations. The datesheet for class 10 and class 12 is also expected to be released anytime soon.