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CBSE Grading System is a Success - Less Help calls and Revaluation request

When Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) introduced the massive change from the marks-based evaluation with a grade-based one a year ago in their 10,000-plus associated schools, uncertainties had been brought up regarding its feasibility. Two months after the first grade-based final results released, the board is vindicated, reports the Indian Express

Not only have the number of distress calls on its helpline dropped many times, no suicide instance has been reported to the CBSE following this year’s Class X results, even the re-evaluation applications coming to it after the board exams tend to be lower more than 3 times coming from almost 50,000 each year.

The CBSE received close to 14,000 applications for re-evaluation of Class X answer-sheets this season and that is a really optimistic signal. With the shift to grades, students are able to escape needless and nerve-racking competitive pressures. Student opinions have been really good on grades which reflects in the requests for re-evaluation, that have decreased incredibly. Moms and dads as well typically are not pressuring the students just as much now.

CBSE helplines and student counsellors also have observed much less callers this period, particularly associated with examination anxiety.

“With the grade system, those in the highest grades may have scored anywhere between 100 per cent and 81 per cent, leaving a wider margin and as a result a larger number of students are happy with their performance instead of the three toppers or so,” said a source.

The fact that those who scored less than 32 and got Grade E were given a chance to appear for improvement exams to better their grades has also been a major factor.

A nine-point grading system, spread across A1 to E2 (100-20 marks), replaced the prevalent marking system in the 2010 Class X board examination.