What is CBSE Nine Point Grading System ?

CBSE CCE 9 Point Grading

In this system, student’s performance will be assessed using conventional numerical marking mode, and the same will be later converted into the grades on the basis of the pre-determined marks ranges as detailed below :-



Marks Range/Grade/Grade Point
91-100 A1 -10.0
81-90 -- A2 --9.0
71-80 -- B1 --8.0
61-70 -- B2 --7.0
51-60 -- C1 --6.0
41-50 -- C2 --5.0
33-40 -- D --- 4.0
21-32 -- E1 --
20 and below----E2 -

Introduction to grading system for class 10th exams, will take away board fear factor from students and their parents. We have seen students are always getting pressurized to perform better in board exams, at home from their parents and from teachers in school. This sometimes worked negatively for students and they loose their confidence level in studies.

The grading of students would also take away the frightening judgmental quality of marks obtained in a test leading to a stress free and joyful learning environment in the school. This will also enable maintaining a meaningful continuity in the assessment pattern from the primary level to the secondary level and also in ensuring a basic uniformity in the schools.

Formative Assessment to evaluate and grade class work, homework, assignment and project work
1. There will be two evaluations each in the first and second terms
2. Each evaluation will carry 10 marks a piece.

Summative Assessment Based on the term-end examination

1. There will be one term-end exam for each term
2. The first term-end exam will carry 20 marks
3. The second term-end exam will carry 40 marks

How would the CCE Scheme help?

The above steps would help the learners and parents, who are the primary stakeholders of school education, in the following manner:-

a) It will reduce stress and anxiety which often builds up during and after the examination which could have an adverse impact on young students especially in the age group of 13-15 years.

b) It will reduce the dropout rate as there will be less fear and anxiety related to performance.

c) In the past there was practice to often finish the entire syllabus much before time and follow it up with Pre-Board(s) and study leave. Now there will be greater focus on learning rather than teaching to the test.

d) The emphasis on conceptual clarification through experiential learning in the classroom will increase since there will be more time available for transaction of curriculum.

e) It will help the learners to develop holistically in terms of personality by also focussing on the co-scholastic aspects which will be assessed as part of the Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation scheme.

f) It is expected to prepare the students for life by making students physically fit, mentally alert and emotionally balanced.

g) The students will have more time on their hands to develop their interests, hobbies and personalities.

h) It will enable the students, parents and teachers to make an informed choice about subjects in Class XI.

i) It will motivate learning in a friendly environment rather than in a fearful situation.

j) It will equip students with Life Skills especially Creative and Critical thinking skills, social skills and coping skills which will keep them in a good stead when they enter into a highly competitive environment later on.

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