10th class results: Grades replace list of toppers

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J&K Board of School Education (BOSE) has awarded grades to the students who qualified 10th class exam on the basis of their performance.

Talking to Greater Kashmir, BOSE Chairperson Veena Pandita said that the board had abolished the practice of issuing list of toppers and position holders.

“For the past few years we have introduced the grading system,” she said. “This has been done so that students don’t get psychologically disturbed by the merit list of the position holders.”

Pandita said that Grade A1 was the highest grade and the students who qualified the examination with this grade were toppers.

As per the grading system, the students scoring 90-100 marks in any subject get grade A1; students getting 80-89 marks get A2 grade and those with 70-79 marks are awarded B1. Similarly, students with 60-69 marks in any subject figure in B2 grade, 50-59 marks in C1 grade, 40-49 in C2, 33-39 in D-grade and 21-32 in E1. Students getting 20 or below marks are awarded E2 grade.

“Under the grading system, people need not focus on marks,” Pandita said.

About the students getting 500 out of 500 marks, she said this year the students benefitted because of relaxation of 40 percent in their syllabus.

“This year students were supposed to attempt any 60 marks in the question paper which means best of 60 was only to be evaluated. So the students had attempted 60 percent properly and evaluators were not in position to cut any marks,” she said.

Pandita said the declaration of result was delayed only to check as to how the students were getting 100 percent marks in subjects.

“We checked that students have obtained 100 marks in English subject and other subjects as well and we could not cut any marks. The basic reason for this was the pattern of questions was conceptual and students had answered to the point,” she said.