CBSE to Scrap Spiking Marks Policy of Class 10 and 12 Students

Oct 2017 Source: MOTACHASHMA

CBSE to Scrap Spiking Marks Policy of Class 10 and 12, as per the latest guidelines from MHRD (Ministry of Human Resource and Development). The activity of spiking of marks in Class 10 and Class 12 Board Exams is to put an end by MHRD. Earlier, the CBSE used to give extra marks to the students if the question paper is considered as tough but as per the latest reports, there would be no more spiking of marks, Although the system of awarding the Grace Marks to the students will continue, this information has to be disclosed by on the school and the state boards’ website. The students will be granted marks for the papers with “unusually difficult” or “ambiguous” questions and offer a level playing field to all the students in the evaluation process.

Understanding the difference between Grace and Spiking of Marks


The grace marks are given to the candidates if any of them are lacking some of the marks to pass in Board exams then the passing line Board give those marks to the students to get him pass. On the other hand, the spiking marks are those which had been given to the students if the question paper is considered as tough. Well, the MHRD has issued an advisory to stop the spiking of marks, not the grace marks.

CBSE to say no to spiking of marks

Key Highlights of the news - CBSE to scrap the spiking marks from Class 10 and 12

  • According to the MHRD advisory, the practice of spiking of marks in Class 10 and 12 to be stopped.
  • The system of awarding the Grace Marks to the students will continue but, this information has to be disclosed by on the school and the state boards’ website.
  • CBSE and 32 other boards had come to a consensus on scrapping the moderation policy.
  • However, the Delhi High Court had asked the CBSE not to scrap the policy in a midway.

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