With the introduction of nine-point grading system in class 10 examinations, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has issued a set of guidelines to schools affiliated to it to be followed for admissions to standard 11. The CBSE has given suggestions for the determination of inter-se merit of candidates, based on the calculation of indicative percentae of marks, for the preparation of the admission list. The circular is available on the web site www.cbse.nic.in. The website also provides details on the grading system and on continuous and comprehensive evaluation. The indicative percentage of marks obtained by a candidate can be determined by multiplying the cumulative grade point average (CGPA) by 9.5. Similarly, subject-wise indicative percentage of marks can be determined by multiplying the grade point (GP) for that subject by 9.5.
The CBSE had directed schools to introduce a nine-point grading system in classes IX and X from the second half of the academic year 2009-10, along with the introduction of continuous and comprehensive evaluation. The student's performance is first assessed and recorded using the conventional numerical marking mode and then converted into grades on the basis of pre-determined mark ranges as stipulated by the CBSE.