Marks of skill subjects to be considered for ‘Best of Five’ in CBSE Class 10 exams

New Delhi: Students check their results on their smartphone after the CBSE declared results for Class 12 Board examinations, in New Delhi on July 13, 2020. (Photo: IANS)
CBSE has included skill development activities in the National Education Policy. Photo: Representational Image

New Delhi: The Central Board of Secondary Education announced that the marks of the skills subjects would be considered in the ‘Best of Five’ of Class-10 board exams. The students can include the marks of the newly introduced skills subjects, for the calculation of percentage, if they aren’t satisfied with the marks in any other subjects.

The latest guidelines will come into effect from the next academic year (2023-24) onwards. Languages should be strictly included in the ‘Best of Five’.

Skill development activities have been included in the National Education Policy. The Board said that the skill subjects were newly introduced as part of the National Education Policy guidelines.

The ‘Best of Five’ rule

As per the Best of Five rule, the main percentage is to be decided by the marks attained in one language subject, ie, English, and other four subjects for which students secured high scores. The marks of the remaining subjects are not considered to arrive at the main percentage.

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