Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) : A new System in CBSE Schools
Class XI Admissions based on CGPA
Following reservations expressed by various schools over the Class XI admissions from this session, CBSE is planning a Cumulative Grade Point
system to help schools.
Under the system, average grades obtained by students in each subject will be considered while allocating them different streams in Class XI.
With grades replacing marks from this year in Class X, schools are uncertain about the admission criteria to be followed for Class XI. Schools believe that grades will make allocation of streams in Class XI difficult as a “large number of students will have the same grade.”
With CBSE planning to introduce the CGPA system, schools can heave a sigh of relief. CBSE chairperson Vineet Joshi said, “We will come up with detailed guidelines for schools by March end. Our guidelines will clarify how to break a tie. It is a pilot test and we hope it will work well.”
CBSE is soon issuing an advisory to all affiliated schools. Till last year, schools would allocate streams to students based on pre-Board results or on the basis of a test that they would conduct after Class X.
The CBSE will award grades on a nine-point scale to “indicate subject-wise performance”. Students scoring A1 grade will be given 9 points, a student getting grade A2 will get 8 points and so on.
R K Sharma, principal of Ahlcon Public School, said, “Schools can calculate average grade points in all subjects. For admission in the Science stream, a school can take the average of grade points in Mathematics, Science and English.”