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Class XII results of CBSE to witness a dip in marks in 2017
We all know how difficult it gets for a student to seek admission in a good Delhi University college where the cutoffs are sky rocketing at 99 per cent.

What it means is that a student who scores 98 per cent marks is not even eligible for getting admission in his or her desired college in the desired course. This is the usual tale of most of the reputed colleges of Delhi university, especially the ones located in its North Campus.

Owing to this fact, the Ministry of Human Resource Development's (HRD) last-month took a decision to scrap the marks moderation policy (MMP). Under this Marks Moderation Policy, the students are given grace marks in the examination. Since it has been scrapped now, we shall witness a dip in average marks in this year's Class XII results of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).

We must applaud this decision taken by the government because it would often result in students getting under an awful lot of pressure. This move comes after the CBSE in December last year requested the Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD) to develop a common consensus in complete revocation of this marks moderation policy. This policy always led to an inflation of marks in the board exam results. This in turn would restrict up to 15 per cent extra marks which are awarded to students for question papers deemed to be difficult.

This MHRD's decision had an impact which was quite vivid on the Punjab School Education Board's Class XII results. Its results were announced on Saturday and in the absence of the Marks Moderation Policy, the pass percentage of the students remained at 62.36 per cent, a drastic fall of 14 per cent compared to previous year's 76.77 per cent. If we take a look at the PSEB Class XII pass percentage in 2013-14, it was 78.90 per cent which had risen to 84.42 per cent in 2014-15.

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