A post is being shared on social media claiming that the Government of India reduced the 2021 Board Examination pass percentage criteria from 33% to 23%. Let’s verify the claim made in the post.
Claim: The Government reduced the Board Examination pass percentage criteria from 33% to 23%.
Fact: No such announcement on revised Board Examinations pass percentage was found on the Ministry of Education and CBSE websites. Press Information Bureau (PIB) through their tweet clarified that the Minister of Education has not made such any such announcement on reducing Board Examination pass percentage. Hence, the claim made in the post is FALSE.
When we searched for the announcement of revised pass percentage criteria for the 2021 Board Examinations, we could not find any such notification on the Ministry of Education website. Recently, the Minister of Education Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank made a tweet announcing that the Government of India has decided to waive off the 75% marks eligibility criteria under Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) for the academic year 2021-2022. Reporting the same, the Ministry of Education released a notification on their website. The Ministry of Education did not announce any revised pass percentage criteria for the 2021 Board Examinations. Also, there is no such revised pass percentage criteria mentioned in the CBSE notification on class 10 and 12 Board Examinations.
Press Information Bureau (PIB) through their tweet clarified that the Minister of Education has not made such an announcement on revised pass percentage criteria for 2021 Board Examinations.
In 2019, CBSE released a circular detailing the pass marks criteria for class 10 and 12. According to the circular, to pass the class 12 examination, students should acquire 33% marks in theory, 33% marks in practical in addition to the 33% aggregate in each subject. For class 10, students should get 33% marks in each subject including theory and practical examinations.
To sum it up, the Government of India did not revise the pass percentage criteria for 2021 Board Examinations.