Chandigarh: Haryana State Board of Technical Education (HSBTE)has decided to do away with the system of grace marks and reduced the pass percentage from 35 to 33.

In a written communication addressed to all Principals of government, government-aided and self-financing polytechnics, the HSBTE has said there would be no provision of grace marks from the examinations in 2012-2013, irrespective of any batch, and pass percentage is reduced to 33 percent from 35.

Any notification previously issued regarding grace marks shall stand cancelled, an HSBTE spokesman said in Chandigarh on Sunday.

He said a candidate would be declared passed if he or she obtained at least 33 percent marks in each theory paper and 40 percent in each practical examination.

A student would be promoted to next semester or class irrespective of number of times she reappears in different subjects, but she would not be allowed admission in fifth semester if she has not cleared all the sessional and final theory of exams as well as practical of first semester.

Also, a student would not be allowed admission in sixth semester if he or she has not cleared theory and practical of second semester.

All the students having reappeared in first semester would appear in November/December 2012 examination as per the new syllabus, he said.


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