Allahabad: Following the footsteps of the CBSE, the Uttar Pradesh Secondary Education Board (UP Board) has introduced the concept of grading and credit system for the convenience of students.

This year, students failing in one subject in the 10th board exam have been given a pass certificate by the board. Out of 70.82 percent results, 4,98,211 students who have failed in one subject have been considered as pass without which the pass percentage would have been only 55.41 percent.

The Director, Uttar Pradesh Secondary Education, Sanjay Mohan, in a press conference said, “The board is making continuous efforts to reduce the examination pressure on the students. This year, the students who have failed in one subject other than Hindi, have been treated as pass and students failing in two subjects have been given the option of compartmental examination, which would be held in July-August, to get admission in the 11th standard.”

Elaborating more he said, “Eligibility for the credit would be mentioned in the marksheet of the students failing in three or more subjects. This would help them to appear in board exams for next three years through an institution or on an individual basis. If students manage to get the pass mark in the subject within the stipulated period, they will be promoted in that particular subject.”

The pattern of 2011 high school exam results has been revised, Mohan added.

(JPN/ Bureau)