Grace marks increased for intermediate students

A total of 16,235 students, who failed in the intermediate examination this year, will benefit from Jharkhand government’s decision to increase grace marks as per examination rules.

Last Updated: Jul 05, 2011, 15:17 PM IST

Ranchi: A total of 16,235 students, who
failed in the intermediate examination this year, will benefit
from Jharkhand government’s decision to increase grace marks
as per examination rules.

The Cabinet, chaired by Chief Minister Arjun Munda,
decided to increase the existing grace marks, as per education
council rules under the Human Resource Department, from five
percent to 10 percent if a student failed in one subject and
three percent to six percent if a student failed in two
subjects, Cabinet Secretary Aditya Swaroop told reporters
here.

“Suppose a student has failed in one subject a
maximum of 10 percent marks can be given as grace and in case
of two subjects a maximum of six percentage grace could be
given. And the increase in the grace marks will be applicable
only for this year,” he added.

As many as 7,866 Arts students, 4,757 Science students
and 3,612 commerce students would benefit from the decision,
he said.

Apparently, the decision was taken to increase the
percentage of the intermediate examination, which registered a
poor 28 percent this year.

PTI