The Directorate of Higher Secondary Education (DHSE) has released the Kerala Plus One result today on its official websites keralaresults.nic.in and dhsekerala.gov.in. Around 4 lakh students had appeared for the class 11 offline exams. The exams were held from September 24 to October 15, 2021. Soon after the declaration of the results, candidates and guardians seem to be in search of the grading system and how one can convert the marks to grade.
DHSE has adopted a nine point grading system that is used to determine the grades of the candidates based on their marks. Using the combined grades of the candidates in the first and second year higher secondary examination, this grading system will then be used to evaluate the grades of the candidates. Take a look at the image of the grading system attached below.
As per the grading system, students scoring between 180 and 200 will receive the A+ score and the ones scoring between 160 and 179 will get the A score. This is followed by 140 to 159 (B+), 120 to 139 (B), 100 to 119 (C+), 80 to 99 (C), 60 to 79 (D+) and 40 to 59 (D). Scores below 40 will be given the E grade. Candidates must secure D+ grade in all subjects to be eligible for promotion to higher studies. Please note that the eligibility for higher students is based on grades obtained after combining the first and second year higher secondary examinations.
The marks distribution for the first and second year higher secondary examinations is somewhat different. Subjects without practicals will have a total 100 marks in both the first and second years. Music has 60 marks in the first year but 140 in the second year. In the same way, Biology has 80 marks in the first year and 120 in the second year. Lastly, subjects that come with practicals will have 80 marks in the first year and 120 marks in the second year. The time duration for all four categories in both years remains the same. Nonetheless, every subject will have a total of 200 marks combining both first and second-year examinations.
Furthermore, grace marks will also be given to the winners of the state-level higher secondary school youth festival. Grade A holders will get 5% of the aggregate score while grade B holders are going to get 4% of the aggregate score. Similarly, grade C holders will be getting 3% of the aggregate score. Details regarding the award of grade marks are mentioned in the official notification.