40:30:30 In June 2021, the Central Board of Secondary Education announced a new marking scheme for the students of Class XII.\u00a0 40% Pre-Board marks 30% Class XI final exams 30% Class X Board exams This new marking scheme proposed by the CBSE and submitted to the Supreme Court could be either a bane or a boon for the students of 12th grade.\u00a0 There will be other options that can be considered by the students that can help them take the \u2018usual\u2019 route for their college admissions. But before we talk about the other options, let\u2019s dig deeper and understand how the marking scheme will be implemented by the 21,000 CBSE schools in India. The Computation Game How will these percentages be computed?\u00a0 What does it mean for college admissions? To answer the first question, the percentage will be based on the student\u2019s performance in each subject in either the unit tests, mid-term or pre-board theory exams.\u00a0 A \u2018Results Committee\u2019 will be set up in each school consisting of the principal, senior teachers, and two other teachers of Class XII in a neighbouring school. The decision of which test will be considered will be left to the discretion of the \u2018Result Committee\u2019. When it comes to the marks from Class XI, it will be computed based on the marks received in the final theory exams that students had written in 2019-2020.\u00a0 For the Class XI component, the computation will be based on the marks in the respective subjects from year-end final theory exams that the students wrote in 2019-2020. Coming to Class X, an average of the marks of three main and best performing subjects will be considered. This average will be awarded uniformly to all the subjects of Class XII based on the weightage of each. What does it mean for college admissions? According to various sources, more than 70,000 students have scored above 95% in the board exams. Our data also shows that the percentage of students scoring above 90% has increased by 324% in the last 10 years. Due to this, the process of college admissions may get tougher with the cut-offs increasing. This may be a celebration for CBSE students, however, it can have a ripple effect for students from the state board who might find it difficult to get college admissions.\u00a0 The new marking scheme may also result in the criteria required for college admissions. For the past 8 years, we have seen a shift in the requirements for colleges.\u00a0 Colleges are inclined to choose students who are focused and have a clear understanding of their aspirations and ambitions. Having knowledge of your learning style, the ideal career, and having a college-ready profile are examples of what colleges are looking for in students. What-Ifs? What if a student falls short in 1 subject? According to the board, if a student falls short of marks in ONE subject, he or she will be placed in the \u2018compartment\u2019 category. In this category, a compartment exam will be conducted to allow the student a chance to clear it.\u00a0 What if a student falls short in more than 1 subject? If a student falls short in more than one subject, they will be placed in the \u2018essential repeat\u2019 category.\u00a0 Univariety\u2019s Take Class 10 and Class 12 are important. However, they are stepping stones for your college admissions and then for your career.\u00a0 We understand that students of classes 12 are often stressed about performing well, and more so, the process of college admissions. Let us strike you a deal. You focus on your 12th. We will focus on YOUR college admissions.\u00a0 Through our career guidance programs, we will collate not only your marks, but also your aspirations, interests, opinions, and personality to help you understand what you can do. But most importantly, we will help you reach there! FAQs \tWhat are the advantages of career guidance? Career guidance provides a deep insight into what you wish to be, where you wish to be and what you require to get there. We at Univariety help you with \u2018what you require to get there\u2019.\u00a0 \tCan I opt not to choose the new marking regime? Unfortunately, no. In case you are not satisfied with the assessment, you will be allowed to sit for written examinations. However, that will depend on the conditions specified by the board.\u00a0 \tHow do I decide what career I want to pursue after 12th? Step 1: Sit back and figure out what makes you tick.\u00a0 Step 2: We\u2019ll take care of all the RESEARCH.\u00a0 Visit our website to know more!