Kathmandu, December 17
Students receiving ‘D’ or lower grades in two subjects in the School Leaving Certificate examinations will be allowed to sit in grade increment examinations.
This will help them pursue higher studies without having to waste an entire academic year.
As per the decision taken by the Secondary Education Pass Examination Committee, chance exam will be conducted for students receiving ‘D’ or lower grades in not more than two subjects in the SLC examinations.
It further said that students who receive ‘D’ or lower grades in more than three subjects will have to sit tests for all subjects the following year.
The National Curriculum Development and Evaluation Council, which approved the letter grading system for SLC examinations, has also decided to gradually implement the system in other levels and classes.
The government had decided to implement letter grading system in SLC exam on December 10. As per the decision, there will be nine grades A+, A, B+, B, C+, C, D, E and N under the letter grading system.
A+ meaning ‘outstanding’ would be given to students scoring between 90 and 100, A to students scoring between 80 and 89, B+ to those scoring between 70 and 79, B to scores between 60 and 69, C+ to scores between 50 and 59, and C to scores between 40 and 49.
Likewise, D would be given to scores between 20 and 39, E to scores between 1 and 19 and N meaning ‘not graded’ would be given to students who remained absent or were expelled.
A+ will be equivalent to four GPA, A to 3.6, B+ to 3.2, B to 2.8, C+ to 2.4, C to 2.0, D to 1.6, and E to 0.8.