New Delhi: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class 12 students, who are short of a mark or two to pass and are awarded grace marks, have a reason to rejoice as the board has decided not to mention it on the mark sheets.

CBSE had last month decided to mention grace marks on the mark sheets besides scrapping the moderation policy. However, after the board decided to continue with the moderation policy following the intervention of the Delhi high court, CBSE has decided to revoke the decision on mentioning of grace marks decision.

“We have decided not to mention the grace marks on the mark sheets as resolved earlier," a senior CBSE official said.

A few states had at the time of decision expressed apprehension over mark sheets reflecting grace marks, saying it could be perceived as a stigma. Others however, argued that would be unfair for those who passed without the extra marks.

The board had on Sunday announced results of Class 12 which registered a dip of over 1% in the pass percentage. PTI