With the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) scrapping the moderation policy under which grace marks are given to students in exams for difficult questions, it is likely that the Class 12 marks to see a dip of 10 per cent.As reported, the decision came in after a high-level meeting was held on April 24 in the national capital organised by the CBSE and attended by School Education Secretary Anil Swarup.Moreover, scrapping marks moderation is likely to affect the Delhi University cut-offs in college admission.(Read: DU to CBSE: No extra weightage, special treatment to board students) Here’s what senior official said: “The board has adopted the consensus on the issue of moderation of marks. This is expected to result in a drop in marks scored as well as a marginal dip in the pass percentage. This is likely to be the trend across boards,” said a senior CBSE official in a recent TOI report. More on the report:Moreover, CBSE as well as the state boards have been increasing marks in the pastFurther, TOI reported that CBSE gave as many as 16 extra marks in the Class 12 Maths exam in 2016 in the all-India set of papers and 15 marks in the Delhi set during the process of ‘standardisation’.About moderation of marks:Moderation of marks is a common practice adopted to “bring uniformity in the evaluation process”In simpler terms, the marks scored by students are changed to align with the marking standards of different examinersUnder the moderation policy, students are awarded up to 15 per cent extra marks in certain papers if the questions are deemed to be difficultSeeing the past trends, this practice has been blamed for inflation of results across school boardsFurthermore, in March, a report claimed that the number of students scoring 95 per cent and above in the Class 12 examination conducted by CBSE rose 23 times in six years– from 384 in 2008 to 8,971 in 2014.advertisementRead: No more ‘grace marks’ in Class 12 board exams, CBSE scraps moderation schemeRead: DU Admissions 2017: Sports quota weightage increased to 60 per centRead: DU Admission 2017: List of entrance-based UG courses releasedFor information on more latest news and updates, click here.