Before an introduction letter grading system in Nepal, students were evaluated in terms of percentage perceived in the examination papers. He/she used to be praised for distinction/first division. Letter Grading systems were mobilized in some universities like Kathmandu University or Pokhara University amidst the journey of Bachelor Studies. The Higher Secondary Education Board (HSEB) decided to introduce the letter grading system in Nepal for grade XI and XII on 23rd February 2016.
Geeta Rana, President of National Private and Boarding Schools Association said “Grading system should be implemented from grade IX to XII and its implementation only in one grade will not give a good result,” adding, “Each student should get the opportunity to study as per the grades, but in our country, it was implemented without any infrastructure to adjust such students.”
What is the letter Grading System?
Evaluation of student achievement will be made about the attainment of the specific objectives of the course. From each course, you can earn a grade it and it is consecutively, recorded on the student’s permanent record. In the beginning, the course, instructors are determined to explain the objectives and upon which basis grades are coded in their record.
Usually, there would be an A-F grading. But in Nepal, it works a bit differently. There are 9 grades, which are A+, A, B+, B, C+, C, D, E, and N. A+ refers to ‘outstanding’ will 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 represent ‘not graded’ would be given to students who remained absent or were expelled from the academic organization. A+ is identical to 4 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.
How to check your results?
Now, it’s easier to check results of SLC, Grade XI, and XII within a fraction of a second. You just need to tap your symbol number and send it to five digit code of Aakash SMS.
· Type NEB <space>symbol number
· Send SMS to 31003.
NOTE: After the result is published by NEB.