Government of Nepal has now phased out the old 2072 directive and introduced the new letter grading system 2078. The current notice applies to all grades (grade 1 to grade 10) including grade 11 and grade 12.
According to the new grading system 2078, one credit hour signifies 32 hours of teaching-learning activities conducted by the educational institutions. The pass score is 35. Those who achieve less than 35 will fail in the subject – paper.
However, because of COVID19 situation, government has decided that student can enroll in grade 11 despite grades.
New letter grading system 2078 for grade 1 to grade 12 of Nepal – Scores and Grades
|Serial No.||Achieved Score (in %)||Grade Point||Grade||Explanation of Grade|
|1||90 and more||4.0||A+||Outstanding|
|2||80 – less than 90||3.6||A||Excellent|
|3||70 – less than 80||3.2||B+||Very Good|
|4||60 – less than 70||2.8||B||Good|
|5||50 – less than 60||2.4||C+||Satisfactory|
|6||40 – less than 50||2.0||C||Acceptable|
|7||35 – less than 40||1.6||D||Basic|
|8||less than 35||–||NG||Not Graded|
New letter grading system 2078 for grade 11 and 12 of Nepal – Theory and Internal / Practical
Various subjects have theory and practical (internal) papers. In such case, the examiners have to calculate the weighted average
Final Grade = Weighted Average Grade of Theory (TH) and INTERNAL (IN)
New letter grading system 2078 for grade 11 and 12 of Nepal – Final GPA
Then it comes to calculate the GPA for the evaluation of the overall outcome for class 11 or 12.
GPA = Σ(Credit Hour * Grade Point)/Total Credit Hour of the Grade
Please, do not confuse with the last word in the above equation. It means either grade 11 or grade 12.
You might need manual calculations in the school. A little more administrative work added right ? Or there can be some software which works for you once you enter the achieved scores – theory and internal. We will let you know if such software exist.
Letter Grading System 2078 – Nirdeshika by Curriculum Development Center
The Curriculum Development Center has issued a directive (nirdeshika) that has to be followed by concerned line agencies in school education sector of Nepal.