How to Calculate Percentage of Class 10 CBSE?

Every year the Central Board of Secondary Education conducts board exams for class Xth and XIIth in the month of February-March. The data is already sent to schools prior a month and the students of class X burn the midnight oil when it comes to board exams in CBSE. Cutthroat competition and determination to score high in exams make students work really hard for the same. While exams do cause anxiety and stress, it is equally refreshing when the exams are over. However, for students in class X, it is yet a cause of worry until the result declaration day.

The board generally declared results in the month of May-June, however, this year in 2020 due to pandemic COVID-19, class X results were declared in the month of July. 

How can students check their results online?

To check their results online, students are required to follow these simple steps:

  • Visit CBSE’s official website –

  • One may also check results on these websites:
    a) and

  • Next, you need to enter your name, roll number, admit card as well as other important details and then press enter.

How to Calculate Percentage of Class 10 CBSE?

CBSE Board had introduced a new grading system in 2009 and 10 on the basis of which students since then are awarded on a 5 point scale (Grade A to Grade E). Every year the board puts the passed students in the following rank order for awarding the grades to the students:




Top 1/8th of the students who  passed the exam


Next 1/8th of the students who passed the exam


Next set of 1/8th of students who passed the exam


Next set of 1/8th of students who passed the exam


Next set of 1/8th of students who passed the exam


Next set of 1/8th of students who passed the exam


The next set of 1/8th of students who passed the exam, and the process goes on till grade E, grade E is for the students who failed.

While the above grading system was for 10th 12th grade, the students of grade 9 and 10 are ranked for scholastic achievements considering the following grading structure:

Marking Range


Grade Points



















33- 40









What is CGPA?

CGPA or Cumulative Grade Point Average is the performance of students subject wise as per the CCE (class Xth certificate). It is the average grade point of the students.

To calculate your CGPA, you must take a glimpse at the following formula :

CGPA= Sum of grade points acquired in best/main 5 subjects divided by 5.

Therefore, to calculate the percentage and know your result, you must follow the formula as under:

CGPA x 9.5 = Percentage Obtained in class 10th.

For instance, if a student’s CGPA is 7.5 that means of applying the above formula, we would get

7.5 x 9.5 = 71.25 %

Tips to prepare for class 10 board exams

To score high and avoid silly mistakes, you can follow these tricks and tips that may prove helpful:

  • Go through the last 10 years’ question paper.

  • Stick to the latest marking scheme, formulas, and formats.

  • Practice maths and essays, advertisements, comprehension passages daily.

  • Read newspapers, books and magazines.

  • Write one page every day, learn 5 new words in Hindi and English.

  • Break your syllabus/ chapter into different and small topics.

  • Go for mock tests, they can be helpful in evaluating your progress.

  • Avoid junk food, stick to fresh fruits and juices.

  • Don’t ignore your NCERT textbooks. Study them thoroughly.

  • Meditate or go for a walk early in the morning.

FAQs on to Calculate Percentage of Class 10 CBSE

Q 1. What is the best book for class 10 board exams?

Answer. If you are considering the point of view of question papers and practice parts, you can go for the Arihant publication, Oswal. RS Agarwal and RD Sharma are good ones for Maths practice.

Q 2. How do I calculate my percentage?

Answer. Follow the formula- CGPA x 9.5 to calculate the percentage of Class 10 CBSE board examination.

Q 3. How can I score better in Maths?

Answer. Practice every day with sample questions. You can also go for question banks and RS Agarwal books. The trick is to start with easy solutions and then solve tricky ones.

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