The Jammu and Kashmir State Board of School Education (JKBOSE) plays a crucial role in the education system of the state. It is responsible for conducting examinations, prescribing syllabi, and granting affiliations to schools. When it comes to Class 11th, understanding the passing marks criteria is essential for students to successfully transition to the next academic level. In this article, we will delve into the guidelines and requirements for passing marks in JKBOSE Class 11th examinations.

Passing marks refer to the minimum score or grade that a student must obtain in order to be considered as having passed a particular examination. These marks indicate a student’s proficiency and understanding of the subjects studied. The JKBOSE follows a specific set of guidelines when determining the passing marks for Class 11th students.

JKBOSE Class 11th Passing Marks Guidelines

  1. Theory Examinations:
    • In theory subjects, the passing marks are set at 33%. Students must score at least 33% of the total marks allocated for each subject to pass the examination.
    • The total marks for theory subjects in Class 11th are generally 100. Therefore, students must secure a minimum of 33 marks out of 100 to pass.
  2. Practical Examinations:
    • Practical examinations are conducted for subjects that require hands-on learning, such as Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Computer Science, etc.
    • The passing marks for practical examinations are also set at 33% of the total marks allocated for each practical subject.
  3. Overall Performance:
    • To pass the Class 11th examinations, students must obtain the passing marks individually in both theory and practical subjects.
    • Additionally, the overall performance of a student is considered. It is essential to pass in the aggregate, which means that the total marks obtained across all subjects should meet the minimum passing criteria.
  4. Compartment Examinations:
    • In case a student fails to meet the passing marks criteria in one or more subjects, they are provided with an opportunity to appear for compartment examinations.
    • The compartment examinations are conducted to help students clear their failed subjects by giving them another chance to secure the required passing marks.

Obtaining passing marks in JKBOSE Class 11th examinations is crucial for students to progress academically. It is necessary to understand the passing marks guidelines and requirements set by the JKBOSE. By securing at least 33% of the total marks in theory and practical subjects, and meeting the overall passing criteria, students can successfully move forward to Class 12th. In case of failure, the option of compartment examinations provides an opportunity to clear the failed subjects. It is advisable for students to study diligently, seek assistance when needed, and aim for a comprehensive understanding of the subjects to achieve satisfactory results in their Class 11th examinations.


  1. What are passing marks in JKBOSE Class 11th theory subjects?

    The passing marks for theory subjects in JKBOSE Class 11th are set at 33% of the total marks allocated for each subject. Students must secure a minimum of 33 marks out of 100 to pass.

  2. Are there any passing marks criteria for practical subjects in Class 11th?

    Yes, the passing marks criteria also apply to practical subjects. Students must obtain at least 33% of the total marks allocated for each practical subject to pass.

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Last Updated On : 28th Jan, 2023