Top Headlines: Class XII marks expected to dip this year, will bring down cutoffs

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Class XII marks expected to dip this year, will bring down cutoffs
The average marks in this year’s Class XII results of Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) schools are likely to decrease by up to 10% following the board’s decision not to ‘moderate’ or ‘standardise’ — CBSE’s terms for inflating marks.
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