This means that the present batch studying in the academic year 2009-2010 will have to attend the board exams.
However, the grading system will be introduced for the students in the present batch. The nine point grades scale with A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2, D, E1 and E2 will range from exceptional (A1) to unsatisfactory (E2).
"Grading system will be introduced from 2009-10," Sibal said.
He said that the students can take examinations on demand after the board is abolished.
Apart from this, the continuous internal assessment named as 'continuous comprehensive evaluation' will be introduced in the current year in Class 9.