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Assessment Pattern

The school follows the guidelines by the CBSE in letter and spirit for all classes and follows the pattern of three periodic tests as AS1, AS2 and AS3. Best two out of three are selected for an average out of 10 marks. The Final test is held for 80 marks.

Circular by CBSE

CBSE/CM/2017 Circular No.: Acad-05/2017
Date: 31/01/2017

The Heads of Schools
(Affiliated to the CBSE)
Subject: Restoring of Class X Board examination with effect from the Academic Year 2017-18

Consequent upon the decision taken by the Governing Body of the Board, the dual scheme of examination for Class X known hitherto as Scheme-I and Scheme-II shall stand discontinued for the students appearing in Class-X from the Academic Year 2017-18 and onwards. The examination from Academic Year 2017-18 and onwards would be conducted as per the remodeled assessment structure explained below. However, for Class-X students appearing in Academic Year 2016-17 examination, the existing scheme of assessment would apply. A. Remodeled assessment structure effective from the Academic Year 2017-18 for Class X

1. Scholastic Area (Total 100 marks) (Syllabus for assessment will be only Class-X) Subjects: Language 1, Language 2, Science, Mathematics, Social Science

80 Marks (Board Examination) – 33% marks out of 80 marks earmarked in each subject marks in each subject. Board will conduct Class-X Examination for 80 marks in each subject covering 100% syllabus of the subject of Class-X only. Marks and grades both will be awarded for individual subjects. 9-point grading will be same as followed by the Board in Class XII.

20 Marks (Internal Assessment) – Student has to secure 33% marks out of overall 20

(i) Periodic Test (1 O Marks) : Periodic written test, restricted to three in each subject in an academic year. Average of the best two tests to be taken for final marks submission.

(ii) Notebook Submission (5 Marks) : This will cover:

  • Regularity
  • Assignment Completion
  • Neatness and upkeep of notebook

(iii)  Subject Enrichment Activity (5 Marks) :

  • Speaking and Listening Skills (Languages)
  • Practical Lab Work in Science
  • Maths Lab Practical Work
  • Map Work and Project Work in Social Science

6th Additional Subject : In case student opts a language as 6th additional subject the modalities defined for Languages 1 & 2 shall be followed.

(i) Periodic Test (10 marks):
The school should conduct three periodic written tests in the entire academic year and the average of the best two will be taken. The schools have the autonomy to make its own schedule. However, for the purpose of gradient learning, three tests may be held as one being the mid-term test and other the two being pre mid and post mid-term with portion of syllabus cumulatively covered. The gradually increasing portion of contents would prepare students acquire confidence for appearing in the Board examination with 100% syllabus. The school will take the average of the best two tests for final marks submission.

(ii) Notebook Submission (5 marks):
Notebook submission as a part of internal assessment is aimed at enhancing seriousness of students towards preparing notes for the topics being taught in the classroom as well as assignments. This also addresses the critical aspect of regularity, punctuality, neatness and notebook upkeep.

(iii) Subject Enrichment Activities (5 marks):
These are subject specific application activities aimed at enrichment of the understanding and skill development. These activities are to be recorded internally by respective subject teachers.
For Languages: Activities conducted for subject enrichment in languages should aim at equipping the learner to develop effective speaking and listening skills.
For Mathematics: The listed laboratory activities and projects as given in the prescribed publication of CBSE/NCERT may be followed.
For Science: The listed practical works/ activities may be carried out as prescribed by the CBSE in the curriculum.
For Social Science: Map and project work may be undertaken as prescribed by the CBSE in the curriculum.

2. Co- Scholastic Activities:
Schools should promote co-curricular activities for the holistic development of the student. These activities will be graded on a 5-point grading scale (A to E) and will have no descriptive indicators. No upscaling of grades will be done.

Activity: To be graded on a 5-point scale (A-E) in school: Areas and Objectives   (as prescribed in the Scheme of Studies for Subjects of Internal Assessment)

Work Education or Pre-Vocational Education:  By the concerned Teacher:
Work education is a distinct curricular area for students for participation in social, economic and welfare activities. Student gets a sense of community service and develops self-reliance.

Art Education: By the VA/PA or the concerned teacher: Art Education constitutes an important area of curricular activity for development of wholesome personality of the students. Students will select one or more forms of creative arts.

Health & Physical Education (Sports / Martial /Arts/ Yoga/ NCC etc.): By the PE Teacher: Health & Physical Activity preferably sports must be given a regular period. Students should be provided opportunities to get professionally trained in the area of their interest. Indigenous sports, yoga and NCC must be encouraged in the schools creating a sense of physical fitness, discipline, sportsmanship, patriotism, self-sacrifice and health care.

3. Discipline (Attendance, Sincerity, Behaviour, Values):
Discipline significantly impacts career shaping and it helps build character. Sincerity, good behavior and values develop strength and foster unity and co-operation. Therefore, the element of discipline has been introduced. Class teacher will be responsible for grading the students on a Five-point scale (A to E).
The internal assessment comprising 20 marks (10+5+5) entails objectivity and a structured approach. For a holistic assessment, the teachers are expected to make it an effective tool.
B. Documentation:
Records pertaining to the internal assessment of the students done by the schools will be maintained for a period of three months from the date of declaration of result for verification at the discretion of the Board. Subjudiced cases, if any or those involving RTI/ Grievances may however be retained beyond three months.

C. Assessment Scheme for Class-VI to IX in the CBSE affiliated schools:
The CBSE affiliated schools, for the purpose of uniformity in classes VI to IX may, replicate the same assessment model as described above for Class-X for Academic Year 2017-18.
The above scheme must be implemented in letter and spirit.

(R.K. Chaturvedi)
Chairman, CBSE