The Central Board of Secondary Education has decided to restore Board examination for class X and revised assessment structure and examination for classes I- X from academic year 2017-18 onwards. This new scheme aims at bringing uniformity in the system of assessment and examination in all the CBSE affiliated schools. To increase the confidence in the students to prepare for class X Board examination the CBSE has decided to implement the uniform system of assessment, examination pattern and issue of report cards for lower classes also on the similar pattern. In lower classes the Assessment and Examination pattern has been designed on Term Assessment basis with gradual increase in the learning assessment as the students move forward. This would prepare the students to cover the whole syllabus of the academic year and face the challenge of class X Board examination, and would thus, ensure the ‘quality of education’. The assessment structure and examination pattern for class IX will be similar to that class X.

The scheme also ensures the easy migration of students within the family of CBSE affiliated schools and ease their difficulties while seeking admissions in new schools. The detail components of the scheme are mentioned below for easy understanding and implementation.

Scholastic Area:

Classes I- III

Students of classes I to III shall have no formal examinations.

  1. However they shall be assessed continuously throughout the academic year through Review worksheets, projects, assignments, class-room activities etc.
  2. To be promoted to the next class, they should appear in all Review Worksheets and should show satisfactory progress in all the major subjects. Their attendance during the year should not be less than 80%.

Classes IV- VIII

  • The assessment structure and examination for classes IV-VIII comprises two terms ie. Term-I and Term-2.
  • Each Term consists of a Periodic Assessment (PA) and a Term end Examination.
  • PA is of 20% and the Term end Examination is of 80% weightage.
  • 20% of PA comprises of 10% periodic tests, 5% Notebook submission & its maintenance and 5% for subject Enrichment activities.
  • To be promoted to the next class a student should score minimum of 33% in all the examinations. Their attendance during the year should not be less than 80%.
  • Subject Enrichment Activities: These are subject – specific activities aimed at enhancing the understanding and skills of the students. These activities are to be carried out throughtout the term, however, these activities will be evaluated at the term-end.
  • Languages: Aimed at equipping the learners to develop effective listening and speaking skills. The language teachers may devise their own methods and parameters for assessment of the languages.
  • Mathematics: Activities may be undertaken as suggested by the NCERT Syllabus and Text Books.
  • Science: Practical work and activities in Science may be undertaken as suggested by the NCERT Syllabus and Text Books.
  • Social Science: Map or the project work may be undertaken as suggested by the NCERT Syllabus and Text Book.

 Classes IX & X

  • Annual Examination (Board Examination for Class 10th and School based Examination for Class 9th ) will take place at the end of the session covering the complete syllabus.
  • Final Result will comprise the marks of Annual Examination – 80 Marks and Internal Assessment -20 Marks.
  • Annual Examination (Board Exam for Class 10th ) will be conducted of 80 Marks in which students need to secure 33% (27 Marks)
  • Internal Assessment comprises of Periodic Tests(10 Marks) , Notebook Maintenance (5 Marks) and Subject Enrichment Activity (5 Marks)out of which student needs to secure 33% (7 marks)
  • Periodic tests will be conducted thrice a year and average of the best two out of 10 will be added in the internal assessment.
  • Notebook maintenance will be assessed before the end of each term, based on regularity, assignment completion, neatness and upkeep of notebook.
  • Subject Enrichment activities will comprise of ASL for Languages, Lab activities/ Project for Science and Maths and Map work/ Projects for Social Science.

Co –Scholastic Activities:

For the holistic development of the student, co –curricular activities in the following areas be carried out in CBSE affiliated schools by the teachers and will be graded term – wise on a 3-point grading scale(A=Outstanding, B= Very Good and C= fair). The aspect of regularity, sincere participation, output and team- work be the generic criteria for grading in the following co-scholastic activities:

  1. Work Education- refers to skill – based activities resulting in good actions or services useful to the community.
  2. Art Education (Visual & Performing Art)
  3. Health and Physical Education (Sports/ Martial Arts etc)