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CBSE New Assessment Scheme for class 10 board examination for session 2017-18 is issued. In new scheme of examination, CCE and term system has been replaced with single annual exam by CBSE itself. The exam will be conducted by CBSE for 80 marks and other 20 marks are kept with schools for internal assessment. CBSE has issued detailed guidelines on how the internal marks will be divided among different activities.
The same scheme of assessment will be applicable to classes VI to X in all CBSE affiliated schools.
The dual scheme of examination for Class X known hitherto as Scheme-I and Scheme-ll 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.
Remodeled assessment structure effective from the Academic Year 2017-18 for Class X
Scholastic Area (CBSE New Assessment Scheme)
|Total 100 marks|
(Syllabus for assessment will be only Class-X)
Student has to secure
Student has to secure 33% marks out of overall 20 marks earmarked in each subject
|Language 1||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.||Periodic|
three in each
subject in an
Year.Average of the best two tests to be taken for
|This will cover:Regularity|
|Speaking and listening|
|Language 2||Speaking and listening|
|Science||Practical Lab work|
|Mathematics||Maths Lab Practical|
|SocialScience||Map Work and Project|
|Scheme of studies for 6th additional subject is detailed in Annexure – I.Note: In case student opts a language as 6th additional subject the modalities|
defined for Languages 1 and 2 shall be followed.
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.
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.
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.
Co- Scholastic Activities: CBSE New Assessment Scheme
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|
|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.(for Pre-Vocational Education as per Scheme of Studies)
|Art Education||By the VA/PA or|
|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|
(Sports / Martial
Arts / Yoga / NCC
|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.
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.
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.
CBSE New 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.
Annexure-I (CBSE New Assessment Scheme)
|Total 100 Marks(Syllabus for assessment will be only Class-X)|
|Subject||Board Examination||Internal Assessment|
|Student has to secure 33% marks|
out of marks earmarked in each
subject covering 100% syllabus of
|Student has to secure 33%|
marks out of the marks
earmarked in each subject.
|Language||Modalities defined as in case of Languages 1 and 2 are to be|
|Home Science||Board Class-X Examination for 75|
|Practical Examination 25|
|FIT/ICT||Board Class-X Examination for 40|
|Practical Examination 60|
|Elements of Business||Board Class-X Examination for 100|
|Elements of Book-|
|Board Class-X Examination for 100|
|e-publishing & e-|
office English or Hindi
|Board Class-X Examination for 30|
|Practical Examination 70|
|Painting||Board Class-X Examination for 100|
|Carnatic Music||Board Class-X Examination for 25|
|Practical Examination 75|
|Hindustani Music||Board Class-X Examination for 25|
|Practical Examination 75|
|NCC||Board Class-X Examination for 70|
|Annual Training Camp 30|
- Student opting for a language, as the 6th additional subject will follow the modalities defined as in case of Languages 1 and 2 in the main circular.
- Practical examination in Hindustani Music (75 marks), Carnatic Music (75 marks), Home Science (25 marks), FIT/ICT (60 marks), e-publishing & e-office English or Hindi – as one of the optional under Commerce (70 marks), will be conducted by the schools and marks will be reported to the Board. For further details about options available and breakup of marks please refer to the syllabi of the discipline concerned in the Secondary curriculum document 2017-18.
Via CBSE Circular: Acad-05/2017