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Promotion Policy for Class IX under the scheme of Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE)

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The School-based Assessment card includes reporting of students’ performance in scholastic as well as given co-scholastic areas in terms of grades. In order to provide sufficient scope and space for different abilities of different students, number of significant co-scholastic areas has been included in the assessment scheme. It is hoped that the schools have provided essential facilities as well as necessary learning experiences to help the students acquire these skills, attitudes, values and abilities before assessment.

As far as overall assessment of a student for the purpose of promotion to next class is concerned, the following points should be kept in mind and adhered to:

I.   General

(A) The assessment of students in terms of grades in scholastic as well as co-scholastic areas is   to  be  done  as  per  the  directions  issued  by  the Board  through different circulars issued from time to time.

(B) The   year-end    subject    wise    grades    of    a     student   in   Class   IX     are   to   be calculated on the basis   of performance   in all formative assessments and summative Assessments in scholastic areas as well as grades obtained in co-scholastic areas.

(C) In scholastic   areas, all   the five main subjects i.e. two languages, Mathematics, Science and Social Science are to be considered at par for promotion purpose.

II.    Assigning weightage to Co-scholastic areas for Promotion purpose

(D) The grades in co-scholastic areas may be included in awarding overall grade to every student as per the following procedure:

(i)  The grades obtained in different co-scholastic areas may be converted into grade points by using the following conversion scale:

Life Skills

A+ —————5

A   —————4

B+ —————3

B   —————2

C  —————-1

All other Co- scholastic Areas


A  ————–2

B  ————–1

(ii) Total grade points earned by any student may be calculated by adding grade points for all co-scholastic areas as per the above conversion scale.

(iii) A student who gets A+ in all the categories of co-scholastic areas included in the report card will earn 42 grade points according to the above scale. {Life skill (15), attitudes and values (15), co-curricular activities (6) and Health and physical education (6)}.

(iv) Those students who get total grade points in the range 34-42, may benefit by getting upgraded to the next higher grade in two subjects in scholastic areas.

(v) Those students who get total grade points in the range 19-33, may benefit by getting upgraded to the next higher grade in one subject in scholastic areas.

(vi)  If a student gets less than 19 total grade points in co-scholastic areas, separate remark may be made in the report card stating that participation and achievement in co-scholastic areas needs improvement. However, this should not affect the student’s promotion to higher class.

(vii)   A star may be put on every up-scaled grade to indicate that the final grade has been arrived after including the achievement of the student in co-scholastic areas. A footnote in this regard may be given at appropriate place in the report card.

(viii)  The benefit of upscaling the grade in different subjects may start from the subject in which a student obtains lowest grade followed by next higher grade and so on.

(ix)    Benefit   shall    be    given   to   the    students    who   win   I/II    positions/prizes in competitions   held   at     state   level   and/or   participation   in   competitions held   at national/international   level   organized    by   a   body    recognized by the state/central Government /CBSE.   Any     competition organized   by   such   agencies related to the co-Scholastic   areas included in the Board’s CCE Card may be considered for giving this benefit.  Those    students   who qualify under this provision will benefit by getting their grade up-scaled to the next higher grade in two subjects provided this benefit has not been given to the student under the aforesaid grade point scheme.

III.    Promotion to Higher Class

(E) Every student is required to get a qualifying grade D or above in all the subjects excluding 6th additional subject as per scheme of study for the purpose of promotion to next class.

(F) A   student  getting   E1 or E2 grade in scholastic areas  in  one or more subjects will have to  improve  his/her  performance in one subsequent attempt to obtain qualifying Grade D in these subjects.

(G) If   a    student    fails   to obtain qualifying grade D in one or more subjects, even after adding    grade   points   from   co-scholastic   areas and after availing one improvement chance, he/she will be required to repeat the same class during next academic year.

(H) It is mandatory to appear in both Summative Assessments during the academic year.

IV.  Improvement Chance

(I) After summative assessment II in class IX, a student will get only one more chance for improvement to obtain a qualifying grade D. This is also applicable to those students who are not able to appear in summative assessment due to sickness.

(J) This chance may be provided preferably within a time of one month from the time of declaration of final result.  Some flexibility in time schedule for conduct of improvement examination may be kept in mind for convenience of all.

V. Syllabus

(K) Syllabus for improvement examination should be same as that of SA II. The school will prepare its own question paper for improvement examination based on design of SA II.

Due care may be taken to ensure that the standard of this question paper is comparable to question paper used for SA II.

All Heads of schools are advised to explain the above promotion policy for Class IX in detail to the parents, teachers and students to create desired awareness and avoid unnecessary inconvenience at later stage.

Separate promotion policy for Class-X will be notified by the Board shortly.

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11 thoughts on “Promotion Policy for Class IX under the scheme of Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE)”

  1. sir, this cce is ruining the lives of 1000 of students,
    this scheme is good but not implemented in a right way

    sorry to say
    but this is a big mistake.

  2. it’s nice idea but my school is not even following half of the scheme . Since it comes under CBSE. So I request u take appropriate measure to promote it at the maximum because it’s the need of the hour. Please don’t neglect just as it’s a comment of a student but you should know what’s opinion of those for whom these rules are for.

    Thank you


  3. It seems to be an unique in nature but major portion of CCE ‘s success depends on school authority who are required to be ready for it’s implementation in true spirit by involving parents.

  4. In this pattern of evaluation the board has given uncontrolled power in the hands of teachers.I m sorry to say that though majority teachers r honest,there r few corrupt and sadist teachers also.Hence a child’s future will b in there hands and will also increase the incidences of bribing the teachers.What will the board do to chain the teachers and principals.What measures will the board take if the school detains children,Who will decide the credibilityof teachers.If many students get D GRADE THEN what measures will be taken against concerned teachers.As our policy framers r very intelligent people,they r unmindfull of thousands of children with learning disabilities.Such children will suffer under this system where teaching community gives a cold shoulder to them and is totally emotionless.

  5. respected sir/madam ,

    i am in class ninth i want some tips from you about mathematics and science for scoring good marks
    i will be obiliged for your great support
    thank you

  6. i want to know the recognized institutes and hospitals who can give daignosis report of learning disability to avail exemptions from CBSE

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