Examination Pattern for (Std.9th and 10th )
A. Remodeled assessment structure effective from the Academic Year 2019-20 for Class 9
1. Scholastic Area
(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 cumulative 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 an 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 up scaling of grades will be done.
3.Discipline (Attendance, Sincerity, Behaviour, Values): Discipline significantly impacts career shaping and it helps build character. Sincerity, good behaviour 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-6 to 9 in the CBSE affiliated schools: The CBSE affiliated schools, for the purpose of uniformity in classes 6 to 9 may, replicate the same assessment model as described above for Class 10 for Academic Year 2019-20
The above scheme must be implemented in letter and spirit.