Mumbai: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in a policy decision scrapped dual scheme of examination known as Scheme-I and Scheme-II and introduced a "Remodeled Assessment Structure" for Class X from 2017-18 onwards.
As per the detailed notification issued by the CBSE, the Remodeled Assessment Structure for Class X has been divided in three broad categories.
- Scholastic Area
- Co-Scholastic Activities
- Discipline ( Attendance, Sincerity, Behaviour and Values)
Under the first category Scholastic Area, assement will be of six subjects - 05 plus 01 additional. Each subject will be of 100 marks. CBSE will conduct Class X examination for 80 marks in each subject covering 100% syllabus of Class X. A student has to secure 33% out of the total 80 marks in each subject.
The five subjects are Language 1, Language 2, Science, Mathematics and Social Science.
Marks and Grades will be both awarded for individual subjects. Moreover, 09 point grading will be same as followed by the CBSE in Class XII.
The remaining 20 marks will be granted to the students on the basis of Internat Assessment. A student has to secure 33% of the total 20 marks earmarked in each subject.
The Internal Assessment will be based on three crateria:
- Periodic Test 10 marks
The schhols should conduct 03 Periodic Written Tests in the entire academic year and calculate the average of best two for final marks submission. Though the schools can conduct these 03 tests as per their own schedule, however for the purpose of gradient learning these tests may be held as one being the Mid-term test and the other two being pre-mid and post mid-term with portion of syllabus cumulatively covered.
Gradually increasing portion of contents would prepare students acquire confidence for appearing in the board examination with 100% syllabus.
- Notebook Submission 05 marks
Notebook submission as part of Internal Assessment is aimed to enhance seriousness of students towards preparing notes for the topics being taught in classrooms as well as assignments. This also addresses the critical aspect of regualrity, punctuality, neatness and notebook upkeep
- Subject Enrichment Activity 05 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 Mathemtaics - Liste laboratory activities and projects as given in the presribed publication of CBSE/NCERT may be followed.
- For Science - Listed practical work / 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.
Under the second category Co-Scholastic Activities, schools should promote co-curriculor activities for the holistic development of students. 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.
Activities suggested by the CBSE under this head are:
- Work Education or Pre-Vocational Education: It is a distinct curricular area for students for participation in social, economic and welfare activities. Students get a sense of community service and develop self-reliance. To be graded on a 5-point scale (A to E) by the concerned teacher.
- Art Education: 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. To be graded by VA/PA or concerned teacher.
- Health & Physical Education - Health and Physical activity, preferably sports, must be given a regular period. Students should be provided opportunities to get professionaly trained in the area of their interests. Indigenous sports, yoga and NCC must ne encouraged in the schools creating a sense of physical fitness, discipline, sportsmanship, patriotism, self-sacrifice and health care.To be graded by Physical Education (PE) teacher.
The third category Discipline ( Attendance, Sincerity, Behaviour and Values) has been introduced because discipline significantly impacts career shaping and helps build character. Sincerity, good behaviour and values develop strenght and foster unity and co-operation. To be graded by Class Teacher.
The Internal Assessment comprising 20 marks (10+5+5) entails objectivity and a structured approach. For holistic assessment, teachers are expected to make it an effective tool.
Documentation: Records pertaining to the Internal Assessment of the students done by the shcools will be maintained for a period of three months from the date of declaration of results for verification at the discretion of the board. Subjudiced cases if any or those involving RTI/Grievances may however be retained beyond three months.
Additional Subject can be Language, Home Science, FIT/ICT, Elements of Business, Elements of Book Keeping and Accounting, e-publishing and e-office English or Hindi.Painting, Carnatic Music, Hindustani Music or NCC.
The selected subject will be assessed based on the board examination and internal assessment.