With the introduction of remodeled structure of assessment for class X, The Central Board of Secondary Assessment (CBSE), has decided to include the whole syllabus in CBSE class X Board Examination 2017-2018. As per the circular issued by the board, it will be manadatory for the students to score 33% marks in both theory and internal assessment to pass.
Thus the dual scheme of examination for class X shall stand discontinued for students from the academic year 2017-18 and the students will be tested for the complete syllabus in the theory papers, as stated in the circular issued by the board.
According to the new structure, the board exams will carry 80 marks and internal assessment 20 marks.
The internal assessment will include three periodic written tests in each subject, instead of the four formative assessments, and the average of the best two tests would be taken for final marks submission.
In addition to the tests, five marks each will be designated to notebook submission and subject enrichment activities that could include tests like reading and listening, lab activities and practical work, and projects. "Students are used to the no-detention and tend to take exams lightly. The new format could change that and students will prepare better for the board exams ," said Kalpana Dwivedi, principal, St Joseph High School, Panvel.
In order to maintain discipline among students, CBSE has asked to grade the students on attendance, sincerity, behaviour and values. The same structured will be applied for classes VI to IX.
Schools affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will now have to follow a uniform assessment scheme that stipulates a two-semester system that would include half-yearly and annual examinations – from classes VI to IX. With the introduction of Uniform Assessment Structure the previous CCE pattern has been scrapped from the curriculum for classes VI to IX. Similar pattern followed for classes VI-VIII will help in building the confidence in the students to start preparing for class X board examination when they join the upper primary stage in class VI.