The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has issued new guidelines for CBSE students.
According to the guidelines, from now the class IX CBSE students will compulsorily have to score a minimum of 25 per cent marks in summative assessments (SA), to get promoted to the higher class.
This new guideline was amended in 2013 only, though, the introduction has taken effect now, with Summative Assessment-2 just a month away.
Earlier to this new rule, the marksheet of those students who appeared in SA used to mention only the cumulative scores from 2 SAs and 4 formative assessments (FA) for each subject. However, from now onwards, the new change states that a student will have to score minimum of 15 marks out of 60, in each SA, in order to get pass and qualified to the next class.
For 2014 assessments, the new rule is to be applied only on Class IX students. Though, from 2015 onwards, the Class X students will also come under to follow this same criterion for getting qualified.
As per the notice issued by CBSE last year, in addition to accomplishing minimum of 25% marks in the summative assessments (SA1+SA2), the students will also need to maintain prescribed attendance in both the SAs. This indicates that if a student falls ill or due to some other reason s/he goes absent to sit for the exam then that student will have to reappear for the exam within a stipulated time.
The notice also mentioned that a student participating in sports at National/ International level organized by recognized federations/ CBSE / SGFI in the same month as of the conduction of the SA will be allowed to exempt one of the SAs, if s/he has taken prior approval from the Board for the same.