CBSE has issued a circular dated 08.08.2013 conveying the following to be executed w.e.f. the academic session 2013 - 2014 in Class IX. In its circular, it has been stated that, for the students of classes IX and X, it would be compulsory to appear in both the Summative Assessments. In case of non - appearance in the Summative Assessments on view of illness, additional chance to appear in the Summative Assessment I may be given up to October 31 in Class IX.
For Summative Assessment 2 in Std. IX the chance for improvement of performance will be permissible as circulated vide Diary No CE / CBSE / ACAD / CCE / 2010 / ApriI 3, 2010 Circular No. 11(A) within a period of 1 month from the date of announcement of the result. A candidate would have to obtain 25% minimum marks in both the Summative Assessment 1 and Summative Assessment 2 taken together to be entitled to qualify the exam i.e. 15 minimum marks out of 60 marks & total of 33 % in each of the 5 subjects of scholastic area, according to the present practice.
It has come to the knowledge of the Board that this being the 1st year of implementation a number of students and parents were either not aware of this rule or the candidates couldn’t cope up even after the upgrading exam carried out by the schools in April. Consequently, it has been decided that one more chance would be given to the candidates of Class lX 2013-2014 session for improvement of Performance. The schools are consequently requested that students who failed to attain 25 % i.e. 15 marks out of 60 in the SA even after the prospect of improvement of Performance will be given one more chance & the Assessment will be conducted by July this year, as a special case.