CBSE Class 10th FQA Policy 2021: Board Released FAQs on Marking Policy To Clear Confusion

As schools are preparing the result, CBSE has released FAQs on the marking policy for class 10 board exam results 2021.  The FAQs addresses the concerns raised by teachers regarding marking policy.

Updated: May 17, 2021 14:52 IST

CBSE Class 10 Result 2021: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has released frequently asked questions (FAQs) on the marking policy for class 10 board results 2021. CBSE decided to release the FAQs after many teachers expressed concerns about the moderation policy. The FAQs document has been released by CBSE for class 10 marking calculation. Apart from that FAQs document has also been sent to all its affiliated schools. Earlier, teachers and principals had raised concerns over the moderation policy listed by the board. 

CBSE Class 10 Result 2021: Some of the FAQs 

Question 1 - In calculation of Class 10th result, CBSE has given reference year as 2019 and mentioned in a footnote that for "Maths Basic" the reference year should be taken as 2020. Does this mean reference year for "Maths Basic" will be 2020 and rest of the subjects will be 2019?
Answer - Yes. The reference year for “Maths Basic” will be taken as 2020 and the rest of the subjects will be 2019 because “Maths Basic” did not exist before 2020.

Question 2 -  Whether recalculation of the mean of total result will be done after taking 2020 as the reference year for "Maths Basic"?
Answer - No. The mean of total result will be the same as whatever CBSE has given for the reference year (i.e. 2019, Not 2020). You can align that by doing +/- 2 in other subjects. 

Question 3 - If an internal member of result committee is deputed for COVID-19 Duty now, can the member be replaced? Can the replacement be done even if the new result committee is not in accordance with norms given by CBSE?
Answer - The member can be replaced preferably by a teacher teaching class X. If not available then PGT can also be replaced. Mention the reason for the replacement in the Rationale Document.

Question 4 - Quality Index not matching. How it can be matched
Answer - There are no such criteria given in CBSE Notification that Q. I. should match.

CBSE Class 10 Result 2021: Raised concerns Over Marking Scheme

Many teachers are questioning the rationale for moderation, citing concerns over decreasing marks of the students. Many schools have raised concerns about the need to filling a given number of students in the range of marks as shared by CBSE under its moderation policy. Teachers are also confused over choosing a reference year as the subject, Maths as basic, was introduced in 2020 only. 

CBSE Class 10 Result 2021: Measures Taken by Board 

To clear all the doubts, CBSE held multiple webinars for the teachers and principals of the affiliated schools. CBSE has addressed the concerns by releasing the FAQs for schools to refer to. Other concerns regarding changing members of the resulting committee have also been addressed. 

CBSE Class 10 Result 2021: Marking Policy 

As per the new marking scheme, the overall marks will be calculated for a total of 100 marks. Of which, 80 marks will be allotted for board exams and 20 marks are for internal assessments. The assessment of 80 marks will be done based on marks scored in periodic test/ unit test, half-yearly exams, and pre-board exams. Schools have to upload the marks of internal assessment by 11th June 2021. 

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