CBSE Removes CCE, Unveils New Exam Format For Classes VI To IX

All students will be under a "uniform assessment" process from Class VI onwards and schools will have to adhere to CBSE's template, from examinations to report cards, which will now bear the logo of the board. The change is a step linked to the restoration of the Class X board examinations from 2018, said board chairperson R K Chaturvedi.

"This new scheme will bring the uniformity in the system of assessment and examination for classes IX and X in all the CBSE affiliated schools", CBSE Chairman R.K. Chaturvedi said.

New Delhi, Mar 22 The Central Board of Secondary education (CBSE) is likely to come up with an accreditation framework for its affiliated schools with enhanced focus on academics than on "fancy" buildings.

As per the officials, there are ore than 18,000 schools affiliated with CBSE that follow different assessment systems for classes from 6 to 9. "Due to disparities in the system, students from classes 6 to 9 face several problems whenever they migrate to another school".

In 2012, the board had launched the School Quality Assessment and Accreditation, under which 12 agencies were roped in to inspect and rate CBSE schools. Though co-scholastic activities will also be taken into account, grades will be given out only for factors such as regularity, participation, output, teamwork, and health and physical education (including yoga and martial arts). Rajneesh Das, a parent from Pune said that a uniform assessment and marking system would benefit students.

According to the new guidelines, there will still be two terms but the pen-paper test weightage will be 90 per cent, including 80 marks for half yearly or yearly exam and 10 marks of the 20 marks set aside for periodic assessment in each term.

The report cards for Classes VI-VIII will specify the terms, periodic assessments, notebook assessments, subject enrichment, half yearly/yearly marks and corresponding grades along with co-scholastic assessment based on a 3-point scale. While 60% of the assessment was based on pen and paper tests, 40% was marked on the basis of continuous evaluation by teachers through the year. They are preparing students from 6th class to attend for 10th class exams very confidently.

  • Leroy Wright