The CBSE board issued CBSE New Assessment Scheme for Class 10 board examination for 2017-18 session. From Academic Year 2017-18 onwards, the board conducts the examination as per new (remodeled) assessment structure.
CBSE replaced CCE and term system with single annual exam in new scheme of examination. CBSE will conduct the test for 80 marks and schools conduct internal assessments for remaining 20 marks, which are divided among different activities. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) issued detailed guidelines regarding it. In all CBSE affiliated schools too, same rules are applicable from Class VI to Class X.
Earlier, for Class X, they used to follow the dual scheme of examination known as Scheme-I and Scheme-ll. They are going to be discontinued from the Academic Year 2017-18 and onwards. The schools will conduct 3 periodic tests in an academic year. While submitting the final, the school submits the the average of the best two scores.
The schools can prepare their own exam schedules. However, the schools have to conduct three tests namely pre-mid test, mid-term test and post mid-term test with cumulatively covered syllabus. It means the syllabus increases gradually for every succeeding test. It increases the confidence of the students to appear for the board examination which covers whole syllabus.
Notebook Submission: Internal assessment activities include notebook submission too. This activity contains 5 marks. Its main objective is to examine the seriousness of the students to prepare the notes and complete assignments.
While assigning marks for notebook preparation of the student, the teachers are supposed to take several factors into consideration as follows:
- notebook upkeep
Subject Enrichment Activities (5 marks): These activities include subject specific application activities. They contain 5 marks. Its main objective is to enrich the knowledge and understanding of the student. Teachers are supposed to record these activities internally.
The activities conducted for different subjects vary based on the subject as mentioned below:
- Languages: The main objective of language activities is to equip the learner to develop effective reading, writing, listening, understanding, replying, speaking, and oratory skills of the students.
- Mathematics: Teachers can assign their students any of the listed mathematical projects as given in the NCERT books.
- Science: Teachers can assign their students any of the listed practical/laboratory activities, experiments and works as prescribed in the CBSE curriculum.
- Social Science: As a part of social science activities, students may be asked to work on project works and map related works, as prescribed in the CBSE curriculum.
Co- Scholastic Activities: Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has directed its affiliated schools in its new assessment scheme to promote co-curricular and extracurricular activities for the overall development of the students. Teachers grade the students on these activities on a scale containing 5 points from A to E.
Discipline: It includes various factors such as good behaviour, ethical values, attendance, harmony with fellow students, and sincerity. The main objective of including it in student activities is to encourage the students to build good character and shape their career. Class teacher has to grade the students on a scale containing 5 points from A to E.
Documentation: After declaring the results, the CBSE schools have to store the records of the internal assessment activities of the students for a period of three months for verification which the board may conduct at its discretion. However, the teachers have to maintain them for more than 3 months if any of them face any grievances or RTI queries.
Weightage of Practical Examination in Different Subjects
|Subject||Marks For Practicals|
|e-publishing & e-office (under Commerce)||70 marks|
|Home Science||25 marks|
|Carnatic Music||75 marks|
|Hindustani Music||75 marks|
The schools conduct the test and reports the marks to the board. Most of the students do not know how to get their study material for class 10 CBSE free. In fact, they can freely download CBSE study material for all the classes.
Here is a link of CBSE Study Material For Class 10 for Free Download. http://cbse.nic.in/ePub/webcbse/webcbse/ab-cbse-book-4.html. The link provides you with free online study material for class 10 cbse.