CBSE announces marking policy for cancelled class 10 board exams

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The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Saturday announced a policy for tabulation of marks for class 10 board exams that have been cancelled in view of the COVID-19 pandemic situation in the country.


According to the policy, while 20 marks for each and every subject will be for internal assessment as yearly, 80 marks will be calculated on basis of the students’ performance in quite a lot of tests or exams during the year.


“The students will be assessed out of maximum 100 marks for each and every subject. As per the policy of the board, 20 marks are for internal assessment and 80 marks are for year-end board examinations.


“The weightage on the subject of maximum marks for schools which have conducted the tests and exams through the year will be — periodic test/unit test (10 marks), Haly year exam (30 marks) and pre-board exams (40 marks),” CBSE Examination Controller Sanyam Bhardwaj said.


The board has asked schools to form a result committee consisting of principal and seven teachers for finalizing the results. Five teachers from the school must be from Mathematics, Social Science, Science and two languages, and two teachers from neighbouring schools must be co-opted by the school as the outside members of the committee.


“In the pandemic situation, delivering reasonable and unbiased results to students on time is a challenging task. But the board is self-assured that each school leader and each teacher of CBSE affiliated schools will total this process with the highest degree of professionalism, consistency, and care to verify accurate and reasonable results. Schools will also have to make certain that the marks awarded by them must be in consonance with past performance of the school in class 10 board exams,” he said.


“Schools are expected to supply a reasonable and objective assessment of the student and have been provided the autonomy and flexibility to take action. Then again, to care for the variations in school level evaluation processes, there’s a wish to standardize the scores across schools through a process of moderation of marks,” he added.


The CBSE has also warned schools against indulging in unfair and biased practices for assessment or they are going to have to face penalty or disaffiliation.


The board said that the result will be announced by June 20.


“The schools will form eight-member result committees by May 5. The provision for school-wise distribution of marks in addition to finalisation of rationale document will happen by May 10. For candidates who have not appeared in enough tests through the year, the schools will conduct online or telephonic assessment for them by May 15 and must finalise the result by May 25,” Bhardwaj said.


The controller said that the marks must be submitted to the CBSE by June 11 and the result will be declared by June 20.


The CBSE had on April 14 cancelled class 10 exams and postponed class 12 exams in view of surge in COVID-19 cases.


The decision used to be taken at a high-level assembly chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.


The board exams are in most cases conducted in February-March. Then again, the board had made up our minds to conduct them in May-June this year because of the pandemic situation.


Schools across the country were closed in March final year to contain the spread of COVID-19 ahead of a nationwide lockdown.


Several states started reopening the schools partially from October final year, but physical classes are again being suspended as a result of the upward thrust in coronavirus cases.


Final year, the board exams needed to be postponed mid-way in March. They were later cancelled and the results were announced based on an alternative assessment scheme.

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