As you are aware, the CBSE has issued Circular No. Acad-05/2017 dated 31.01.2017 on the restoration of Board Examination for class X and revised assessment structure and examination for class X from Academic Year 2017-18 onwards. 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. To increase the confidence in the students to start preparing for class X Board examination when they join the upper primary stage in class VI, the CBSE has decided to implement the uniform system of assessment, examination pattern and issue of report cards for classes VI to VIII also on the similar pattern. While keeping in view the provisions of Right to Education Act, 2009, the scheme for classes VI-VIII has been designed on Term Assessment basis with gradual increase in the learning assessment as the students move forward. This would prepare the students to cover the whole syllabus of the academic year and face the challenge of class X Board examination, and would thus, ensure the ‘quality of education’.
1 As the CBSE affiliated schools are required to follow the NCERT syllabus in the upper primary stage, uniformity in the assessment structure, examination and issue of report cards across all the affiliated schools is felt necessary from class VI to VIII. The detail components of the scheme are mentioned below for easy understanding and implementation.
Scholastic Area: The assessment structure and examination for classes VI to VIII have been prepared in view of the provisions of RTE-Act 2009 and comprises of two terms i.e. Term-1 and 2 as explained below:
|Subject||TERM-1 (100 marks) (1st half of the session) 20 marks Periodic Assessment + 80 marks for Half Yearly Exam||TERM-2 (100 marks) (2nd half of the session) 20 marks Periodic Assessment + 80 marks for Yearly Exam|
|Language -1||PA 20 marks||Half Yearly Exam||PA 20 marks||Yearly Exam|
|Language -2||• Periodic Test 10 marks with syllabus covered till announcement of test dates by school||• Written exam for 80 marks with syllabus covered till announcement of Half Yearly exam dates by school||Periodic Test||Written exam for 80 marks with syllabus coverage as below:|
|Language -3||• Note Book Submission 5 marks at term- end||• 10 marks with syllabus covered till announcement of test dates by school||Class VI: 10% of 1st term covering significant topics + entire syllabus of 2nd term|
|Mathematics||• Sub Enrichment 5 marks at term- end||• Note Book submission 5 marks at term- end||Class VII: 20% of 1st term covering significant topics + entire syllabus of 2nd term|
|Science||• Sub Enrichment 5 marks at term- end||Class VIII: 30% of 1st term covering significant topics + entire syllabus of 2nd term|
|Any other Subjects|
Subject Enrichment Activities: These are subject-specific activities aimed at enhancing the understanding and skills of the students. These activities are to be carried out throughout the term, however, they should be evaluated at the term-end.
Languages: Aimed at equipping the learners to develop effective listening and speaking skills. The language teachers may devise their own methods and parameters for assessment of the languages.
Mathematics: For the activities in Mathematics, following links in CBSE website may be referred to (click on the hyperlinks given below): Link 1- Classes 3 – 8 (.doc) Link 2- Classes 3 – 6 (.pdf) Link 3- Classes 7 – 8 (.pdf)
Science: Practical work and activities in Science may be undertaken as suggested by the NCERT Syllabus and Text Books. The following link in CBSE website may be referred to: Science Activity class VIII Social Science: Map or the project work may be undertaken as suggested by the NCERT Syllabus and Text Book.
Social Science: Map or the project work may be undertaken as suggested by the NCERT Syllabus and Text Book.
|Grading Scale for Scholastic Areas (Classes VI-VIII) (School will award grades as per the following grading scale)||Grading Scale for Scholastic Areas (Class-IX) (School will award grades as per the following grading scale)|
|MARKS RANGE||GRADE||MARKS RANGE||GRADE|
|91 – 100||A1||91 – 100||A1|
|81 – 90||A2||81 – 90||A2|
|71 – 80||B1||71 – 80||B1|
|61 – 70||B2||61 – 70||B2|
|51 – 60||C1||51 – 60||C1|
|41 – 50||C2||41 – 50||C2|
|33 – 40||D||33 – 40||D|
|32 & below||E (Needs improvement)||32 & below||E (Failed)|
2 Co-Scholastic Activities (Classes VI-VIII): For the holistic development of the student, co-curricular activities in the following areas be carried out in CBSE affiliated schools by the teachers and will be graded term-wise on a 3-point grading scale (A=Outstanding, B=Very Good and C=Fair).The aspect of regularity, sincere participation, output and teamwork be the generic criteria for grading in the following co-scholastic activities: (a) Work Education - Work Education refers to skill-based activities resulting in goods or services useful to the community (b) Art Education (Visual & Performing Art) (c) Health and Physical Education (Sports/Martial Arts/Yoga/NCC etc.)
3 Discipline (Classes VI-VIII): The students are also be assessed for the discipline which will be based on the factors like attendance, sincerity, behaviour, values, tidiness, respectfulness for rules and regulations, attitude towards society, nation and others. Grading on Discipline will be done term-wise on a 3-point grading scale (A=Outstanding, B=Very Good and C=Fair)
4 Record Keeping: The schools follow the simple documentation procedure and collate the same at the time of preparing the report card. Unnecessary lengthy and repetitive documentation by teachers must be avoided.