In order to help students to prepare for the board exams, CBSE has introduced a uniform assessment scheme which will be followed by all the schools affiliated to the CBSE. The scheme set forth a 2 semester system with half yearly and annual examinations from class 6 on wards.
According to the reports, two periodic tests of marks 10 will be conducted every semester under the new system. According to CBSE the new assessment scheme will lead to the improvement in the education quality and will also prepare the students for class 10 board exams. This scheme will also aid the students to migrate easily from one school another.
Why the new scheme?
CBSE chairman RK Chaturvedi said, "To make students more confident about facing the Class 10 board examinations when they join the upper- primary stage in Class 6, we have decided to implement a uniform system of assessment, examination pattern and report cards."
According to officials different school follows different kind of assessment and therefore issue different kinds of report cards to their students.
"Due to disparities in the system, students from classes 6 to 9 face several problems whenever they migrate to another school. It has become imperative to have a uniform system that makes things easier for students and other stakeholders. It will help solve migratory issues between CBSE schools as well as other educational institutions," a senior official said.
About 2-semester system
- Two periodic tests each of marks 10 will be conducted
- Half-yearly written exam will be of 80 marks
- Marks will also be provided for the notebook submission
- For the annual exam students will be assessed on the 10 percent syllabus from the previous semester and complete from the second.
- Students from class 6 to 9 will get the grades from A1(91-100) to E(32 and below)