iCBSE.com will not be updated for some time, meanwhile visit cbse.nic.in or cbseacademic.com
bullet CBSE > > Basics

The Basics of CBSE CCE and Grading System

CCE and Grading System

Some of the salient features of CBSE reforms are being reiterated below for clarification, reinforcement and implementation.

(a)  The recently announced scheme of Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) for classes IX and X is to be followed in all schools affiliated to the Board.

(b)  Under the CCE, an academic year has been divided into two terms-Term I extending from April to September and Term II from October to March except for winter closing schools. The latter will have Term I from Jan to June and Term II from July to December.

(c)  The syllabus in each subject for Classes IX and X has been distributed term wise. This term wise syllabus is available on the CBSE website at the CCE Corner under the section Secondary School Curriculum 2012.

(d)  The assessment scheme to be followed in Secondary as well as Senior secondary schools in classes IX and X is exactly the same except that Class-X students studying in secondary schools will take Board conducted Summative Assessment-II (SA-II) in place of School conducted Summative Assessment-II (SA-II) in Senior Secondary Schools.

(e)  All the students irrespective of their studying in secondary or senior secondary school or continuing or leaving the CBSE Board after class-X, will be required to undergo various assessments in co-scholastic areas in classes IX and X at school level as indicated earlier.

(f) For assessment in scholastic areas the schools will undertake both Formative and Summative Assessments in both the classes IX and X. For Formative Assessments, detailed guidelines have been issued separately. For Summative Assessments, the question papers in every subject for classes IX and X for SA-I will be based on Term I syllabus and for SA-II on Term II syllabus.

(g) Various assessments under scholastic areas and students required to appear therein are again clarified below:

Class-IX Class -X
Secondary School Sr. Secondary School Secondary School Sr. Secondary School

Formative

Assessment-I

(FA-I)

All students All students All students All students

Formative

Assessment-II

(FA-II)

All students All students All students All students

Summative

Assessment-I

(SA-I)

All students All students All students All students

Formative Assessment-

III (FA-III)

All students All students All students All students
Formative Assessment-IV (FA-IV) All students All students All students All students

Summative

Assessment-II

(SA-II)

School

conducted

All students All students Not applicable

All      students

except     those leaving      the CBSE Board

Summative

Assessment-II

(SA-II)

Board

Conducted

Not applicable Not applicable All students Only       those leaving      the CBSE Board

(h) The Summative Assessments-II (SA-II) conducted by the school ( School conducted) and conducted by the Board (Board conducted) will be –

  1. Based on same syllabus prescribed for Term II only,
  2. Will carry the same weightage of 40% towards final grade,
  3. Will be based on the same types of question papers in term of question paper design, blue print and difficulty level
  4. Will be evaluated on the basis of similar marking schemes prepared by the Board.

(i) Both the School conducted SA-II and Board conducted SA-II will based on the question papers sent/vetted by the Board.

(j) The students appearing in the School conducted SA-II will be assessed by the schools themselves and their answer books will be randomly verified by the Board. However, the students appearing in the Board conducted SA-II will be assessed by the External Examiners as has been the practice in the past for Board Examinations.

(k) At the end of class-X, every student (irrespective of his/her studying in secondary or senior secondary school or continuing or leaving the CBSE Board after class X) will get the same Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation Certificate of School Based Assessment prepared, printed and signed by the Board. For this, the board will collect the data electronically from all the schools. The Board reserves the right to randomly verify the records of different assessments done by the schools and moderate the same if required. Detailed procedure for collection of data will be sent to the schools in due course of time.

(l) All schools except winter closing schools are expected to conduct Term I Summative Assessment (SA-I) in the month of September and Term II Summative Assessment (SA-II) in the month of March. The Board will provide/vet the question papers and marking schemes in all the subjects for classes IX and X for SA-I as well as SA-II. For details regarding question papers for SA-I, the Board’s Circular No. 43/2010 dated 02.8.2010 may please be referred to.

> Term I and Term II will have following weightage:

  • Term I: FA1 (10%) +FA2 (10%) +SA1 (20%) = 40%
  • Term II: FA3 (10%) +FA4 (10%) +SA2 (40%) = 60%

> Formative Assessments:

  • FA1 (10%) +FA2 (10%) + FA3 (10%) +FA4 (10%) = 40%

> Summative Assessments:

  • SA1 (20%) +SA2 (40%) = 60%

The schools may adapt the Report Card to some extent in terms of the size, colour, paper to be used, however, the divisions and the content must follow as given in the format. The Model Format of the Report Card is already provided to the schools. Schools are requested to use the current format w.e.f. this session both for Classes IX & X.

The Board has initiated series of additional measures related to strengthening of scheme of Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation. Some of these include Monitoring and Mentoring programmes, development of supplementary materials on Formative Assessment in all subjects for classes IX-X, collection of feedback and suggestions on the scheme and organization of teacher training programmes on CCE. It is expected that all CBSE schools will make necessary efforts to understand, appreciate, implement and disseminate the ongoing examination reforms.