F.1001/CBSE/Dir(Acad)/2019 March 6, 2019 All Heads Of CBSE .

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F.1001/CBSE/Dir(Acad)/2019March 6, 2019Circular No. Acad-11/2019All Heads of CBSE affiliated schoolsSubject:Strengthening Assessment and Evaluation Practices of the Board.As we focus our attention on ‘what our students are learning’ alongwith ‘the skill sets theyare acquiring’, it becomes imperative to strengthen current Assessment and EvaluationPractices and align them to the future requirements of the learners. The Board has alwaysstressed that its students must acquire the skills of critical thinking, problem solving,analyzing information, collaboration, effective communication, developing curiosity andimagination as part of the learning process. You are also aware that the Board continues tomake small changes in the assessment and evaluation practices almost every year toeventually reach the goal of achieving the aforementioned skills for all its students.Report card of the National Assessment Survey (2017-18) has indicated that theperformance of CBSE class X students in Mathematics, Science, Social Science, Englishand Modern Indian Language is 52%, 51%, 53%, 58% and 62% respectively. Although thiscompetency-based survey places the CBSE students above the national average, itindicates that there is ample scope for improvement in their performance.Further, the decision by MHRD to participate in PISA (Programme for International StudentAssessment) in 2021, has given even more impetus to the requirement of aligning theBoard’s assessment system to future requirements. It may also be mentioned here, thatsince the Board has made it mandatory for all its affiliated schools to adopt the LearningOutcomes vide circular dated 18.01.2019, it is a necessity now that ‘assessment of learning’must be augmented with ‘assessment as learning’ and ‘assessment for learning’.In view of above, countrywide consultations were held with CBSE stake holders includingteachers, students, heads of Institutions and experts in the field to suggest ways tostrengthen the Assessment and Evaluation Practices of the Board. It was agreed upon thatthe School Based /Internal Assessment needs to be strengthened by incorporating morediverse strategies. Further, there is need of exposing the students to different types andformats of questions in the year end/Board examination, so that a large range of learningoutcomes can be assessed. Based on this, following few changes are proposed in theAssessment and Examination practices for the year 2019-20 onwards. As the nextacademic session (2019-20) is going to start from April 2019 onwards, hence a summaryview of the proposed changes in Internal Assessment and Year End/ Board Examinationsare hereby informed in advance.1 P ag e

The changes proposed for IX-X (2019-20) are as under:Classes IX- XExistingMaximum marksper subject :Types ofassessmentMarksdistributionProposedNo Change100 Internal Assessment Year End/Board Examination School Based Assessment of Coscholastic Areas (Art Education,Health and Physical Educationincluding Work Experience ,Discipline)Internal Assessment : Year End/BoardExamination20:80No ChangeNo ChangeInternal AssessmentExistingProposedPeriodic TestPeriodic Test10 marks(Pen Paper Test)Components ofInternalAssessment2 P ag eNotebook(Class work)5 marksSubjectEnrichment consisting ofaspects likePractical work forScience;Labwork for5 marksPeriodic AssessmentPen Paper Test5 marksMultipleAssessmentstrategies to beused.(quizzes, oral test,concept map, exitcards, visualexpression etc.)Portfolio(Classwork pluspeer assessment,self -assessment,achievements ofstudent in thesubject,reflections,narrations,journals, etc)Subjectenrichment Social ScienceProject Work No changes inother subjects5 marks5 marks5 marks

Mathematics;Map work &Project Work forSocial Scienceand Listeningand Speakingskills forlanguages, etc.BoardExaminationMarksBoard Examination/ Year-end ExaminationExistingProposedMarks 80No changeDuration3 hoursNo changeInternal Choice33%No changeComponents ofBoardexaminationpaperShort Answer/Long Answer(Objective as well as Subjective)Objective typeincluding MultipleChoice Questions20 marks(This isalreadyincorporatedin 2019Board Examsin manysubjects)60 marksSubjective –number ofquestions will bereduced to enablestudent to haveenough time togive analytical andcreativeresponses.School Based Assessment of Co-scholastic Areas (Work Experience, Art Education, Health &Physical Education Discipline)Assessment ofExistingProposedCo-scholasticareas3 P ag e Internally Assessed On a 5-point scaleNo change

The changes proposed for XI-XII (2019-20) are as under:Classes XI- XIIMaximummarks persubject:Types ofassessmentMarksdistributionExistingProposed100 marksNo Change Internal Assessment/ Practical Board ExaminationNo Change Assessment of Co-scholastic areas(Health and Physical Educationincluding Work Education, GeneralStudies)Internal Assessment / Practical: BoardExam/ Year end Exam 0:100 (Mathematics, Languages,Compulsory portion of InternalPolitical Science, and Legal Studies)Assessment/ Project work/ 20:80 (Humanities / Commerce BasedPractical in all subjects of atSubjects and some other subjects)least 20 marks 30:70 (Science based subjects andsome other subjects ) 70:30 (Fine Arts and some othersubjects)Board Examination/ Year-end ExaminationBoardExamination/year endexaminationExistingProposedMarksMaximum Marks 100/80/70/30As per nature of subjectDuration3 hours 80 Marks in Mathematics,Languages, Political Scienceand Legal Studies. No change in other subjects3 hours for all subjects of100/80/70Marks and 2 hours for papers withless than 70 marks theory portion.Objective typeMinimum 25%including Multiple marks in YearChoiceEnd/ BoardQuestionsExamSubjective –Maximumnumber of75% marks inquestions will beYear End/reduced toBoard Examenable student tohave enoughComponents ofBoardexaminationpaper4 P ag eShort Answer/Long Answer(Objective as well as Subjective)

time to giveanalytical andcreativeresponsesInternal Assessment/ Project work/ ingProposed 0 marks (Mathematics, Languages, 20 marks (Mathematics,Political Science)Languages, Political Science 20 marks (Humanities / Commerceand Legal Studies )Based Subjects and some othersubjects ) No change in remaining 30 marks (Science based subjectssubjectsand some other subjects) 70 marks (Fine Arts and some othersubjects)School Based Assessment of Co-scholastic Areas (Work Education, General Studies,Health & Physical Education)Assessment ofExistingProposedCo-scholasticareas Internally AssessedInternally AssessedIt may be noted that the changes introduced in 2019 Board Exams – that is, 33% internaloptions and section wise format – shall continue henceforth for all subjects. The details ofthe Year End-Board Examination/ Internal Assessment/School Based Assessment for theacademic year 2019-20, shall be reflected in the Curriculum document to be published bythe Board. The curriculum document shall be made available to all the schools by April2019. This circular is being issued in advance to enable schools to prepare forimplementing the few proposed changes from next academic session (2019-20) onwards.Schools are also hereby informed that the Board is preparing detailed guidelines on howArt can be integrated with the teaching learning process at all levels. This is a part of theBoard’s thrust on innovative pedagogy, that will go a long way in achieving the process of‘assessment as learning’. These guidelines are being issued separately.(Dr. Joseph Emmanuel)Director (Academics)5 P ag e

Copy with a request to respective Heads of Directorates/KVS/NVS/CTSA as indicated below to alsodisseminate the information to all concerned schools under their jurisdiction:1. The Commissioner, Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan, 18-Institutional Area, Shaheed Jeet Singh Marg, ND-162. The Commissioner, Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti, B-15, Sector-62, Institutional Area,Noida-2013093. The Director of Education, Directorate of Education, Govt. of NCT of Delhi, Old Secretariat, Delhi-110 0544. The Director of Public Instructions (Schools), Union Territory Secretariat, Sector 9,Chandigarh-160 0175. The Director of Education, Govt. of Sikkim, Gangtok, Sikkim –7371016. The Director of School Education, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh, Itanagar –791 1117. The Director of Education, Govt. of A&N Islands, Port Blair – 7441018. The Director of Education, S.I.E., CBSE Cell, VIP Road, Junglee Ghat, P.O. 744103,A&N Island9. The Director, Central Tibetan School Administration, ESSESS Plaza, Community Centre, Sector 3, Rohini10. The Additional Director General of Army Education, A – Wing, Sena Bhawan, DHQ, PO, New Delhi11. The Secretary AWES, Integrated Headquarters of MoD (Army), FDRC Building No 202,ShankarVihar(Near APS), Delhi Cantt-11001012. All Regional Directors/Regional Officers of CBSE with the request to send this circular to all the Heads ofthe affiliated schools of the Board in their respective regions13. All Heads of COEs of CBSE14. All Joint Secretaries/ Deputy Secretaries/ Assistant Secretaries, CBSE15. In charge IT Unit with the request to put this circular on the CBSE Academic website16. The Sr. Public Relations Officer, CBSE17. PPS to Chairperson, CBSE18. SPS to Secretary, Controller of Examinations, Director (Information Technology), Director (Edusat &Research), Director (Skill Education & Training), Director (Professional Exams), Director (CTET), CBSE.Director (Academics)6 P ag e