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CBSE Guidelines for Examination


The Assessment scheme will have an 80 marks component for Board examination (class X) and Annual Examination (class IX) in all scholastic subjects along with a 20 marks component of Internal Assessment. Students have to secure 33 percent in total in each of these components.

Internal Assessment (20 Marks)

One time year-end examination is complimented and supplemented with Internal Assessment (IA) that assesses students in diverse manner, at different times and also examines a broad range of curriculum objectives. IA, in effect school-based assessment, plays the dual role of providing a complete picture of students’ abilities or progress towards fulfilling the aims of education and informing teachers’ of students’ progress and therefore supporting classroom learning. It also informs the individual learner about his/ her progress over a period of time enabling them to develop strategies to improve learning.

Periodic Test (05 marks)

As earlier, these would be restricted to 3 in each subject in an academic year and the average of best 2 would to be taken for final submission of marks. These tests tend to follow a pattern, which is quite similar to the final end of course examination, and have a gradually increasing portion of content. Hence, they also tend to prepare students for final summative exams in a more confident manner.

The school should conduct three periodic written tests in the entire academic year and the average of the best two tests will be taken. The schools have the autonomy to make its own schedule. However, for the purpose of gradient learning, three tests may be held, as one being the mid-term test and the other two being pre mid and post mid-term with portion of syllabus cumulatively covered. The gradually increasing portion of contents would prepare students acquire confidence for appearing in the Board examination with 100 per cent syllabus. The school will take the average of the best two tests for final marks submission.

Multiple Assessment (05 marks)

Multiple assessment strategies relevant to particular learning outcomes are advised over the period of curriculum transaction. The subject teachers would determine the type and frequency of these. This would make assessment more comprehensive and provide schools/teachers flexibility to use multiple and diverse techniques to assess learners viz. observation, oral tests, individual or group work, class discussion, field-work, concept maps, graphic organizers, visual representation etc. Hence, the schools are given autonomy to use alternate modes of assessment as per the demand of the subject and the context towards addressing the goal of assessment for and as learning, such as, quizzes, portfolio, project-work, Self and peer assessment, collaborative projects, experiments, classroom demonstrations, etc.

Portfolio (05 marks)

At the outset, it is important to know why a portfolio is being created and be clear of the purposes without purpose. Without purpose, it simply becomes a catalogue of student’s work. It is suggested that the portfolios be an extension of note books developed subject-wise. They would include classwork and homework assignments that would help evaluate learner’s progress. Besides this, portfolio should be a space for student to display his/her exemplary work in the related area. The attention should be to promote techniques such as annotation, identification of key words / topics / themes, summarization and organization of ideas and content, photos, presentations, assignments, art integrated learning, etc.

Subject Enrichment Activities (5 marks)

These are subject specific application activities aimed at enrichment of the understanding and skill development. These activities are to be recorded internally by respective subject teachers.

For languages:

Activities conducted for subject enrichment in languages should aim at equipping the learner to develop effective speaking and listening skills.

For Mathematics:

The listed laboratory activities and projects as given in the prescribed publication of CBSE/NCERT may be followed.

For Science:

The listed practical works/activities may be carried out as prescribed by the CBSE in the curriculum.

For Social Science:

Map and project work may be undertaken as prescribed by the CBSE in the curriculum.


Keeping in view the provision of Right to Education Act, 2009, the examination scheme for classes VI-VIII has been designed on Term Assessment basis with gradual increase in the learning assessment as given in the table below.

Subjects.TERM-1 First Half of the session (100 MARKS)
20 marks Periodic Assessment (PA) + 80 marks Half Yearly Exam
TERM-2 Second Half of the session (100 MARKS)
20 marks Periodic Assessment (PA) + 80 marks Annual Exam
English PA 20 Marks

Periodic Test 05 marks with Syllabus covered till announcement of test dates by school.

Multiple Assessement (05 Marks)
Portfolio 5 marks
Subject Enrichment (05 Marks)
Half Yearly Written exam
for 80 marks With Syllabus Covered Till Announcement of Half Yearly Exam dates by School
PA 20 Marks

Periodic Test 05 marks with Syllabus covered till announcement of test dates by school.

Multiple Assessement (05 Marks)
Portfolio 5 marks
Subject Enrichment (05 Marks)
Yearly exam for 80 marks With Syllabus covered during the second term
Social Science

Note: The scheme of subjects for primary classes will continue to be same like previous years but the Examination structure will be as given in examination table .

Co-Scholastic Activities for classes IX and X

School should promote co-curricular activities for the holistic development of the students. These activities will be graded on a 5-point grading scale (A to E) and will have no descriptive indicators. No upscaling of grades will be done.

ActivityTo be graded on a 5-point scale (A-E) in school Areas and Objectives (as prescribed in the Scheme of studies for Subjects of Internal Assessment)
Work Education or Pre-Vocational Education By the concerned Teacher Work education is a distinct curricular area for students for participation in social, economic and welfare gets a sense of community service and develops self-reliance. (for Pre-Vocational Education as per Scheme of Studies).
Art Education By the VA/PA or the concerned teacher Art Education constitutes an important area of curricular activity for development of wholesome personality of the students. Students will select one or more forms of creative arts.
Health & Physical Education (Sports/Martial Arts / Yoga / NCC etc.) By the PE Teacher Health & Physical Activity preferably sports must be given a regular period. Students should be provided opportunities to get professionally trained in the area of their interest. Indigenous sports, yoga and NCC must be encouraged in the schools creating a sense of physical fitness, discipline, sportsmanship, patriotism, self -sacrifice and health care.

Co-Scholastic Activities for classes VI to 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:

Work Education - Work Education refers to skill-based activities resulting in goods or services useful to the community.

Art Education ( Visual & Performing Art)

Health and Physical Education (sports / Martial Arts/ Yoga /NCC etc.)

Discipline (Attendance, Sincerity, Behaviour, Values):

Discipline significantly impacts career shaping and it helps in building character. Sincerity, good behaviour and values develop strength and foster unity and co-operation. Therefore, the element of discipline has been introduced. Class teacher will be responsible for grading the students on a Five -point scale (A to E) for classes IX and X. It will be done on term -wise basis on a 3- point scale for classes VI to VIII.

The internal assessment comprising 20 marks (10+5+5) entails objectivity and a structured approach. For a holistic assessment, the teachers are expected to make it an effective tool.


Records pertaining to the internal assessment of the students done by the schools will be maintained for a period of three months from the date of declaration of result for verification at the discretion of the Board. Subjudiced cases, if any or those involving RTI/Grievances may however be retained beyond three months. Grading system

All assessment with regard to the academic status of the students shall be done in marks and the corresponding grades in 9 point scale. The report cards will carry both marks and grades.

Grading System

MarksGrading for Class IX Grading for Class VI-VIII POINTS/GRADE
32 & Below
Refer Result*
(Needs Improvement)

Co-Scholastic Activities (Computer/Art Education/Physical Education)

(To be awarded once in a year for class IX and twice for the classes VI to VIII in Grades)

S.NoActivities Area-1 Area-2 Area-3 Area-4 Total
Work Education
Theory (40 )
Art Education
20 activities of 5 marks each
Physical Education
tdeory (40 )
Skill Test
Attendance (25)
Sincerity (25)
Behaviour (25)
Values (25)

Note: All these co-scholastic activities will be evaluated on 5-point/3-point scale as given below

Class IXClasses VI to VIII
Graded as
Range of Marks
Graded as
90% - 100 %
75 % - 89 %
Very Good
Very Good
56 % - 74 %
35 % - 55 %
Can do Better
Below 35 %

Examination Structure for classes I and II

  1. There is no formal examination for Classes I and II. The teacher will evaluate the students through continuous and comprehensive evaluation [CCE]. The testing may be done simultaneously while teaching or separately.
  2. Most of the time the students will not be aware that they are being tested.
  3. There will be minimum 8 cycles of CCE.
  4. One cycle of CCE means that all the students of the class are tested in all the competencies.
  5. They should obtain at least ‘C’ grade. If a child gets ‘D` grade in some competencies, the teacher should repeat the cycle.
  6. It is therefore recommended that tentatively 10 cycles of CCE should be planned in advance, so as to ensure that at least 8 cycles are completed by all the students securing at least Grade C in all the competencies by March.


  1. For the students up to class VIII, the existing promotion scheme will remain continued.
  2. Students of Class IX will be declared ‘Qualified’ if they get 33% marks in aggregate (out of 100 marks) including the Annual Examination and internal assessment.
  3. It is mandatory for the students to appear in Annual/Board Examination.
  4. In Std. XI, a student must secure 33% in all the subjects in order to be promoted to Std.XII. In subjects in which practical examination is also conducted, it is necessary to obtain 33% in theory examination as well as in Practical/ Oral Test/ASL.
  5. The result of classes X and XII will be as per the norms of the respective boards.
  6. Compartment will be given only in one subject in class XI while in two subjects in class IX.

Note: Promotion norms can be subject to changes based on the guidelines from AEES or CBSE.


  1. Use of any unfair means during the examinations shall be viewed seriously.
  2. A minimum of 75% attendance is essential for appearing in the Annual/Board examinations.
  3. Projects/ assignments/ activities conducted as part of Scholastic or Co-scholastic assessments are compulsory.
  4. After the periodic tests/Examinations, the progress card/ report book shall be provided to the parents. The same shall be returned to the school with the signature of the parent.
  5. Application for the verification of marks/grades in exceptional cases may be considered at the discretion of the head of the school on payment of Rs. 50/- per subject for annual examination only.
  6. The Examination, syllabus and any other changes shall be implemented time to time as announced by CBSE on its approval by AEES, Mumbai.

Changes for CBSE 2020 Exam for Class 10th

According to the new exam pattern, CBSE introduced Internal assessments and practical exams for all subjects.

  1. Students will discover 33% internal choice in every section of the question paper.
  2. In the modified CBSE Exam Pattern 2020 for Class 10, 25% of MCQ Questions will be seen in all subjects theory papers.
  3. All the subjects will have two papers, internal assessment, and theory paper. The Internal exam will be of 20 marks and 80 marks for the written exam.
  4. Students who have qualified in internal assessments will be permitted to take their 2020 Board Exams. So, students need to focus on CBSE Class 10 Exam Syllabus 2020 and should complete their preparation before internal exams.
  5. Two-Level Mathematics for Class 10 students in their CBSE 2020 Board Exams i.e., Standard and Basic Math.

Changes of CBSE 2020 Exam for Class 12th

  1. This year, students will find 25% multiple type questions (MCQs) in their Class 12th CBSE Board Paper 2020.
  2. Enhanced no.of internal choices in various questions. Students should obtain 33% marks in both practical & theory papers to pass the examinations.
  3. Added Internal Assessments in all subjects for Class 12 CBSE Board Exams 2020.
  4. As per the new pattern, CBSE board paper carries 80% marks and internal assessment carries 20% marks.
  5. Assessment for Speaking and Listening (ASL) will be conducted as an internal assessment for English Subject and it carries 20% marks.
  6. If students qualified in the internal exams then only they can be permitted to theory exams.

CBSE Passing Marks for Class 10 and Class 12

CBSE has announced the subject-wise maximum and minimum marks for Class 10th and 12th theory and practical exams. Also, the board released a list of subjects having project/practical/internal assessment elements for Class 12th and 10th Board Exams 2020.

According to the instructions revealed by the CBSE Board, Students who are pursuing Class 12 have to get at least 33% marks in both practical/project/internal assessment and theory as well as 33% marks in aggregate in every subject to pass the examination.

As per pass criteria for Class 10th, students have to obtain overall 33% marks in each subject, both theory and practical/internal assessment taken together, in order to pass the information.

For more information regarding the subject-wise CBSE Passing Marks for Class 10th & 12th board examinations 2020, check the CBSE website to know the maximum & minimum pass marks for the theory & practical/project/internal assessment components.

Special Achievements in class XII

Special Achievements in class X

It is proud moment for all of us that Kum.Sakshi Avasthi of XII (Arts Stream) has secured 86.2% in 2019-20 Board Examination, which is ever highest in the Arts stream of AECS-3, Rawatbhata since its inception. Kum.Simran Arora scored 92.80% during the academic year 2013-14, the ever highest in XII (Commerce) stream.

AECS-3, Rawatbhata consistantly producing better results in both X and XII for several years. During the year 2019-20, students of class X has produced pass percentage of 98.57%. Mast. Atharv Tiwari and Kum.Rincy Joseph of class X secured 96.20% during the academic 2018-19, the higest percentage in last 33 years.