CBSE brings new exam, assessment format for Class VI to IX
 Source : News Bharati English  Date : 22-Mar-2017

New Delhi, March 22: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to implement the uniform system of assessment, examination pattern and issue of report cards for classes VI to IX. CSC said that this new scheme will bring the uniformity in the system of assessment and examination. The board has done away with the Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) scheme being followed in affiliated schools since 2009.

It has replaced CCE with a uniform system of assessment and examination to be followed by its affiliated schools. Schools will have to adhere to CBSE’s template, from exams to report cards, which will now bear the logo of the board. The move will be implemented from the upcoming academic session.

"It became a necessity to have a new scheme of evaluation for classes 6 to 9, after Board's decision to restore board examinations for class 10. Disparities in the system were creating problems for students whenever they migrated to another school.

Under the Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation scheme, which was in place since 2009, the students were assessed based on two term-end summative assessments and four formative assessments. Sixty per cent of the assessment was written tests, while 40 per cent formative assessment during the year was continuous evaluation by teachers based on various activities.

According to the new guidelines, there will still be two terms. The written test weightage will be 90 per cent and 10 marks of the 20 marks set aside for periodic assessment in each term.