It’s been a rollercoaster year for all of us, especially for you students. While the cancellation of the CBSE board exams may have been a breather, there is no denying the fact that it added to your apprehension about your results. Thankfully, with the board’s latest announcement, you can heave a sigh of relief.
As a replacement for the board exams, CBSE released a fresh marks distribution criteria for Class 10 students. And it has been confirmed that the students would be promoted to Class 11 without having to attempt the board examination, due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
As per the new marking mandate, students will be assessed out of a total of 100 marks for each subject. Of that, 20 marks have been allotted to internal assessment, which is the only thing in common with the previous marking system. The remaining 80 have been allocated in the following manner:
The board has decided that the assessment of 80 marks will be done by the school itself. Based on the new assessment system:
|Internal Assessment||20 Marks|
|Unit Test/ Periodic Test||10 Marks|
|Mid-term Examinations/ Half-yearly||30 Marks|
|Pre-Board Examinations||40 Marks|
In the event that a school has conducted more than one test within each category, its result committee (see below) may fix the weightage for each test subject to the maximum marks in that category. For example, if a school has conducted two or three pre-board exams, it may take the average score of the three exams or consider the highest score out of the three tests or give weightage to each exam as considered suitable.
|Results Committee formation by the school||May 5, 2021|
|Provision for subject-wise and school-wise distribution of marks in line with previous CBSE exams||May 10, 2021|
|Finalising the Rationale Document||May 10, 2021|
|Conduct of assessment if any||May 15, 2021|
|Availability of portal for uploading marks||May 20, 2021|
|Finalisation of results by the school||May 25, 2021|
|Checking and moderation of marks||May 28, 2021|
|Submission of marks to CBSE||June 5, 2021|
|Internal assessment marks submission to CBSE||June 11, 2021|
|Declaration of results||June 20, 2021|
This new CBSE 2021 marking criteria has been put in place in order to reduce the pressure on students like you during this critical period. The marking policy for cancelled class 10 exams has come as a relief to millions of anxious students across the country.
Here’s a link to the full notification from CBSE.
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