New Assessment Policy announced and CBSE Class 10th Board exam results 2020-21 to be declared on June 2021

CBSE has notified information related to the new designed assessment formula to assess marking for the CBSE class 10th Board results 2020-21. The exams were cancelled seeing the aggressive Covid-19 infections. The students will be promoted as per the policy announced today on 1 may 2021.

Marks will be allotted out of 100. Final results to be tabulated based on students’ performance in unit tests, mid-term exam, and pre-Board exam conducted by the school. The internal assessment of 20 marks will be done as per the existing continuing CBSE policy. The breakup of the marks is given below.

CBSE Class X criteria for marks distribution released

Category of Tests/ExamsMaximum Marks
Periodic Test/ Unit Test10 Marks
Half Yearly/ Mid-term Examinations30 Marks
Pre-Board Examinations40 Marks
Internal assessment20 Marks
Total100 Marks

The Board said the above three categories (unit test, mid-term exam and pre-Board exam) are common to most CBSE-affiliated schools and hence have been used to define the special marking scheme. This marking policy was necessitated by the cancellation of the Class 10 Board exams this year.

Internal Result Committee to be constituted: All CBSE schools have been directed to form an internal result committee consisting of the principal and seven teachers to tabulate the results. If a school has conducted more than one test or exam within each of the three categories, then the result committee will have the liberty to fix weightage to each test/exam within each category, subject to the overall maximum marks accorded to that category.

“For example, if a school has conducted two or three-pre-Board exams, it may decide to take an average of the three exams, take the best performance in the three tests or give a weightage to each exam as considered suitable,” the Board’s notification states.

For any other exceptions (in case the school hasn’t conducted one or more of the above three categories of tests/exams), the result committee of the school has the wiggle room to draw up a criterion for assessment of 80 marks. “The rationale for the criteria should be well thought out, objective and should be documented in the form of Rational Document explaining in detail how the school assessed marks have been determined out of 80 in these cases,” the notification states.

Check on any unfair practices at school level to inflate the results: The Board has informed schools that the marks awarded “should be in consonance” with the school’s past performance in the Class 10 Board exams. The malpractices adopted may bring strict action against the schools.

S. No.Schedule of Activities for respective CBSE affiliated schoolsLast Date
1 Result Committee formation by schoolMay 5, 2021
2Provision of subject wise, school wise distribution of marks as per previous Board
exams by CBSE
  May 5, 2021
3Finalization of Rationale DocumentMay 10, 2021
4Conduct of assessment, if anyMay 15, 2021
5Finalization of result by schoolsMay 25, 2021
6Checking & moderation of marks by schoolsMay 28, 2021
7Submission of Marks to CBSEJune 5, 2021
8Submission of internal assessment marksJune 11, 2021
9Declaration of result by CBSEJune 20, 2021

Read the official notification here

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