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/Exams||Maximum Marks|
|Periodic Test/ Unit Test||10 Marks|
|Half Yearly/ Mid-term Examinations||30 Marks|
|Pre-Board Examinations||40 Marks|
|Internal assessment||20 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 schools||Last Date|
|1||Result Committee formation by school||May 5, 2021|
|2||Provision of subject wise, school wise distribution of marks as per previous Board|
exams by CBSE
|May 5, 2021|
|3||Finalization of Rationale Document||May 10, 2021|
|4||Conduct of assessment, if any||May 15, 2021|
|5||Finalization of result by schools||May 25, 2021|
|6||Checking & moderation of marks by schools||May 28, 2021|
|7||Submission of Marks to CBSE||June 5, 2021|
|8||Submission of internal assessment marks||June 11, 2021|
|9||Declaration of result by CBSE||June 20, 2021|
Read the official notification here