The Scheme of Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) and Grading System was introduced by Central Board of Secondary Education at Secondary Stage in all schools affiliated to it from the academic session 2009-2010. The reforms are continuing and being strengthened further during the ongoing session. The detailed information about the same is being given to schools from time to time which are also available on CBSE website www.cbse.nic.in
Some of the salient features of these reforms are being reiterated below for clarification, reinforcement and implementation.
(a) The recently announced scheme of Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) for classes IX and X is to be followed in all schools affiliated to
(b) Under the CCE, an academic year has been divided into two terms- Term I extending from April to September and Term II from October to March. The syllabus in each subject for Classes IX and X has been distributed term wise.
(c) The assessment scheme to be followed in Secondary schools in classes IX and X is exactly the same except that ,Class-X students studying in secondary schools will take Board Conducted Summative Assessment-II (SA-II)
(d) All the students irrespective of their studying in secondary , continuing or leaving the CBSE Board after Class-X, will be required to undergo various assessments in co-scholastic areas in classes IX and X at school level as indicated earlier.
(e) For Assessment in scholastic areas the schools will undertake both Formative and Summative Assessments in both the classes IX and X. For Formative Assessments, detailed guidelines have been issued separately. For Summative Assessments, the question papers in every subject for classes IX and X for SA-I will be based on Term I syllabus and for SA-II on Term II syllabus.
(f) The Summative Assessments-II (SA-II) conducted by the school (School conducted) and conducted by the Board (Board conducted) will be –
1. Based on same syllabus prescribed for Term II only.
2. Will carry the same weight age of 30% towards final grade.
3. Will be based on the same types of question papers in term of question paper design, blue print and difficulty level.
4. Will be evaluated on the basis of similar marking schemes prepared by the Board.
Both the School conducted SA-II and Board conducted SA-II will be based on the question papers sent/vetted by the Board. The students appearing in the School conducted SA-II will be assessed by the schools themselves and their answer BOOKS will be randomly verified by the Board. However, the students appearing in the Board conducted SA-II will be assessed by the External Examiners as has been the practice in the past of Board Examinations.
At the end of Class-X, every student will get the same Continuous and Comprehensive Certificates of School Based Assessment prepared, printed and signed by the Board. For this, the board will collect the data electronically from all the schools. The Board RESERVES the right to randomly verify the records of different assessments done by the schools and moderate the same if required. Detailed procedure for collection of data will be sent to the schools in due course of time.
All schools except winter closing schools are expected to conduct Term I Summative Assessment (SA-I) in the month of September and Term II Summative Assessment (SA-II) in the month of March. The Board will provide/vet the question papers and marking schemes in all the subjects for classes IX and X for SA-I as well as SA-II.
Term I and Term II will have following weightage:
Term I: FA1 (10%) + FA2 (10%) + SA1 (20%) = 40%
Term II: FA3 (10%) + FA4 (10%) + SA2 (40%) = 60%
FA1 (10%) + FA2 (10%) + FA3 (10%) + FA4 (10%) = 40%
SA1 (20%) + SA2 (40%) = 60%
Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) for Classes VI to VIII
After initiating Achievement Records for Classes I-V detailing the various aspects of scholastic and co- scholastic activities, the Board had recommended a seven point scale vide this circular for Classes VI- VIII. However the present Teachers’ Manual has recommended a nine point scale for scholastic components and a five point scale for co-scholastic components for classes VI – VIII.
The CCE Teachers’ Manual at the upper primary stage provides teachers with meaningful information about putting into practice an evaluation that is’ continuous’ in that it occurs over a period of time and ‘comprehensive’ in that it incorporates both the scholastic and the co -scholastic components of learning.
The assessment will cover both scholastic and co -scholastic aspects and will be carried out in schools over the two terms, Term 1 and Term 2 by means of formative and summative assessments using a variety of tests and assignments. For purpose of teaching and assessment, the syllabus for different subjects may be bifurcated for the two terms. There will be four Formative Assessments each of with a weighting of 10% each.
There are two Summative Assessments (SA1 and SA2) with a weighting of 30% each.
First Term : FA1 (10%) + FA2 (10%) + SA1 (30%) = 50%
Second Term : FA3 (10%) + FA4 (10%) + SA2 (30%) = 50%
Formative Assessment can be carried through using multiple modes of assessment such as assignments, quizzes, debates, Group discussions, Projects and only one pen and paper test. The Summative Assessment is a written, end of the term examination which may consist of objective type, short answer and long answer questions.
For making evaluation comprehensive, both scholastic and co -scholastic aspects should be given importance. Co -scholastic areas will consist of Life-Skills, Attitudes and Values, Co-scholastic Activities and Health and Physical Education.