The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in India on Saturday announced a policy for the tabulation of marks for class 10 board exams which have been canceled in view of the COVID-19 pandemic situation in the country, the local Indian media quoting the board said.
Twenty (20) marks for each subject will be for internal assessment as every year, 80 marks will be calculated on basis of the students' performance in various tests or exams throughout the year.
The students will be assessed out of a maximum of 100 marks for each subject. As per the policy of the board, 20 marks are for internal assessment and 80 marks are for year-end board examinations.
The weightage in terms of maximum marks for schools that have conducted the tests and exams through the year will be -- periodic test/unit test (10 marks), Haly year exam (30 marks) and pre-board exams (40 marks).
The board has asked schools to form a result committee consisting of a principal and seven teachers for finalizing the results. Five teachers from the school should be from Mathematics, Social Science, Science, and two languages, and two teachers from neighboring schools should be co-opted by the school as the external members of the committee.
Schools will also have to ensure that the marks awarded by them should be in consonance with past performance of the school in class 10 board exams.
Schools are expected to provide a fair and objective assessment of the student and have been given the autonomy and flexibility to do so. However, to take care of the variations in school-level evaluation processes, there is a need to standardize the scores across schools through a process of moderation of marks.
CBSE has also warned schools against indulging in unfair and biased practices for assessment or they will have to face penalty or disaffiliation.
The board said that the result will be announced by June 20. The schools will form eight-member result committees by May 5. The provision for school-wise distribution of marks as well as finalization of the rationale document will happen by May 10. For candidates who have not appeared in enough tests through the year, the schools will conduct an online or telephonic assessment for them by May 15 and will have to finalize the result by May 25.
The controller said that the marks will have to be submitted to the CBSE by June 11 and the result will be declared by June 20.