Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) bids adieu to Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) system, which was introduced in 2009. The decision was taken by the Governing Body of CBSE in Dec 2016, thereby making Class-X Board Exam compulsory from March 2018.
After the introduction of Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) system, CBSE made the Class X board exam optional. Students who wished to continue Class 11 in CBSE stream need not sit for the Class 10 Board Exam, instead they can opt for school based Exam. This was believed to reduce the stress level and workload of students. CCE also evaluates every aspect and all round development of the students on regular basis.
The board received feedback from many stakeholders that the academic standards have diminished due to CCE and students are put to high pressure of reading the entire syllabus from Class 11 onwards. In order to bring back the lost glory, the governing body of CBSE has decided to re-introduce the Class X board examinations from the academic year 2017-18, which was scrapped six years ago.
According to the circular issued by the board, the remodeled assessment structure for Class 10 will be effective from the Academic year 2017-18. Of the total 100 Marks, the Board Exam carries 80 Marks and the internal Assessment carries 20 Marks. Students has to secure 33% in Board Exam as well as in Internal Assessment.
There will be FIVE Main subjects and ONE Additional subject. The Board Exam will be of 80 Marks for each Main subject covering 100% syllabus of Class 10. The Internal Assessment is divided into three parts; Periodic Test – 10 Marks, Notebook Submission – 5 Marks & Subject Enrichment Activity – 5 Marks. There will be THREE Periodic test in an academic year, the average of the best two will be taken for final submission. The 5 Marks allotted to Notebook submission will be based on the regularity, assignment completion and neatness. The Subject Enrichment activity will vary according to the subject. The scheme of the studies for the 6th Additional Subject will vary depending on the subject opted.
CBSE has also instructed its affiliated schools to follow the same assessment method for Class VI to Class IX for the purpose of uniformity from the academic year 2017-18.
CBSE Class 10 Board Exam Restoration - Official Circular
Download the official circular of CBSE for scrapping Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) system and restoring the Class X Board Exam from the Academic Year 2017-18.