It is to be noted that CBSE has cancelled the CBSE Class 10 Board Exams 2021 and postponed Class 12 exams due to coronavirus pandemic.
In a significant development, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has activated the link for schools to upload the marks obtained by CBSE Class 10 students in the exams conducted by schools when they were in class 10.
It is to be noted that CBSE has cancelled the CBSE Class 10 Board Exams 2021 due to coronavirus pandemic and the Board has asked the schools to assess Class 10 students based on a special criterion. As per the special criterion decided by the CBSE, for every subject, Class 10 students will be given 20 marks based on internal assessment and 80 marks will be given on the basis of a new formulae designed by the CBSE. The CBSE has asked the schools to upload marks of internal assessment of each student by June 11.
For the remaining 80 marks, the students will be awarded marks by schools based on different tests and exams conducted by the school during the year. As per the CBSE policy, the marks given by schools to students should be in “consonance with past performance of the school in class 10 board exams.” Students would be ranked against periodic, half-yearly, or mid-term exams and pre-boards. Pre-boards will get the maximum weightage (40 marks), followed by mid-terms which constitute 30 marks. The periodic tests will add 10 marks.
The CBSE has also asked each school to constitute a result committee, which should include the principal and seven teachers for finalizing the results.
“As marks will be allocated at school level, they will strictly not be comparable across schools due to the variations in the quality of question papers, the evaluation standard, and processes, the mode of conduct of exams etc. Therefore, to ensure standardization, each school will have to internally moderate the marks to account for the school level variations by using a reliable reference standard,” according to CBSE.
The CBSE has said that the schools must finalize the rationale document by May 10 and conduct an assessment, if any by May 15. The schools will have to finalize results by May 25 and by 28 and submit it to CBSE by June 5. The internal assessment of marks (out of 20) needs to be submitted by June 11. The CBSE has already announced that it will declare the result on June 20.