Class 10 exams to become compulsory: CBSE issued circular to schools

CBSE issued circular to schools: Class 10 exams to get compulsory

The Central Board of Secondary Education has issued a circular to all the affiliated schools for the restoration of class 10 examination from the academic year 2017-18. The dual scheme of examination for Class X known as Scheme-I and Scheme-II until now shall stand discontinued for the students appearing in Class-X from the academic year 2017-18 onwards.

The class 10 examination would be conducted as per the remodeled assessment structure given below:



Total 100 marks
(Syllabus for assessment will be only Class-X)


80 Marks
(Board Examination)
Student has to secure
33% marks out of 80
marks in each subject

20 Marks
(Internal Assessment)
Student has to secure 33% marks out of overall 20
marks earmarked in each subject

Periodic Test
(10 Marks)

(5 Marks)

Subject Enrichment
(5 Marks)

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Language 1

Board        will        conduct
Class-X Examination for 80 marks in each subject covering 100% syllabus of the subject of Class-X only.
Marks     and     Grades
both will be awarded for Individual subjects.
9-point grading will be same as followed by the Board in Class XII.

written       Test,
restricted       to
three    in     each
subject     in             an
Average of the best two tests to be taken for final marks submission

This will cover:
■    Regularity

  • Assignment Completion

. Neatness &
upkeep of

Speaking and listening skills

Language 2

Speaking and listening skills


Practical Lab work


Maths Lab Practical

Social Science

Map Work and Project Work

6th Additional Subject

Scheme of studies for 6t Note: In case student defined for Languages 1

additional subject is detailed in Annexure —
opts a language as 6th additional subject the modalities and 2 shall be followed

Periodic Test (10 marks):

Three periodic tests would be conducted by the schools in an academic year and the average of two tests would be considered. The schools have the autonomy to make their own schedule. However, for gradient learning three tests may be held, one being the mid-term test and the other two being pre mid-term and post mid-term test with some additions in syllabus covered. The increasing addition of content in the syllabus would prepare the students to appear in the board examination with 100 percent syllabus.

Notebook submission (5 marks)

To make the students serious about preparing notes for the lessons being taught in the classroom and assignments, notebook submission has been included as a part of internal assessment.

Subject Enrichment Activities (5 marks)

Subject specific activities to enrich the understanding and development of skills are to be arranged and recorded internally by the subject teachers.

For languages

For subject enrichment in languages, activities are to be conducted for equipping the students to develop effective speaking and listening skills.

For Mathematics

The listed laboratory activities and projects as given in the prescribed publication of CBSE/NCERT may be followed.

For Science

The listed practical works and activities recommended by the CBSE in the curriculum may be undertaken as prescribed.

For Social Science

Map and project work may also be carried out as prescribed by the CBSE in the curriculum.

For any query,  candidates are requested to check the official website  .

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