Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) makes 25% marks in summative assessment (SA) mandatory to qualify for exam, reports TOI. From the current academic session, CBSE class IX and X students will not only have to appear for both the summative assessments (SA) but also score a minimum of 25% taken together to qualify for the examination.
Earlier there was no minimum pass marks for the SAs, which is the written examination conducted at the end of the two semesters. The executive committee of the Board earlier this year has decided it would be mandatory for a student to appear in both the SAs in both classes IX and X.
CBSE CCE will not be a child’s play any longer, 25% marks in SA compulsory. But what is significant here is that students cannot pass an exam by simply grossing 33% any longer. They have score a minimum 25% in SA1 and 2 combined, which is 15 marks out of a total of 60 marks and a total of at least 33% in each of the five subjects of scholastic area.
The board, however, has exempted from appearing in any one of the SA for students participating in sports at international or national level subject to prior approval.