The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) conducted a webinar for the principals of the affiliated schools on May 6, 2021. The webinar was conducted in association with National Progressive School conference clarifying the assessment criteria for the class 10th board examinations which have been cancelled earlier by the board.
In the webinar, the CBSE Exam controller, Sanyam Bhardwaj explained that the class 10th result will be prepared based on the internal performance of the students and the said process has been discussed in the meeting. The webinar also allowed the school principals and the evaluators to have a clear understanding of the marking process. As per the notification released by the Board, the streaming of the conference is available on YouTube, furthermore, students and teachers were also allowed to raise questions on Youtube in case they had a doubt which was later on addressed by Dr. Bhardwaj.
Here are the Important Highlights of the NPSC India Youtube Channel Webinar for Class 10th Result
#1. Students will be assessed out of maximum 100 marks for each subject
The assessment of the students is divided into parts – First is Internal Assessment which will be of 20 marks and then next is Policy for Year-end Assessment which is of 80 marks. The board has already laid down the policy for Internal assessment in circular number Acad-11/2019 on March 6, 2019. Students who want to know more about the internal assessment can take a look at the circular at the board’s official website. Schools will need to upload the marks for the Internal assessment by June 11, 2021.
On the other hand for Year-end Assessment, students will be evaluated based on their marks in different tests/exams as conducted by the school during the year. Marks should be in consonance with the past performance of the school in Class 10th board exams.
#2. Constitution of the Result Committee
In order to overcome the challenges faces by the schools for preparing the result, the board decided to constitute a result committee which will be certainly under the principal of the school who will be acting as the Chairperson. There will be 05, internal members, i.e teachers from each of these subjects – Mathematics, Social Science, Science, and Two languages. also, there will be two external members from the neighboring schools who will co-opt with the schools.
#3. Issues Faced by the schools and Decision of the Result Committee
Various scenarios were laid down in the webinar which school may face and based on it what should be the appropriate step taken by the board was explained.
—> Scenario 1 – In case the schools have conducted more than one test/exam within each category, the result committee may fix the weightage to be given to each test/exam within the category subject to the overall marks for that category.
—> Scenario 2 – Schools where one or more of the test/exam have not been conducted, further the mode of examination (Online/Offline) may also differ Or it is possible that some of the students may not have appeared in any or some of the exam. In such a case, the result committee will have to discuss these challenges based on analysis and study the situation prevailing in the school. Thereafter, they need to draw the criterion for the assessment of 80 marks.
—> Scenario 3 – All three categories of exams are not conducted by the school Or in case the students have not appeared in any or some of the tests/exam categories selected for the assessment. In all these cases, the result committee will record all its decision in writing along with its decision in the Rationale Document.
#4. Assessment Standardization for schools with records of 3 years, 2 years, 1 year or Sponsoring the first time
First of all, the moderation of marks in all kinds of CBSE affiliated schools will be done based on the Historical performance. It means that the best overall performance (or as decided by the school) in the previous three years’ board examinations will be taken as a reference for moderating the marks assessed by the schools for 2021.
For example – In the case of schools having a record of 3 years, in the year, 2017-18, the average result is 72%, for 2018-29 it is 74%, and for 2019-20 it is 71%. Hence, the schools may decide the reference year for preparing the result. Furthermore, the schools will need to add or subject 2 marks in each of the subjects for the reference year as selected.
However, in the case of schools with 2 years of data, the same rule is to be followed. This means that schools can either select the reference year with the best overall pass percentage or the second one. The third kind of school where they have only 1 year of record, they have to prepare the result based on the historical performance in the year 2019-20.
The fourth category of the school is which are sponsoring the students for the first time in the 2021 board examination, CBSE will be providing them with three (03) kinds of data – District-wise average, State-wise average, Nation-wise average. Out of these three, whichever is suitable to the school can be considered as the reference year and based on it can be used for the preparation of result.
#5. Important Issued as Addressed by the Board
In the webinar, other important issues which might arise when preparing the result were also addressed like verification of data, non-compliance, candidates not assessed, etc. The verification of data is to be done by the CBSE end. It may be done using AI methods or the schools may be asked to submit their record to the Regional Office concerned. It has also reminded the school principals that the data as uploaded by them shall be considered final. No request in case of correction of marks because of wrong entry or mistake of any sort will be entertained by the board.
In case if any candidate has not appeared in any of the assessments as conducted by the school, the school may conduct an online/offline or a telephonic one-to-one assessment. In case of a student with a benchmark disability could not appear for the assessments, the schools may consider other activities like Portfolio, Presentations, Project Quiz, Oral Test, etc.
#6. How Compartment Exams will be conducted?
At the time of computation of result, the Board’s policy of grace marks will also be applied to those students who do not meet the qualifying criteria. However, in case after the application of grace marks policy, a student is not able to meet the qualifying criteria, he/she will be placed in ‘Essential Repeat’ or ‘Compartment Category’. The compartment exam will be conducted by the school itself and will not be held at the central level as it is generally conducted.
The schools will conduct the compartment exam in online/offline mode. The board will provide them with the sample question papers.
#7. How to Select Stream in class 11?
In the webinar, it was also explained that the students are allowed to select any combination of subjects without streaming, and, the board has informed the schools to follow the same.