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01Oct,

CBSE Board Exam Pattern - CBSE Board Exam Pattern


As per CBSE’s new exam pattern, your knowledge will be accessed in two areas – Scholastic and Co-scholastic. For the scholastic areas’ evaluation, the academic year is divided into two terms, namely, Term 1 and Term 2 and two types of tests, i.e. Formative assessment and Summative Assessment. The basic idea and definition of both types of assessments is given below:


Formative Assessment: Basically, formative assessment is all about monitoring student learning in a supportive environment and giving the opportunity to the teachers to consult parents at least twice in each term (after every Formative Assessment). In primary classes, the formative tests can be in the form of – home work, dictation, oral test, assignments & projects, class test, class work, memory test, story-telling, elocution, quiz or any other tool found suitable by the teacher.


Summative Assessment: The basic idea behind summative learning is to evaluate student learning at the end of an instructional unit based on certain criteria. The Summative Assessment tests are conducted in pen-paper mode by the respective school at the end of each term twice a year.

Grading System – Class 6 to 8 Exam Pattern


The pattern of the exam and assessment for CBSE Class 6 to 8 consists of two terms - Term 1 and Term 2. The details of the two terms is given in a tabular form below:

Term 1

Subjects Name

Language 1, 2 and Language 3, Mathematics, Science, Social Science and other subjects

Periodic Assessment (PA) (syllabus covered till the announcement of test dates)

10 Marks

Notebook Submissions

5 marks

Sub-enrichment

5 marks (term end)

Half yearly exam – Includes syllabus completed till announcement of exam dates

80 marks

Total

100 Marks

 

Term 2

Subjects Name

Language 1, 2 and Language 3, Mathematics, Science, Social Science and other subjects

Periodic Assessment (PA) (syllabus covered till the announcement of test dates)

20 marks

Notebook Submissions

5 marks (at term end)

Sub-enrichment

5 marks (at term end)

Yearly exam (For class 7 – 20% of 1st term syllabus and 100% syllabus of term 2)

80 marks

Total

100 Marks


Key Highlights of CBSE Grading Pattern

  • Marks are not awarded to students; instead they are awarded grades.
  •  Board will no longer declare any student as Compartment/Fail if he/she has secured low marks. This system has been terminated.

Students’ results are now declared in two categories:

  • Eligible for Qualifying Certificate (QUAL)
  •  Eligible for Improvement of Performance (EIOP)
  •  Students will get a total of 5 chances to improve their performance instead of repeating a year

Primary Classes Grading System (5 Point Scale) 

Percentage

Remark

Grade

90% to 100%

Outstanding

A*

75% to 89%

Excellent

A

56% to 74%

Very Good

B

35% to 55%

Good

C

Below 35%

Scope for Improvement

D

Grading System from Secondary School Onwards

Marks

Grade Points

Grade

91-100

10

A1

81-90

9

A2

71-80

8

B1

61-70

7

B2

51-60

6

C1

41-50

5

C2

33-40

4

D

21-32

0

E1

20 and below

0

E2