Representational image of students at a Kashmir school | ANI
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New Delhi: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Saturday shared its assessment policy for calculating Class 10 board results with affiliated schools. 

In the wake of the rising number of Covid-19 infections in the country, the board had in April announced postponement of Class 12 exams and the cancellation of Class 10 exams. Along with it, it had also said that an “objective criterion” will be developed to assess students in absence of the final exams. 

The policy document released by the board lists out the method that schools should adopt while tabulating results. It asks schools to form a result committee consisting of the principal and seven other teachers to ensure fairness in the results. 

The policy document says students are assessed out of 100 marks in each subject, which usually includes 20 marks for internal assessment and 80 for the final board exams. Now that the board exams have been cancelled, the 80 marks will also need to be calculated based on internals such as unit tests, pre-boards and other tests that students have written throughout the year. 

In April, the board collected information from various schools across the country about their assessment patterns throughout the year. Based on the results of the survey, the board has suggested that the mark distribution be — 10 marks for period/unit tests, 30 marks for half-year/mid-term examination and 40 marks for pre-board exams, adding up to a total of 80 marks.

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What the board has said

Regarding the results committee, the board has said, “Five teachers from the school should be from mathematics, social science, science and two languages and two teachers from the neighboring school should be co-opted by the schools as external members of the committee.” 

If a candidate has not appeared in any of the tests, the school has been asked to conduct an online/offline, telephonic one-to-one assessment. “The student may be assessed objectively on that basis by the school out of maximum marks of each subject,” the document adds. 

The board has also asked schools to moderate the marks internally using the last two years’ performance as a reference base. “The historical performance of the school, in terms of the best overall performance in the previous three years board examination, will be taken as a reference for moderating the marks assessed by schools for the year 2021,” the document adds. 

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