In a new and quite revolutionary change, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has given only 40 per cent weight to the Class 10 assessment.
This means CBSE 10th results 2014, which were declared today (May 20), will just matter for a limited extent (40%) for deciding the fate of the students. The final grades will not just be about academic, but also about extracurricular performance.
The new step from CBSE is aimed to reduced the exam stress on students , who will now have final marks based on entire year assessment for each subject than just the end exam.
Termed as Continuous and Comprehensive Evolution, CBSE had introduced the same in 2009-2010 and divided the overall assessment for every student into a much well planned year-long format.
Now, Class 10 assessment will be divided into Summative Assessment and Formative Assessment.
The summative assessment is only about exam marks, where SA1 is the result under first term, while upcoming examinations, board or internal exams will be now assessed as S2.
The final results will now be about 60% of summative assessment, which is a sum of SA1 and SA2. There will be two terms for the entire year, April to September and October to March.
For students who are changing schools, only the Summative Assessment marks will be taken into consideration. Everything from the Question papers to marking schemes for the final exam and other internal exams will be offered by CBSE. Students undertaking board or internal school exam will be given the same certificate by CBSE.