CBSE Exams

After CCE (Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation) mandated the Right To Education Act in the country, CBSE board have made it compulsory for each and every CBSE affiliated schools to follow the new pattern of CBSE Exam, namely, Formative assessment and Summative assessment.

The timeline that is followed in CBSE schools now are:

-> Formative Assessment 1

-> Formative Assessment 2

-> Summative Assessment – 1

-> Formative Assessment 1

-> Formative Assessment 2

->Summative Assessment – 2

This method is adopted to bring in innovation in forgoing the chalk and talk method of teaching.

Summative assessment is a 3 hour long pen-paper based test and the syllabus covered will not be repeated after the test. Summative Assessment will carry a weightage of 30% and they will carry a total of 60% weightage. Formative and summative will be conducted by the affiliated schools itself, although the question paper is prepared by CBSE board itself.Once the summative is done with, the syllabus will not be repeated, so that students could concentrate on new topics for the next summative.

CBSE Board have adopted a new tool that will help the teachers to continuously monitor the students in the classroom about their progress. The sole purpose was to create a very supportive and non-threatening environment for the students to learn and assessed. On being effectively used, this tool can be of immense help to increase the students engagement and performance. In return, we will be able to boost the morale and self esteem of the student and reducing the arduous burden on teacher as well.

The mail feature of Formative Assessments are, it the remedial and diagnostic that helps provide effective feedback to the parents and the teachers that will help the students to work on their weaknesses and hone up the strengths that the student may have. This active involvement will help the students learn the best way possible and the teacher will make sure that the students get adopted with the pace of teaching in the class. This will have a tremendous positive impact on the student which will further motivate him to learn and interact in the class.

CBSE Board have recommended the exams to be conducted only through pen-paper based test. Other means of assessment that have been included are oral testing, visual testing, practicals and assignments, projects, regular quizzes and conversations in the classroom. Evaluation of the answer scripts is done by the teachers keeping in mind the marks prescribed by the board itself.

The new system has replaced the marks by grades evaluated by a series of co curricular activities and evaluations throughout the session along with the academics. The aim to decrease the work overload for the students. This move will ensure the students gain dexterity, creativity, participation skills, teamwork and public speaking skills. In addition to academics the students could chase other streams like humanity, sports, athletics and motivate them for an all round development.

CBSE Board Exams:

CBSE conducts annual board exam in the month of March for class 10th and 12th. The results of which are announced by the end of the month of May. CBSE board conducts the entrance examination for the students who have appeared the 12th board to foray into professional courses for career development. The major All India exams that are conducted by CBSE are:

  1. Joint Entrance Examination – Engineerin
  2. JEE Advanced – IIT
  3. All India Premedical / Pre – Dental Entrance Test (AIPMT) – Medical

CBSE board is regarded as the largest examination conducting body in the world after the inclusion of NET exam in the year 2014.

CBSE Syllabus:

Parents or Students looking for CBSE Syllabus can go through this page Click here at CBSE Syllabus

The table have been collated to make it easy for the students to browse and get the syllabus of the subject of their respective classes.


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