First of all I would like to wish you 'All the best' for new session. As you are
aware of, this fast changing world of Education, in this scenario CBSE has also made certain
severe changes in the examination pattern. Form this session CCE is discontinued by the CBSE
and old pattern of exams, that was present before introduction of CCE in 2009, is being
reintroduced with certain innovative changes. The new scheme, too, has two terms, but the
pen-paper test weightage will be now of 90%, which includes the 80 marks of the Final-Term
or Annual exam and 10 marks, of the 20 marks, set aside for 3 periodic assessments, of 10
marks each, the average of the best two out of these three (Pre-Mid term,Mid term&Post Mid
Term) will be considered for calculation. In other 10 marks, 05 marks will be for note book
submission and 05 marks for subject enrichment under these Assessments. While the half
yearly exams (MID TERM) for all the classes from VI onwards will be based on 50% syllabus
covered by the exam time, the syllabus for yearly exams will have a slightly deferent format.
These examinations will increasingly cover more of Mid-Term syllabus, starting with 10% for
Class VI, 20% for Class VII and 30% for Class VIII.
This is to gradually prepare the students for Class IX and higher classes where they will have
to appear at exams for the entire syllabus. But it will happen gradually.
From this session (2018-19) there will be four Periodic Tests in one academic year namely Pre
Mid Term (Covering 25% Of Syllabus, be conducted in JULY), Mid-Term (Covering 50% of
Syllabus, be conducted in the Month of SEPTEMBER), Post Mid-Term (Covering 75% Of
Syllabus, be conducted in the Month of DECEMBER), Final Or Annual Exam(Covering 100%
Of Syllabus be conducted in the Month of FEBRUARY-MARCH), the weightage of the
questions that will be included in Annual Examination, For different classes will be different
different. In Classes IX & X it will be of 50% from Mid-Term and 50% from Final-Term.
In order to get promotion in higher classes students have to score at least 33% marks in each
subject (27 Marks in 80Marks) in FINAL or ANNUAL EXAMINATION that will be conducted at
end of the Academic session.
So you have to be more careful and cautious too, I have full faith in my students (CC Sians) and
you have the flair to overcome all kinds of difficulties. So be prepared for your glorious future
that is waiting for you, and try to achieve all the new heights.