SCHEME OF EXAMINATIONS AND PROMOTION RULES
Note: Subject to change anytime of the year as per latest CBSE guidelines.
Examinations are an integral part of the educational process. Evaluation is continuous and reveals the strengths and weaknesses of the learners frequently so that learners have better opportunity to understand and improve themselves. Our examination system and promotion rules are consistent with the concept of evaluation developed by the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) and the policy envisaged by the Central Board of Secondary Education. The details about the system are as follows:
1. The Programme of Evaluation in various curricular areas is as under:
Objective – based – aiming at the specific objective of the scheme of studies.
Comprehensive – providing for coverage of all the objectives.
Continuous – ensuring that there is no loss of time in getting the feedback about the progress of students.
Dynamic – being completely integrated with teaching.
2. Continuous Evaluation (Classes I to V) → NEP
In conformity with the new evaluation scheme suggested by the CBSE and in order to provide a stress free environment to the students in the primary sections of the school, we have no formal examination system.
a) Four cycles of test will be conducted for classes I-V in the months of JULY, SEPTEMBER, NOVEMBER AND JANUARY
b) The profile of the students will be reflected on a five-point scale. The absolute marks will be converted into grades in academic assessment.
c) A minimum of ‘C’ grade will be required for promotion to the next higher class.
3. Academic Assessment (Classes VI – IX)
The academic year is divided into TWO TERMS – HALF YEARLY and ANNUAL. The assessment will be done in scholastic and co-scholastic aspects. Scholastic aspects will be subject specific areas whereas co – scholastic aspects will include co – scholastic activities for the holistic development of the student.
The assessment structure will be as follows:
Each Term will have one cycle of Periodic Test, Enrichment Activities, Check on Notebook and Term End Examination. The weightage given to various tests/ examinations will be as follows:
Each Term will consist of:
Periodic tests 10%
Subject Enrichment Activity 5%
Notebook submission, assignments and neatness 5%
Term Examination 80 marks
Total – 100 marks
In Second Term Examination, in each subject for:
Class VI: 10% of First Term and entire syllabus of Second Term.
Class VII: 20% of First Term and entire syllabus of Second Term.
Class VIII: 30% of First Term and entire syllabus of Second Term.
Class IX: entire syllabus of First and Second Term.
The performance of the student in Scholastic area will be assessed using conventional numerical marking mode and the same will be later converted into grades using a nine point grading scale for individual subjects. Co-Scholastic activities and Discipline will however be graded on a 5 point grading Scale (A – E).
Co-Scholastic activities will include Work Education, Art Education and Health & Physical Education, Subject Enrichment Activities & Co-curricular. Discipline will be assessed on Attendance, Sincerity, Behaviour and Values.
Classes X, XI and XII
The year will be divided into two terms. Periodic tests will be conducted in each term. Mock / Pre – Board examination will be administered in Classes X and XII to give the students practice in taking examinations of the whole course on the Board pattern. The number of papers and marks for each will be the same as in the Board Examination.
No student is generally eligible to appear in the Annual Examination who has not put in at least 75% of the actual attendance during the session as per the school calendar.
The school follows the promotion criteria as specified by the Central Board of Secondary Education.
Promotion cannot be claimed as a matter of right but is made on the basis of the cumulative result of periodic tests, subject enrichment activities and the Term end examination.
a) A student has to score 40% marks in each subject to qualify for promotion to the next higher class.
b) The decision of the school authorities regarding promotion is final and binding on the parents/ guardians.
c) No student is given double promotion.
Home work Assignment
A series of home based activities are devised for students in the form of worksheets, assignment, projects, interactive discussions, debates and presentations so that along with education at school there is reiteration through homework. A proper homework schedule is provided that ensures that the child is not over burdened at any stage.
Parent Teacher Meeting
Parents and teachers constitute two strong pillars that shape the future of students to discuss about the progress and development of the child, Parent Teacher Meetings are held as per the specified schedule:
Classes LKG to V – Every Second Saturday after school or any other date allotted by school
Classes VI to X – Every Fourth Saturday
The student accompanying the parents to these meetings should be in proper school uniform.
CLASS VI TO VIII:
School will assess a child based on Scholastic and Co-Scholastic areas. Scholastic will include Internal / Periodic Assessment (40 marks) and Half Yearly & Yearly / Annual Examination (80 marks).
Subjects: English, Hindi, Maths, Science, Social Science, Sanskrit, Artificial Intelligence.
Term-1 (first half of session):20 marks Periodic Assessment + 80 marks for Half Yearly Exam
Term-2 (second half of session): 20 marks Periodic Assessment + 80 marks for Annual / Yearly Exam
Periodic Assessment comprises of Periodic Test (weightage10 marks) + Note Book Submission (weightage 5 marks) + Subject Enrichment Activity (weightage 5marks).
There will be Periodic Test in first Semester (April to September) & Second Semester (October to February) along-with Half-Yearly Examination (in September). Yearly / Annual Exam will be in February / March.
The syllabus for Periodic Test is already uploaded on website. Syllabus for Half Yearly will be approximately 50% of the Curriculum i.e., Term-I syllabus.
The syllabus for Annual Examination will be Entire syllabus of Term-II + few important topics of Term-I.
Co-scholastic Areas are: Work Education; Art Education; Health & Physical Education along-with Discipline.
Synopsis of Assessment:
Periodic Assessment (20 marks each in Term-I & Term-II)
a) Periodic Test (In July/August and December/January)
b) Note book Submission (Once in Term-I & Term-II separately)
c) Subject Enrichment Activity (Once in Term-I & Term-II separately)
d) Half Yearly Examination (In September)
e) Annual Exam (In March)
Thus, Term-I: 100 marks (Periodic Test-10 marks +Note Book-5 marks + Subject Enrichment-5 marks + HY-80 marks)
Term-II:100 marks (Periodic Test-10 marks + Note Book-5 marks + Subject Enrichment 5 marks + AE-80 marks)
Child needs to secure 33% in Half Yearly and Yearly / Annual Exam separately (i.e., 26.4 out of 80) to pass in a particular subject. To get passed and promoted to next class, child has to secure 33% in each subject.
If a child secures E-grade (below 33%) in Annual Examination in a particular subject, then he/she can be given ONE opportunity to IMPROVE his/her performance in Annual Exam based on the syllabus meant for Annual Exam on school’s direction. There is only ONE ATTEMPT to qualify the Improvement Exam.
Requests for the issue of Progress Cards before the declaration of results will not be entertained.
Exam dates are decided in advance. Exam / Assessment cannot be conducted on any other date / day for parents personal convenience / requirement.
Promotion Criteria :
Class III to V – 33 % minimum in the core subjects (English / Hindi / Maths / EVS)
Class VI to VIII – 33 % minimum in the core subjects (English / Hindi / Maths / Science / Social Science / A.I. and third language)
Class IX & XI – 33 % minimum in all main subjects- Theory and Practicals individually. At least 75% attendance (In case of medical reasons relaxed by 5%)
3. CLASS IX & X
School will assess a child on Scholastic and Co-Scholastic areas. Scholastic will include Internal / Periodic Assessment (20 marks) and External Assessment (80 marks).
Periodic/ Internal Assessment comprises of Periodic Test (10 marks) + Note Book Submission (5 marks) + Subject Enrichment Activity (5marks).
There will be Periodic Test in first Semester (April to September) & Second Semester (October to February) along-with Half-Yearly Examination (in September). Out of Periodic Test & Half Yearly, the “Average of the Best two” will account for weightage of 10 marks.
The syllabus for Periodic Test will be the chapters that are taught in the class one week before the Exam. Syllabus for Half Yearly will be approximately 50% of the Curriculum.
The Annual Examination will comprise of the entire/full syllabus (chapters taught from the start to end).
There is NO more Term 1 & Term 2 Syllabus, as it was earlier. It will be an External Examination of 80 marks.
Upgrading of subjects based on Co-Scholastic grades stands CANCELLED.
Synopsis of Assessment:
Periodic / Internal Assessment (20 marks)
a) Periodic Test (In July/August and December/January)
b) Half Yearly (In September)
c) Note book Submission (both semesters)
d) Subject Enrichment Activity (both semesters)
External Assessment (80 marks)
Annual Exam (in March)
Child needs to secure 33% in Periodic Assessment (i.e.,6.6 out of 20) and 33% in Annual Exam (i.e., 26.4 out of 80) to pass in a particular subject. If a child fails to secure the same, he/she is eligible for Compartment Exam. To get passed and promoted to next class, child has to secure 33% in each subject.
Compartment Exam will comprise of entire syllabus of a particular subject and will be tentatively in the month of June. There is only ONE ATTEMPT for qualifying the Compartment Exam. Students will be detained if they fail to pass the Compartment Exam. There won’t be any Second Compartment Exam under any circumstances and reasons (medical or otherwise).
75% Attendance is a must for a child to appear for Board / Annual Examination held in March. The school sends a report of attendance to CBSE in the first week of February and in case child is falling short of mandatory 75%, then he/she will not be eligible to appear in Annual Examination. Please ensure that your child fulfills attendance criteria.
Rules for Examinations:
Attendance is compulsory for all tests and examinations held during the year, failing which the student will be awarded zero. No consideration will be given to the absentees except on medical grounds, at the sole discretion of the Head of the school. It is the responsibility of both students and their parents to ensure that they do not miss any Written Tests or Examinations.
Subjects like Computer Science, Third language, PE, Art, Music and Sports will also be graded.
Students reporting late for examinations will not be given any extra time for answering the question papers.
Unfair Means: Students found using any unfair means during any of the examinations, will be awarded zero in that subject. Parent and the concerned student will be summoned and asked to provide an explanation. A repeat of such cheating in future will result in prompt issue of a Transfer Certificate without notice.