CBSE Class 10 Board Exam 2017 – 2018

Cbse Class X Exam

CBSE Class X Proficiency Test (Archives)

Restoring of Class X Board examination with effect from the Academic Year 2017-18

Consequent upon the decision taken by the Governing Body of the Board, the dual scheme of examination for Class X known hitherto as Scheme-I and Scheme-II shall stand discontinued for the students appearing in Class-X from the Academic Year 2017-18 and onwards. The examination from Academic Year 2017-18 and onwards would be conducted as per the remodeled assessment structure explained below. However, for Class-X students appearing in Academic Year 2016-17 examination, the existing scheme of assessment would apply.

Remodeled assessment structure effective from the Academic Year 2017-18 for Class X

Scholastic Area

Periodic Test (10 marks)

The school should conduct three periodic written tests in the entire academic year and the average of the best two will be taken. The schools have the autonomy to make its own schedule. However, for the purpose of gradient learning, three tests may be held as one being the mid-term test and other the two being pre mid and post mid-term with portion of syllabus cumulatively covered. The gradually increasing portion of contents would prepare students acquire confidence for appearing in the Board examination with 100% syllabus. The school will take the average of the best two tests for final marks submission.

Notebook Submission (5 marks)

Notebook submission as a part of internal assessment is aimed at enhancing seriousness of students towards preparing notes for the topics being taught in the classroom as well as assignments. This also addresses the critical aspect of regularity, punctuality, neatness and notebook upkeep.

Subject Enrichment Activities (5 marks)

These are subject specific application activities aimed at enrichment of the understanding and skill development. These activities are to be recorded internally by respective subject teachers.

  • For Languages: Activities conducted for subject enrichment in languages should aim at equipping the learner to develop effective speaking and listening skills.
  • For Mathematics: The listed laboratory activities and projects as given in the prescribed publication of CBSE/NCERT may be followed.
  • For Science: The listed practical works I activities may be carried out as prescribed by the CBSE in the curriculum.
  • For Social Science: Map and project work may be undertaken as prescribed by the CBSE in the curriculum.

Co- Scholastic Activities

Schools should promote co-curricular activities for the holistic development of the student. These activities will be graded on a 5-point grading scale (A to E) and will have no descriptive indicators. No upscaling of grades will be done.

Discipline (Attendance, Sincerity, Behaviour, Values)

Discipline significantly impacts career shaping and it helps build character. Sincerity, good behavior and values develop strength and foster unity and co-operation. Therefore, the element of discipline has been introduced. Class teacher will be responsible for grading the students on a Five-point scale (A to E).

The internal assessment comprising 20 marks (10+5+5) entails objectivity and a structured approach. For a holistic assessment, the teachers are expected to make it an effective tool.


Records pertaining to the internal assessment of the students done by the schools will be maintained for a period of three months from the date of declaration of result for verification at the discretion of the Board. Subjudiced cases, if any or those involving RTI/ Grievances may however be retained beyond three months.

Assessment Scheme for Class-VI to IX in the CBSE affiliated schools

The CBSE affiliated schools, for the purpose of uniformity in classes VI to IX may, replicate the same assessment model as described above for Class-X for Academic Year 2017-18.

The above scheme must be implemented in letter and spirit

Additional Subjects


  • Student opting for a language, as the 6th additional subject will follow the modalities defined as in case of Languages 1 and 2 in the main circular.
  • Practical examination in Hindustani Music (75 marks), Carnatic Music (75 marks), Home Science (25 marks), FIT/ICT (60 marks), e-publishing & e-office English or Hindi – as one of the optional under Commerce (70 marks), will be conducted by the schools and marks will be reported to the Board. For further details about options available and breakup of marks please refer to the syllabi of the discipline concerned in the Secondary curriculum document 2017-18.

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