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CBSE Improvement Exam for Class IX CCE Exam

Improvement in CBSE Class 9 Summative Assessment

Given below are the guidelines with regard to eligibility for improvement of performance in class IX:

i) The students of class IX who have obtained Grade ‘E1′ or ‘E2′ in one or more subjects excluding additional subject may be allowed to improve their performance in 2nd Summative Assessment through subsequent ONE ATTEMPT and such students would not be eligible for getting admission in class X till they improve their performance.

ii) Although, it is true that for Class X examination we have decided to allow the students to appear for improvement of their performance in one or more subjects through subsequent FIVE ATTEMPTS yet in class IX keeping in view the administrative difficulties of the schools it has been decided to allow only ONE CHANCE for improvement of performance.

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CBSE Class 12th Maths Paper Solution Board Exam 2010 (Delhi)

(Download) CBSE Class 12th Math Paper Solution Board Exam 2010 (Delhi)

Answer Keys:

  • Solutions to Section A
  • Solutions to Section B
  • Solutions to Section C
  • Solutions to Section D

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CBSE grading system de-mystified

The introduction of the grading system by CBSE has left a lot of parents and teachers confused.

What happens when five students in Class X get a percentage above 91 per cent with just a few percentage points  separating the topper from the student placed at no 5? It creates a ‘first among equals’ situation wherein the student scoring the highest is considered to have scored more than the others, and is ranked first among his peers. It can leave the other four students dejected. The CCE grading system being introduced by CBSE from this year is aimed at curing this malady in our education system.

To give students and parents a clearer idea of what the CBSE grading means, let us take the example of a student who scores 91 per cent overall in a class of 50 students, with the topper having scored 95 per cent. Based on the new CBSE grading system, the student will be given Grade 1 (between 91-100 per cent) and his grade point will be 10, the same as the topper. All the students between 81-90 per cent will similarly be clubbed together in Grade 2 and their Grade Point will be 9. This exercise of grouping together similar scorers will allow students to breathe a little easier and also relieve some of the stress their young minds are under.

Students who want to assess themselves after giving the ‘Final Summative Assessment’ in school can appear for an on-demand proficiency test which is conducted online. For students who are studying in secondary schools (till Class X), the CBSE Board will conduct a separate ‘external examination’. It is to be noted that the ‘online proficiency test
should not be confused with the ‘external examination’.

There will be no percentages awarded even to the students who appear for the ‘external examination'; however, the board will on demand, provide a ‘Percentile Rank’ to the students taking the external exam. The ‘Percentile Rank‘ will not give the student an absolute rank, and will be reached using a mathematical formula.

To determine  the ‘Percentile Rank’ of student A, the formula will be: Number of  students below A x 100 / Total number of students

If a student scores 91 per cent and is ranked 2000th in a batch of 50,000 students, he will not get an absolute percentage but a percentile of 96. Since this percentile is based upon only the number of students taking the external examination and not the whole population of students appearing for Class X board exam, the percentile secured here is not a true representation of the complete scenario. So, even for students who are taking external exams, the scimitar of
percentages will be obliterated.

The lowest permissible grade for promotion to the next class will be Grade D (Grade Point 4), which corresponds
to a percentage in the band of 33-40. The students will have to secure minimum Grade D in three ‘compulsory  subjects’ and in two languages (English/Hindi being one of them). The prevailing practice of awarding ‘compartments’
and  ‘fail’ will be done away with.

The CBSE Board also proposes to introduce an ‘optional’ aptitude test which shall be available only online. The test is intended to be used as a tool to decide the educational stream in class XI. Students can also take the help of external tests to determine which stream of education is best suited to their innate talents and temperament.

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CBSE Class 8 Solved Multiple Choice Questions Science

CBSE Class 8 Solved Multiple Choice Questions Science

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CBSE Board Examinations 2010 | Highlights

CENTRAL BOARD OF SECONDARY EDUCATION

DELHI

26.02.10

Press Note Pre- Examination Highlights-2010
Conduct of Examination-2010

Date of Examination Class XII 03.03.2010 to 08.04.2010
Date of Examination Class X 03.03.2010 to 31.03.2010

Total No. of Schools and Centres

2009 2010
Class X No. of Schools 8804 9438
No. of Centres 2714 2865
Class XII No. of Schools 5614 6032
No. of Centres 2509 2638

No. of Registered Candidates in Delhi :

_X_______________ 06

XII I 08

No. of candidates in special categories in Delhi Region Local

2009 2010
Class X Blind 232 263
Dyslexics 101 119
Deaf & Dumb 113 74

Gulf

2010
Class X Blind 0
Dyslexics 6
Deaf & Dumb 1
Handicapped 5
Spastics 1
Total Candidates 13
Class XII Blind 0
Dyslexics 8
Deaf & Dumb 0
Handicapped 5
Spastics 1
Total Candidates 14
2010
Class X Blind 0
Dyslexics 6
Deaf & Dumb 1
Handicapped 5
Spastics 1
Total Candidates 13
Class XII Blind 0
Dyslexics 8
Deaf & Dumb 0
Handicapped 5
Spastics 1
Total Candidates 14

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING 2010 EXAMINATIONS

>     Class XII Student will appear for the first time in Graphics Design Course (Code NO – 71) and Heritage Crafts (Code no 70). Sample Question papers in both the subjects have been posted on the Board’s website www.cbse.nic.in.

>     All students of Class X in the current academic year will be taking the CBSE Board’s Class X 2010 Examination. The weightage of the school based assessment will remain the same as per past practice, i.e. 20% each in the subjects of Science, Social Science and Mathematics.

>     The new Grading system has been introduced at Secondary School level (for Classes IX & X) effective from 2009-10 Academic Sessions. The details of grading scheme have been circulated to school via circular no 39 & 40 available on website www.cbse.nic.in.

The New Scheme of Grading has been introduced with the aim that :

>     It will minimize misclassification of students on the basis of marks.

>     It will eliminate unhealthy competition among high achievers.

>     It will reduce societal pressure and will provide the learner with more flexibility.

>     It will lead to a focus on a better learning environment Operational Modalities

>     The student’s performance shall be assessed using conventional method of numerical marking.

>     The ‘Grades’ shall be awarded on a nine point scale to indicate the subject wise performance.

MARKS RANGE GRADE GRADE POINT
91-100 A1 10.0
81-90 A2 9.0
71-80 B1 8.0
61-70 B2 7.0
51-60 C1 6.0
41-50 C2 5.0
33-40 D 4.0
21-32 E1
20 and below E2

>     Only Subject wise grades shall be shown in the “Statement of Subject wise Performance” to be issued to all candidates.

>     Subject-wise percentile score/rank at the National level shall be provided to the schools on demand.

>    The practice of declaring Compartment/ Fail shall be discontinued.

>    Those candidates who obtain the qualifying grades (D and above) in all the subjects excluding Additional subject as per Scheme of Studies shall be awarded a Qualifying Certificate.

>    Those candidates who obtain grade E1 or E2 in the subject shall have to improve their performance through subsequent five attempts.

>    Those candidates who are not able to get qualifying grades (D and above) in all the subjects excluding Additional subject as per Scheme of Studies shall not be permitted for admission in Class XI.

>    Exemptions available to differently abled students as per CBSE’s rule shall continue to apply.

>    The scheme shall also be applicable in the assessment of academic performance at the end of Class IX.

Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE)

>    The Board has extended the concept of Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) in class IX with effect from October 2009 to be continued in class X for the year 2010-11 onwards. For this purpose syllabus has been split up over two terms. Each term will have two formative tests of 10% weightage each and one summative test of weightage 20% and 40 % respectively.

Class-IX March 2010 Examination under Summative Assessment-II

>    Syllabus and Examination Question Paper Design in different subjects for Class IX Summative Assessment II has been circulated by the Board earlier.

>    The Summative assessment will be in the form of a pen-paper test conducted by the schools.

>    In order to ensure standardization and uniformity, the Question Paper Banks in different subjects have been sent by the Board to schools.

>    Schools will give flexible timing to students for attempting the question papers. This may vary from 3 to 31/ hours.

>    Evaluation of answer scripts will be done by the school teachers themselves on the basis of the Marking Scheme provided by the Board.

>    There will be random verification of the assessment procedures carried out by schools by the Board officials/nominees appointed by the Board.

Question Papers in Braille for Class X visually impaired Students:

The Board has for the first time decided to provide class X question papers of Maths and Science in Braille for Blind candidates. Already question papers without visual inputs are being provided in enlarged print to these students in the subjects of English and social science.

  1. 2. Sample Question Papers

Sample Question Papers in all subjects have been revised, published and uploaded on the Board’s website for March 2010 examination. A special feature is the publication of sample question papers in the subjects of Computer Science, Multi Media and Web Technology, Informatics Practices, Agriculture, Home Science, Engineering Graphics, in class XII and foundation of Information Technology in class X for the first time.

  1. 3. CBSE COUNSELLING 2010 Ist Phase :

CBSE started this pioneering community work 13 years back in 1998 for the first time. The highlights of CBSE Tele-counselling are:

(i)            It is offered by trained counselors and Principals from within CBSE affiliated schools located in and outside India.

(ii)           It is a voluntary, free of cost service provided by the participants.

(iii)          It is offered twice in the year Phase I- Pre Exam, Phase II- Post Result.

This year as many as 52 Principals, trained counselors from CBSE affiliated govt. and private schools, psychologists and social scientists are counseling from 8 a.m upto mid-night from locations like Delhi, Noida, Chandigarh, Meerut, Jaipur, Faridabad, Bhubaneswar, Vishakhapatnam, Jamnagar, Jabalpur, Coimbatore, Bhopal, Nagpur, Bangalore, Guwahati, Kerala, Ludhiana, Kanpur, Bhilai, and Pune across India. There are 3 helpline centres outside India also at Kuwait, Dubai and Doha Qatar.

Counselling for Specially Abled Children

The facility to provide counseling to specially abled children was started by the CBSE last year to take care of the needs and anxiety of special children. The facility is available this year also.

Centralized and Toll Free Helpline for the First Time

For the First time this year, CBSE introduced a Centralized Access System similar to that of a call centre. For convenience of the students, a toll free number has been installed. Students can call 1800 11 7002 from any part of the country. The operators answer general queries and also connect them to the counselors for psychological counseling.

IVRS:

First to be introduced by any Board of Education in the country,

CBSE has made a unique effort to provide Tele-counseling through Interactive Voice Response System (IVRS) mode. The service is available for the sixth consecutive year on BSNL/Airtel/ Reliance Phone.

For BSNL (Landline & Mobile) and Airtel it is available on 1250102. For Reliance (CDMA) this service is available on 55500102.

QUESTION-ANSWER COLUMNS:

CBSE has tied-up with national papers Like The Hindu, Hindustan Times and for the first time with Deccan Chronicle for weekly Question Answer Columns throughout the month of February to answer queries of students by CBSE experts.

ON-LINE COUNSELING:

Public can also log on to the CBSE website and Interact with Chairman on exam related issues. The Director (Academic) and Controller of Examinations, CBSE can also be contacted for On-line counseling on: diracad.cbse@yahoo.co.in, mcsharma2007@rediffmail.com.

CBSE WEBSITE:

Information related to examinations and techniques to cope with exam. related anxiety is also provided at the CBSE website www.cbse.nic.in by accessing icon Helpline.

4.     Preparations for smooth conduct of examinations

(i)            The sealed question paper packets will be opened in the presence of at least four Asstt. Superintendents-one of them would be from the school other than the examination centre as a witness.

(ii)           The center material has been dispatched to all the examination centers.

(iii)          Admit cards have been dispatched to all schools/centers.

(iv)         Appointment of full time observers at sensitive centres in Delhi and outside has been completed.

(v)          The Board has also finalized the arrangement with the State machinery, local police to ensure trouble free examinations throughout the country.

(vi) Center Supdt.(s) should approach the local police authorities for ensuring that adequate police force is made available at the place of custody of the question papers and the examination centre. The State law enforcing agencies have also been requested to provide adequate police force at the place of custody of question papers and the examination centres.

(vii)        Scanned photographs of Private candidates have been provided on admission cards to avoid impersonation or any other possible use of unfair means.

(viii)       CBSE has a 3 tier arrangement for surprise checking:

a)    CBSE flying squads

b)    Flying squads from Directorate of Education, Delhi

c)    Special observers from outside.

(ix)         Observers to oversee the conduct of practical examination for class XII have been appointed this year also.

(x)          Chief Nodal Practical Examiners have been appointed this year also to monitor the proper conduct of practical examinations for class XII.

(xi)         District level committees were constituted to suggest schools with adequate infrastructure for fixing up of examination centres. This will facilitate smooth conduct of examinations outside Delhi.

  1. 5. For private candidates appearing from Delhi Region

Intimation letters to all the private candidates appearing for class X & XII examination 2010 have been sent. Private candidates may collect admit card from the examination centre mentioned in their intimation letter. In case intimation letter is not received, it may be printed from CBSE website www.cbse.nic.in and on production of the same at the examination centre, Admit Card can be collected or CBSE Regional Office at Institutional Area, I. P. Extension, Patparganj, Delhi can also be contacted during normal working hours.

  1. 6. Preparation for smooth evaluation

(a)    Chief Nodal Supervisors: The Board has been appointing school principals as Chief Nodal Supervisors for evaluation purpose in cities where the number of schools is large and three or more Head Examiners are involved in a subject. The Chief Nodal Supervisors is put in charge of the same subject, which he or she has taught or has been teaching as PGT or Principal. This ensures proper manageability, supervision and timely completion of evaluation work.

(b)   Observation Schedules: To give fair deal to the question papers and redress genuine grievances of the students, observation schedules have been sent to all the schools principals to record and forward their suggestions within 24 hours of the conduct of examination of concerned subject so that these can be considered by the expert group while preparing the marking schemes.

(c)    Mandatory evaluation: Teachers selected for evaluation work have to report on the appointed date and time failing which a mention will be made in their annual records. Non-release of teachers by any school may lead to withholding the result of the defaulting institution. The Board may also consider and initiate disaffiliation proceedings. However, those extending willing and effective cooperation will also find a mention in their personal records.

7.     Exemptions given to Spastic, Blind, Physically Handicapped, Autistic, Dyslexic and candidates with disabilities as defined in the Persons with Disabilities Act, 1995:­1. Exemption from studying third language up to middle school level (i.e. Class VIII);

  1. At Secondary School level a candidate has an option to opt for one language and any four of the following electives.

Mathematics, Science, Social Science, Another Language, Music, Painting, Home Science, Introductory Information Technology, Commerce (Elements of Commerce) and Commerce (Elements of Book Keeping and Accountancy)

  1. permission to use an amanuensis;
    1. the amanuensis is a student of class lower than the one for which the candidate will be taking the examination;
    2. the Centre Superintendent of the Examination Centre chooses a suitable amanuensis and forwards his/her particulars to the Regional Officer concerned for consideration and approval;
    3. the services of amanuensis are provided free of cost to the above mentioned categories of candidates;
    4. the amanuensis shall be paid remuneration as prescribed from time to time by the Board, which at present is Rs.100/- per day;
    5. the candidate may be permitted to use the services an amanuensis in all or any of the papers.
    6. the candidate may be permitted to draw the diagrams etc. themselves, if desired by them.

10.  As per the new rule the special category students appearing for X or XII examination shall be allowed additional time as given below:

(i)            60 minutes for a paper of 3 hours duration.

(ii)           50 minutes for a paper of 2 V2 hours duration

(iii)          40 minutes for a paper of 2 hours duration

(iv)          30 minutes for a paper of 1 V2 hours duration.

11.  the Centre Superintendent shall make the sitting arrangements for special category candidates on the ground floor, as far as possible;

12.  alternative type questions are provided in lieu of questions having visual inputs for the blind candidates in English Communicative and

Social Science for Class X and History, Geography and Economics and Political Science for Class XII;

13.  Question papers of Maths and Science in Braille for Class X for Blind candidates.

14.  separate question papers in enlarged print for Mathematics and Science in Class X are provided for candidates having visual impairment;

15.  the Centre Superintendent(s) are directed to send the answer books of special category students in separate covers to the Regional Office concerned;

16.  to facilitate easy access, a few selected schools are made examination centres for special students;

17.  Blind candidates from Delhi have the facility to use computer or a typewriter for writing answers;

18.  Teachers from blind schools are appointed as Assistant Superintendent(s)(Invigilators) at the special examination centres. However, precaution be taken to appoint different subject teachers on different days;

19.  a separate column has been provided on the title page of the answer book for indicating the category of special candidates so that these answer books could be segregated for sending them separately to the Regional Office of the Board.

20.  It is not mandatory for these candidates to do the calculations themselves.

The Chairman Sh. Vineet Joshi and Controller of Examinations Sh M C Sharma extend their warmest wishes to all the candidates for success in the forth coming examination.

(RAMA SHARMA)

PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER

Central Board of Secondary Education

Why Grading System was Introduced ?

CBSE to Conduct Intensive Workshop on Teaching Excellence

The Central Board of Secondary Education had introduced the Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation Scheme in all schools affiliated to it from October 2009 onwards in Class IX.

The Board has also conducted numerous training workshops for principals and teachers to create awareness regarding the School Based Assessment and CCE Scheme.  Formative and Summative Assessment as well as using tools and techniques of assessment in scholastic and co-scholastic skills were discussed in these workshops.

The Board is now planning to organize an intensive  teacher training workshop on teaching excellence for teachers.

These will be directed and led by an extra ordinary leader teacher who has been involved with the empowerment of principals for the last few years.  The schools who are interested in sending forth the teacher for this programme must  fill in the questionnaire on Teaching Excellence which is annexed.  It may be mentioned that there will be very intensive screening on receiving these questionnaires as only a group of 50 teachers will be selected from each region.

The first such workshop is scheduled to be held in the month of April, 2010.


Questionnaire on Teaching Excellence Learning as the Leader

The CBSE proposes to invite motivated teachers for an intensive workshop scheduled to be held between April – June 2010. The process of application and selection will be
through applying in the following proforma which may be submitted online. The selected lot of teachers will be identified and contacted by the CBSE. Only those teachers who are willing to work extensively for the CBSE for implementation of CCE with the full support of their principal and management may apply in the proforma given below:

Proforma

1. My Identity as a Teacher
•  My Name/Age   …………………………………………………
•  Email address   …………………………………………………
•  Complete Address of the school  …………………………………………….
•  Mobile Number   ………………………………………………..
•  Landline No.   ……………………………………………….
•  My educational back ground   ……………………………………………….
•  Teaching Experience              ……………………………………………….
•  The subject/s I teach in School  …………………………………………….
•  The profile of my students. …………………………………………………..
2. a. My most memorable learning/teaching experience in my entire career.
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b. One of the most difficult situations I faced in my teaching career so far?
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3. What really prevents me from being a great learner or a great teacher?
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4. A brief description of my ideal student (Give the real name of the student if any)
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5. a. What was my first day in school like?
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b. How would I like to be remembered by my students?
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6.  Teaching as a Craft

a. How do you create the context in your teaching, whatever be the subject?
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b. List out three ways in which you can motivate or inspire your learners.
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c. Have you incorporated the multiple intelligence approach in your
teaching/assessment? Can you give one example?
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d. How do you perceive yourself as a role model?
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e. List a few ways in which your implementation of CCE is meaningful?
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7. Give an example Lesson Plan based on the heads given below

Name of the Lesson/Unit/Concept being covered………………………………
Time …………………………………………………………………………………
Mode…………………………………………………………………………………
Materials being used ………………………………………………………………
(Individual activity Pair work, Group work)……………………………
Learning objectives…………………………………………………………………
Learning Outcomes…………………………………………………………………
Pre-planning…………….. …………………………………………………………
Process………………………………………………………………………………
During the lesson…………………………………………………………………..
After the lesson……………………………………………………………………..
Assessment………………………………………………………………………….
Provisions for adapting the lesson for differently abled…………………………
Assignments/Projects/Quiz etc. designed for the above, if any……………….
*To be filled in by leading teachers and returned to the following address:
directoriimk@gmail.com and sadhanap.cbse@nic.in

CBSE Revised English Textbooks for Class IX 2010 – 2011

Communicative English Revised Textbooks

Class IX session 2010-2011

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), in its efforts to provide quality education has constantly striven to upgrade the syllabi, learning materials and textbooks. It is in this context that the Class IX textbooks for Communicative English have been revised on the basis of feedback received and collated.

The following Revised Students’ text books will be available for the academic session 2010- 2011 for class IX at the CBSE stores from March 2010 onwards.

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