CBSE has withdrawn the circular issued in 2017 regarding Uniform Assessment system for class 6 to class 9 in line with the changes done for class 10 and class 12 where board examinations have been introduced again. Schools have been advised to follow the same examination pattern which has been followed by the schools itself and no change have been advised in that now and all changes suggested by CBSE have been withdrawn.
Please see the important details of the circular which has been withdrawn-
The CBSE affiliated schools currently follow various systems of assessment and examination for classes VI to IX and issue different types of report cards to their students. Due to disparities in the system, the students of classes VI to IX face several problems whenever they migrate to another school. With the family of CBSE affiliated schools growing from 309 schools in 1962 to 18,688 at present, it has become imperative to have a uniform system of assessment, examination pattern and report cards for classes VI to IX for ease of students and other stakeholders. This will not only ensure the easy migration of students within the family of CBSE affiliated schools but also ease their difficulties while seeking admission in new schools.
As the CBSE affiliated schools are required to follow the NCERT syllabus in the upper primary stage, uniformity in the assessment structure, examination and issue of report cards across all the affiliated schools is felt necessary from class VI to VIII. The detail components of the scheme are mentioned below for easy understanding and implementation.
Scholastic Area: The assessment structure and examination for classes VI to VIII have been prepared in view of the provisions of RTE-Act 2009 and comprises of two terms i.e. Term-1 and 2 as explained below:
TERM-1 (100 marks) (1st half of the session) 20 marks Periodic Assessment + 80 marks for Half Yearly Exam
TERM-2 (100 marks) (2nd half of the session) 20 marks Periodic Assessment + 80 marks for Yearly Exam
Subject Enrichment Activities: These are subject-specific activities aimed at enhancing the understanding and skills of the students. These activities are to be carried out throughout the term, however, they should be evaluated at the term-end.
Languages: Aimed at equipping the learners to develop effective listening and speaking skills. The language teachers may devise their own methods and parameters for assessment of the languages.
Science: Practical work and activities in Science may be undertaken as suggested by the NCERT Syllabus and Text Books.
Social Science: Map or the project work may be undertaken as suggested by the NCERT Syllabus and Text Book
Discipline (Classes VI-VIII): The students will also be assessed for the discipline which will be based on the factors like attendance, sincerity, behaviour, values, tidiness, respectfulness for rules and regulations, attitude towards society, nation and others. Grading on Discipline will be done term-wise on a 3-point grading scale (A=Outstanding, B=Very Good and C=Fair)
Now all the above stands withdrawn and schools will follow their own assessment systems.