Restoring of Class X Board Examinations

From 2017-18 academic year, board exams will be mandatory for class X students. Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has also remodeled the assessment pattern for class 10 students. The examination from Academic Year 2017-18 and onwards would be conducted as per the remodeled assessment structure explained below.


Total 100 marks (Syllabus for assessment will be only Class-X)
Subjects 80 Marks

(Board Examination)

Student has to secure 33% marks out of 80 marks in each subject

20 Marks

(Internal Assessment)

Student has to secure 33% marks out of overall 20 marks earmarked in each subject

Periodic Test

(10 Marks)

Notebook Submission

(5 Marks)

Subject Enrichment Activity

(5 Marks)

(i) (ii) (iii)

Language 1

Board will conduct Class-X Examination for 80 marks in each subject covering 100% syllabus of the subject of Class-X only.

Marks and Grades both will be awarded for Individual subjects.

9-point grading will be same as followed by the Board in Class XII.

Periodic written Test, restricted to three in each subject in an Academic Year.

Average of the best two tests to be taken for final marks submission

This will cover: Regularity, Assignment

Completion, Neatness & upkeep of notebook

Speaking and listening skills

Language 2

Speaking and listening skills


Practical Lab work


Maths Lab Practical


Map Work and Project Work

6th Additional Subject

Scheme of studies for 6th additional subject is detailed in Annexure – I. Note: In case student opts a language as 6th additional subject the modalities defined for Languages 1 and 2 shall be followed.

Periodic Tests (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 / 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.

ANNEXURE – I (For additional subjects)

Total 100 Marks(Syllabus for assessment will be only Class-X)
Subject Board Examination Internal Assessment
Student has to secure 33% marks out of marks earmarked in each subject covering 100% syllabus of the subject Student has to secure 33% marks out of the marks earmarked in each subject
Language Modalities defined as in case of Languages 1 and 2 are to be followed
Home Science Board Class-X Examination for 75 marks Practical Examination 25 Marks
FIT/ICT Board Class-X Examination for 40 marks Practical Examination 60 Marks
Elements of Business Board Class-X Examination for 100 marks N/A
Elements of Book-keeping and Accountancy Board Class-X Examination for 100 marks N/A
e-publishing & e-
office English or Hindi
Board Class-X Examination for 30 marks Practical Examination 70 Marks
Painting Board Class-X Examination for 100 marks N/A
Carnatic Music Board Class-X Examination for 25 marks Practical Examination 75 marks
Hindustani Music Board Class-X Examination for 25 marks Practical Examination 75 marks
NCC Board Class-X Examination for 70 marks. Annual Training Camp 30 marks

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