The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has introduced guidelines for the upcoming CBSE Board Exams 2024, aiming for accurate and timely assessment while preventing errors.
The Central Board of Secondary Education CBSE Releases Guidelines For 10th And 12th Board Exam for conducting practical exams for students appearing in Class 10 and 12 board exams in 2024. These guidelines aim to ensure fair and standardized practical assessments across all schools affiliated with the board.
In its recent notification, CBSE outlined specific provisions within the Scheme of Studies/Examination Bye-Laws for practical exams, projects, and internal assessments.
Emphasizing the need for precision, the board directed schools to adhere strictly to these guidelines to avoid post-result modification requests, stating that CBSE won’t entertain any such alterations once marks are uploaded.
The board clarified that non-compliance with their directives might lead to the cancellation of practical exams. Some key points from the guidelines include simultaneous uploading of marks for all assessments, ensuring correct uploading without any scope for later modifications, and strict adherence to the maximum marks set by CBSE.
Moreover, CBSE highlighted the importance of fair assessments, suggesting multiple sessions for practical exams when student numbers exceed 30.
It stressed that external examiners should be appointed solely by the Board, emphasizing the principal’s responsibility to ensure proper lab arrangements and examiner visits before assessments.
These guidelines aim to maintain the integrity of the examination process, emphasizing adherence to specified rules and avoiding any potential malpractice during assessments.
Key Points of the Guidelines:
- Strict Adherence to Instructions: Schools are mandated to strictly follow the prescribed syllabus, marking scheme, and other instructions provided by the CBSE for each practical exam. Any deviation from these guidelines could lead to the entire practical exam being cancelled.
- Internal Assessment: Internal assessment marks will be awarded according to the prescribed criteria and submitted to the CBSE within the stipulated timeframe. Failure to do so could result in the internal assessment marks being withheld.
- External Examiner Visits: During external examiner visits, schools must ensure clear communication and proper arrangements for smooth conduct of the assessment process. Any attempt to influence the examiner or engage in unfair practices will be dealt with seriously.
- Consequences of Non-compliance: The CBSE reserves the right to cancel the practical examination for any school found to be violating the guidelines. This cancellation could affect all students appearing for the practical exam in that school.