The CBSE has done away with the Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) scheme and replaced it with a uniform system of assessment and examination to be followed by its affiliated schools for classes 6 to 9.

The move that aims at standardizing teaching and evaluation across schools will be implemented from the upcoming academic session.

Source: b'School students/Source: PTI'

"Following the decision to restore board examinations for class 10, it was imperative to have a new scheme of evaluation for classes 6 to 9 because disparities in the system were creating problems for students whenever they migrated to another school," a Central Board of Secondary Education official said.

Under the CCE scheme, which was in place since 2009, the students were assessed based on two term-end 'summative assessments' and four 'formative assessments' (two each in each terms).

60% of the assessment was pen-paper tests, while 40% formative assessment during the year was continuous evaluation by teachers based on various activities.

According to the new guidelines, there will still be two terms but the pen-paper test weightage will be 90% including 80 marks for half yearly or yearly exam and 10 marks of the 20 marks set aside for periodic assessment in each term.