CBSE changes pass norms of Summative Assessments for IX & X students

CBSE swaps rules of Summative Assessment
The CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) has hereby announced the change in norms of Summative Assessments (SA) for both class IX & X students.


The decision to change the norms came after the serious discussion held in a meeting of the CBSE exam committee and the board.

The board has hereby released a notification to confirm the same.

According to the notification, the meeting has resolved the norms in making it mandatory for students to appear in Summative Assessments and the percentage of marks required to qualify the assessments with effect from the academic session 2013-14 in class IX and 2014-15 in class X.

The modalities of the new norms are as follows:

  • It would be mandatory for a student to appear in two Summative Assessments in both Class IX & X.
  • In case of absence for Summative Assessments on grounds of illness, one more chance shall be provided up to 31st October in Class 9 (For both class IX and X).
  • For Summative Assessment-2 in class IX, the chance for improvement of performance will be allowed within a period of one month, from the date of declaration of results.
  • For SA-2 of Class X, the schedule is as given by the school/data sheet published by the Board in the month of March.
  • Students would have to obtain at least 25% marks in the SA (i.e. both SA-1 and SA-2 taken together) to be eligible to qualify the examination i.e. at least 15 marks out of 60 marks and total 33% in each of the five subjects of scholastic area, as per the present practice.
  • In respect to those students participating in sports at National/International level, exemption from appearing in any one of the Summative Assessments may be granted subject to prior approval of the Board provided the student will be participating in sports at National or International level organised by recognised federations/CBSE/SGFI and being held during the month of the conduct of the SA.
  • In such case, the marks obtained in one SA shall also be introduced for the SA-2 by the Board.
  • The School shall fill-in the relevant field with ZERO(0) marks. In the hard copy, remark given against such student, must be supported with necessary documents.

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