Posted by: ccesoftware | June 15, 2010

Promotion and Upscaling Guidelines from CBSE under CCE


(Examination Cell), Room No. 222-A, Old Secretariat, Delhi-110054

No.DE.5/94/Exam/Part-1/2009/ 3476- 3511 Date: 30- 3-2010


Sub: Promotion Policy for class IX under the scheme of Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE).

All the Heads of Govt. & Govt. Aided Schools are directed to follow the following rules for promotion in class IX:

I.   General

  1. The assessment of students in terms of grades in scholastic as well as co-scholastic area has to be done as per the details given in the report book already supplied by the Directorate of Education.
  2. The year-end subject wise grade of a student in class IX is to be calculated on the basis of performance in all formative assessments and summative assessments in scholastic areas as well as grades obtained in co-scholastic areas.
  3. In scholastic areas, all the five main subjects i.e. two languages (with highest marks), Mathematics. Science and Social Science are to be considered at par for promotion purpose.
  4. All the HOSs arc directed to fill marks in Part IA in I Term & II Term table in the Report Book as already submitted by them on MIS.

II.    Arranging Weightage to Co-scholastic areas for Promotion purpose

The grades in co-scholastic areas may be included in awarding overall grade to every student as per the following procedure:

  1. The grades obtained in different co-scholastic areas may be converted into grade points by using the following conversion scale:

Life Skills

A+ ————————— 5

A ————————— 4

B+ ————————— 3

B ————————— 2

C ————————— 1

All other Co-scholastic Areas

A+ ————————— 3

A ————————— 2

B ————————— 1

ii. Total grade points earned by any student may be calculated by adding grade points for all co-scholastic areas as per the above scheme.

iii. A student who gets A— in all the categories of co-scholastic areas included in the report card will earn 42 grade points according to the above scale. [Life skill (15), attitudes and values (15), co-curricular activities (6) and Health and Physical Education (6)).

  1. Those students who get total grade points in the range 34-42, may benefit by gettingupgraded to the next higher grade in two subjects in scholastic areas.
  2. Those students who get total grade points in the range 19-33, may benefit by getting upgraded to the next higher grade in one subject in scholastic areas.
  3. The benefit of upscaling the grade in different subjects may start from the subject in which a student obtains lowest grade followed by next higher grade and so on.
  4. Additional benefit shall be given to the students who win prizes in events/ competitions held at state level and/or participation in events/competitions held at national/international level organized by a body recognized by the state/central Government. Those students who qualify under this provision will benefit by getting their grade unsealed to the next higher grade in two subjects. Consolation certificates are not to be considered for giving additional benefit.
  5. Upgradation in grades on the basis of Co-scholastic grade points and additional benefits due to getting prizes should not be given in the same subject i.e. no double benefit be given in the same subject.
  6. A star may be put on every unsealed grade to indicate that the final grade has been earned after including the achievement of the student in co-scholastic areas. A note in this regard in the column of remarks be given.
  7. If a student gets less than 19 total grade points in co-scholastic areas, separate remark may be made in the report card stating that participation and achievement in Co-scholastic areas need improvement. However, this should not affect the student’s promotion to higher class.

III.   Promotion to Higher Class

      1. It is mandatory to appear in both Summative Assessments during the academic year.
      2. Every student is required to get a qualifying grade D or above in two languages & three main subjects for the purpose of promotion to next class.
      3. A student getting E, or E, grade in scholastic areas in one or more subjects will have to improve his/her performance in one subsequent attempt (Compartment Exam) to obtain qualifying grade D in these subjects.
      4. If a student fails to obtain qualifying grade D in one or more subjects, even after adding grade points from co-scholastic areas and after availing one improvement chance, he/she will be required to repeat the same class during next academic year i.e. a student must obtain qualifying grade D or above in all the five subjects (two languages & three compulsory subjects).
      5. With regard to subjects covered under IB of Scholastic Areas in the CCE Card, a student is required to obtain grade ‘B’ or above in these subjects to qualify for promotion to the next class. Ifs student fails to obtain the qualifying grade in these subjects, schools shall create opportunities and conditions for improvement within a period of one month after the announcement of grades in these subjects.
      6. A student will not get benefit/additional benefit of unsealing on the basis of Co-scholastic grade points/additional achievements in class X in those subjects in which they have got benefit/additional benefit of unsealing on the basis of Co-scholastic grade points/additional achievements in class DC.

IV.   Improvement Chance

After summative assessment II in class IX, a student will get only one more chance for improvement to obtain a qualifying grade D through Compartment Exam. This is also applicable to those students who are not able to appear in summative assessment due to sickness etc.

V.    Syllabus

Syllabus for improvement examination shall be the same as that of SA II.

The HOS will get class IX marksheets manually filled after entering the grades on MIS of all students.




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