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CBSE : Class 10 Examination Resource Material, Malayala Manorama - 2013

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Examination Resource Material

Class - 10th

Malayala Manorama


We have received a number of mails regarding the tight schedule of Class 10 Board Examination. For those students who opted Malayalam as their second language, there is not a single day gap to prepare for the Social Studies Examination. Please find sample of some mails

Respected Sir/Madam

With reference to the exam schedule published for class 10, I would like to draw your attention caused to students with regard to the exam schedule. It was really shocking to find that for students who have opted Malayalam as their second language has to appear for their Social science the very next day. The students have started to express their anxiety too. I am afraid that the schedule is posing a night mare to even the best students. They are hunting for a solution as to how to tackle this situation. It would be kind of you to consider the situation with utmost seriousness and redress the grievances of students. This is a concern

(Latha Ajith)

Sir, We come to know that the CBSE BOARD EXAM FOR CLASS 10 will start on 1st march 2013 and ends on 14th march 2013.The time schedule allotted for each subject reveals that the time gap for preparation of each subject is not sufficient enough. It is painful to note that in case of SOCIAL SCIENCE, thereis not a single day left for preparation. So we, the parents of a 10th standard student kindly request and expect your help
to reschedule the exam time with reasonable time gap.

Scaria Mathew & Ancy Scaria


I am Mrs.Sheela Thomas, parent of a student appearing for 10th exam.There is no gap before the Social Science exam of 10th standard. Regional language (Malayalam) comes on the previous day of Social Science exam which is on 12-03-2013. Can the authorities adjust the timetable giving at least 2 days gap before the Social Science exam?


Dear Sir,

We note that there is no gap for Social Studies Examination for Malayalam Students. Therefore, would you please check with CBSE if possible to give one day interval for Social Studies Exam. Thank you and appreciate your reply. Best regards,  George James

Reply :  The Board conducts examination at Secondary level in 49 subjects. As per the Scheme of Studies prescribed by the CBSE, the learning areas include : (1) and (2) Two Languages out of : Hindi, English, Assamese, Bengali, Gujrati, Kannada, Kashmiri, Marathi, Malayalam Manipuri, Oriya,Punjabi, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, Lepcha, Limbu, Bhutia, Sanskrit, Arabic, Persian, French, German,Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Nepali, Tibetan, Mizo, Tangkhul and Bodo.

(3) Mathematics

(4) Science

(5) Social Science

(6) Work Education or Pre-Vocational Education

(7) Art Education

(8) Physical and Health Education The studentmay also offer any one of the following as an additional subject : Language other than the two compulsory languages (offered as subjects of study) OR Commerce, Painting, Music, Home Science or Foundation of Information Technology. (Hindi and English must be two of the three languages to be offered and studied in class IX and X).The Board takes every care to ensure that a gap of at least one day is given between each major paper.However, as the students can choose one additional language of their choice or even an additional subject listed above, some of the candidates may have to appear for the examination on consecutive dates. In case a gap of at least one day is given between every two papers, the examination would continue beyond 15th March thus delaying in the conduct of the Summative Assessment 2 under Scheme 1 i.e. School based which is scheduled to be conducted between 16th March to 31st March, 2013.Further it is submitted that the schedule of examination for 2013 has already been intimated to all the stakeholders, hence it would be difficult to make any change in the schedule at this stage.


I Am Studying In CBSE Plus 1 Course Under Delhi Registration . I Wish To Join Plus 1 Kerala State Higher Secondary Course Next Year . How Can I Cancel My CBSE Registration . Kindly Reply Through Web Site.

REPLY: Once the transfer certificate is issued to the student intending to leave the school, the school concerned is expected to send intimation to this effect to the Board’s Regional Office for further necessary action.


Please help us to know, how the grade are given in class 10. Is it only board exam (SA II) marks or other exam marks also will consider for grading. What is the difference between board exam and school exam?

REPLY: The overall grade in each subject will be determined on the basis of the student’s performance in all the assessments (formative and summative) in an academic session as per the following weightage:

Term I: FA1 (10%) + FA2 (10%) + S A1(30%) = 50%

Term II: FA3 (10%) + FA4 (10%) + SA2(30%) = 50%

The students’ performance will be assessed using conventional numerical marking mode, and the same will be converted into the grades on the basis of the pre-determined marks ranges (as per CBSE grading system). Grades of IX and X will not be combined for C GPA. CGPA of each will be calculated on the assessments of one year only.As far as the Summative Examination I of Class X is concerned, all students irrespective of whether studying in Secondary schools or Senior Secondary schools will be appearing in the examination conducted at the schools during September on the syllabus and question paper design as prescribed for Term I by the Board. The Scheme 2 of Summative Examination II is for such students who are studying in Secondary Schools or Senior Secondary schools, have opted to move out of the CBSE system and wish to join another Board. The Summative Assessment-II (SA-II) conducted under both the schemes are similar as both are :

1. Based on same syllabus prescribed for Term II only,

2. Carry the same weightage of 30% towards final grade,

3. Based on the same types of question papers in terms of question paper design, blue print and difficulty level.

4. Evaluated on the basis of similar marking schemes prepared by the Board.

5. Both will be based on the question papers sent/vetted by the Board. The only difference is that students of Scheme 1 will appear in their own school where as those of Board conducted will appear in the allotted centres.

6. The students under Scheme 1 will be assessed by the schools themselves and their answer books will be randomly verified by the Board. However, the students under Scheme 2 will be assessed by the External Examiners as has been the practice in the past for Board Examinations. The date sheet for the Summative Assessment- II under Scheme 2 has been announced and regarding Scheme 1, the schools have been directed to conduct the examination between 15th March, 2013 to 30th March, 2013 The answer copies of Scheme 2 will be centrally evaluated at designated Centres whereas those of Scheme 1, by the school teachers based on the marking schemes supplied by the Board. However, in both the cases, the result will be announced at the same time and by the Board only. The School based Assessment certificates to be issued by the Board at the end of class X will also be the same for all school students.

Question -4

If the CBSE +2 subject papers are written again for betterment which marks will be considered..? the new marks or the best of the two?

Reply: Candidates who appear for improvement of Performance will be issued only Statement of Marks reflecting the marks of the improvement examination.

Courtesy: CBSE Academic

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