I PUC examination system set for radical changes

Annual exam will not be the sole benchmark for evaluation

There will be no more annual district-level examinations for I PUC students from the 2012-13 academic year. Instead, student performance will be evaluated by the completion of scholastic activities and tests throughout the year.

In short, an annual examination will not be the sole benchmark for evaluating student performance. Under the new Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) system, colleges will use assignments, projects and four one-hour tests (each carrying 25 marks) to determine student performance.

In addition, there will be a mid-term exam (three hours long), and an annual college-level exam (running 3 hours and 15 minutes). Maximum points in Physics, Chemisty and Biology for the mid-term exam will be 70. Mathematics, Arts, Languages, Commerce, Electronics, Compter Science and Home Science will carry 90. There is to be no practical component to the mid-terms.

In the annual exam, the maximum marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology will be 70 -- of which 20 will be for the practical component and 10 for attendance. In Mathematics, Arts, Commerce, and Languages, maximum marks will be 90 (10 for attendance). In Computer Science, Electronics, Home Science and the rest, maximum marks will be 80 (10 each for a practical exam and attendance).  

Question papers will not be prepared at the state-level and sent to the districts as before. There will be no external examiners.  All tests and exams will be conducted by individual colleges. Question papers will be drafted for students by their respective teachers.  The aim of the new system is to return nearly 1.45 lakh students who drop out after I PUC, into the fold of the conventional and institutional method of writing exams. 

Most of these students never return to college and instead enroll as private, external students in order to write the II PUC exam.

The existing system poses the danger of keeping them out of the institutional framework of education.

Colleges will have to conduct a Make-up exam in the pattern of the final exam in May for Students who do not secure minimum passing marks in up to four subjects.

If a student fails to get the minimum marks even in the Make-Up exam, he or she should appear for the final exam in the subsequent year along with the II PUC Exam.

If they fail to pass the subjects in this exam too, their II PUC results will be withheld until they clear the I PUC exam. Students disallowed from the I PUC exam for shortage of attendance and those who fail to get minimum marks in five or more subjects will repeat the class in the subsequent year.


* The Four tests will count for 40 percent of the CCE .
* Mid-term exam counts for 20 pc and the final exam counts for 30 pc of the CCE.
* Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation  score of the four tests + CCE score of mid-term exam + CCE score of final exam will be added together.
* Total marks in each subject will be calculated by the following method: Score in four tests + Score in mid-term exam + Score in final exam + Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation  score of the year. Result will be based on the total marks thus obtained for 100 marks in each subject.
* The 10 percent scored in each subject will be the final Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluationscore to be carried over to the second year.



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