Advantages of CBSE
We opted for the CBSE syllabus for the following reasons:
- CBSE is a national and international educational Board which has over 20,000 schools not only in India but also in the Middle East, Far East, Europe and USA.
- CBSE syllabus is more student-oriented and helps the students to better prepare themselves for the competitive examinations at the all-India level.
- At the national level, students of CBSE have an advantage in competitive examinations such as IIT, IIM, Bits Pilani, Medicine, Engineering colleges as their curriculum is quite similar to the one followed by the boards conducting the Admission test.
- It may also be noted that CBSE have schools not only in India, but in many parts of the world such as, UAE, America, Europe, etc. that follow the same curriculum and parents who are in transferable jobs are at an advantage to get their wards admitted in these schools.
- 12th Std. being a highly competitive examination, it is only appropriate that our Goan students should be able to compete for admissions to IIT, Bits Pilani, IIM, Medicine, Pharmacy, Engineering or any other professional colleges.
- CBSE course structure is designed to ensure that students do not face a lot of pressure and books are made interactive and interesting. Also, lots of fun activities are included in between the chapters to help students learn in a playful way. It makes the whole process of conveying knowledge to the students efficient and healthy.
- CBSE exams are also very conducive to a positive environment for students. All the efforts are taken to ensure that the students actually learn from the entire process. They don’t need to mug up things to pass the exams. The papers are designed in such a way that they test how much the students have learnt. The results are mostly favourable and very few students fail in CBSE exams.
- The CBSE curriculum will definitely help you a lot if you are planning to pursue future studies from a centralized institution like an IIT or AIIMS. The preliminary exams for these institutions are organised by CBSE only and therefore you all can get an edge over others if you have done your primary and secondary education in CBSE board.
- CBSE not only imparts quality knowledge to the students but also ensures overall physical and mental growth. It encourages students to pursue sports alongside studies, and a lot of emphasis is given on the physical growth of the children. It also teaches the students to be good citizens of the country and above all good humans.
- CBSE offers a lot of flexibility to the students to pursue their field of interest. At each stage of education, students are given a choice to study in their field of interest and there is no compulsion to pick a certain stream. This primarily instils a sense of confidence in the students and eventually helps them to believe in the system.
- Student centric learning environment.
- Qualified & experienced teachers for teaching CBSE curriculum.
- Remedial teaching.
- Personalised attention through one-on-one doubt-sessions.
- Practical are in-sync with the classroom teaching.
- Healthy Teacher: Student ratio.
- Participation in inter and intra school events.
- Seminars and Workshops.
- Stress free learning.
Apart from regular weekly tests and continuous evaluation, students will have tests and examinations as per the CBSE Class X Pattern. Marking Scheme: (will be intimated to the students)
Scheme of Examinations and Pass Criteria
- The Scheme of Examinations and Pass Criteria for All India/Delhi Senior School Certificate and All India/Deihl Secondary Examinations conducted by the Board, shall be as laid down from time to time.
- Class XI/IX examinations shall be conducted internally by the schools themselves.
- The Board will conduct the external examinations at the end of Class XII/Class X.
- Class XII/Class X examinations will be based on the syllabi as prescribed by the Board for class XII/X respectively from time to time.
- Number of papers, duration of examination and marks for each subject/paper will be as specified in the curriculum for the year.
- The Examination would be conducted in theory as well as in practicals, depending upon the nature of the subject(s) and the marks/grades allotted shall be as prescribed in the curriculum.
- Marks/grades shall be awarded for individual subjects and the aggregate marks shall not be given.
- Assessment of theory/practical papers in external subjects shall be in numerical scores. In addition to numerical scores, the Board shall indicate grades in the marks sheets issued to the candidates in case of subjects of external examinations. In case of internal assessment subjects, only grades shall be shown.
- Letter grades on a nine-point scale shall be used for subjects of external examinations. However, for subjects of internal examination in Class X the assessment shall be made on a five-point scale I.e. A, B, C, D & E.
- The grades shall be derived from scores in case of subjects of external examination. In case of subjects of internal assessment, they shall be awarded by the schools.
- The qualifying marks in each subject of external examination shall be 33% at Secondary/Senior School Certificate Examinations. However, at Senior School Certificate Examination, in a subject involving practical work, a candidate must obtain 33% marks in the theory and 33% marks in the practical separately in addition to 33% marks in aggregate, in order to qualify in that subject.
Scheme of Examinations (Secondary School Examinations)
- Assessment in the following subjects will be undertaken by the schools themselves in terms of grades on a five point scale (i.e. A, B, C, D & E)
a. Work Experience
b. Art Education
c. Physical and Health Education
- The evaluation for subjects of internal assessment shall be based on cumulative record of the candidate during his/her continuous assessment in the school.
- Schools are expected to maintain regular records of student’s achievement and progress. These records are subject to scrutiny by the Board when it deems fit.
- Rest of the subjects of study not mentioned under sub-clause (i) shall be externally examined by the Board. Details of question papers, marks and duration will be as per the Scheme of Examinations.
- Heads of all affiliated institutions shall be required to issue “Certificate of School-Based Evaluation” covering co-cognitive and other related areas of learning based on continuous and comprehensive evaluation of students who will be completing a course of study of ten years.
Pass Criteria (Secondary School Examinations)
- A candidate will be eligible to get the Pass Certificate of the Board, if he/she gets a grade higher than E in all subjects of internal assessment unless he/she is exempted. Failing this, the result of the external examination will be withheld but not for a period of more than one year.
- In order to be declared as having passed the examination, a candidate shall obtain a grade higher than E (i.e. at least 33% marks) in all the five subjects of external examination in the main or at the compartmental examinations. The pass marks in each subject of external examination shall be 33%.
- No overall division/distinction/aggregate shall be awarded.
- In respect of a candidate offering an additional subject, the following norms shall be applied:
a. A language offered as an additional subject may replace a language in the event of a candidate failing in the same provided after replacement the candidate has English/Hindi as one of the languages; and
b. The replacement shall satisfy the conditions as laid down in the Scheme of Studies. for appearing in external examination and result shall be declared subject to fulfilment of other conditions laid down in the Pass Criteria.
- A candidate who has passed Secondary School Examination of the Board may appear at the examination for Improvement of performance in one or more subjects in the main examination in succeeding year only, provided he/she has not pursued higher studies in the meantime. He/ she shall appear as a private candidate. Those reappearing in the whole examination, may appear as regular school candidates also.
- A candidate appearing for improvement in subject(s) involving practical shall appear only in theory and previous practical marks shall be carried forward and accounted for.
- Candidates who appear for improvement of performance will be issued only Statement of Marks reflecting the marks of the main examination as well as those of the improvement examination.
- A candidate appearing for improvement of performance in one or more subjects can not appear for additional subject simultaneously.