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CBSE discontinued publishing Blue Prints & Sample Papers in classes IX-X

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Discontinuation of the publication of Blue Prints, Sample Question Papers and Marking Schemes in all major subjects in classes IX-X w.e.f. academic session 2012-13 Summative Assessment-II.

The CBSE used to issue Blue Prints ,Sample Question Papers and Marking Schemes in all major subjects in classes IX and X to provide a model template to serve as a guide for entailing uniformity in assessment, proper coverage of the curricula and validity (and therefore reliability) of assessment. However it has been noticed that a large section of students and examiners punctiliously follow these documents which results in precluding much advocated open ended approach and diversity in expression, style and content. The blue print further micro-categorizes items into difficult, average and easy with specific allotment of marks to each category which again limits the framing of a particular type of question from a particular topic/chapter. Moreover the release of Blue prints and the Sample Question Papers indirectly promotes ‘teaching to the test’.

In order to address the above issues and to further discourage the practice of “teaching to the test”, the Board has decided to discontinue the practice of providing Blue Print, Sample Question Papers and Marking Schemes in classes IX and X w.e.f. Summative Assessment-II of 2012-13. The weightings in the revised format will be assigned to entire units as mentioned in the curriculum as an alternative of chapter wise weighting given earlier. There will be a more flexible design or structure of assessment instead of a detailed blue print which used to divide the curriculum into exceedingly narrower parts. The structure of assessment will also be supplemented with a pool of exemplar items in each subject.

This will be in effect from the Summative Assessment-II of the current academic year i.e. 2012­13 in all the main subjects and therefore the Summative Assessment -II, 2013 for classes IX & X scheduled to be held in the month of March, 2013, will not be based on blue prints and Sample Questions Papers. The SA-II will rather follow a more comprehensive structure of examination and flexible patterns.

  • Meaish1

     this is not good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! just nonsense!!!!!!!!!

  • Manshali

    that is not at all fair .. whole education system is going worse than ever …

  • Serena

    This is sooooo …. ridiculous…the whole point of sample papers is not narrowing a childs ability to think but ..its practice which makes her more confident about the exams… I have no idea where all this is going to end you make this part of education easy while the higher education competition get tougher .

  • Rajeev

    Very Good Board

    • prasad pawankar

      tera tenth nahi hai to jyada bol mat…..

    • smita

      you freaking jerk! what the heel do u mean by ”good” ?!

  • sundari nair

    it is v good as the teachers selecting the question papers have their kids studying in ix and x and they have an easy access to the question papers ….

  • Gerald Patrick P.

    very good concept.It exhibits externally what the board is internally aiming for

  • bhumika

    It is very ridiculous.CBSE keeps on changing the marking scheme and also keeps on adding one or the other thing in English syllabus so its their responsibility to provide the sample papers.

  • Rishabh

    Non Sense!!
    Things are getting difficult for everyone now.

    I wish this was implemented from next session.

  • Smita

    NOT,NOT AND NOT AT ALL FAIR!!!!!! WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH THIS CCE SYSTEM?! HEARD THAT THIS SYSTEM IS TO REMOVE SO CALLED “STRESS” OF STUDENTS?! HUH,I FEEL THIS IS NOT THE THING. ! NOW BECAUSE OF CCE SYSTEM STUDENTS HAVE MOVE PRESSURE ON THEMSELVES !!!! -.-
    SO STOP MAKING IDIOTIC DECISIONS ! PLEASE !

  • abhishek mani

    i just think that cbse has taken a very complicated step and i being a student feel that it has made our preparation more tough than ever but then also best of luck …

  • ssss

    what is this man? hum students ko aur kitna jhelna padega. mar dala hai pura cce system ne.

  • Shambavi b

    not fair