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CBSE Summative Assessment-II for Classes IX & X from March 15, 2017

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The School Based Assessment has been operational in all CBSE affiliated schools for classes IX and X. As per the scheme, four Formative Assessments and two Summative Assessments are conducted in an academic year.

The following may please be noted for Summative Assessment II for classes IX and X:

  • URL for the ITMS is
  • Contact No.s: 011-23216220 and 011-23217720

As in practice, the Summative Assessment-II will be in the form of a pen-paper test conducted by the schools themselves.

The Syllabus and the design of the Examination Question Paper for different subjects of classes IX and X Summative Assessment II will be the same as available on the CBSE-Academic website

The Board will support schools to generate online question papers in the following major subjects:

  • English Communicative (Code No. 101)
  • English Language & Literature (Code No. 184)
  • Hindi Course A (Code No. 002)
  • Hindi Course B (Code No. 085)
  • Mathematics (Code No. 041)
  • Science (Code No. 086)
  • Social Science (Code No. 087)
  • Communicative Sanskrit (Code No. 122)

With respect to other subjects/languages, the schools will administer their own question paper.

To distribute the question papers and marking scheme to schools, the Board has been using web-based technology and has built a solution called Integrated Test Management System (ITMS).

The CBSE-ITMS, with URL: is an application that automates online generation and distribution of Question Paper and Marking Scheme. This innovative solution allows the CBSE affiliated schools to access question papers and download them in a transparent, secure and user-friendly manner.

The principals of newly affiliated schools are requested to read Annexure-I and register themselves in the system. The Principals who have already registered themselves previously need not register again. The previously allotted login ID and password will work.

Each school will be provided with two sets of unique question papers generated through online ITMS system.

The school may either:

  • pick up one question paper out of 2 for each subject downloaded by the school from ITMS.
  • mix and match the two question papers downloaded by the school from ITMS.
  • prepare their own question papers as per design available on CBSE Academic

However, in case the school prepares its own question papers, the question papers and marking scheme so prepared should be emailed to the Board (email id: [email protected]) for verification within a week of conduct of the respective

The second Summative Assessment (SA-II) for this academic session for classes IX and X will be conducted from 15th March, 2017.

Every School, Sahodaya Cluster or City may design its own date sheet for classes IX and X School Based Examination accordingly.

Schedule for Supply of Question Papers and Marking Scheme by the Board and Conduct of SA-II by the schools:

Supply of Online Question Papers Conduct of Examination Supply of Online Marking
From 9th March, 2017 15 th March 2017 onwards From 22nd March 2017

The content will be available for one month.

In order to avoid congestion on the server it is suggested that the following schedule may be followed for downloading the assessment material:

S. No. Schools in Region Time for downloading
1. Ajmer 7.30 a.m. to 8.30 a.m.
2. Allahabad and Dehradun 8.30 a.m. to 9.30 a.m.
3. Chennai 9.30 a.m. to 10.30 a.m.
4. Delhi 10.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m.
5. Guwahati and Patna 11.30 a.m. to 12.30 a.m.
6. Bhubaneswar and Trivandrum 12.30 p.m. to 1.30 p.m.
7. Panchkula 1.30 p.m. to 2.30 p.m.

The Principals are requested to follow the steps in Annexure II to download the question papers and marking scheme.

The schools need to take the printouts of the desired question paper (refer para 4 above) and, thereafter, the required number of prints/copies may be made at the school level. These question papers must be kept carefully maintaining secrecy.

It may be noted again that the question papers for Classes IX and X have been designed by the Board and are being sent online to schools with the purpose of maintaining uniformity and standardization. Depending upon the feedback and suggestions from the stakeholders, the Board
may review this policy in future, if need be.

The question papers will be available in both M.S. Word format and PDF format in all the subjects except English. In English, question papers will be available only in word format. This has been done to enable the schools to change the question paper, if required. The Marking Scheme will be available only in Word format.

Evaluation of answer scripts will be done by the school teachers themselves on the basis of the Marking Scheme generated online as per the schedule given. The schools may use the Sahodaya School Cluster for spot evaluation so that teachers from other schools are also involved.

There will be random verification of the assessment procedures carried out by schools through the Board officials/nominees appointed by the Board.

Kindly note that answer scripts of Summative Assessment I for classes IX and X should not be sent to the Board under any circumstances. However these must be preserved and kept in the safe custody at the school as per details given in CBSE circular dated 28/06/2012.

It is imperative that no school uses defective questions. The head of the school needs to ensure that appropriate fonts are downloaded and installed for proper viewing of Question Papers of Classes IX & X (SA-II). Further, the Question paper must be thoroughly checked before administering for examination. In case of discrepancies, the details are to be sent to the following designated persons:-

For further queries you may contact:

  • Sh. Subhash Chand,
  • Deputy Director,
  • Phone no. 011-23216220,
  • 011-23217720
  • E-mail: [email protected]

It is requested that all schools should login to the system after reading this circular to ensure that they have/remember the password to the system. All schools are requested to update their details in the system, especially principal’s name and contact numbers.

Via Circular No.: Acad-03/2017 :