Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) in the CBSE


With effect from October 2009 a new reform has been established by the Government, were the abolishment of the compulsory CBSE board exam for class X and the introduction of grading system. This will be taken up from 2010 – 2011 onwards. The government has taken up this system in the CBSE as a method to reduce students stress level in the examination and to eliminate the comparison between students over small variations. The system is also implemented as a method to continuously evaluate ans assesses the student’s performance on a regular basis.

Changes implemented through CCE

With the new CCE rule in place the pattern of the CBSE 10th board examination will become optional. The board exam is thus replaced with an internal assessment method. The new CCE rule is only applicable to the CBSE schools. Students who are under the CBSE pattern will only have to appear in an aptitude exam. The CBSE board has resolute to go sturdily by making the Class X board exam non-compulsory and have put into practice CCE grading system and other substitutes.

The main aim of the CCE is to make the school level education relatively stress free and the ability of the students will not be evaluated on the basis of a single examination rather than the performance of the candidate throughout the year. A student following the CCE grading system will be endowed with grades which include A+, A, B, C, D and E. As for the students who intent to continue in the same school for 11th and 12th standard doesn’t have to appear in the board exam. Even though, students who plan to change their school will have to appear in an online exam before transferring to another school. The CCE system is there by help the students to de-stress themselves from the pressure of board exam and will also lessen the number of suicide cases, which is one of the major problem among students.

Grading System for class 9th and 10th from 2009-2010 onwards

The category of grading system

New pattern of exam of CBSE Board
As per the CCE grading system for the CBSE the certificates will only be issued to those students who have scored a minimum of 33% marks in more than 5 subjects.  The CBSE certificates will only have the grade scored by the students. The students who have got E1 Grade will be given a chance to re-appear in the exam, if preferred by the candidate. The candidates in the E2 category will not be promoted for the higher level class for the time being. Those students will have to appear in the 10th standard one more time. As per the new rule a student need to score only above 21 % of marks to get admission in the 11th standard. This means students will not have fear for failing in class 10th if they have put in good effort.

How would the System help?

The CCE grading system was implemented with the sole intention to help the students and their parents, who are the main stakeholders of the school level education in many different ways. The primary purpose of the CCE is to reduce stress and anxiety which builds up most of the time during the examination. This has many adverse influences on young students under the age group of 13 to 15 years. The CCE will automatically bring down the dropout rate and will increase the performance of students.

The CCE is giving more importance to learning rather than teaching to test the student’s memory capacity. The students will have more conceptual clarification with the aid of experiential learning in the class room itself.  Students will have a chance to develop their personality and will be able to focus in the co-scholastic aspect.  This development is also evaluated in the Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation scheme.

This evaluation system has many effective and advanced system implanted which will prepare each student for life. The new system of education gives importance to the physical fitness, emotional balance and mental alertness of students, which is to a certain extent lacking in the older system of education. Students are motivated and are provided enough time to develop their interests, hobbies and individuality. The CCE provides students a friendly environment relatively than the fearful and stressed out older system. Students will be equipped with different life skills, critical thinking capabilities, develop their creativity and social skills and will be adaptive and cop steadily while entering in to a highly competitive environment.

Assessment of Scholastic areas

In the CCE grading system there will be dual Formative assessments and single Summative assessment for assessment of Scholastic areas. In the Formative assessment students will be given regular feedbacks and motivate them to actively involve themselves in self learning. This will help to increase the student’s performance level and confidence level. The Formative Assessment is not constrained only to the pencil paper tests. It also has various quizzes, oral testing, projects, assignments etc. The Summative assessment in the CCE is a way of assessment of student’s performance at the end of the teaching. The evaluation is of pen-paper test and is carried out by the schools themselves. This will be held at the end of each term. There will be an evaluation of Co-Scholastic areas like students achievement, Attitudes, Creative and scientific skills, health and physical education and many more.

Advantages of CCE System in CBSE

CCE helps in dropping stress of students in different ways like, evaluating learning advancement of students at expected time gaps on small portions of contents. It employs a range of corrective measures of education based on learning requirements and potential of different students. The grading system will help to give up the use of negative comments on the learner’s performance. Encourage learning through employing different teaching aids and techniques and involving captive activities in the learning process. The new CCE system recognizes the specific abilities of children’s and motivates them in those areas.

Disadvantages of CCE

Some of the students consider the CCE to be mayhem in the studies. As every students have their own strength and weakness, students who are shy or some ward introvert will not speak well in the oral test, were as these students will be able to express themselves in the written test pretty well.  Students are some times over loaded with various assignments and projects.

The main disadvantage of CCE grading system is that, a student securing 90 and a student securing 99 marks will be given the same A-grade. This is considered unfair for the students who are scoring the 99 marks.



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54 Responses to “Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) in the CBSE”

  1. 54

    in cbsc a 10th class student got low marks in school exams so if he got good marks in board exam which is valued or will he pass

  2. 53

    Is 10th class cgpa contain the marks of class 9th

  3. 52
    safi akhter:

    how CCE reduce stress among student

  4. 51

    is CCE system is going to be implemented for 11th ,12th classes (2013-2014)

  5. 50
    mala kannan:

    my child scored c2 grade in sa1 If she should score atleast 75% in final how much should she score in board

  6. 49

    do +1 and +2 also have to follow cce pattern in cbse board

  7. 48

    is it correct to give a child D grade in scholastic area in primary level

  8. 47
    krishna priya:

    for attendence mark is there?

  9. 46

    i am a sudent of cbse class 10 currently am pursuing my education in haryana and am in 10th. i have decided to shift to delhi next year. can u please suggest if i should give the board exams or school board.

  10. 45

    willthe formative marks add in final exam

  11. 44

    Sir i am 10 passed out from home board(CCE) and i plain change the board. it is possible. please help me…….

  12. 43

    How many percent of 9th class add in 10 class in c.c.e

  13. 42
    Priya Venkatesh:

    Weightage of 9th standard grades included in 10th standard cgpa

  14. 41

    the 9th class no. Should be added in 10th class result cbse

  15. 40

    Sir my accounts paper was difficult and if I would get 24 marks from 80 will the examiner pass me in cbse class12 exam

  16. 39

    please let me know whether 11th class and 12th class performance will be noted on the marks/grades sheet

  17. 38

    How teach cce as resourse person ?

  18. 37

    Please clarify for 12th std cbse exam mark sheet 11th std marks are also taken into account

  19. 36

    If a student has got 19 marks in maths out of 80 in class 10 (cce) then he will be passed or not?according to cce, everyone will be passed.If he will passed,then how much marks will be given to him?

  20. 35
    palvi dogra:

    is 11 and 12 is based on cce grading system?

  21. 34

    I want to know that in 11th calss in SA-2 all the syllabus come from 1st to last .why?
    Acc. to CCE half portin is divided but whuy not for us (11th class students)

  22. 33

    sir, i am very afraid because my maths exam was very bad. i want to ask if i get 22 mark will the teacher in cbse board pass me or not.

  23. 32

    My son hvng E1 in one subject class 9th schl gv hm improvement test If nt clear in Imp tst thn wts th processor to prmt to 10th class

  24. 31

    If a person gets E1 grade in two subjects in sumative assessment 2 in class ninth(cbse), but able to get final grade D in these subjects and the total overall grade is D. Can he be promoted to class tenth ,if yes then why the school of my cousin ask him to appear for re exam(per exam rs300) to get promoted in class tenth?

  25. 30
    Priya kashyap:

    In 2013 12th will based on CCE grading system?

  26. 29

    e+d =overall grade

  27. 28
    parvinder singh:

    Dear sir , pl tell me for class 9th exam grading sustem , if one candidate give exam of 9th class then whether school see the all subjects total for grade for passing the student or see all subjects individually for passing the student .

  28. 27

    my question is how is board registration be done for 10 board exam for the year 2013-2014 by school

  29. 26
    gayatri datar:

    if a student, studying in 11th std, scores 32.5% in one of his subjects in his very first attempt will the marks deemed to be 33% according to the promotion rules of CBSE? and if he passes in supplementary exam in another subject in which he had not passed in the first attempt will he be declared to be passed considering the fractional marks in the first attempt?

  30. 25

    will 9th grades add up with the 10th in overall grading system?

  31. 24

    will class 10 th board certificate contain class 9th marks too?
    if so, is only the overall grade and CGPA is published or with all FA and SA?

  32. 23

    will class 10 th board certificate contain class 9th marks too?
    if so, is only the overall grade and CGPA is published or with all FA and SA?

  33. 22

    From which level to which level CCE is practiced in schools

  34. 21

    hi . i want to ask if a student got 81% grand total , then what must be the grade point

  35. 20

    WhAt are the main disadvantages & advantages of CCE on students??

  36. 19
    Rahul das:

    Affect among students from cce pattern

  37. 18

    how to evaluate class x english fa1 oral test and sa2 paper

  38. 17

    what are the disadvantages of cce.

  39. 16

    dear Sir,
    kindly give me information about the exam/ test pattern for the primary level.
    what is meant by “terminal exams”.
    thank you.

  40. 15
    purna chhetri:

    can continuous and comprehensive evaluation bring holistic development on learner even awareness is not sufficient?

  41. 14

    what if a student wants to remain in the same school and then also wants to appear for the board examination ????

  42. 13

    sir iwould like to know cbse exam pattern and evaluation of primary-level

  43. 12

    when CCE system will get started in 12thstandard?

  44. 11
    sunitha singh:

    i have question how will cce partern be for class 4th std my daughter is in 4th cbse school and this yr they have started cce partern so i want to know how for them projects will be given and how will be their exams.
    and about the grading system i know how it will be as it is for 10th std same way but other details i want to know how it will work out.


  45. 10

    ** uprgaded by gade by 1 grade level means

  46. 9

    is there any criterion to provide grading according to cce ? for example there are 11 aspects in English divided into 4 categories but how and when a teacher access pronunciation/handwriting.what is the criterion to check these two aspects or it is totally subjective ?

  47. 8

    after uploading the marks and sending the hard copy to the regional office we found a error in one students F4 English marks.what action is to be taken

  48. 7

    sir,I want to know about the criteria of cce in primary classes

  49. 6

    need to get the detail student evaluation based on thinking,social,values,lifeskills,…..

  50. 5

    My son is a commerce student.Is passing in theory as well as practical required seperatly or the combined marks of practical and theary considered as passing marks?

  51. 4
    bindu r:

    sir, kindly send me information about criteria for evaluation in primary classes and cce

  52. 3
    bindu r:

    sir, kindly send me information about criteria for evaluation in primary classes

  53. 2

    i would like to know about the cbse primary exam pattern &
    evaluation system
    thanking you

  54. 1

    any news related to cbse class 12?