The pattern of examination changes periodically by the board. The CBSE new pattern marks the following changes in the same.

The assessment pattern of Class 10 applies to the Class 9 by the CBSE board. The CBSE new pattern of class 9 examination has been changed to a year end exam. Each subject has a total of 100 marks, where 80 marks is assigned toward written examination and 20 marks as internal assessment. The internal assessment marks has three disciplines.

A). 10 marks periodic tests

B). 5 marks for notebook submission and

C). 5 marks for enrichment activity of all subjects

There are no changes in the assessment format for Classes 6 to 8. Yet, the CBSE new pattern has made changes in the number of term exams. Students from classes 6 to 8 have to appear twice in term exams.

A). The board conducts exam at the end of each term

The exam is set on the basis of syllabus covered during each terms

For term 2 exam, it includes a percentage of questions from term 1 syllabus

As per the latest CBSE exam pattern for class 1 to 5, the assessment of students will be done in two areas i.e.

1. Scholastic

2. Co-scholastic

The scholastic area mostly includes test marks, notebook upkeep and subject enrichment. On the other hand, the co-scholastic areas include skill-based activities, art education, physical educations and other co-curricular activities like dance, art, music, etc. The academic year is split into two sessions i.e. 


2. and Summative Assessments


Through this assessment, the students are observed on a regular basis regarding their progress in academics. It includes conversations, quizzes, class-work, visual testing, oral testing, projects, assignments, practical, class test, homework, etc. These formative assessments are purely informal, however, the date and time of test will be announced beforehand. These assessments will be conducted in the regular periods of concerned subjects.


This assessment test is the final assessment of the student’s performance. This assessment will be conducted twice a year, at the end of each term in the form of a proper pen and paper-based test conducted by the schools themselves.


All the internal and the external assessments will be made in marks. However, the overall results will be given in grades. The final report card of students will reflect only the grades. The CBSE exam pattern for class 1 to 5 is same and the grades given are on 5 point scale. The grades will be on the basis of a student’s performance in all the 6 exams (4 FAs and 2 SAs).

The current grading system with CBSE exam pattern for class 1 to 5 is discussed in the table given below

Grades Range Remarks
A* (Grade – 1) 90% to 100 % Outstanding
A (Grade – 2) 90% to 100 % Excellent
B (Grade – 3) 56% to 74 % Very Good
C (Grade – 4) 35% to 55 % Good
D (Grade – 5) Below 35 % Scope for Improvement



The pattern of examination for class IX will be similar to that of class X with only one exam at the end of the academic year. Out of a total of 100 marks, 80 marks have been assigned to written exams while the remaining 20 have been divided between three disciplines: periodic tests (10 marks), notebook submission (5 marks) and subject enrichment activity (5 marks).


Classes VI to VIII will have the same format of assessment. However, a class year has been divided into two Terms. So, students of these classes will have to appear for exams twice a year, i.e., at the end of each Term. While questions in the Term 1 exam will be on the basis of the syllabus covered during that term, a certain percentage of questions in the Term 2 exam will be on the basis of the Term 1 syllabus. 


In pre-primary education, assessment has two tasks. It is used to plan and develop education and to support the well-being, growth and learning of each child. There are no achievement standards for children in pre-primary education.

The teacher follows the development and learning of each child during pre-primary education.  The follow up is on the basis of continuous observations and versatile documentation. Based on the follow-up information and assessment conclusions on the basis of it, the teacher adapts instruction and learning environments, as well as possible support received by children.

The teacher and other personnel involved in guiding the children give daily encouraging feedback on the strengths and development areas of the children. Also guardians are provided with regular feedback on their child.

Pre-primary education also promotes children’s capabilities for self-evaluation, which will support the development of their self-concept and learning skills.

The teacher may formulate an individual learning plan for each child in cooperation with the child and the guardian.  A child’s pre-primary education plan is a plan for the progress of a child’s growth and learning and for the support needed. It is a pedagogical document on the basis of the curriculum. The education providers are not required to draft individual plans for each child in pre-primary education, but in practice most do. A learning plan is mandatory if the child receives intensified support.

A certificate of attendance may be awarded at the end of pre-primary education. Such a certificate may be supplemented with a description of the pre-primary education provided.


Assessment Chart for 2022-23
PA – 1 Pre Nursery to Grade- 5 (Oral & Written) Grade – 6 to Grade -10 (Written)
PA – 2 Pre Nursery to Grade- 5 (Oral & Written) Grade – 6 to Grade -10 (Written)
Half Yearly Pre Nursery to Grade- 5 (Oral & Written) Grade – 6 to Grade -10 (Written)
PA – 3 Pre Nursery to Grade- 5 (Oral & Written) Grade – 6 to Grade -10 (Written)
Final Exam Pre Nursery to Grade- 5 (Oral & Written) Grade – 6 to Grade -9 (Written)
Pre-Boards Grade -10 (Written)
Practical Grade -10 2 Sets
Mock Exam Grade -10 4 Sets