CCE Education System of CBSE
Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation or CCE is a recently established education system of CBSE for evaluating the performance of students from classes 6 to 10. The new system is introduced in the year 2009. The system was introduced to reduce the student stress of board exams. As part of the new system, students will be given grades instead of marks. The grades will be given based on a number of curricular and extra-curricular evaluations apart from academics.
Assessment of the students is done through a semester system of education. Each semester consists of 4 Formative assessments and 2 Summative Assessments.
Formative Assessments are done based on written examination, assignments and projects in various fields. The question paper for the written examination is prepared by the school. Each formative assessment carries 10% weight-age in the final report.
The Summative assessments are conducted as written exams. The question papers are prepared by the board. The first and second summative assessments carry a 20% and a 40% weight-age, respectively in the final report of student progress.
The division of the weight-age in order of the assessments is as follows.
Advantages of CCE
Following are some of the advantages of CCE system:
- The system focuses on the overall development of the student
- Identify learning progress of students at regular time intervals on small portions of content
- Employ suitable remedial measures for enhancing the student’s learning performance
- Students will be able to take up competitive examinations in a better way
- The grading system will reduce undesired and unsound comparison of small difference of marks
- The new system recognizes and encourages specific abilities of students
Drawbacks of CCE
Following are some of the drawbacks of the new system:
- Students are given an unfair number of tests, assignments, projects, homework and review tests, which has resulted in reduced time to spend on studies
- In most of the cases, the projects given to the students are not done by they themselves due to shortage of time. They make their relatives or outside people to do the job for them.
- Students are also not getting enough time to participate in extra-curricular activities
- As the competition is reduced, the students have become lazy in their studies
- Another drawback is that there is an element of subjectivity in assessing the various skills of the students
- Teachers will have to put in more effort to improve their teaching
More Details on CCE
Click on the following links to know more details of CCE.
- Revised CCE Manual for classes IX and X (Applicable for class IX from April 2011 and for class X 2012)
- Summative Assessment II for Class X Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- Teachers' Manual on CCE Class IX and X (Hindi Version)
- Format of CCE Certificate
- CCE Manual for Teachers' - Classes VI-VIII Manual | Circular
- Parent Advocates for CCE
- Trainer for CCE
- Monitor and Mentor Column | Guidelines for Logging | Tools for Mentoring Part I Part II
- Conduct of Optional Proficiency Test for Class-X Circular | Online Registration
- 2nd Summative Assessment Class IX
- Important Circulars/Notifications
- Format of Report Card: Front | Back | CCE Certificate
- FAQs on CCE
- Examination Structure Syllabus Summative Assessment for I and II Term for Classes IX and X
- Sample Question Paper for Classes IX and X for Term I (First Term, September 2010)
- Sample Question Paper for Classes IX and X for Term II (Second Term)
- Secondary School Curriculum 2011 (Volume-I)
- Secondary School Curriculum 2012 (Volume-I)
- Examination Structure, Division of Syllabus and Sample Question Papers for 2nd Term (Oct.09 to Mar.10) Examination of Class IX under CCE