20 marks of internal assessment for 9th and 10th class student reinstated in Maharashtra

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The Maharashtra state Secondary And Higher Secondary Board students of class 9th and 10th will have to give written examination of 80 marks and internal evaluation of 20 marks from the academic year 2019- 20 for the assessment of capability of the students of 11th and 12th . The water safety „Jal- Suraksha‟ subject in environment science has been included in the curriculum. School Education Minister Advocate Ashish Shelar informed.

Mr Shelar further said that a committee headed by the education commissioner was constituted for reconsideration of the marking and evaluation scheme of class IX to XII. According to the report of this committee, amended in evaluation scheme for class 9th and 10th student from the year 2019- 20 has been done. Under this plan, the evaluation of language and Social Sciences will be done according to the 80/20 pattern where 80 marks will be for written examination and 20 for internal assessment said Mr Shelar.

He further said that in the similar manner for the 11th class students from the year 2019-20 and from the year 2020-21 for XII class students, the final examination will be of 600 marks instead of present 650. The 50 marks given for the environment science subject, presently, will be converted into Grade;.Water safety Jal-Suraksha has been included in the environment science subject. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had taken up this subject at national level and keeping its importance in mind, the water safety topic has been added in the curriculum from class 9th to class 12th.

Maharashtra will be the first state to include the Jal-Suraksha topic in its curriculum.The School Education Minister further said that the internal assessment has been included in the “Pattern‟ because various capabilities of the students are to be assessed. Their progress is to be evaluated continuously and with this intention, the internal assessment had a provision of 20 marks.

Mr Shelar further said that the final examinations of state Board will be based on the curriculum of class 10th. He said that the syllabus for final examination will be only that of class 10th.

The minister said that the „Speaking and listening skills‟ will also be included in the curriculum at par with the CBSE evaluation scheme. He further said that for other subjects, the internal evaluation will include homework, objective questions and provisions of projects. Mr Shelar said that the evaluation of internal assessment will not be done at the end of the academic year but step by step in the entire year. For this, the junior colleges and Higher Secondary Schools will be conducting the evaluation. Mr Shelar said that the final examination of class 11th will be based on entire curriculum of 11th standard and that of 12th will be based on complete syllabus of class 12th.

He also said that at least 25 percent questions in the final written examinations will be multiple choice questions/ objective questions at par with the CBSE board, Mr Shelar added.