Guidelines For Conducting Practical Examinations/Project/ Internal Assessment For Classes X & XII
As per provisions of Curriculum/Examination Bye-Laws prescribed by the CBSE the
Practical Examinations/Project/Internal Assessment shall be conducted as under:
The Practical Examinations/Project/Internal Assessment shall be conducted strictly
as per Circular dated 11.02.2021 available on the link.
and examination bye-laws of the Board.
2. DATES FOR CONDUCT
The Practical Examinations/Project/Internal Assessments shall be conducted from
01/03/2021 to 11/06/2021, no extension of the dates shall be considered by the
3. DATES FOR UPLOADING MARKS
The marks in respect of all Practical Examinations/Project/Internal Assessments
shall be uploaded simultaneously from 01/03/2021 to 11/06/2021, no extension of
the dates shall be considered by the Board.
4. ENSURING ERROR-FREE UPLOADING
While uploading the marks, the School, the Internal Examiner and the External
Examiner (as the case may be) shall ensure that correct marks are uploaded as no
correction in the marks will be allowed once marks are uploaded.
Schools and Examiners shall, while awarding/uploading marks, also keep in mind
maximum marks allotted for Practical/Project/IA as per Circular dated 11/02/2021.
Guidelines For Conducting Practical Examinations/Project/ Internal Assessment For Classes X
5. REGULAR STUDENTS
The Practical Examinations/Project/Internal Assessments shall be conducted by the
schools themselves for regular students only as per the curriculum of the subject
7. PRIVATE STUDENTS
There will be no separate Practical Examinations/Project/Internal Assessments in
respect of private candidates. The marks prescribed for Practical
Examinations/Project/Internal Assessments shall be computed on a pro-rata basis
based on the marks obtained in the theory examination conducted by the Board.
8. REGULAR STUDENTS
For the regular students sponsored through L.O.C of Class XIl, based on the
eligibility/bonafide status of the student(s), Practical Examinations/Project/Internal
Assessments shall be conducted in the school.
9. PRIVATE STUDENTS
There will be no separate Practical Examinations/Project/Internal Assessments in
respect of private candidates.
10. CARRYING OVER OF MARKS IN R/O PRIVATE STUDENTS
The practical marks of private candidates (appearing in 2020-21) who had appeared
as regular candidates in session 2019-20, whose marks are available in the result
data of last year will be carried over for the Board’s Examination for session 2020-21.
These candidates will not be appearing in the practical examinations. Only in case, if
a candidate has failed last year (2019-2020) will be allowed to appear in the practical
examination in 2021.
11. MARKS ON PRO-RATA BASIS IN R/O PRIVATE STUDENTS
In respect of candidates prior to session 2019-20, i.e. 2018-19 and before, marks
prescribed for Practical Examinations/Project/Internal Assessments shall be
computed on a pro-rata basis, based on the marks obtained in theory examination.
12. APPOINTMENT OF EXTERNAL EXAMINERS BY THE BOARD.
The Board will appoint External Examiners in each school for conducting Practical
Examinations and Project Assessments as per the modalities and subjects are given in
Circulars. dated 11.02.2021 available on link
The school authorities are not authorised to make alternate arrangement for
the conduct of practical examination/project assessment at the local level. A practical
examination can only be conducted by an examiner appointed by the Board.
All matters of any delay in the conduct of practical examination due to non-availability/
refusal/non-reporting etc. shall be reported to Regional Office concerned
immediately for further necessary directions from the Regional Office for
the appointment of a new examiner.
13. APPOINTMENT OF OBSERVERS BY THE BOARD.
The Board may appoint observer in the schools to oversee the conduct of Practical
Examinations and Project Assessments and ensure fair conduct of
examinations/assessment. The schools shall get in touch with concerned Regional
Officer for obtaining the list of observers (s).
14. ENSURING PRESENCE/AVAILABILITY OF EXTERNAL EXAMINERS
The school shall ensure the presence/availability of External Examiners and Observers
on all days of the conduct of Practical Examinations/Project Assessments strictly as per
the provision of appointment of external examiner by the Board.
15. APPOINTMENT OF INTERNAL EXAMINER
There will be an External Examiner as well as an Internal Examiner, as per past
practise for Practical Examinations/Project Assessment. The school shall appoint an
Internal Examiner of adequate experience and expertise in all such subjects. An
order shall be issued by the School Principal for the appointment of Internal Examiner
with complete details of an examiner and his duties and responsibilities.
16. INSPECTION OF LABORATORY AND EQUIPMENT BY EXTERNAL EXAMINER
The External Examiners shall visit the laboratory of the school at least one day prior
to the day of conduct of examination/assessment to ensure availability of proper and
adequate Apparatus/Equipment/Chemicals/other required material etc.
In case of any shortcoming, the same should be brought to the personal notice of
the Principal/Head of the School who shall be responsible for making arrangements
and making up for the shortcomings such reported.
17. CONDUCT OF EXAMINATION/ASSESSMENT IN SESSIONS
To ensure fair and proper assessment, Practical Examinations/Project Assessment
should invariably be conducted in two sessions in a day if the number of candidates
is more than 20.
In the case of Fine Arts, examination/assessment shall invariably be conducted in two
sessions in respect of each candidate.
18. UPLOADING OF PHOTOGRAPHS THROUGH MOBILE APP
The Board may require all schools to upload the photographs of conduct of
For this purpose, an App-link will be provided to the schools for uploading 01 group
photograph of each batch during the practical examination. Group Photo should
consist of all the candidates of that batch, External examiner, Internal examiner and
Observer. All faces should be clearly visible in the photograph.
The photograph shall be taken in the laboratory where practical examinations will be
conducted and the laboratory should be clearly seen in the photograph.
The software will ensure that photographs uploaded are geotagged and time-tagged;
some other information such as batch number, total batches, date and time etc will
also, be required to be uploaded on the app link.
19. ATTENDANCE SHEETS
Attendance Sheets of the students appearing in the practical examination must be
carefully filled in the proforma which will be provided to each school by the
concerned Regional Office.
20. OTHER MATERIAL
The following material will also be provided by the concerned Regional Offices for
conducting of practical examinations/project assessments for handing over to the
concerned External examiner on his/her arrival:
e Manual Award List for use of any left out subject exam.
e Sample Envelope for sending Award List by External Examiners.
21. NEW ANSWER BOOK FOR PRACTICAL
The cover page of the practical answer book has been changed in 2021. This change has
been made to synchronise with the instructions issued. Please ensure that the examiner
is completing all entries carefully and correctly.
Apart from conducting the Practical Examination/Project Assessments of the students of
your school, you shall also ensure relieving of your PGT’s deputed by the Board for
conduct of Practical Examination/Project Assessment in other schools to ensure that the
the whole process of practical examination is completed within the stipulated time. Non
relieving of the teachers appointed as examiners will be viewed seriously and shall attract
invocation of penalty provisions against the erring schools.
It is emphasized that the sanctity of the examination process may be maintained in the true spirit
by following guidelines and systematic procedures as prescribed and laid down from time
to time. Being the custodian of trust and confidence of students, parents and citizens of the
nation, our efforts should solely be in accordance with the established norms and
It shall be ascertained that no unethical practices, in conduct of Practical Examinations/
Project/Internal Assessments are being adopted or allowed to be adopted and resorted to
in any manner by any person connected with these examinations/assessments.
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