Exam Schedule

CBSE Exam Pattern

  • Students of classes 6 to 8 will now follow a uniform assessment scheme with a two-semester system that will include half yearly and annual examinations.
  • The assessment, examination and report card patterns for class 9 students will be similar to that of class 10 Board students.
  • Every semester, two 10-mark tests or periodic assessments will be conducted for classes 6 to 8. The half yearly written examination will carry 80 marks.


  • The NCERT syllabus needs to be followed by schools in the upper primary classes.
  • Students of classes 6 to 8 will need to study mathematics, science and social science, along with three languages and one other subject.
  • In classes 6 to 8, the annual exams will be based on the syllabus of the second half of the year, along with a certain percentage of the half yearly syllabus. For class 6, 10 per cent of the half yearly syllabus will be included in the annuals, while for classes 7 and 8, the percentage of half yearly syllabus to be included in the final examination is 20 per cent and 30 per cent respectively.
  • Grading will be carried out separately for scholastic (academic) and non-scholastic (co-curricular) activities.


  • Students of classes 6 to 8 will graded on a three-point scale in the non-scholastic activities of Work Education, Art Education, and Health and Physical Education. The factors on which they will be graded are regularity, participation, output and teamwork. Students will also receive marks for submission of notebooks.
  • Report cards issued by all CBSE schools will need to carry both the logos of the school and the CBSE.
  • The new report card design for students of classes 6 to 8, and for class 9 students can be checked in the official circular.