CBSE Internal Assessment: 5 Major Changes in the assessment Process For 2023

CBSE Internal Assessment

In a recent change of events, Sir Anurag Tripathi, the CBSE secretary has made an announcement that the board is about to introduce conglomerate modifications in the CBSE internal assessment process of the boards exam 2023. According to the reports it said that changes will be made to make the assessment process more comprehensive, skill-based, and competency-based. 

Significant changes will be made on the basis of the National Education Policy (NEP 2020). 

Some of these recent changes have already been introduced in several schools based on experiences. The remaining changes will be introduced in the next academic year. 

Due to the pandemic, the board had to divide the one-year CBSE internal assessment process into a two-term examination system. With the recent introduction of changes, there will be a withdrawal of changes. That withdrawal were made to cooperate with the Covid-19 situation and new rules will be implemented. 

Major Changes in assessment process of CBSE Exam

Here we are going to make you acquainted with new changes in CBSE assessment process from 2023.

Are the changes for both the 10th and 12th?

According to the recent modifications made in the CBSE internal assessment process of the board exam 2022-23, there will be changes in the examination scheme of both the 10th boards and 12th boards.

With the new scheme, there will now be 40% competency-based questions in class 10th. Which will comprise multiple choice questions, case-based, source-based integrated questions, or any other types of questions. In addition to this 20% of questions will be objective type and the remaining 40% be short or long answer type questions.

Likewise, for CBSE class 12th boards, 30% of the questions will be competency-based that will comprise multiple choice questions, case-based questions, source-based integrated questions, and other types of questions.  20% of the questions will consist of objective-type questions. And the remaining 50% will consist of short or long answer types of questions. Previously the composition of the competency-based questions was down to 20%.

Also read: CBSE Previous Year Paper With Answers

20% CBSE Internal Assessment For All Subjects

As said by the secretary of the CBSE, Sir Anurag Tripathi, a 3-hour-long examination at the end of the year cannot judge the actual proficiencies of the students in a true sense. And thus, the secretary added that the CBSE internal assessment should be based on a year-long process. According to the recent policies, 20% of internal assessments will be conducted even in those subjects that do not include practicals. This new experiment will be taken on the basis of NEP and hence the students will be evaluated by their parents, teachers, and peers, and the 20% marks will be allotted on the same basis. 

33% More Questions to provide more options

Talking about the other changes made in the new assessment process, according to the word delivered by Sir Tripathi there will be two types of structural changes in the CBSE board exam

1st change: the first change includes an increase of 33% more questions internally to provide more options for the students to choose from. This not only provides a wide range of options for the students but will also make the question paper longer. 

Question will be Skill based And Competency-based

2nd change: the other change will be based on the type of questions. The questions asked in the paper will be skill and competency-based. This is done in order to work on the analytical and critical thinking of the students. 

CBSE is planning to Introduce the Holistic Assessment Card

A holistic CBSE internal assessment is required to focus on the development of every student’s intellectual, emotional, social, physical, artistic, creative, and spiritual potential. It encourages the students to engage in the teaching/learning process and promotes personal and collective responsibility. 

Adding to the details, Tripathi said CBSE will be introducing holistic assessment cards for the students. This procedure has been started in a few schools as a pilot project.

The students will be assessed through these holistic assessment cards by teachers, peers, and parents. And the students will be able to do their self-assessment. 


Will boards be conducted in 2023?

Yes, like every year the boards will be conducted in February 2023 too. 

How do you perform a holistic assessment?

  1. Patient’s ability to communicate.
  2. Patient history.
  3. Cultural and religious beliefs.
  4. Patient’s preference for the delivery of care.
  5. Language and need for an interpreter.
  6. Patient’s self-assessment.

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