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How do you feel about the CCE system?

Love it or hate it, the CCE is here. While some students and parents echo joy others are more apprehensive about the change and the laxity toward studies it might bring about. Some though are counting on the new system for all-round development

education Updated: May 26, 2010 09:29 IST

Bob Christopher Fernandez St Columba’s School, Sector 4, Gole Market
Your reaction when you first heard of this.

The reaction was normal. But apparently I was not able to make out what it meant.

I was on track to take the Boards, so the sudden change was a little confusing.

How has school changed for you?
The discipline and punctuality are taken into account during evaluation. Focus is on overall development. So, yes there is a slight change.

Has your performance improved?
My performance has changed drastically. I have done reasonably well in all the subjects.

Do you feel intellectually challenged?
Obviously. There is this sense of competition now. And I know that if I don’t work hard now I will fall behind.

What are your main concerns related to this change?
The studying time has increased considerably. Also, there is the aspect of negative marking as well.

Parent: bob robert fernandez
Do you have any doubts about the scrapping of the Board exams. If yes then what.
No doubts as such, although the standards of the Board exams will not exist anymore, hence making it an even more complex situation.

Do you want your child to take the optional Board exam?
Yes, because the Boards test the intellectual levels of the students.

How are you motivating your child to deal with school this year?
Well, nothing has really changed; the preparations will be just the same. There will be no changes in the level of concentration.

Neeharika Sreedhar Air Force Bal Bharati School, Lodhi Road

Your reaction when you first heard of this.
I was really excited. I thought that the burden of my studies will be less and that I will be able to understand all the subjects more easily.

Do you feel intellectually challenged?
Yes, I do. There will be more competition because now all students are at the same level.

Do you like it or hate it.
I like it for the concept as it has made the exams lighter, but there are also the side effects, as we’ll have to make more projects and assignments.

Do you feel you are well informed about the Board exams?
Yes, I do have a little doubt about the Board exams, it is slightly confusing whether it is still optional or not.

What are your main concerns related to this change?
There aren’t any concerns as such but I know that I will have to step up a little bit more so that I hold that edge against any competition.

Parent: PULIJALA sreedhar

Do you want your child to take the optional Board exam?

Personally, we would want her to take the optional Board exam as it would test her true potential, but at the end it will be her choice.

Do you think your child is extra overburdened now?
No. As a matter of fact the change has come as a boon for all those students who were average performers.

Do you have any doubts about the scrapping of the Board exams. If yes then what.
No, there are no such doubts. We will just be focused on the fact that our child performs well, be it any form of examination.

Deeksha Pahwa Loreto Convent School, Delhi Cantt

Will you opt for the class X optional Board exam?
Yes I will opt for class tenth optional Board exam. As I feel that Boards enable us to see our real potential and capability and also help us to groom ourselves.

How has school changed for you?
Now, teachers are working more and are expecting the same from us.

Has your performance improved?
Yes, my performance has improved, as regular tests are being conducted, so I have become more regular with my studies. I have made it a habit to revise whatever I’ve studied in school that particular day. This way it gets stored in my mind, and it has proven to be very beneficial to me.

Do you feel that you are well-informed about the Boards?
No. I don’t think that I am well informed about the Boards. I feel that our teachers and the CBSE should give more details and make things clear so that we have a clear picture in our mind, and can take the decision accordingly.

Parent: Neeru Pahwa
Do you want your child to take the optional Board exam?
Yes I want my child to take the optional Board exam, but I won’t pressurise her.

Do you think your child is overburdened now?
No. If she is regular with her studies she won’t feel the pressure, but if she has a lot of work pending it means that she is irregular, and then she will definitely feel burdened.

Do you have any doubts about the scrapping of the Board exams?
I’ve the same doubt as my daughter about how students will choose their stream in class XI, because according to me choosing your stream on basis of class 10th final school exams is not correct.

Mehak Sukhramani Summer Fields School, Kailash Colony

Your reaction when you first heard of the scrapping of Board exams.
Honestly speaking, just like every student, I exclaimed with joy because Board exams are one of the most difficult ‘stepping stone’ of our school.

Will you opt for the class X optional Board exam?
Yes, I will surely appear in the class X optional Board exams, as it would be an important learning experience.

What are your main concerns related to this change?
There will be tonnes of concerns related to this change, such as:
l The grading system will be a kind of disadvantage for me and other intelligent students as a 99 per cent scorer will be awarded with the same grade as one with 91 per cent.
l No competition may lead to less seriousness.
l Easier the studies become, less seriousness will be observed.
l Our rank will be decided according to the school. We will not be able to know our capability against the competition that other students of CBSE pose.
l Grading system will not help the students to decide their streams efficiently and effectively for higher classes.

Parent: Parul Sukhramani

Do you think your child is overburdened now?
Yes sometimes, when they have loads of projects to make and side by side have to concentrate on their studies. So we feel that our child needs to pull up her socks to face the new challenge.

Do you want your child to take the optional Board exam?


Yes, surely she shall take up the optional exams so that she does not miss even a single chance or a stepping stone of her studies and her life as well.



Are you happy with the CCE?


Yes. We, basically, are quite happy to see our child working very hard to keep up the good work.

Karan Benjamin

Kothari Internationl School, Sector 50, Noida

How was your reaction when you came to know about this change?
We were happy, as there was no pressure that usually comes with Class X. I think the CCE has worked in our favour as the continuous evaluation ensures that we are on our toes.

Will you opt for the optional Boards?
It depends on our school actually. Personally too, we’ve not yet decided whether or not we want to give them.

How has school changed for you?
There is more focus on extra-curricular now. Our teachers encourage us to take part in activities and are not behind us to study all the time. We have Wednesday tests, tough assignments, regular projects etc.

What are your main concerns related to this change?
I guess we have to be very careful with everything we do because our evaluation depends on our teachers. As for the Boards, since we don’t know anything, we’ll have to be prepared for everything.

Parent: Rita Mathew
Do you have any doubts about the scrapping/making optional of the Boards?
I’m very confused about the Boards being made optional. What will the end result be? Will it or will it not help the students, and how? Nothing has been made clear to us. In fact, the schools are themselves unclear.

Do you want you child to take the optionals?
If I had the option, I would want them to take the Boards.

How are you motivating your child to deal with school this year?
I have never pushed my children on the academic level. That’s my way of dealing with my children. I want them to focus on their ECA as well.

Shaurya Mathur Lovely Public School, Priyadarshini Vihar, East Delhi

What was your reaction when you came to know about this?
I was very pleased as the burden of the Boards was no longer there.

How has school changed for you?
Earlier, class X was all about scoring well in Boards; now it’s about all-round development. It’s not totally based on marks. We have poetry, elocutions, debates etc, which allow us to showcase our talent.

Has your performance improved and do you like CCE or hate it?
Yes, my performance has improved. I love writing poetry and with CCE, I’m able to do the same and am also evaluated. It tests my creativity. We can go in for as many activities as we want and are encouraged by our teachers.

Do you feel intellectually challenged?
Yes, I do keep coming up with out of the box ideas to improve my grades

Will you opt for the Class X optionals?
I would like to give the Board exams.

Parent: Gautam Sinha

Are you happy with the CCE?
Yes, we’re quite happy with the CCE. The CCE has its pros and cons. While it allows self motivation, the low performers perhaps lose out. Since it’s an evaluation process, the impression on the teacher is very important.

Do you have any doubts about the scrapping of the Boards? If yes, what are they?
There is a degree of confusion. We don’t know how students are going to be evaluated. How will choosing a stream be decided? Where is the standardisation?

Do you want your child to take the optionals?
We would want Aditi to give the Boards.

Yashna Gupta Modern Vidya Niketan, Aravali Hills, Faridabad

Your reaction when you first heard the scrapping of the Board exams.
Yayy!!..

How has school changed for you?
A lot of burden on homework and assignments has been increased

Will you opt for the class X optional Board exam?
The school hasn’t given us an option to decide. The decision lies with the school itself.

Has your performance improved?
No

Are you constantly on the lookout for new ideas related to study/work, has it made you a thinking person?
Not at all. Don’t think it has created any changes in my thinking ways.

What are your main concerns related to this change?
The everyday assessments should be given well in advance and not just before they are to be performed.

Parent: Naresh gupta
Do you think your child is overburdened now?
Yes, the daily work load due to regular assessments and tests makes it difficult for them to manage. The time after school passes in completing homework.

Are you happy with the CCE?
There should be more transparency in the system

Do you want your child to take the optional Board exam?
Yes it would act as a mock Board exam prior to the 12th Board pattern

How are you motivating your child to deal with school this year?


There’s nothing new as the syllabus is the same.

Vrishti Sibal

Delhi Public School, Rohini

How has school changed for you?
School has changed in a way that there are now more projects and more class tests on a daily basis.

Has your performance improved?
It is too early to judge that but I feel that my involvement with different subjects has increased.

Will you opt for the class X optional Board exam?
No, I won’t.

Do you feel intellectually challenged?
Yes, I do. The new system stimulates me to increase my knowledge and go in to the depth of the subjects.

What are your main concerns related to this change?
Presently I’m quite content with this new system. My only area of concern is that now I’ll have no idea about how the Boards will take place in class XII.

Has it made you a thinking person?
Yes it has.

Parent: sanjay sibal
Do you think your child is overburdened now?
There is a feeling that the child is overburdened now. But any dramatic change in a system would make you feel like this. The system needs to be given some more time to settle in.

Are you happy with the CCE?
The concept seems logical and has lot of merits. It helps to evaluate the child on parameters on scholastic and co-scholastic along with co-curricular activities.

Do you have any doubts about the scrapping of the Board exams? If yes, then what?
No there are no doubts on scrapping the Board exams.

Kamal Sachdeva Cambridge School, Srinivaspuri

Your reaction when you first heard of this?
I was really happy with this change, I believed that I could score more now and take the science stream which is my first preference.

How has school changed for you?
Our behaviour has changed, be it towards the books or the teachers. A notification on our every activity has also led to this change.

Has your performance improved?
My performance is improving day by day. And with the help of the Assignment system slowly yet steadily the student can score good marks.

Will you opt for the Class 10th optional Board exam?
No I will take the CCE. The reason being that the subject matter, content has been divided. And since the syllabus is low there is much more study time.

Do you feel intellectually challenged?
Yes, the attention towards my studies has increased. And I can also cover up for the subjects in which I am weak because of availability of ample time.

Parent: Manohar sachdeva
Do you think your child is overburdened now?
No we don’t think that our child is overburdened. Besides this change is harmless and beneficiary.

Do you have any doubts about the scrapping of the Board exams. If yes then what.
There are no doubts as such. But yes there is that mindset that students who are confident that they can strike gold even in the Boards will opt for it.

Do you want your child to take the optional Board exam?
No we don’t. We want him to choose that option which he feels he can cope with easily. Both with hard work and less pressure.

Sonali Soin Sai Memorial School, Sai Bhawan Geeta Colony,

Your reaction when you first heard of the scrapping of Board exams.
I was totally shattered when I heard this. Yes, there were rumours about the scrapping of Board exams but hadn’t imagined that this would be true.

How has school changed for you?
Now school has become just a “Masti Ki Pathshalla”. Students are generally found saying “do away with Board exams, do away with stress”.

Has your performance improved?
I have not seen any major change in myself because there are students who are confident who look forward to study seriously whether the Board exams are scrapped or not.

Do you feel intellectually challenged?
Not really. I think gaining marks after this CCE would become easy for students.

What are your main concerns related to this change?
There would be no fear from class X and students will regard X as any other class and pass with low grades. Board exams are like “Aladdin’s Lamp” to fulfill our wishes of admission in good institute and right career option.

Parent: Mrs soin
Do you think your child is overburdened now?
No, rather scrapping of Board exams shall make them lethargic and students will show no seriousness towards their studies.

Are you happy with the CCE?
No, the Board exams were better to check the performance of a child.

Do you have any doubts about the scrapping of the Board exams?
It is generally seen that students do not take studies seriously even when there are Boards exams. When Board exams are scrapped or made optional even then the students shall go on the same way.

Saarthak Dhaawan Ahlcon Public School, Mayur Vihar-I, Delhi 110091

Your reaction when you first heard of the scrapping of Board exams.
I was very happy as the unexpected turned into a miracle! But after hours of thinking I realised that scrapping of Boards will not be good. Going through the Boards in 10th standard, a student gets prepared for the Class 12th Board exams.

Are you constantly on the lookout for new ideas related to study/work, has it made you a thinking person?
Yes it has made me a thinking person. Because now we have to make a lot of projects, and prepare for the quizzes which ask for exploration.

Will you opt for the class X optional Board exam?
I will decide later on.

Do you feel that you are well-informed about the Boards?
Yes, I do feel that I am well informed. Our teachers give a lot of attention and many presentations are conducted to tell us about criteria on which the student will be graded.

Parent: Sanjeev dhawan

Do you want your child to take the optional Board exam?
I am a little bit confused because if he takes the exam is it compulsory for us to change his school? When all my doubts will get cleared then I will decide.

Do you think your child is overburdened now?
I do feel this because at the tender age of 14, my son has to cope with school responsibilities and exams. But I think it’s not the studies which make a child feel burdened. It’s the parents who make a child feel burdened.

Are you happy with the CCE (Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation)?
Yes, I am very pleased.

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