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All CBSE schools to have health and wellness clubs

All CBSE schools to have health and wellness clubs

New Delhi: India is planning to set up a health and wellness club in all the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) schools across the country to promote safe sanitation practice, Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal said on Tuesday.

“Health and wellness club will be set up in all schools for better sanitation. Let’s promise for zero tolerance against poor sanitation,” Sibal said after launching the National School Sanitation Initiative.

He said only nine percent of school students wash their hands before eating and these clubs will promote issues like these among students. “They are the future and their good health will help a build a better tomorrow.”

The initiative is a collaboration project between the Human Resource Development (HRD) ministry and the urban development ministry. It is estimated that 17 percent of the urban population in India currently has no access to any sanitation facilities, while 50-80 percent of the wastewater is disposed untreated.

Anshu Vaish, secretary school education, said at least 45 percent of Indian schools do not have separate toilets for girls. “This is impacting girl students’ admission and we have a long way to go in improving this situation.”

Initially the health and wellness club will come up in CBSE schools as it is the initiative of the board, Vaish told the sources.

“We will inform all the state boards and if they want all the materials can be translated to desired regional languages.”

S. Jaipal Reddy, who was also present at the event, said safe drinking water and sanitation are part of the millennium development goals and the government is striving to better the situation.

“With this initiative, we will create awareness about sanitation in school level. Students are change agents and we are targeting them,” Reddy added. IANS

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CBSE dispatches CCE syllabi for classes IX, X

CBSE dispatches CCE syllabi for classes IX, X

New Delhi: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has recently announced the bifurcated syllabi for the main subjects under the Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) system for classes IX and X both for the first term (April to September, 2010) and second term (October to 31 March, 2011).

Although, detailed guidelines for formative and summative assessment in main subjects and sample question papers will be sent by the CBSE to the schools later while they have received the syllabi for the next academic session for classes IX and X.

The summative assessment includes overall assessment of the term while the formative assessment includes scholastic and non-scholastic activities.

“These documents will be helpful to your teachers in designing creative activities and lesson plans for transacting syllabus and assessing students effectively during the academic session effective from April 1, 2010,” said the circular including the syllabi disseminated to all the heads of the CBSE affiliated schools.

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Sample Question Papers and Marking Scheme for Board Exam. 2010

Sample Question Papers and Marking Scheme for Board Exam. 2010

Class X

Science (Theory) Paper-1 |  Paper-2 |  Paper-3
Sanskrit Communicative
English Language & Literature
English Communicative
Urdu Course A
Urdu Course B
Hindi Course – A
Hindi Course – B
Mathematics
Social Science
Social Science (Hindi)
German Language Paper-1 |  Paper-2
Marking Scheme (All Subjects)
Marking Scheme – Urdu Course A
Marking Scheme – Urdu Course B

Class XII

Hindi
Sanskrit
Urdu – Core
Urdu – Elective
English Core
Functional English
Mathematics –        Part-1 |   Part-2
Biology
Chemistry
Physics
Business Studies –        Paper-I Paper-II
Economics
Accountancy –        Part-1 |   Part-2 |   Part-3 |   Part-4
History
Psychology
Geography (Theory)
Political Science
Sociology
Home Science
Fashion Studies
Agriculture
Heritage Crafts
Physical Education
Engineering and Drawing
Information Practices
Multimedia and Web Technologies –        Part-1 Part-2 Part-3 Part-4 Part-5 Part-6
Computer Science
Graphic Design
MARKING SCHEME
Marking Scheme – Science Subjects
Marking Scheme – Commerce Subjects
Marking Scheme – Humanities
Marking Scheme – Urdu Core
Marking Scheme – Urdu Elective
Blue Print – Urdu

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All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) 2010

AIEEE 2010

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has invited applications for the All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) 2010 to be held on April 25, 2010 for admission to BE/B.Tech./B.Arch./ B.planning courses conducted at several institutions including National Institutes of Technology, Indian Institutes of Information Technology and Deemed Universities. In Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram, Ernakulam and Kozhikode will be the test centres.

Entrance test consist of two papers. The first paper consists of three parts-physics, chemistry and mathematics-of equal weightage with objective type questions for BE/B.Tech. courses. The second paper consists of mathematics, aptitude test and drawing for B.Arch. and B.planning. The aptitude test is designed to evaluate candidate’s perception, imagination, observation, creativity and architectural awareness (of candidates). There will be negative marks for wrong answers.

For each inncorrect response, one-fourth of the total marks scored would be deducted. The entrance examination will start from 9.30 a.m. on April 25, 2010. Both the papers will of three-hour duration. The second paper will start from 2 p.m. the same day. Students can take three consecutive chances, one every year, to appear for this entrance examination. On the basis of performance in entrance test, separate rank lists will be prepared for BE/ B.Tech and B.Arch / B.Planning. Score card indicating All India rank and State rank with total marks and marks in each subject will be sent to all candidates appearing for AIEEE–2010.

Eligibility

Those who have passed Plus Two or equivalent examinations with physics, chemistry, mathematics are eligible to apply. Three-year engineering diploma holders may also apply. Those appearing for the final-year qualifying examination in 2010 may also apply. There is no mark restriction in Plus Two for BE/B.Tech. courses.

For admission to BE/ B.Tech. courses the applicant should have studied physics and mathematics and any one of chemistry/biotechnology/ computer science/biology. For admission to B.Arch / B.Planning, applicants should have studied mathematics and should have at least 50 per cent marks in aggregate in the Plus Two/equivalent examination. Applicants should have been born on or after October 1, 1985. In the case of SC/ST and physically-challenged, should have (been) born on or after October 1, 1980.

How to apply

Application can be submitted either online or in the prescribed application form. Online application facilities are provided through the website http://www.aieee.nic.in up to December 31. Payment of fee can be made either by credit card or by a demand draft from any scheduled commercial bank. Candidates applying online should keep a photocopy of confirmation wtih registration number and a copy of mode of remittance of examination fee.

Printed application forms and information bulletin for the entrance test can be obtained from designated branches of Syndicate Bank between December 1 and December 31 on payment of Rs.450.

Those who desire to appear for both BE/ B.Tech and B.Arch / B.Planning examinations should send their filled in applications along with (the) additional fee in the form of a demand draft of Rs. 300 drawn in favour of Secretary, CBSE, payable at New Delhi. Candidates opting for examination centres in foreign countries should pay an additional fee of Rs. 550.

In Kerala, the Syndicate Bank branches at Thiruvananthapuram (Statue Junction); Kottayam (Baker Junction), Ernakulam (Shanmugham Road); Thrissur (Palace Road); Kozhikode (Cherooty Road) will distribute application forms and information bulletins for the AIEEE-2010 from December 1 onwards. A processing charges of Rs.5 will have to be paid in addition to the cost of application forms.

To obtain information bulletin containing application form by post, candidates should send their request to the Assistant Secretary (AIEEE), Central Board of Secondary Education, PS1-2, Institutional Area, IP Extension, Patparganj, New Delhi – 110092 along with a bank draft of Rs. 500 (Rs. 275 for SC / ST ) in favour of the Secretary, CBSE, payable at New Delhi and a self-addressed envelope (12”x 10”). For more details visit http://www.aieee.nic.in.

JEST 2010

Online applications are invited from students with good academic record for Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST– 2010) for enrolment to Ph.D. programme in physics (including various inter-disciplinary research areas), theoretical computer science at any of the participating institutions including Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences, Nainital; Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai; Homi Bhabha National Institute, Mumbai; Harish-Chandra Research Institute, Allahabad; Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam; Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore; Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore; Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Mohali and Pune; Indian Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai; Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore; National Centre for Radio Astrophysics, TIFR Pune; National Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhubaneswar; Raman Research Institute , Bangalore; Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad, and Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata. Apply online through http://jest2010.aries.res.in on or before December 14. For eligibility criteria and other details visit http://jest2010.aries.res.in or contact Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (ARIES), Nainital, 263129 .

 

 

GOPAKUMAR KARAKONAM

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Multiple choice questions for CBSE Class 9 Social Science paper

New Delhi: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has received much appreciation for introducing the new Comprehensive and Continuous Evaluation (CCE) scheme and its continuous efforts to revamp the current Board Exam System. For the first time now, class IX students will haveMultiple Choice Questions (MCQs) in the Social Science paper.

According to the new CCE scheme, each term comprises of two Formative tests and one Summative. The current class IX session is to be covered in both these modes for a trial evaluation of the scheme.

The Summative test this academic year will comprise of 16 MCQs from all the five units of Social Science.

To be conducted in March 2010, this test paper will comprise of MCQs to be finished in the first 30 minutes of the exam after which the answer sheet shall be collected from students.

Without much ado, students will be provided with the main paper, which is to be finished in two hours and thirty minutes duration.

The Summative test, comprising of 20% Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) questions and 40% understanding based questions will have questions on interpretation of maps, diagram and factual recall type queries.

A positive discrimination index test is also deemed to be a part of the test and its result is meant to be used for ranking, awarding division, granting scholarships and promotion and less for guidance.

The Summative assessment carries the maximum weightage of 80 marks while the unit-wise weightage of marks remains the same, as prescribed in the school curriculum for 2010 inSocial Science.

The Formative test (October 2009 to March 2010) comprises of 20 marks for internal assessment, ten for the unit/class test and five marks for assignment and project work each.

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