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CCE Examination reforms - Modifications in SSC Public Examinations w.e.f March 2020 G.O.MS.No. 69 Dated:15-10-2019

Examination reforms – Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation pattern of examination system – Modifications in SSC Public Examinations w.e.f March 2020

School Education – Examination reforms  –  Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation pattern of examination system – Modifications in SSC Public Examinations w.e.f March 2020 and onwards – Orders  – Issued.
SCHOOL EDUCATION (PROG.II) DEPARTMENT  G.O.MS.No. 69                          Dated:15-10-2019                                                                                               Read the following:- 
 1. G.O.Ms.No.82, School Education (Prog.II) Dept., dated 29.10.2015. 
2. G.O.Ms.No.41, School Education (Prog.II) Dept., dated 07.06.2016. 
3. G.O.Ms.No.80, School Education (Prog.II) Dept., dated 25.10.2017. 
4. G.O.Ms.No.62, School Education (Prog.II) Dept., dated 18.09.2018.
 5. G.O.Ms.No.41, School Education (Prog.II) Dept., dated 28.06.2019. 
6. From the CSE, AP, e-File No.ESE0221021/107/2019-SCERT, dt.19.9.2019.                            
ORDER:              
             After careful examination of the proposal from the Commissioner of School Education, AP, Amaravathi in the reference 6th read above, and keeping in view the recommendations  of National Curriculum framework-2005, interventions of Draft New Education Policy 2019 and recommendations of core group constituted by the Commissioner of School Education for Examination reforms and in consonance with the Government’s  policy on reforms in SSC Public Examinations in the reference 5th read above, the following orders are issued with immediate effect. 
 2. The orders issued in the reference 1st read above will be continued with respect to other examination reforms except SSC Public Examinations. The orders issued by the Government and in furtherance of orders issued by the Commissioner of School Education in earlier instances in respect of conduct of SSC Public Examinations are hereby annulled.   
3. The following examination reforms for SSC Public Examinations will come in to force w.e.f SSC Public Examinations, March 2020 and onwards.  
The Blue Print:  
    To ensure quality in assessments, the Blue Print is modified with a  shift from assessing rote learning to conceptual understanding and  higher order thinking skills of the students viz., Critical, Creative,Logical, and Analytical thinking through appropriate assessment tools.
  Question paper contains 4 sections:
1. Objective type (Answer should be in one word / Phrase, No choice) 
2. Very Short answer Type ( Answer should be in One or Two sentences, No choice) 
3. Short answer (Answer in Two to four sentences, No choice)  
4. Essay Type (Answer in Eight to Ten sentences, Internal choice) 

 Answer  Booklet:  
150 (2Hr  &30Min) Director  of  Government  Examinations  shall  make arrangements  to supply 24  page  ruled/dotted  single  answer  booklet  to the  students  for writing  the  examinations.  The Commissioner,  Printing,  Stationery  & Stores  Purchase Department, AP  shall  meet the  expenditure for  this purpose. (iii) (iv) (v) 
Duration  of the Examination:  
1.  It  shall  be  2.45  hrs,  including  Reading  of  Question  Paper  – 15  min, writing of  Answers  – 2.30 hrs 2.  OSSC  Main  Language/First  Language  Composite Course  –  3.15  hrs. 3.  Second  Language –  3.00  hrs.
 Development  of  Confidential  Material: 
 1.  The current practice  of  DEOs/District  Common  Examination  Boards contributing  to frame  Question  Papers  for  Class-X Examinations  is hereby discontinued. 
 2.  The Director,  SCERT  shall  be  entrusted  with  the responsibility development of question papers for  SSC  Public  Examinations  for class-X  duly  engaging  the Assessment  Cell  and coordinating  with the  Director,  Government  Examinations. The  Commissioner of School  Education shall  define  and  delineate  the roles of  SCERT  and DGE  to  bring in  alignment  to  improve quality  and  maintaining confidentiality  in  this aspect. 
 Paper wise Grades  in  Marks  Memorandum: 
  In  addition  to  the existing  mention of subject-wise grades,  paper-wise grades  secured by  the students  are  to  be  mentioned  in  the  SSC  marks memorandum. 

     The  Director,  Government  Examinations  shall  take  steps  for  modifying the SSC Marks Memorandum  to  indicate  the  paper-wise  grades,  subjectwise  grades  secured by the students. 
  4. The  Director,  SCERT  shall take  necessary steps in  ensuring  dissemination  of the  Blue  Print and should  be  ready  for  further  clarifications if  necessary.   
  5. The  Commissioner  of  School  Education,  Andhra  Pradesh,  the Director,  SCERT, AP  and  the Director,  Government  Examinations,  AP  shall  take  further  necessary action  in  the matter  accordingly.