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School Education Department – Conducting Common Examinations to the students from Classes VI to X in all schools in the State of Andhra Pradesh irrespective of managements – Orders Issued.


G.O.Ms.No.20                                                                                   Dated:28.03.2016
                                                                                                Read the following:
1.    G.O.Ms.No. 82, School Edn (Prog.II) Dept, dated: 29.10.2015
2.    From JS to C.M., CMP No. 1315/JS/2015, dated 02.01.2016
3.    Govt. Memo.No. 124632/Prog-II/A1/2016, dated: 13.01.2016.
4.    G.O.Ms.No. 12 School Edn (Prog.II) Dept, dated: 25.02.2016
5.    From the Commissioner of School Education, A.P. Hyderabad, Lr.Rc.No.302/A&I/ 2015, dated 26.02.2016.



In the G.O. 1st read above, Government have issued orders, for implementation of examination reforms i.e. Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation pattern of examination system for Classes VI to IX from the academic year 2015-16 and for Class X from the academic year 2016-17 in fullest extent in all schools in the State i.e. Government, local bodies, aided and private recognized schools.

2.         In the reference 2nd read above, it is decided at the highest level to conduct common examinations to the students of classes VI to X in all schools including all Residential Societies and Private Recognized Schools and the department of School Education will be the Nodal Agency for organizing common examinations and directed to issue detailed guidelines in the matter, immediately.

3.         The Committee which was constituted on Conducting Common Examinations in all schools in the reference 3rd read above, in its report has stated that  after introduction of Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation and after completion of four years of its implementation, different studies like National Achievement Survey, State Level Achievement Survey, Annual School Educational Report (Pratham) and Annual Achievement Survey 2015 reveal that the performance of students at different classes are far from the expected levels. As detention system is not in practice, students are promoted to the next higher class without achieving the required competencies. The Committee has, therefore, recommended for conducting of the Common Summative Examinations from classes I to X under all management schools including Andhra Pradesh Residential Educational Institutions Society (APREIS) Schools, A.P. Model Schools, Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidhyalayas (KGBVs), Social Welfare, Tribal Welfare / Ashram Schools, B.C. Welfare Schools and Private Recognized Schools in order to have a common assessment platform aiming to enhance quality of school education.

4.         After careful examination of the matter, Government hereby accept the recommendations of the committee and accordingly, in addition to the orders issued in the G.O. 1st read above on implementation of Examination Reforms i.e. Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation pattern of examination system and in G.O. 4th read above on carry forwarding of weightage of 5% marks from class VIII and 5% marks from class IX to class X for the class X batch of 2017-18 and also orders of the Government from time to time on carrying out weightage of marks, it is ordered to conduct Common Summative Examinations for the students of classes VI to X in all schools in the State of Andhra Pradesh irrespective of managements duly following the procedure mentioned below:

A.   Applicability:

1.    Existing examination system in respect of classes I to V will be continued.
2.    All recognized schools of A.P irrespective of managements should follow the Common Academic Calendar. SCERT is to develop the same in consultation with all the Residential Societies / Ashram Schools and Private Unaided Schools.
3.    Common Examination / Assessment System will be introduced and implemented for Classes VI to X for all Schools functioning under different Managements. This would involve Common Question Paper for Summative 1, 2 &  3 to be issued from State level for all media.
4.    SCERT will set the common question paper by selecting and involving the best faculty from all managements across the State. Question paper setting is to be done from Classes VI to X for all media (viz., Telugu, English, Urdu, Kannada, Tamil and Odiya) for Summative Assessment-1, Summative Assessment-2 and Summative Assessment-3 external examinations.

B.   Conduct of Common Summative Examination and Assessment:

1. Common Examinations for  Summative 1, Summative 2,        Summative 3 for Classes VI to X (excluding Summative 3 for X class)

2.   Procedure to be followed: 
i.              Common Paper is to be issued by SCERT to District Common Examination Board (DCEB). The DCEB in turn will print and supply the Question Paper (QP) to the Mandal Resource Centers (MRCs).
ii.            An Observer will be appointed by the DEO for each High School in the cadre of School Assistant within the radius of 8 KMs.
iii.           Conduct of Examination at respective schools as per the schedule communicated by the SCERT.
iv.           Evaluation of answer scripts of the Summative 1, Summative 2 & Summative 3 of Classes  VI to IX and of Summative 1 & Summative 2 of Class X shall be made in the neighbouring Mandal duly following the jumbling procedure. Teachers in Government and Private Schools will be involved in evaluation. Care should be taken by the DEO to ensure evaluation by the same medium school teachers.
v.            10% validation of answer scripts evaluated through external evaluators will be ensured by the DEO
vi.           The evaluation results will be uploaded from the Mandal Level on under the supervision of Gazetted Officer i.e, MEO/Dy.IOS/Gaz. Head Master as per the User Manual.
vii.          Director, Government Examinations will undertake compilation, sample verification of uploaded evaluation results, data analysis, report generation, dissemination of the Common Summative results. The same shall be made accessible on the Commissioner of School Education Portal.
viii.        Respective managements will develop strategies and action plans based on the evaluation results for improving children performance

C.   Schedule for Conduct of Common Summative Examinations:
i.      The 3rd Summative shall be conducted for Classes VI to IX in all recognised schools, under all managements of Government for the academic year 2015-16 at school level only.
ii.    The three Common Summative Examinations shall be conducted for Classes VI to IX, in all Schools, of all Managements duly following the jumbling procedure, from the academic year 2016-17 as per the Academic Calendar issued by SCERT.


 iii. For Class X, Common Summative 1 and Summative 2 will be conducted for all recognized schools, under all managements from the academic year 2016-17. Summative Examination 3 for class X will be Public Examination.  
D.           Cost of Printing and Supply of Question Paper :

Cost of printing and supply of Question Paper for classes VI to X shall be met by the respective Managements of the Schools i.e., for all Govt./ZP/MPP/MPL/Aided Schools/ Model Schools / KGBVs i.e. from SSA funds. For Residential Schools functioning under different societies from their respective societies and for Private Recognised Schools from their respective Management funds.

E.     Report Cards  /Online display:
            i. The report cards /booklet shall be prepared and given to the   
                students / parents duly singed by the Headmaster/teacher.
            ii. The Student wise/ School wise/ Mandal Level / District level   
                 performance   shall be  hosted in the dashboard.
F.      Constitution of Committees:
The Commissioner of School Education, A.P. Hyderabad shall constitute District Level Committees and Mandal Level Committees duly specifying the role and responsibilities of committees, such as, setting, printing & supply of question paper, cost of question paper per child, placing the orders to print, communication of schedule of examinations for smooth conduct of examinations, uploading of marks in the designated website, evaluation of performance of students, conduct review meetings, for improvement of performance of students, evaluation of answer sheets etc.

G. Syllabus and Indent for text books:
a. Follow Sub Rule 3 of Rule 10 of G.O. Ms. No.1, Education (PS.2) Dept.,  dated  01.01.1994  in  respect  of  the  syllabus  and Text Books  prescribed  by  Government  of  Andhra  Pradesh  for  all Classes VI to X, irrespective of managements.
b.    Private  School  managements  shall  be  instructed  to  submit        their  indents  for  textbooks  for  classes  VI-X  to the respective DEOs.

5.         The Commissioner of School Education, A.P., the State Project Director, SSA, A.P. Hyderabad, the Director, SCERT, A.P. Hyderabad and the Director of Government Examinations, A.P. Hyderabad shall take further   necessary action in the matter.


              R.P. SISODIA

The Commissioner of School Education A.P, Hyderabad.
The State Project Director, SSA, A.P., Hyderabad.
The Director, SCERT, A.P., Hyderabad.
The Director, Government Examinations, A.P., Hyderabad.
The Director, AP Model Schools, Hyderabad.
The Secretary, A.P.R.E.I.S, Hyderabad.



The Secretary, A.P. S.W.R.E.I.S, Hyderabad.
The Secretary, A.P.T.W.R.E.I.S, Hyderabad.
The Jt. Secretary, KGBV Schools, O/o SSA, A.P. Hyderabad.
The Secretary, M.J.P.A.B.C.W.R.E.I.S., Hyderabad.
The Secretaries, District Common Examination Board
        through the Commissioner  of School Education,  A.P. Hyd.
The Chief Operating Officer, A.P. Online Ltd., Hyderabad.
Copy to:
The Social Welfare Department
The B.C. Welfare Department
The Tribal Welfare Department
The School Education (Prog.I & Trg.) Department


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