CBSE has issued nationwide guidelines to the schools to conduct the second summative assessment (SA-2) tests for class 9 and 10 in March 2015. The summative assessment tests are a part of the CBSE's Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) system.
Each school will be allowed to access two sets of unique question papers for each subject. The school can choose either one of the paper or club questions from both to make one paper. Question papers can be downloaded from the Integrated Test Management Systems (ITMS).
Schools which prefer to prepare their own question papers will be required to follow the guidelines mentioned on the CBSE website. The question paper will be sent through e-mail to the board for verification and should contain details about the marking scheme.
This revolutionary move towards distribution of sample question papers through the CBSE's own Integrated Test Management System allows schools to have a transparent and irregularity-free access to the question papers. This move is supposed to avoid question paper leak incidences and other irregularities that have tainted the Central Board of Secondary Education in the past but it will also restrain and debilitate the autonomic functioning of certain schools with regard to their question paper setting and marking scheme. The question paper design and the syllabus for the second summative assessments for Class 9 & 10 will remain unchanged from last year. Schools around the country will be allotted a particular time to access the question papers from the Integrated Test Management system to avoid overload and crashing.