As per the curriculum document 2015 for Secondary School (Volume I), a weightage of 20 marks has been added for assessing Speaking and Listening Skills (ASL) in Std IX and X in the following courses of English in the Summative Assessment - I and Summative Assessment - II.
Accordingly, the written paper will be of 70 marks. The assessment of Speaking and Listening carries 20 marks i.e. 70+20 = 90 marks in SA I and SA II respectively.
However, as per the Curriculum 2014 guidelines, only 10 marks had been added in a written paper of 80 marks in Std IX and X. The guidelines to conduct the Speaking and Listening Assessment (ASL) had been uploaded on the CBSE Academic Website www.cbseacademic.in vide circular no.: 63 dated 12, September, 2012. It is expected that all the schools affiliated to CBSE have conducted the Speaking and Listening Assessment as per the guidelines uploaded at school level in Std IX and added the marks in the SA I and SA II papers of English.
The modified syllabus under Section D of both English Language & Literature (Annexure-I) and Communicative Course (Annexure-II) for class X (2013-14) with Values Based Questions is attached with this notification.
The CBSE has asked schools that the assessment of Speaking and Listening (ASL) has to be conducted by every school in class X (2013-14) also. The weightage of 10 marks will be added in the written paper of 80 marks to make it 90 marks for each Summative Assessment respectively. As part of evidence of Assessment schools are expected to maintain the files of audio recording of the Speaking Assessment of students to be sent to the CBSE along with the Award list of Speaking and Listening for SA II Examination. The modified guidelines of the Speaking and Listening assessment are being uploaded on the CBSE Academic website very shortly.
All the head of schools may schedule the conduct of the school-based assessment for Std X for SA-II from November 15 till December 15 each year, to avoid any inconvenience. The monitoring of the school based assessment of speaking and listening skills will be done by the CBSE with the help of trained Monitors and Oral Examiners.