Council Of Higher Secondary Education,


Co-Scholastic Areas

These are divided into three parts

  1. Personal and social qualities including interest/hobbies.
  2. Games and sports.
  3. Literary and scientific activities.

  • Constant and continuous observation and recording of the students’ core values are essential. Assignment of a teacher/a group of teachers for about 20-25 students is recommended for the personal and social qualities.
  • Evaluation is done on a three point scale : A+, A, B.
  • Teachers’ manual for school based assessment describes indicators of assessment for each category.

1. Personal and Social Qualities including interest/hobbies to be assessed.

Evaluation will be restricted to the following

  • Discipline (including regularity, punctuality, cleanliness, observance of rules, respect for others, good manners, civic sense, respect for school property).

  • Attitude towards opposite sex, public properties, manual work.

  • Trustworthiness (responsible behaviour, completing assigned tasks in time, honesty).

  • Cooperation (participation in school programmes, getting along with others, willingness to help and serve, friendliness, forgiving nature).

  • Leadership quality (positive decision, taking initiative, resourcefulness, assuming leadership role).

  • Emotional stability (Self-control, not getting upset or angry over trivial matters, balanced behaviour, self confidence).

  • Diligence – capacity to do hard work.


Music (vocal/instrumental), school programme activities for improving environment, gardening, religious activities, photography, sightseeing, reading novels, poetry, singing, seeing movies, etc.

Interest and hobbies of students should be assessed by actual observation and reported only once at the end of the year. The areas of interest/hobbies are likely to be related to co-curricular activities, but may include activities for which the school does not necessarily provide facilities.

Assessment of interest/hobbies should be in a descriptive form as meaningful and reliable grading of interest is difficult. One possibility is to obtain in writing or otherwise, from the students a statement of their interests and hobbies and then finding more about these interest/hobbies by questioning them or getting evidence when some group activity, excursion or function is organized.

A 2-point scale is suggested for rating interest/hobbies

  • “A” for very high degree of involvement; and
  • “B” for moderate involvement.

Health and Physical Characteristics

  • Height (cms)
  • Weight (kg)
  • Chest measurement : (i) Normal (ii) Expanded.
  • Eye-sight
  • Blood Group
  • Any ailments/physical defects (to be described)
  • General condition of health

2. Games and Sports

Every student is to participate in at least one of the following

  • Football, hockey, cricket, volleyball, kabadi, khokho, handball, badminton, table tennis, sepak takraw, etc.
  • Carom, chess, indigenous games etc.
  • Athletics : races, swimming, cycling, gymnastics, etc.

Three point scales may be used for grading for games and sports. Mention should be made for achievers.

Physical Fitness Activities

Participation in :

  • Scouting and Guiding
  • Adventure activities
  • NCC/NSS/Community service
  • First aid
  • Yoga, Drill
  • Health wellness club

For a student participating in more than one activity, only three best activities may be evaluated.

There shall be at least one period/class per week for games and sports. The school shall provide facilities for the activities to be taken up by the students. Or the students may take up the activities whose facilities are available in the school.

3. Literary and Scientific Activities

Every student should participate in at least one of the following activities

  • Creative writing – writing in magazine, contributing in display boards etc.
  • Debate, elocution, recitation, slogan writing etc.
  • Music, dance, drama, painting and drawing, local craft, handloom designing, toy making etc.
  • Participation in Science club/Exhibition/Quiz/Olympiad/Maths club/Eco club etc.
  • Preparation of models/charts etc.

The school shall provide facilities and encouragement for the activities. At least one period/class per week shall be provided for literary and scientific activities.

Experts in the same may be consulted to lay down the criteria for evaluation that the teacher can use.