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NSQF Practical and Guidelines 2018 of “Basic Horticulture (Code 762)” for Class 12 CBSE


Basic Horticulture (Code 762)

The Minimum number of marks required to pass in each subject is (33) percent in the written papers and practical examination.
2. Marks for record, Viva Project etc., in respect of Senior School Certificate Examination:
Marks allotted for laboratory Record, Viva Voce etc., should separately state in the answer book (if answer-Books are used) and added to the marks given for other items. The projects and the practical
records, duly punched should be returned to the students concerned immediately after evaluation.
3. Assessment of performance.
· The two examiners, one internal and the other external may be assigned for the conduct and assessment of Practical Examinations each in Senior Secondary School Curriculum. Question for the viva
examinations should be conducted by both the examiners. Question to be more of General nature, project work or on the curriculum. Investigatory Project especially those that show considerable amount of
effort and originality, on the part of the student, should get suitable high marks, while project of a routine or stereotyped nature should only receive MEDIOCRE marks.
· In the assessment and award of marks, follow strictly the marking Scheme which is given in the list of practical I.e. provided to the Examiners/Schools at the time of Examination.
· Every effort should be made to reach a consensus on the marks to be awarded to individual candidates. If a difference of one or two marks still persists even after discussion the average marks should be awarded.
· Marks awarded for Project / Practical activities, for viva, for project and for Practical files must be separately shown on the answer-book as the total.
· If irregularities are perceived by either examiner in the conduct of the Practical Examination these should be included in the examiner’s report and should be sent to the Asstt. Secretary (A.B. Cell) within three days after the end of practical examination.
· The external examiner should assume responsibility of deposit of answer books & award list to the Board.
· Award lists should be signed by both the examiners and should be sent separately through messenger/personally in a double sealed cover and no mixed with the Answer-books. The answer-books can be delivered personally in the Board’s office.
· The related material will be collected by the external examiner from the allotted schools.

Procedure for Assessment of practical project work in Basic Horticulture (Code 762)

Basic Horticulture (Code 762)
(Marks for practical- 40)
Practical: The list of practical is given in the curriculum

Time: 2 Hours Marks: 40
1. Visit to a processing plant. 3
2. Visit to a fruit, vegetable and a flower market. 3
3. Harvesting, safe plucking & storage of fruits. 6
4. Identification of food colours. 2
5. Primary Processing (including Cleaning and Sorting/Grading) and preservation of fruits (Including drying and addition of preservatives). 4
6. Identification of different preservatives and preparation of syrups and brines. 5
7. Identification and taste of different value added products of fruits and vegetables such as Jams, Jellies,Squash, Pickles, candies, canned item packs. 4
8. Identification of common weeds of orchards and vegetable farms. 3
9. Visit to a tissue culture laboratory. 5
10. Harvesting and Primary processing of flowers.
11. Identification of flood arrangements such as Bouquets, Rangoli, Garland, Ikebana etc. 5

Project 1- Prepare a model of a processing plant.
Project 2- Prepare a model of fruit and vegetable market.
Project 3- Prepare a model of a tissue culture laboratory.
However,it is suggested here that teachers could also frame similar projects to test skills of students.

The mark for the projects will be assessed by the subject teachers through a well planned rubric, keeping in view the core content,, quality of the project and presentation of work.
To improve students’ presentation skills, it is suggested that the students Be trained to present final project.
From sample Project listed above-(10 marks each)

Students should demonstrate their capacity to handle a project in the examination hall. They should be able to explain the procedure and make the flowchart of project. The correctness and quality of the project in accordance to the time limit should be kept in mind before grading the child. Further, the time limit should be enough for both projects.

Viva based on Project -10 marks
1. What is a processing plant?
2. Which type of fruits and vegetables we process in processing plants?
3. What do you understand by wholesale pattern of sale of fruits and vegetables?
4. What is the difference between wholesale and retail rates?
5. Which part of plant we use for propagation in tissue culture laboratory.
6. Please tell the benefits of tissue culture.

The examiner conducting the final practical examination may ask verbal questions related to the project, if any, done by the student. Alternatively, if no project has been assigned to the students, viva may be based on questions of practical nature from the field of subject as per the Curriculum.

Practical File/ Report / portfolio or Power Point presentation -10 Marks
Students are required to prepare a practical file having all the experiment listed in the
The examiner may access the practical file based on following methodology:
Prepare a power point Presentation (Maximum 5 slides)
Draw/demonstrate the work done in the file using block diagram/circuit

Students need to present their practical work. Alternatively, if they can’t be assigned a power point presentation then they can communicate their practical work defining the
procedure, precautions observed while preparing the practical file.

Demonstration of skill competency via Lab Activities -10 marks
Prepare Jam of a local fruit.
Prepare jelly of a local fruit.
Identify weeds of horticultural crops.

Activity question to be created by examiner, to be conducted on the day of practical.




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