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NSQF Practical and Guidelines 2018 of “Floriculture (Code 765)” for Class 11 CBSE

Practical Guidelines of Floriculture (Code 765)

1. Minimum Pass Marks
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 Voice etc., should separately stated 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 examiners (internal) 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 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

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.

Award lists should be signed by the examiner.

Procedure for Assessment of practical project work in HORTICULTURE.
HORTICULTURE – In present era, the field of HORTICULTURE plays an important role in almost every sphere of our life. Horticultural crops are referred to as ‘protective foods’ as they provide us several minerals and vitamins which protects us from several ailments. It has penetrated in every field of our existence. It mainly deals with growing of fruits, vegetables & ornamental crops and their value addition.

Floriculture (Code 765)
Practical: The list of practical is given in the curriculum

Time: 2 Hours Marks: 40
1. Identification of ornamental trees, shrubs, climbers and bulbous plants.
2. Preparation of herbarium of different ornamentals.
3. Laying out nursery for different seasonal flower crops.
4. Land preparation for flower crops directly raised through seeds.
5. Preparation of nursery beds and field preparation for planting flower seedlings.
6. Identification of propagules likes seeds, bulbs, tubers, rhizomes, etc.
7. Preparation of different type of cuttings for the propagation of carnation, chrysanthemum, bougainvillea etc.
8. Identification of manures and fertilizers and calculation of these as per recommended dose for the flower crops to be planted.
9. Identification of deficiency symptoms of nutrients in flower crops.
10. Identification of common tools and equipment used for cultivating flower crops.
11. Use of different irrigation methods in flower crops.
12. Controlling weeds in gardens through manual and chemical methods.
13. Identification and applying different kinds of mulches in the gardens.
14. Seed production of flower crops like marigold, pansy, petunia, antirrhinum etc.
15. Visit to local flower market.
16. Identification of important insect, mites’, nematodes and other diseases (viral, bacterial and fungal).
17. Preparation of pesticide solution and their safe application.

Project 1- Prepare herbarium of ornamental crops grown in your area / locality.
Project 2- Propagation of floricultural crops.
Project 3- Seed production of floricultural crops.
However, it is suggested here that teachers may 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 basic knowledge of the subject, core content,quality of the project and presentation of work. As students do not have an external examiners, teachers could follow similar pattern as enunciated for Grade XII.To improve students’ presentation skills, it is suggested that the students may 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. Name few yellow & blue flowering ornamental crops?
2. Name summer flowering ornamental trees.
3. Name few ever-green herbaceous perennials.
4. Marigold is propagated by ______________________
5. Dahlia is mainly propagated by ___________________
6. Corms are used for the propagation of ______________
7. ‘T’ budding is commonly used for the propagation of ___________
8. Name few self-pollinated flower crops.
9. Name few cross-pollinated flower crops.
10. Please tell us major oil-yielding ornamental crops.

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 curriculum.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 diagram/flowchart.

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
Demonstrate ‘T’ budding is rose.
Prepare a flower bed.
Identify the specimens of floricultural crops.

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


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