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NSQF Practical and Guidelines 2018 of “Olericulture (Code 763)” for Class 11 CBSE


Practical Guidelines of Olericulture (Code 763)

  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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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 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.

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.

                 (B) OLERICULTURE (Code 763)

Practical: The list of practical is given in the curriculum


Time: 2 Hours Marks: 40

  1. Visiting vegetable gardens, identification of vegetable crops with reference to stage of crop growth,flowering and marketable stage of the vegetables. 3
  1. Land preparation and sowing of vegetable crops. 2
  2. Preparation of nursery beds for raising vegetable seedlings. 2
  3. Visit to local vegetable nursery and acquaintance with different nursery management practices. 2
  4. Identification of important vegetable crops at different growth stages on the basis of different morphological traits. 2
  1. Identification of seeds of vegetable crops. 2
  2. Calculation of seed requirement for important vegetable crops. 2
  3. Protecting plants from sub-optimal temperature conditions to cultivate off-season vegetables. 2
  4. Methods of irrigation and drainage for the cultivation of vegetable crops. 2
  5. Identification of organic manures and chemical fertilizers. 2
  6. Calculation of the doses of fertilizers as per the recommendation for a particular vegetable crop. 2
  7. Identification of deficiency symptoms of nutrients in vegetable crops. 2
  8. Identification of common weeds in vegetable gardens and preparation of herbarium. 2
  9. Controlling weeds in gardens through manual and chemical methods. 2
  10. Identification of different types of mulches and their application in vegetable crops. 2
  11. Methods of training and pruning of tomato and cucumber crop. 2
  12. Preparation of stecklings of root vegetables and their planting for seed production. 2
  13. Seed production technology of cucurbits. 2
  14. Visit to local market for identification of vegetable crops. 2
  15. Identification of common tools and equipments used for the cultivation of vegetable crops. 1


Project 1- Prepare a model of a nursery bed for raising vegetable seedlings.

Project 2- Methods of irrigation of vegetable crops.

Project 3- Methods of training & pruning of tomato & cucumber.

Project 4- Demonstrate seed production technology of cucurbits.

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. What precautions you will follow while preparing a seed bed?
  2. What is the ideal size of a seed bed?
  3. What are the major diseases of vegetable seedlings?
  4. Which method of irrigation is most commonly used while irrigating vegetables?
  5. Why training is necessary to tomato?
  6. Can you name Solanaceous vegetables grown in our country?
  7. What are different steps involved in Cucurbits seed production?
  8. Are cucurbits self/ or cross pollinated?
  9. Which insect visits cucurbits frequently?
  10. Name important pests of Cole group of vegetables?

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.

Demonstration of skill competency via Lab Activities -10 marks

Prepare a vegetable seed bed.


Identify diseases of cucurbits


Identify tools & equipments used in vegetables


Identify vegetable specimens.

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


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