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NSQF Practical and Guidelines 2018 of “Pomology (Code 764)” for Class 11 CBSE

 Practical Guidelines of Pomology (Code 764)


  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.

Pomology (Code 764)

Practical: The list of practical is given in the curriculum


Time: 2 Hours Marks: 40

  1. Visiting orchards identification of fruit plants with reference to stage of crop growth, flowering and fruit bearing habit.
  1. Getting acquaintance with live and non-live fencing and studying their methods of establishment. 2
  2. Identification of plants for wind breaks in orchards. 1
  3. Preparation of field /soil and layout of orchards, digging pits and filling. 2
  4. Visiting nursery and observing selection of a plant material, lifting, packing and transportation. 3
  5. Pre-planting care of planting materials after removal from nursery with special reference to healing removal of wilted damaged and dead parts. 3
  1. Studying different planting techniques. 2
  2. Protecting plants from low temperature, smudging or creating smoke and providing shade during winter. 3
  3. Draining out excess water from orchard and observing effect of water stagnation on fruit crops. 2
  4. Irrigation of orchard. 1
  5. Identification of manures (organic, bio-fertilizers and inorganic). 1
  6. Identification of deficiency symptoms of nutrients in fruit crops. 2
  7. Intercultural operations in orchards. 2
  8. Controlling weeds in orchard through manual and chemical methods. 2
  9. Preparation of herbarium of weeds of orchard. 2
  10. Identification and applying different kinds of mulches in orchard. 2
  11. Methods of training and pruning of fruit crops. 2
  12. Identification and locating water suckers/sprouts/shoots in citrus and banana. 1
  13. Bending, notching, thinning, and ringing in fruit crops wherever applicable. 2
  14. Identifying and analysing the unfruitful fruit trees and its causes. 2
  15. Identification of common tools and equipment’s for fruit crops. 1


Project 1- Different planting systems for fruits.

Project 2- Demonstrate different methods of irrigation of fruit orchards.

Project 3- Demonstrate different methods of training of fruit 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 examiner, 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. Which planting method is most commonly used for fruits in India?
  2. In hills, which planting method is followed?
  3. ‘Filler’ is used in which planting method?
  4. Which planting method accommodates 15% more trees?
  5. What are advantages of drip system of irrigation?
  6. ‘Spindle Bush’ is a method of training/ pruning?
  7. ‘Water Suckers’ should be retained / removed during pruning?
  8. Can you name a few equipments used for pruning of fruit trees?
  9. Name systems of training used grape?
  10. 10.Which is the best method of training apple?

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

  1. Prepare a layout plan for mango orchards. The plants are to be planted at 12X 10 m apart.


  1. Prune any evergreen/ deciduous fruit plant of your school.


  1. Identify nutrient deficiencies of fruit plants.


  1. Identify the specimen of fruits.

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


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