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NSQF Practical and Guidelines 2018 of “Pomology (Code 764)” for Class 12 CBSE

Pomology (Code 764)-Guidelines

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
· 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 Pomology (Code 764)

Pomology (Code 764)-Practical
 The list of practical is given in the curriculum

Time: 2 Hours Marks: 40
1. Visit to high density orchard, identification of fruit trees and varieties.
2. Studying fruit setting and fruit dropping in important fruits crops.
3. Laying out different systems of irrigation for young and adult fruit trees in orchard.
4. Planting of fruit trees such as papaya, citrus, mango etc.
5. Mulching in fruit orchard (plastic and biological).
6. Performing intercultural operation in orchard.
7. Selecting at least two fruit species and maintaining them from flowering till fruiting.
8. Training and pruning of available trees.
9. Training in grapes on head and bower system, if available.
10. Training in mango and pomegranate.
11. Notching and pruning in fig/gular.
12. Foliar application of nitrogenous fertilizer in fruit crops.
13. Manuring with farm yard manure and chemical fertilizer in fruit crops.
14. Observing declines in the orchards and study their causes.
15. Studying morphological characteristics of available varieties of fruit crops available in your locality.
16. Identification of important insects and other pests and diseases of fruit crops.
17. Preparation of pesticide solutions and their safe spraying in orchard.
18. Evaluating the taste of fruit cultivars.
· Identification of fruit trees & verities.
· Identification of important diseases of fruit crops.
19. Calculating the cost of production of important local fruit crops.
20. Visit to local fruit market and Studying marketing of fruit and finding out scope of different fruit in the local market.
21. Studying the use of Gibberellin Acid and other growth promoting hormones in orchards.
22. Orchard rejuvenation – making rings, application of fertilizers, root pruning etc.

Project 1- High density planting in fruit crops.
Project 2- Training of grapevine.
Project 3- Use of plant growth regulators in fruits.
Project 4- Orchard rejuvenation – need & application.

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 high density planting.
2. What are advantages of HDP.
3. Name important fruit crops in which HDP has been most successful.
4. What is the difference between training and ppruning.
5. Name training method used in grape.
6. Head system of training is used in ______________.
7. Name few PGR used in fruits.
8. Which PGR is commonly used for rooting of cuttings?
9. Which PGR is used for elongation of grape berries?
10.Why rejuvenation of orchards is required?

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. Demonstrate training in any fruit tree
2. Prepare hormonal solution
3. Prepare insecticide solution and perform spray on some fruit crop.

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


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