Integrated Evaluation Scheme by Mizoram Board of School Education

Beginning with the 2017–18 academic sessions, MBSE (Mizoram Board of School Education) implemented the Integrated Evaluation Scheme (IES) at the higher secondary level.

The following goals will be accomplished by the IES scheme:

  1. to improve the teaching-learning process by making continual evaluation a key element of it.
  2. to prioritise intellectual process over memorising.
  3. to leave internal evaluation to the relevant teachers in order to hold them accountable and responsible for the learning of their students.
  4. to expand the purview of evaluation and use it for diagnosis and corrective teaching as a result.
  5. to help lessen stress associated with exams.
  6. to encourage students’ overall development by placing equal emphasis on co-scholastic and academic pursuits.


Regarding the way the terminal examination is conducted, the MBSE does not prescribe any particular structure or guidelines. At the Govt. Mizo HSS, however, each term’s marks includes marks for assignments, projects, fieldwork, and practicals. For each subject having a practical paper, the total mark for the terminal examination is 70, and 80 for subjects without practical. Every terminal exam mark sheet is printed in full colour by the school.


In addition to internal assessment, external assessment will be conducted. 20% of each subject’s overall grades will come from internal assessments (including subjects with practical papers). 10% of the final grade will be determined by the practical paper in subjects that have one. Therefore, the following detail marking system will be used:

Subjects External Internal Practical
Subjects with no practical 80 20
Subjects with practical 70 20 10

The Board will administer the class-12 external assessment with the aforementioned stipulated mark weighting. The schools will conduct internal assessments. According to the recommendations of MBSE, the school will carry out both internal and external evaluation for class 11.

The following areas will be assessed:

A. Scholastic Areas

  1. Two sets of Internal Test/Examination
  2. Assignment/Practical/Project work/Field Visit
  3. Annual/Board Examination

B. Co-Scholastic Areas

  1. Attendance
  2. General Studies (to be graded)
  3. Work Experience (to be grade)
  4. Physical and Health Education (to be graded)

Three categories make up the internal assessment: internal examination, attendance, and assignments/projects/field works/practicals. Internal Exam and Attendance will each receive five marks, or 25% of the internal grade. Assignments, projects, and fieldwork (practical in subjects with practical papers) will each be worth 10% of the internal marks.


Broad guideline for each term is given as under:

Name of the Term Tentative Duration
First Term April-July
Second Term August-November
Third Term (Promotion Exam) December-March

IES Mark Calculation

If a student scores 91 and 85 in a particular subject in the first and second internal examinations, the first internal examination score (91) will be used because it is greater than the mark from the second internal examination. The final score in the internal examination will therefore be:

\( \frac{The \ higher \ score \ in \ internal \ examination}{Full \ mark \ in \ the \ internal \ examination}×5 \)

\( \frac{91}{100}×5 = 4.55 \)

Suppose a student obtains 9 out of a possible 10 marks on the assignment and a 4.1 out of 5 attendance mark. The following is the student’s final IE score:

IE+Assignment+Attendance = IE mark

\( 4.55+9+4.1 = 17.65 \)


(To be submitted to the Board)

Class: _____________________

Subject: ___________________

Name of school: _____________________

Roll No Name IE-I IE-II IE
1 Awmpuii 80 91 4.55 9 4 17.55 = 18
2 Sawma 82 71 4.10 6.4 5 15.50=16


(To be submitted to the Board)

Class: _____________________

Name of school: _____________________

Roll No Name 1st Lang 2nd Lang EL-I
EL-II EL-III Addl. Subj. Gen. Studies W.E H & PHY
1 Awmpuii 18 17 20 18 16 A B B
2 Sawma 16 15 16 17 14 A B A

1st Lang = First Language Subject (Mostly English), 2nd Lang = Second Language (Mostly Mizo), EL=Elective Subject, Addl. Subj = Additional Subject, Gen.Studies = General Studies, W.E = Work Experience, H & PHY = Health and Physical Education.

Important Notes for Higher Secondary Schools.

MBSE has prepared IES Software (developed using Microsoft cancelled technology Visual Foxpro – VFP). As a result, installing and using it on the most recent versions of Windows OS such as Windows 10 and 11, may be problematic for you.  The official support of VFP ended in 2015, and that really was quite a long time, and likely beyond even what the user base justified. Therefore, Windows operating systems from before 2015 would perform the best with IES software. If you know how to use Microsoft Excel, you may quickly complete all the tasks carried out by the IES software in no time. Here is a link to the manual if you insist on using IES Software.

All the information except webmaster’s special comments on IES software are extracted from Integrated Evaluation Scheme for Higher Secondary Stage (a 10 page paperback) published by MBSE on 5th December 2016 bearing Memo No. MBSE/Acad(S)2/2015-2016/69.