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Holistic Progress Card (HPC)

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Source: IE

 Context: The National Council for Educational and Research Training (NCERT) is introducing a new ‘holistic progress card’ (HPC) to replace traditional report cards.

  • The HPC, developed by the Performance Assessment, Review, and Analysis of Knowledge for Holistic Development (PARAKH), assesses academic performance along with interpersonal relationships, self-reflection, creativity, and emotional application in classrooms.



  • It is designed for the foundational stage (Classes 1-2), preparatory stage (Classes 3-5), and middle stage (Classes 6-8), aligning with the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020.
  • Unlike traditional cards, the HPC relies on a 360-degree evaluation, assessing students’ abilities through class activities and considering their active participation.
  • It involves self and peer evaluation, incorporating parents’ inputs to bridge home-school connections.


The HPC aims to promote self-awareness, critical thinking, and holistic growth, aligning with NEP’s emphasis on competency-based evaluation and formative assessment.