10th Grade Exam 2024

The Centralized Exam for Class X marks the completion of a program of study on the fundamentals and faith of our Holy Church. The information contained in  his document is a high-level overview of the exam, process, expectations, etc. please feel free to contact the CEP Team, at any time with questions, comments, and concerns. We look forward to the success of all our students this year.

We extend best wishes in the preparation phase.

Best regards,
Shomy Mathew, CEP Director
Betcy Thotakat (Kochamma), Asst-CEP Director

Contacting the Centralized Exam Panel

Questions/Comments/Concerns regarding the Class X Centralized Exam can be sent to the CEP at cep@msossa.org

2024 Exam Dates / Duration

Date: Saturday, August 24, 2024
Time:  2PM Eastern (== 1PM CST, 11AM PST)
Duration: 2 Hours

Registration Requirements

All students taking the Class X Centralized Exam must register online.

Online Registration Form: https://exam.msossa.org/

Proctor Requirements

Below find a link to the proctoring guidelines / requirements.

Link to Proctoring Requirements

Student Instructions for Day of Exam

Below find a link to the proctoring guidelines / requirements.

Link for Student Instructions

Eligibility Requirements

  • Any student, who has completed the assigned 10th Grade Sunday School course from one of the Churches under the jurisdiction of the Malankara Archdiocese of the Syriac Orthodox Church in North America, during the current year, is eligible to take the exam.
  • There are no age restrictions for participating in the exam. However, only those students who are of age 18 or below, and have completed the 10th Grade curriculum in the current year, are eligible to be rank holders.
  • Students from the previous years (either who did not pass or did not take the exam in the year of their course completion) are also welcome to take the exam. However, they will not be eligible for ranks.

Exam Format

The exam will be electronic on: https://exam.msossa.org/

A model of the type of questions can be seen in these model exams:

2023 MODEL EXAM (answer sheet)

2020 MODEL EXAM (from previousyear)

Model Exam for 2024 will be held on July 27, 2024

Orientation for the National Exam will be held on two days (student need only attend one). Dates for the sessions will be announced soon.

The goal of the Orientation is get the students to login avoid confusion during the actual exam process.

Content of the Test

Question Format (Total 100 Points)

Question TypeQuantityTotal Points
Multiple Choice25 Questions x 2 pts each50
Short Answer10 Questions x 3 pts each
(Answer 10 out of 12)
30
Song2 Songs x 5 pts each10
Prayer1 Prayer x 10 pts10

Content Format

SectionPoints/Percentage
Holy Bible30
Church & Traditions15
Faith in practice5
Guide to Holy Qurbana30
Hymns (2)10
Prayer (1)10

Question on Prayer

The following prayers will be subject to testing on the actual exam. All students are encouraged to memorize both. Students will need to write one of them on the exam (their choice.) Prayers can be written in English, Manglish or Malayalam.

Students are encouraged to follow these versions for the prayer:

  • “Service Book of the Holy Qurbono According to the Rite of the Syriac Orthodox Church in North America”
  • or “Church Family Prayer Book” published St. Paul’s Men’s Fellowship
  • or current “Sunday School Book”

Question on Song

The following songs will be subject to testing on the actual exam. All students are encouraged to memorize all three song. Students will need to write 2 of these songs on the exam (their choice.) Songs can be written in English, Manglish, or Malayalam.

Students are encouraged to follow these versions for the songs:

  • “Service Book of the Holy Qurbono According to the Rite of the Syriac Orthodox Church in North America”
  • or “Church Family Prayer Book” published St. Paul’s Men’s Fellowship
  • or current “Sunday School Book”

Short Answer Guidelines

Students will be required to answer 10 questions in this sections. Students must answer the question in 2-3 complete sentences.

Exam Evaluation / Scores

Ranking & Grades will be categorical: “Fail”, “Pass”, “Pass with Honors”, “Pass with Distinction”

Note to the Students

Communication: As explained above, a special email id (cep@msossa.org) has been set up for your convenience to approach the CEP with any questions or concerns you may have about the centralized exam. Please let the CEP know if you have any questions or comments.

Student Survey: Student feedback obtained from the past tests have immensely helped in the restructuring and improving the centralized test questions. As in the past, this year’s final test also will have a feedback session and you are requested to provide your candid comments. We thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Reference Materials: Please refer to the Sunday School page on www.malankara.com. The Guide to the Holy Qurbono book must be purchased from the Archdiocese Headquarters. Please contact the Archdiocesan HQ at (845) 364- 6003, or email malankaraoffice@gmail.com.