CBSE divides the 2021-22 academic year into two terms

CBSE divides the 2021-22 academic year into two terms

Some Key Points:

Central Board of Secondary Education, CBSE has released a revised assessment scheme for classes 10th and 12th in the 2021-2022 academic session.

For the academic year 2020-21, the board has chosen to simplify the course and hold two term-end exams.

They also ensured continuous recording of internal assessment scores in order to have a variety of options to calculate a final score at the end of the year.

CBSE Board Exam 2022 Schedule And Exam Pattern

According to the statement, CBSE has divided the 2021-22 academic year into two terms, with each term covering half of the syllabus and board exams held at the end of each term.

The first term exam will take place on a flexible date between November and December 2021, with a window period of 4-8 weeks for schools located around the country. It will be a 90-minute paper with solely multiple-choice questions, and it will most likely be administered in schools under the supervision of outside superintendents.

CBSE exam divided into two terms

The second term exam will be held in examination centers in March-April 2022, and it will most likely be a 2-hour exam with a variety of question forms. The second term test will also be done with a multiple-choice question format if the pandemic situation does not allow for such a long, descriptive exam.

Students’ responses will be recorded on OMR sheets, which will be scanned and either directly uploaded to the CBSE portal or uploaded by the school on the same day.

New Syllabus for CBSE Class 10th and 12th Exam

The board has announced that efforts would be made to improve the credibility and validity of internal assessments and project work. The CBSE will update the syllabus for classes 10 and 12 in 2021-22, which will be announced by the end of July.

Mode of Examination Offline/Online

The board has stated that if the situation improves during the pandemic, tests will be held at schools/centers, with theory marks divided evenly across the two exams. If schools are closed in November and December, students will take Term I examinations online/offline from home, and the weightage of those tests will be reduced, while the weightage of Term II exams will be enhanced for the announcement of the final results. The same rules will apply if the situation is reversed.

Highlights from the Announcement made by CBSE

  • Students will be evaluated throughout the year.
  • For the academic year, the board has chosen to simplify the course and hold two term-end exams i.e. term 1 and term 2.
  • MCQ-based 90-minute papers with OMR-based answer sheets would be given in Term 1.
  • Term II would be a 2-hour subjective paper. However, if the situation remains tough, Term II will be administered in an MCQ format.
  • CBSE will provide the question papers to schools for both Term 1 and Term 2.
  • Term 1 to be conducted in November/December while Term 2 to be conducted in March/April.
  • Each Term will have 50% of the total syllabus.
  • If the Board Exams are cancelled or the school is closed, the CBSE will calculate the final score using the marks obtained by students in Term 1 or Term 2.
  • For students, internal assessment would be important.
  • Internal Assessment for Classes 9th-10th would include the three periodic tests, student enrichment, portfolio, and practical work/speaking listening activities/project (throughout the year, regardless of Term I and II).
  • Internal Assessment for Classes 11th-12th will include end-of-topic or unit tests, exploratory exercises, practicals, and projects.
  • The board would offer a flexible timetable spanning 50 to 60 days in November and December 2021 for the Term I Exam. The board will provide the question papers and dates. These exams can be given in person or online by schools.
  • Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) will be included in the Term 1Question Paper, including case-based MCQs and MCQs of the assertion-reasoning kind. The exam would be 90 minutes long rather than three hours long, and it would only cover half of the prescribed course syllabus.
  • Term 2 examinations will cover 50 percent of the syllabus and will be of two hours. Subjective questions would be included in the paper. If due to pandemic, the situation does not permit, the exam will be held in MCQ format. The suggested dates for Term 2 are March-April 2022.
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When will 1st term CBSE examination for class 10th and 12th take place?

The first term exam will take place on a flexible date between November and December 2021, with a window period of 4-8 weeks for schools located around the country.

What will be the new syllabus for the CBSE 10th and 12th examinations?

The syllabus will be divided into two parts. Each part will have 50% weightage.

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