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