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CBSE announces new and better board examination structure for 2021-22 session of class 10, 12

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The class 10th and 12th academic sessions of 2021-22 will have two terms. The full syllabus will be split into two parts (nearly 50% syllabus in each part) to be covered in two terms. The syllabus for the board examination 2021-22 will be streamlined similar to that of the last academic session. 

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Monday, 6 of July 2021 declared a distinct assessment system for Class 10 and 12 board exams of 2022. The board exams for the 2021-2022 batch will now be conducted in two terms with a 50 per cent curriculum in each term. Additionally, the education body highlighted that the syllabus for Classes 10 and 12 for 2021-22 will be reorganized and will be informed by July end.

The official statement said that:

  • subject experts will split the syllabus for the academic session 2021-22 into two terms by a thorough assessment of concepts and topics so that each term has 50% of the syllabus
  • the board will also conduct the examination in two parts, at the end of each term based on the divided syllabus.
  • For present academic communications, the CBSE schools will function on the curriculum and syllabus released on 31st March.
  • to ensure impartial distribution of marks, efforts to make Internal Assessment/ Practical/ Project work carry more weightage will be made.

On June 1, 2021, the Centre called off the Class 12 exams due to Covid, following which it was decided that CBSE would compile the grades of class XII students as per a well-defined objective measure. Recently, CBSE said that it will be implementing a 30:30:40 method for assessment of marks of class 12 students based on results of class 10, 11 and 12 respectively. Further, students who are not satisfied with the evaluation method will be allowed to take up the Class 12 examination when the pandemic situation of the country is better.

The new structure of two board exams

  • Two board examinations will be conducted, Term-I and Term-II exams respectively, and each will include 50 per cent of the complete syllabus.
  • The term I paper will be MCQ based with a time duration of 90 minutes.
  • The term II paper will be of two hours and questions will be of varied format.
  • Term II paper will change its format to the same Term I paper, 90-minute MCQ-based exam in case the Covid situation sees no improvement.
  • CBSE will set and send the question paper to the schools along with the marking scheme.
  • The exams will be conducted under the management of external centre superintendents and observers appointed by CBSE.
  • Term-I will be held in November-December.
  • Term-II will be held in March-April.

Till further announcement 

  • For classes 9 and 10, internal assessment throughout the year (irrespective of Term I and II) will have three periodic tests, student enrichment, portfolio and practical work/speaking listening activities/project.
  • For classes 11 and 12, internal assessments throughout the year (irrespective of Term I and II) will have unit tests/exploratory activities/practical/projects.
  • Schools to generate an individual digital profile for each student for all valuation throughout the academic year.
  • CBSE will enable schools to upload marks of internal assessment on the CBSE-IT platform.
  • For the session of 2021-22, along with the structured term-wise syllabus, guidelines for internal assessment for all subjects will also be released by CBSE.
  • The Board will also make available any additional resources such as sample assessments, question banks, teacher training etc. for a smooth process of internal assessments

Also published on Medium.

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