CBSE exam will be conducted twice a year, the syllabus will also be reduced

New Delhi: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to rationalize the syllabus for the academic session 2021-22 for classes 10 and 12. The board exams for the 2021 batch will be conducted in two phases with a 50 percent syllabus. CBSE said in an official statement that the academic session 2021-22 will be divided into two phases.

“This has been done to increase the possibility of conducting Class 10 and 12 examinations by the Board at the end of the academic session,” a CBSE statement said.

Reiterating the fact that the Board had to cancel the Class 10 and Class 12 board exams in view of the COVID crisis and continue to conduct online classes. The board announced several measures for the academic session 2021-22 and said that efforts will be made to make internal assessments, practical examinations, project work more reliable and valid. Also, the board will announce the moderation policy for proper distribution of marks among all the assessments.

CBSE will send the question paper only. The exam will be held in the same school where the students are studying. But the external center superintendents and observers will be appointed by the CBSE board to monitor the exam. Students will have to answer on OMR sheet. These will be scanned and uploaded on the CBSE portal. Or else the schools will upload the marks to be evaluated on the CBSE portal. The final decision on this will be communicated to the schools by the Board.

With regard to internal assessment, the board said, for classes 9 and 10, for the entire year – irrespective of the duration of 1 and 2, three periodic tests, student enrichment, portfolio and practical work/speak-listening activity and project will be included. Whereas for class 11 and 12, internal assessment will include end of subject or unit test/ exploratory activity/ practical and project work.

While Term 1 exam in a flexible schedule will be conducted between November-December 2021 with a window duration of 4-8 weeks for schools located in different parts of the country and abroad, Term 2 exam will be held around March-April 2022. Will go However, the board said, it will assess and conduct the Term 1 and Term 2 examinations, considering the situation at that time.

Efforts will be made to make internal assessment, practical and project work more reliable and valid, CBSE said in an official statement. The board said that the moderation policy will be announced to ensure proper distribution of marks.

CBSE said that schools will also create a student profile for all assessments done in the academic year and maintain the evidence in digital format.