CBSE Board Exam 2022: The new CBSE structure divides the academic year into two terms
For the academic year 2021-22, the CBSE has chosen to simplify the syllabus for Classes 10 and 12. The board exams for the 2021 batch will be held over two terms, with each term covering half of the subject.
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to simplify the syllabus for Classes 10 and 12 for the academic year 2021-22. The board exams for the 2021 batch will be held over two terms, with each term covering half of the subject. A methodical approach will be used, with subject experts looking into the interconnections between concepts and themes.
The board will administer examinations based on the divided syllabus at the end of each term.
The CBSE stated, "This is done to maximize the likelihood of holding a Board conducted classes 10 and 12 examinations at the end of the academic term."
The board indicated that efforts will be made to make Internal Assessment/Practical/Project work more credible and valid, per the standards and moderation policy that will be released by the Board to ensure a fair distribution of marks.
Internal evaluation for Classes 9 and 10 will include three periodic assessments, student enrichment, portfolio, and practical work/speaking listening activities/project throughout the year, regardless of terms 1 and 2. Internal evaluation for Classes 11 and 12 would include end-of-topic or unit assessments, exploratory exercises, practicals, and projects.
While the Term 1 Test will be held on a flexible schedule between November and December 2021 with a window time of 4-8 weeks for schools located across the country and abroad, the Term 2 Examination will be held in March-April 2022 at the Board-designated examination centers.
The board, on the other hand, stated that it will assess and perform the examinations for Term 1 and Term 2 based on the scenario at the time.
According to CBSE, schools would also build a student profile for all evaluations completed during the academic year and keep the evidence in digital format.