CBSE on Monday released New pattern scheme for class 10 and class 12 board exams for the session 2021-22. The new scheme has been released to satisfy the challenges faced by the board in 2020-21 thanks to the covid-19 situation within the country. during a notice to all or any affiliated schools, CBSE said that the scheme has been released insight into the country’s pandemic situation. The board had to cancel both class 10 and class 12 exams of 2021 because of the pandemic.
The board has introduced the subsequent scheme for the assessment of learning outcomes for class 10 and class 12 for educational sessions 2021-22.
Special scheme for 2021-22
For the Year 2021-22, the educational session is going to be divided into two terms with approximately 50% syllabus in each term. The syllabus will be bifurcated by subject experts and examination will be conducted at the tip of the term on the premise of the bifurcated syllabus.
The syllabus for the conduct of class 10 and class 12 board exams also will be rationalized. The rationalization is going to be almost like last school term and can be notified in July.
Also, efforts are going to be made to form e Internal Assessment/ Practical/ Project work more credible and valid as per the rules and Moderation Policy to be announced by the Board to make sure fair distribution of marks.
For Class 9 and class 10 students, internal assessments will continue throughout the year regardless of term-end exams. Also, in Classes 11-12, internal assessment (throughout the year-irrespective of Term I and II) would come with the end of topic or unit tests/ exploratory activities/practicals/ projects.
Schools will create and retain profiles of scholars for all assessments undertaken over the year. Schools will upload marks of Internal Assessment on the CBSE IT platform. Guidelines for internal assessment are going to be provided by CBSE.
The board will conduct the Term I examination within the month of November-December 2021. The questions paper will comprise Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) including case-based MCQs and MCQs on the assertion-reasoning type. The duration of the test is going to be 90 minutes. The Term-II or the year-end examination is going to be held around March-April 2022 at the examination center fixed by the board. The paper is going to be of two hours duration and have questions of various formats.
If things aren’t conducive for the traditional descriptive examination, a 90-minute MCQ-based examination will also be conducted at the tip of term two. The marks scored by the candidate within the Term-II examination would contribute to the ultimate overall score.
As per the official notification of the board, “In case things of the pandemic forces complete closure of schools during November-December 2021, but Term II exams are held at schools or centers. The term I MCQ-based examination would be done by students online/offline from home – during this case, the weightage of this exam for the ultimate score would be reduced, and therefore the weightage of Term II exams is going to be increased for declaration of the ultimate result’.
It further added that ‘In case things of the pandemic force complete closure of schools during March-April 2022, but Term I exams are held at schools or centers. Results would be supported the performance of scholars on Term I MCQ-based examination and internal assessments. The weightage of marks of Term I examination conducted by the Board is going to be increased to supply year-end results of candidates’.
The board further said that just in case things of the pandemic forces complete closure of schools and Board conducted Term I and II exams are taken by the candidates from range in the session 2021-22. The result would be based on Internal Assessment/Practical/Project work and Theory marks of Term-I and Term-II exams.