New Delhi, 28 September 2021 – The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is expected to release the date sheet for the Term 1 exam soon. CBSE official Rama Sharma has confirmed that the board will announce class 10 and 12’s datesheet at the official CBSE website – www.cbse.gov.in. While the exact dates of CBSE Term-1 exams are awaited, speculations are rife that the board will release the date sheet by mid-October.
CBSE 10,12 Board – Revised Syllabus
Besides the datesheet, CBSE has already released the exam pattern and the revised syllabus for the academic year 2021-22. According to the revised curriculum, CBSE has divided the upcoming board exams into two terms.
- Term 1 will be conducted between November and December 2021
- Term 2 will be held between March and April 2022
As per the latest reports, CBSE has assured the students that the board will provide a flexible exam schedule for Term 1 CBSE board exam 2021-22. Various CBSE schools in India and abroad will be provided with the flexibility to choose the exam dates from the schedule, as per their convenience.
CBSE 10, 12 Board – Exam Pattern
The decision of CBSE to bifurcate the board exam into two terms is taken because of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the Board’s plan, each of the 2 terms will cover 50% of the syllabus.
|Term 1 Exam||Term 2 Exam|
|The exam duration will be of 90 minutes||The exam duration will be of 120 minutes|
|The question paper will have multiple-choice questions (MCQ) including case-based and assertion-reasoning type questions||The question paper will have case-based, situation-based, open-ended questions. It will include both long and short answer questions|
|The Board will organize Term 1 exam based on the rationalized syllabus of Term 1 only||The Board will organize Term 2 or year-end exam based on the rationalized syllabus of Term 2 only|
- CBSE will hold the exams within 4 to 8 weeks from now i.e. around Oct-end to Mid-Nov
- The board has already clarified that if the situation related to the pandemic deteriorates again, the pattern of the exams to be held in March (Term 2) will be converted to MCQ format and the duration will be reduced to 90 minutes.
- Meanwhile, CBSE Controller of Examination, Sanyam Bhardwaj had laid down the statement that in case there is any disruption in the Term 2 exam, more weightage would be given to the Term 1 exam. He further added that the decision for the same will be taken ‘only towards the end of Term 2 exams.’
CBSE Guidelines On Board Exam Syllabus and Term 1 Time Table
- The Term 1 exam will cover half of the CBSE 2021 syllabus.
- Children will write the examination on an OMR sheet.
- Responses of the students will be scanned and uploaded on the CBSE portal by the school officials.
- To assess the students of Class 10, schools will take three periodic tests along with activities like practical work, speaking, listening activities, projects and others.
- Term 1 exam marks will be added to the CBSE final board result for the academic year 2021-22.
- Class 12 internal assessment will be done based on the end of topic or unit tests, exploratory activities, practicals or projects.
- CBSE will provide assessments, question banks, teacher training, and other curriculums to the schools.
- Schools will be required to upload all the marks scored by the students in the internal evaluation on the CBSE IT platform.
- The exams will be conducted under the supervision of the external centre superintendents and observers appointed by CBSE.
Note: Term 2 exam will be held at the examination centres fixed by the Board.
When will the CBSE Declare the Final Board Results?
CBSE will release the final board result after both Term 1 and Term 2 examinations are over. The students will receive two mark sheets for each term exam.
This year, the board has collaborated with the Centre of Excellence for BlockChain Technology of National Informatics Centre to provide CBSE board results. The Board has come up with a solution called ‘Academic BlockChain Documents’.
CBSE said that the digitally signed certificates will be sent to the BlockChain-based system, creating an additional secure link to record its result certificates in a linked chain structure and provide transparent, tamper-proof and paperless usage of these certificates. All users including students, educational institutions, and employers can use the website.