New Delhi, 24 December 2021 – The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has announced that no student will fail in the Term-1 CBSE board exams 2021. As per the board, the Term-1 exam results will only consist of marks and students will only be evaluated for the exams. No students will be receiving a pass, fail, repeater, or compartment grade in the first term.
The board has decided to declare the ‘pass’ or ‘fail’ merit list only after the conclusion of CBSE Term-2 board exams. After which, final results will be calculated on the basis of the marks obtained in Term-1, Term-2, and internal evaluation.
CBSE exam controller Sanyam Bhardwaj told PTI that because of this decision “Failure rates will be lower, and youngsters will have more opportunities to develop themselves. They will be able to concentrate more on their schoolwork.”
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Why has CBSE Decided to Not Fail any Student in Term-1 Exams?
The board has decided to not fail any student in Term-1 exams because students gave the exams in a completely new format. The MCQ-based format was a bit different for students and it did not leave any room for step-marking. Due to this, many students found CBSE board Term-1 exams difficult and raised concerns that this year’s questions were tougher than usual.
CBSE paid heed to students’ issues and decided not to pass or fail any student yet. It will wait for Term-2 and internal evaluation scores to prepare the final results for CBSE board exam 2021.
CBSE Board Exam 2021 – Major Points
- For Term-1, no student will pass or fail. Only the marks scored by students along with their answer sheets will be shared by the board.
- CBSE Term-1 exams will hold a minimum 50% weightage in the final Class 10 & 12 results.
- Students who missed their examination will not be given any grace marks but will be marked absent and only internal marks will be awarded.
- As per the information shared with schools, CBSE will not be moderating the scores after Term-1. The marks scored by students in Term-2 will be compared with Term-1 marks and then the result will be prepared after moderation.
- In order to pass, students need to score a total of 33 marks out of 100. These include the internal evaluation scores as well as the theory/MCQ scores.