CBSE Latest News: Circular on Board Exams for Class 10 and 12 in 2022 Live
CBSE’s latest circular on Board exams 2022 was released on 5th July 2021. Read this article to know about every point explained in detail regarding the two-term Board Exams which are to be held from 2021-2022.
Starting March 2020, most of the schools had to remain shut as the country was hit by the Covid-19 pandemic. This brought about a change in the education sector along with the others. Previously students used to attend classes physically and were taught in classrooms.
From April 2021, the mode of education changed from offline to online. Now classes are being held virtually. The second wave which hit the country during April 2022 was the worst among all.
The Board Exams were canceled for Class 10 and 12 in 2021. Committees were formed to decide on the evaluation criteria. And by the end of July, the results of CBSE Board Exams 2021 will be released.
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CBSE held stakeholder’s consultation with Government and Private schools. Most of the schools suggested that the syllabus should be rationalized due to the reduced time permitted for the online classes. There were other factors too that came into consideration such as the lack of electronic items, connectivity issues, and other socio-economic issues which would lead to a broader gap among the privileged students and among those who aren’t.
Noting all the points, the Central Board of Secondary education released a notification on 5th July 2021. The circular is divided into many points. Let’s discuss each of them in detail.
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CBSE Latest News about Circular 5th July 2021
- The first point in the circular stated that the academic session will be divided into two terms which will contain approximately 50% of the syllabus in each term. This meant that the subject matter experts for each subject will be deciding the syllabus for both terms based on the inter-relativity of the topics. The Board will then conduct the first term based on the syllabus suggested by the Subject matter experts.
- The first term will be of 90 minutes in duration and consist of MCQ-type questions only. The approximate time during which the first term will be conducted is from November to December 2021.
- Similarly, the second term will be conducted from March to April 2022. This exam will be of 2 hours in duration and can have question papers of different formats.
- Secondly, the circular stated that the Board Exam syllabus will be rationalized for 2021-2022. This step was taken due to the suggestions by the government and private schools. This would help the students not to rush and complete the syllabus but instead focus and learn every topic.
- The third point is about the consideration of internal assessment, project, and practical to be more valid and credible so that it can be considered during the evaluation of the final mark.
CBSE Latest News Update: CBSE Curriculum for 2021-2022
For the Internal Assessment evaluation of classes 9 and 10, three periodic tests, student enrichment, practical and portfolio work, activities and projects will be taken into consideration.
Similarly, for classes 11 and 12, the internal evaluation will be held during the entire year. This would include all the exam and activity marks which would decide the weightage of the final marks.
CBSE Latest News: Elaborated Details on Term 1 Exams
The first term will be conducted from November to December 2021. This is not the fixed schedule. This will differ from school-to-school and the window period within which all the schools have to complete the first term board exams will be of 4-8 weeks. Dates for the exams will be declared later.
The question paper will have MCQ-type questions and will be of 90 minutes. The syllabus for the first term exam will be 50% of the rationalized syllabus. The question papers will be sent individually to all the schools by CBSE along with the marking scheme.
The OMR sheets where the students will be filling out the answers shall be scanned and uploaded on the CBSE portal on the same day. Also, the schools too can evaluate the marks and upload the same in the CBSE portal.
The exam will be supervised by externals which also will be provided by the central board. The marks obtained in this term will be held for consideration during the final result evaluation.
CBSE Latest News: Elaborated Details on Term 2 Exams
The second term will be conducted from March to April 2022. This term will also contain the rationalized syllabus which will be approximately 50% weightage. The total duration for the exam will be of 2 hours that is 120 minutes. The question paper can be of various formats.
If by chance the exams cannot be held due to covid, the term 2 will also be of 90 minutes duration having MCQ type questions only. . The marks obtained in this term will be held for consideration during the final result evaluation.
CBSE Latest News: Marks evaluation based on Different situation
- If the pandemic situation subsides and both the terms can be conducted in offline mode then the marks scored by students in term 1 and term 2 will be equally distributed within for finals.
- If term 1 is held online and term 2 in offline mode then marks of term 1 will have less weightage in the finals and term 2 results will have more weightage.
- If term 1 is held offline and term 2 is held online, then the first term marks will have more weightage in the final marks.
- Lastly, if both of these terms had to be held online, then the final marks will depend upon theory marks and practical, internal, projects along with other measures to be declared subsequently.
FAQ’s for CBSE Latest News: Circular on Board exams 2022
Will the internals have the same weightage even if both the terms are held offline?
It has not yet been decided about the internal marks weightage. If the exams are conducted offline, the marks of both terms will have equal weightage.
Why is the circular released for different terms?
The circular has been released considering the suggestions by the officials and the stakeholders meet held with government and private schools.
Is there any possibility of total cancellation for Board Exams of Class 10 and 12 in 2022?
There is little to almost no probability of the Board Exams getting canceled for 2022. The exams will be conducted as suggested in the circular.