Central Board of Secondary Examination (CBSE) has said that it will be releasing the board exam date sheets for 2021 for the first term of standard 10 and 12 students on 18th October. Additionally, India’s biggest education board has altered the pattern of exams for classes 10 and 12.
The Board has confirmed that the 10th and 12th board exams will take place next month and will continue till December offline. Moreover, it has also been said that the second term exams will occur in March and April next year.
As per the new rule, Term 1 exams will be objective. The entire paper will be in an MCQ format. The students will get 90 minutes to complete their papers. In addition, they will also have the luxury of getting 20 minutes to read their question papers. These questions will only cover half the syllabus. However, as per the circular issued by CBSE, the exams for Term 2 will remain the same. And it will be a written one.
CBSE will be conducting the exams for the first time during the winter season. Keeping this in mind, instead of the usual 10:30 am, it has changed the timings to 11:30 am.
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In this new pattern of exams, the Board has also divided the subjects into major and minor. CBSE has informed that the classes 12 and 10 major exams will follow the regular date sheets. However, there will be different ones for different schools according to their minor subjects. CBSE has also said that they will be conducting the exams of minor subjects first.
There has been a change in the pattern of classes 10 and 12 exams this year. Earlier, due to Covid, the Board had cancelled the finals exams of both the standards. It has been confirmed that they will carry out the term one and two papers instead of only covering the traditional final exams to not go through this process again.
As far as the marking scheme is concerned, CBSE has informed that they will be announcing the results of Term 1 separately. Moreover, the final results will include the practical and both the terms, and it will be a combined score of both these elements.