CBSE has announced the curriculum for batch 2021-22. The academic year is going to be divided into two parts. CBSE Board Exams are going to be held for both terms. Each term will have 50% of its syllabus. The first term of the examinations is going to be held in November-December. While, the second term examination is going to be conducted in March- April.
There is going to be a systematic approach looking into interlink of all the concepts and topics by Subject Experts. CBSE said that this is done to increase the probability of having a Board conducted class 10 and 12 examinations at the end of the academic session.
The board had observed online education for a year or so now. Therefore, they are trying to bring change to the curriculum. Keeping all the facts in mind that is access to resources, unavailability of internet in rural areas. There is going to be rationalizing of the syllabus. By the end of this month, the syllabus may be released by the Board. This will help the students to cope up. The school will remain closed and online education is going to continue until further notice. So, CBSE came up with a new Assignment scheme.
Academic Year Pattern
As we know the academic year is going to be divided into two halves. The first part is going to cover approximately 50% of the syllabus. A test will also be conducted for this term. The exam is going to be held in the month of November – December 2021. The exam will last for 4-8 weeks. The duration of the test conducted will be 90 minutes. It will have multiple-choice questions. These marks are going to be added to the final board marks.
The second term of the examination will be conducted in the month of March – April. The duration of this exam is going to be 2 hours. The question paper of this term will be descriptive answers. If the Pandemic situation is not conducive, there are going to be 90 mins exam-based Multiple Choice Questions. These marks will also be added to the final score.
If the pandemic situation improves, exams will be held in schools or respective centers by the Board. If the Covid situation sustains till November and December 2021, the Term I exam will be conducted online and the weightage of Term I will be reduced. Whereas the weightage of Term II will be increased. If schools are shut down during March-April 2022 due to Covid, results will be based on Term I exams and assessment. Thus, the weightage of the Term I exam will be increased. If there is a complete closure of schools and colleges for the entire academic year, results will be based on Internal Assessment, Project Work, and Term I & II online exams. Last Academic year CBSE didn’t conduct any board exams.