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CBSE class 10, 12 board exam special assessment scheme: All you need to know




The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has released the special assessment scheme for class 10 and 12 board exams for the session 2021-22 wherein the academic year will be divided into two halves. Here’s more:

Term I Examinations:

  1. At the end of the first term, the Board will organise Term I Examination in a flexible schedule to be conducted between November-December 2021 with a window period of 4-8 weeks for schools situated in different parts of the country and abroad. Dates for conduct of examinations will be notified subsequently.
  2. The Question Paper will have Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) including case-based MCQs and MCQs on assertion-reasoning type. The duration of the test will be 90 minutes and it will cover only the rationalised syllabus of Term I only (i.e. approx. 50% of the entire syllabus).
  3. Question Papers will be sent by the CBSE to schools along with marking scheme.
  4. The exams will be conducted under the supervision of the External Centre Superintendents and Observers appointed by CBSE.
  5. The responses of students will be captured on OMR sheets which, after scanning may be directly uploaded at CBSE portal or alternatively may be evaluated and marks obtained will be uploaded by the school on the very same day. The final direction in this regard will be conveyed to schools by the Examination Unit of the Board.
  6. Marks of the Term I Examination will contribute to the final overall score of students.

Term II Examination/ Year-end Examination:

  1. At the end of the second term, the Board would organise Term II or Yearend Examination based on the rationalised syllabus of Term II only (i.e. approximately 50% of the entire syllabus).
  2. This examination would be held around March-April 2022 at the examination centres fixed by the Board.
  3. The paper will be of 2 hours duration and have questions of different formats (case-based/ situation based, open ended- short answer/ long answer type).
  4. In case the situation is not conducive for normal descriptive examination a 90 minute MCQ based exam will be conducted at the end of the Term II also.
  5. Marks of the Term II Examination would contribute to the final overall score.