Considering the on-going Covid-19 pandemic state of affairs and issues concerning differential availability of digital devices, connectivity and effectiveness of on-line educating, the Central Board of Secondary Education as we speak launched a special assessment scheme for the academic year 2021-22.
As per the notified scheme, the academic session shall be divided into two phrases with roughly 50 per cent syllabus in every time period. The board will conduct examinations on the finish of every time period on the idea of the bifurcated syllabus. This is completed to extend the likelihood of getting a board performed lessons 10 and 12 examinations on the finish of the academic session.
It additional states that the syllabus for the board examination 2021-22 shall be rationalised just like that of the final academic session to be notified in July 2021. For academic transactions, nevertheless, faculties will observe the curriculum and syllabus launched by the CBSE. Schools may even use various academic calendars and inputs from the NCERT on transacting the curriculum
“Efforts will be made to make Internal Assessment/ Practical/ Project work more credible and valid as per the guidelines and moderation policy to be announced by the Board to ensure fair distribution of marks,” the discover states.
The CBSE has notified that inside assessment for lessons 9 and 10 (all through the year-irrespective of time period I and II) would come with the three periodic exams, scholar enrichment, portfolio and sensible work/ talking listening actions/ undertaking. Whereas, for lessons 11 and 12, inside assessment (all through the year-irrespective of Term I and II) would come with finish of matter or unit exams/ exploratory actions/ practicals/ tasks.
CBSE has directed the faculties to create a scholar profile for all assessment undertaken over the year and retain the evidences in digital format. CBSE will facilitate faculties to add marks of Internal Assessment on the CBSE IT platform
Guidelines for Term I examinations
At the tip of the primary time period, the Board will organise Term I Examination in a versatile schedule to be performed between November-December 2021 with a window interval of 4-8 weeks for faculties located in numerous components of nation and overseas. Dates for conduct of examinations shall be notified subsequently.
The query paper may have Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) together with case-based MCQs and MCQs on the assertion-reasoning kind. Duration of check shall be 90 minutes and it’ll cowl solely the rationalised syllabus of time period I solely (i.e. approx. 50% of all the syllabus). Question papers shall be despatched by the CBSE to colleges together with the marking scheme. Marks of the Term I Examination will contribute to the ultimate general rating of scholars.
Guidelines for Term II examinations
At the tip of the second time period, the Board would arrange Term II or Year-end Examination based mostly on the rationalised syllabus of Term II solely (i.e. roughly 50% of all the syllabus). This examination could be held round March-April 2022 on the examination centres mounted by the Board.
The paper shall be of two hours length and have questions of various codecs (case-based/ state of affairs based mostly, open-ended- brief reply/ lengthy reply kind). In case the state of affairs isn’t conducive for regular descriptive examination a 90 minute MCQ based mostly examination shall be performed on the finish of Term II additionally. Marks of the Term II examination would contribute to the ultimate general rating.