The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has announced a new special assessment scheme for the academic year 2021-22 for board exam students of classes 10 and 12. According to CBSE new guidelines, the syllabus for the Academic session 2021-22 will be divided into two terms and each term will cover 50 percent of the curriculum.
The first term exams for CBSE will take place in November-December, and the second term exams will be held in March-April.
CBSE New Assessment Scheme For The Academic Year 2021-22
1. The academic session will be split into two terms, each comprising approximately half of the curriculum.
The CBSE notification stated, "The syllabus for the Academic session 2021-22 will be divided into 2 terms by following a systematic approach by looking into the interconnectivity of concepts and topics by the Subject Experts and the Board will conduct examinations at the end of each term on the basis of the bifurcated syllabus. This is done to increase the probability of having a Board conducted classes X and XII examinations at the end of the academic session."
2. According to the notification, the syllabus for the Board examination 2021-22 will be rationalized in the same way as the syllabus for the previous academic session, which will be announced in July 2021.
3. Efforts will be made to make Internal Assessment/Practical Project work more credible and valid, in accordance with the Board's standards and moderation policy, to ensure that marks are distributed fairly.
Classrooms will continue to teach from a distance until the authorities allow the in-person mode in schools.
Classes 9-10: Internal Assessment would include the three periodic tests, student enrichment, portfolio, and practical work/speaking listening activities/project throughout the year, regardless of Term I and II.
Classes 11-12: Internal Assessment for classes 11 and 12 would include end-of-topic or unit tests, exploratory activities, practicals, and projects throughout the year, regardless of Term I or II.
For all the tests completed throughout the year, schools would generate a student profile and keep the data in digital format.
The CBSE will make it easier for schools to upload their Internal Assessment results to the CBSE IT platform.
Along with the rationalized term-by-term divided syllabus for the session 2021-22, guidelines for internal assessment for all topics will be provided. For more accurate and valid internal evaluations, the Board would also provide additional resources such as sample exams, question banks, teacher training, and so on.
Download the CBSE Special Assessment Scheme Official Notification for the Year 2021-22 here