As schools have been closed and examinations have been disrupted for a long time due to Covid-19, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to rationalise its syllabus for Class 10 & 12 similar to last year.
In a notification, CBSE has issued a new assessment scheme for both the classes on Monday night.
Considering the Covid crisis, CBSE will reduce the syllabus for classes 10 & 12 for the academic session 2021-22. “The syllabus for the Board examination 2021-22 will be rationalised similar to that of the last academic session, ” the Notification said. During the last academic session, the syllabus was reduced by 30%.
The decision of holding board examinations twice during the year in different formats has also been taken by CBSE. It has decided to divide the academic year into two terms with a 50% syllabus to be covered in each. Based on it, the first term examination to be held between November-December 2021, while the second one will be held between March-April, 2022. The examination will be held with multiple choice question formate for the first term, and if the covid situation remains unchanged, the second term examination also will be held in the same formate.
Moreover, to have a variety of options for the final score, the CBSE has directed to ensure continuous recording of Internal Assessment of the students. The CBSE will issue detailed guidelines to make the internal assessment, practicals, and project work more credible and valid, so that fair distribution of marks can be ensured.
It is also said that if both the examinations are held, the final result will be prepared based on both the exams. If the second term examination can not be held, the final result would be based on an increased weightage for the first term exam scores and internal assessment marks.