New Delhi: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will start the board exams for Classes 10 and 12 from November 16 onwards. The admit cards for the same will be released on November 9 for both classes.
These are Term-I exams which will be held in MCQ-only format. Students will have to fill circles given on a sheet of paper to mark their answers. The OMR sheets will be provided to the schools from the board itself. Each OMR sheet will be customized, said CBSE in an official notice.
The duration of the exams will be of 90 minutes and will be held for half the exam only. The Term-II exams will be held in March, April 2022. Term-II will be of subjective format. Board exams will be held for ‘major’subjects. After the controversy of the Punjab government being irked by called Punjabi ‘minor’ subject, the board has taken back the term major and minor and instead is using the term “subject offered by all schools” and “subjects offered by some schools.”
The other notable changes cited in this year’s board exam are:-
- Exam to be held on 50 per cent of the syllabus
- Exam to be of MCQ format
- Exam to be held for 90 minutes (1 hour 30 mins) duration
- Reading time increased from 15 minutes to 20 minutes
- Exam to begin from 11:30 instead of 10:30 am
- Practicals/internals to constitute 50 per cent of total marks
- Practical marks to be uploaded at the official portal by December 23
- No external examiner will be appointed in Term-I exams by CBSE for practicals
- Schools will use their own answer book for practical
- CBSE will appoint an observer in each exam centre
- For every 500 students there will be one observer.
- For more than 500 students, CBSE will send two observers.
- CBSE will also appoint city coordinators at all exam centres
- A copy of the OMR sheet will be provided to schools for practice
- Separate sheet to be given for rough work