NEW DELHI: The first of the two-part CBSE board exams for Classes X and XII will begin from mid-November. The dates of the Term 1 exams will be announced by mid-October.
The 90-minute Term 1 exam papers will be conducted with multiple-choice optical mark recognition (MCQ-OMR) question sheets. For Term 1 exams, CBSE officials have so far ruled out any option of online tests.
The CBSE had earlier decided to split the board exams into two parts – Term 1 and Term 2. It had also said a student’s final score would be calculated on the basis of his/her performance in both the Terms. As per the new scheme, Term 1 will be an objective type exam while Term 2 will be subjective and also have practical components.
Sanyam Bhardwaj, controller of examinations, CBSE said: “In case there is any disruption of the Term 2 exams, then the Term 1 exams will be given more weightage. A decision will be taken only towards the Term 2 exams.” The Term 1 exams in the normal times are usually scheduled between October and November. Similarly, the Term 2 exams are normally held between February and March. However, due to the prevailing pandemic situation, it will be conducted between March and April, 2022.
CBSE recently wrote to schools to submit their lists of candidates with relevant information by September 30, 2021 for it to start the examination process.
There will be no window for correction in the uploaded data this year and therefore uploading of correct data is the school’s responsibility. Bhardwaj said, “Schools are asked to submit the lists of their candidates with correct details by the end of this month without late fee and by October 9, 2021 with late fee.”
Though final results will be made available to students after their Term 2 exams, CBSE will issue marksheets of Term 1 exams as well.