The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Thursday said the first two-part system of board exams for this year will be conducted offline, with the last 90 minutes per subject, and objective type questions offered, the exam announced. . Will be held in November and December and the full program will be put on October 18.
CBSE, the country’s largest education board by the number of students enrolled and affiliated schools, has decided to follow a two-period academic calendar this year to prepare for the crisis that occurred during the last academic session – the principle Covid-19 The examinations were canceled after the second wave of
The set of examinations to be held in November-December will be classified as Term-1 examination. “After the Term-1 exam, the results will be declared in the form of marks obtained. After the first term, no student will be placed in the pass, compartment and required repeat categories. The release, signed by CBSE controller of examinations Sanyam Bhardwaj, said that the final results will be declared after the first and second term examinations.
The board in its release said that the Term-2 exam will also be offline and the questions may be objective- or subjective-type, but that and the timing will depend on the pandemic situation in the country. Thursday.
To ease the grouping of the schedule, CBSE has divided the subjects of the first-term exam into minor and major subjects, which are classified as minor first. These mainly consist of electives.
“CBSE is offering 114 subjects in class 12 and 75 in class 10. This means that CBSE has to conduct the examination of 189 subjects. If the examination of all subjects is conducted, then the entire duration of the examination will be 40-45 days,” said the board to explain its decision.
The major subjects – nine for class 10 and 19 for class 12 – are mainly core subjects like Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, English, Economics etc.
The date sheet to be announced on October 18 will be for major subjects only.
“Since the major subjects are offered by almost all the affiliated schools, therefore, the examinations for these subjects will be conducted by fixing the datesheet as before. With respect to shorter subjects, CBSE will form clusters of schools offering these subjects and thus more than one paper will be conducted on the same day by CBSE in these schools,” the board said.
The first session exam question papers will be sent by CBSE to the schools along with the marking scheme and the exam will be conducted under the supervision of superintendents and supervisors appointed by CBSE. The scores from the first-term examinations will be contributed to the final overall score of the students. A compiled result will be declared by the board after the second session examination.
Jyoti Arora, principal of Mount Abu School in Rohini, said: “The decision to divide the subjects into two groups (major and minor) is a welcome step. This will save a lot of time for both the schools and the students. If the first session exams are completed early, then the students will get enough time to prepare for the second session exam as well.
Meanwhile, some principals of government schools expressed concern over conducting more than one exam in a day. “We have to sanitize the entire school before the next batch of students appear for the exam. This will be challenging for schools with limited space. We will wait for CBSE to issue complete guidelines with date sheets to understand this system better,” said the principal of a government boys senior secondary school in Karwal Nagar, who asked not to be named.