CBSE to introduce new exam pattern in 2022
BHOPAL [Maha Media]: Making the examination pattern more student-centric, transparent, technology-driven, and advance provision of alternatives for different future scenario, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will be conducting the 2022 Board examinations in a new pattern. This year, the board will hold two board examinations divided into two terms. Each term will cover 50 per cent of the syllabus. While term I will be held in NovemberDecember, term II will be conducted in March-April. The pattern of the exam has also been modified for each term.
Term I exams will have multiple choice questions including case-based MCQs and assertionreasoning type MCQs and will be held for 90 minutes. Term II will have questions in different formats including case-based, situation-based, open-ended questions as well as both short and long answer type questions. The exams will be conducted under the supervision of external centre superintendents and observers appointed by CBSE. The students’ responses will be captured on OMR sheets which, after scanning will be directly uploaded at CBSE portal or alternatively may be evaluated and marks obtained by the students will be uploaded by the school the same day.
Simultaneously, efforts will be made to make the internal assessments and projects more credible and valid. For classes 9 to 10, they will have three periodic tests, a student enrichment portfolio, practical work, and speaking listening activities. For Classes 11 and 12, they will have unit tests at end of every topic, exploratory activities, practicals, and projects.
CBSE will provide additional resources like sample assessments, question banks, teacher training, etc for more reliable and valid internal assessments. The syllabus for the board examination 2021-22 will be rationalised similar to that of the last academic session.
Schools will create a student’s profile for all assessments undertaken over the year and save it in a digital format. Schools have been directed to use an alternative academic calendar and inputs from the NCERT on transacting the curriculum.