On Monday, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) announced class 10 and class 12 board exams. It said that the academic session 2021-22 will be held in two terms. The Board says that the first term exams will be held in November-December. However, the second term examination has been scheduled for March-April.
As per the Board, the 22-21 academic session syllabus will be divided into two terms with a 50 per cent syllabus in each term.
“Syllabus for Board examination 2021-22 will be rationalized similar to that of last academic session to be notified in July 2021,” says the Board.
CBSE asserts that the majority of the Government schools as well as the private independent schools had urged for rationalization of the syllabus.
These schools maintain that the syllabus’s rationalisation is important as they don’t have enough time for organising online classes.
As per CBSE, the academic session has been divided into two terms. This will increase the probability of having a Board conducted class 10 and class 12 exams at the end of the academic session.
The Board also emphasised that schools will be notified about the rationalized syllabus for the Board exams 2021-22 in July 2021.
The Board is making efforts to make internal assessment, practical and project work more credible and valid. CBSE will also release guidelines for internal assessment for all subjects for the session 2021-22.
As per the Board, it will also provide additional resources to make internal assessments more reliable.