The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Monday announced a new scheme for the academic year 2021-22 which will be divided into two terms. Each term will approximately carry 50% syllabus and the first year examination will be conducted in November- December, second term examination to be scheduled in March-April.

The decision has been taken to buff up the strength of conducting Class 10 and 12 board exams at the end of the academic session.

1.   The academic session 2021-22 will be divided into two terms and will carry 50% syllabus in each term. At the end of each term, the examination will take place based on a 50% syllabus.

2.   The syllabus for the 2022 board exams will be rationalized similar to that of the previous academic session notified in July 2021.

3.   In order to disseminate the lessons, CBSE schools will follow the curriculum and syllabus released by CBSE on March 31. Moreover, the school will also use an alternative academic calendar and inputs from the NCERT to deliver the curriculum.

4.   Efforts will be made to make internal assessments or practicals or project work more credible and valid as per the guidelines and moderation policy that will be announced by CBSE to ensure fair distribution of marks.

How will the syllabus be delivered to the students?

1.   By the time in-person mode of teaching does not get the permission to resume, academic transactions will remain distant.

2.   For Classes 9 and 10 internal assessments three periodic tests will be conducted along with student enrichment, portfolio, and practical work/ speaking listening activities/ projects.

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3.   For the Class 11 and 12, the internal assessment will include end of topic or unit tests/ exploratory activities/ practicals/ projects.  

Additional guidelines for Schools:

1.    The schools will create students' profiles to assess the performance for the entire session.

2.   Assessment record will be maintained digitally3.   Schools will upload the marks of internal assessment on the CBSE IT platform

Guidelines for internal assessment for all subjects will also be released along with the rationalized term-wise divided syllabus for the session 2021-22. The Board would also provide additional resources like sample assessments, question banks, teacher training, etc for more reliable and valid internal assessments.

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