CBSE Board exams to be held twice a year, 1st & term exam likely to be in Nov-Dec


According to the latest update, the CBSE board exams will be held twice a year from the academic year 2021-22 onwards. Students of Classes 10 and 12 are now awaiting for their CBSE datesheet for Term 1. Expected to be released on CBSE’s official website, cbse.gov.in around three to four days after October 9, this will be the last date for the board to receive the complete list of candidates.

The CBSE first term exam would be held in November-December 2021, while the Term 2 exam will be held in the month of March-April 2022.

The guidelines for CBSE Term 1 would be sent to all stakeholders as soon as CBSE finalises the complete exam scheme.

The CBSE Term 1 paper will only test students on the rationalised syllabus, i.e., 50% of the total syllabus which has already been specified. It will have multiple choice questions (MCQs) which would also include case-based, and assertion-reasoning type MCQs. Instead of the earlier 3 hours, the duration of each paper would be 90 minutes.

It has also been confirmed that different subjects will have different numbers of questions but the marks for each question would remain the same. Students will also have options and wouldn’t need to answer all the questions.

The CBSE Term 2 board exam on the other hand will have subjective questions and the duration of each paper would be 120 minutes.

Each CBSE board exam student would be evaluated on the combination of their results in the Term 1 and Term 2 board exams.

While the respective schools will be conducting the CBSE Term 1 practical exams, the CBSE Term 2 practical exams would likely be carried out by the evaluators sent by the board.

CBSE is also thinking of the possibility of conducting the board exams in the home schools of students or in nearby exam centres due to the Covid-19 situation