New Delhi: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to hold Class X and XII board exams in two separate terms with 50 per cent syllabus in each term for 2021-22 academic session.
According to an official statement, the CBSE said that a systematic approach — looking into the interconnectivity of concepts and topics by subject experts — will be followed.
The examinations will be held at the end of each term based on the bifurcated syllabus. “This is done to increase the probability of having a Board conducted classes 10 and 12 examinations at the end of the academic session,” read the CBSE statement.
The board said that for Classes IX and X there will be periodic tests, student enrichment, portfolio, practical work etc throughout the year irrespective of term 1 and 2. Internal assessment would include end of topic or unit tests/ exploratory activities/ practicals/ projects for classes XI and XII.
In the official statement, the CBSE said that efforts will be made to make the internal assessment, practical and project work more credible and valid. Moderation Policy, according to the board, will be announced to ensure fair distribution of marks.
Schools will also create a student profile for all assessments undertaken over the academic year and retain the evidences in digital format, added the CBSE.