Revamped CBSE Board Exams

March 28, 2022

The new policy has been developed by the Central Board of Secondary Education in light of the Covid-19 pandemic and the disruption it has caused to the current and previous academic sessions in schools. The new guideline recommends that the board exams be administered twice during the upcoming session. Classes 10th and 12th graders will have their board exams administered twice as a result of this change in policy.

In response to the new test policy, several students have expressed their unhappiness, arguing that taking board exams twice in the same year is unjust and will put an unreasonable amount of stress on the students, which will severely affect their performance on the examinations.

When are the CBSE Board Exams for the Class of 2022 scheduled to take place?

Although the CBSE has not yet announced a full, subject-by-subject schedule for the board exams in 2021-22, the board has communicated the months where both the board exams would be administered. The months are presently speculative and could alter if the pandemic scenario deteriorates even more rapidly.

CBSE has announced that its first term examinations would be held in November-December 2021, and its second term examinations will be held in March-April 2022, with a windows time of 4 to 8 weeks for all schools in the country as well as those in other parts of the world.

It should also be remembered that in every one of the board exams for the beginning of the academic session, only 50% of the syllabus will be tested. The syllabuses for both tests will be released by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in the near future.

In 2022, the CBSE Board Exams will have a new paper pattern.

A variety of Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQ) will be included in the tests, including case-based MCQs and MCQs of the assertion-reasoning variety.

The test will be 90 minutes long and will cover just the streamlined syllabus for the first term; no other material will be covered. The test will be given on the first day of class. The CBSE will send the question papers to the schools including the marking scheme, which will be used to grade them.

This examination will be held in the months of March and April 2022 at the test centers that have been designated by the board. The paper will be two hours in length and will include questions in a variety of styles (case-based/situation-based, open-ended-short response/long answer type, case-based/situation-based, etc.).

Alternatively, if the situation does not permit the conduct of a standard descriptive test, a 90-minute multiple-choice exam (MCQ) will be administered at the end of the second term.

The new examination strategy for the CBSE will be implemented in 2022.

This year’s suspension of the CBSE board exams in 2021 has resulted in the development of a new examination policy by the board, which proposes that the board exams be held twice in the future academic year, only with 50 percent of the syllabus being covered in each term.

Before establishing the new policy for board examinations, the CBSE talked with a variety of stakeholders, including the administration, teachers, parents, and students. It also took into account the pandemic situation as well as the scarcity of offline teaching for children in the study.

The board has also taken into account concerns about the different levels of availability of electronic gadgets, the interconnection, and effectiveness of online teaching, as well as other socio-economic issues, particularly with respect to pupils from economically disadvantaged backgrounds and those who live in remote areas of the country, among other things.

Efforts shall be made to improve the credibility and validity of the internal evaluation, practical work, and project work in accordance with the rules and moderation policy that will be declared by the board in order to ensure a fair distribution of marks.