The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has released revised syllabus for the 2021-22 board exams which will be held in two terms, official sources said.
The new assessment policy has been framed in view of the cancellation of the board examinations this year owing to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The board has also released guidelines for the conduct of internal assessment, practical and project. The revised syllabus for Classes 9 to 12 was released on the official website of the board on Saturday.
As per sources, the Term I exams are likely to be held in November-December 2021 and will have Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ). The Term II exams are expected to be held in March-April 2022.
It is pertinent to mention here that the Covid-19 pandemic situation across the country has forced schools to remain closed even in the first quarter of the academic session 2021-22.
Due to the prevailing uncertainty, there is a possibility that schools may not be able to conduct all internal assessment/practical/ project work associated with various subjects in schools.
For Classes 9 and 10, the internal assessment will be carried out as per the existing scheme across the year except that their assessment will be done twice and both will contribute equally in overall assessment, CBSE circular read.
The circular further stated that schools should ensure that internal assessment is reliable, fair, and transparent for all students. The evaluation done by teachers for internal assessment/practical/project work needs to be based on evidence of the students’ performance throughout the academic session.
The evidence of internal assessment/practical/project work needs to be presented/ uploaded by schools as per directions of Examination Unit/ Regional Office of CBSE for verification.
A direct link to download the revised syllabus, through the CBSE's official website has been given below.