In a bid to address the confusion in the minds of thousands of students over question papers in the recently introduced examination structure, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has released sample question papers for its newly-structured term 1 examinations for classes 10 and 12.
The CBSE is slated to hold two examinations in the 2021-22 session. As per the plans, the Board has decided to conduct Term-I Examination and Term-II Examination or the Year-end examination as one-time measure to address the issues surrounding the Covid pandemic situation.
The decision to conduct board exams in two terms (at least one board-conducted final exam at the end of the year) has been planned to avoid 2021-like situation where the Board had to declare the final results based on alternative assessment criteria.
The Board had earlier revised the term wise syllabus which is now available on its website.
The Sample Question Papers for Classes 10 and 12 Term 1 Exams 2021-22 are now available on CBSE website www.cbseacademic.nic.in.
Sample Papers Class X:
Sample Papers Class 12: http://cbseacademic.nic.in/SQP_CLASSXII_2021-22.html
In its latest circular, CBSE has released important points for the sample question papers which need to be noted by the students while studying/referring to the Sample Papers for Classes 10 and 12 Term 1 exam for the academic session 2021-22.
-The Multiple Choice Questions given in the sample papers are not of one mark each for all papers.
- In the SQPs (Sample Question Papers) of Mathematics and all languages except English, each question carries one mark. - For other subjects, each question carries equal marks vis.-a-vis the total marks given i.e. 40 or 35or 25 or 15 and the weight age of marks per question will be as follows:-
“If the total marks scored by a candidate is in fraction, then the same will be rounded off to the next higher numerical number, for example, if the child gets 16.1marks then the total marks will be rounded off to 17 and so on,” the CBSE circular stated.