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Nitesh Kumar Sahoo

The Central Board Of Secondary Education (CBSE) has announced to conduct the 2021 board exams for classes X and XII in mid-November. However, the dates for Term- 1 exams will be announced by the board by mid of October. 

The time duration for each paper of Term-1 exams will be of 90 minutes and will be conducted in multiple-choice optical mark recognition (MCQ-OMR) question sheets. 

Meanwhile, CBSE has so far quashed all the possible options of conducting online tests. 

The board had earlier announced to divide the board exams for Class X and Class XII into two parts, i.e. Term 1 and Term 2. The board had also decided that the final score of the students would be calculated on the basis of her/his performance in both terms. 

As per the new proposal, Term 1 will be an objective type exam while the Term 2 exam will be a subjective type including practical exams.

"In case there is any disruption of the Term 2 exams, then the Term 1 exams will be given more weightage, A decision will be taken only towards Term 2 exams," said Sanyam Bhardwaj, controller of examinations. 

CBSE has scheduled the Term 1 exams between October and November while the Term 2 exams are being planned between February and March. However, due to the pandemic situation across the country, the Term 2 exam has been rescheduled between March and April, 2022. 

The board has asked the affiliated schools to submit the list of candidates with relevant information by September 30, 2021. After receiving the list, CBSE will initiate the examination process. 

Further, the board has clarified that there will be no window for correction in the uploaded data for the current year. So, the schools must upload the data of the candidates responsibly without any error. The candidates failing to submit their data by September 30 need to send the correct details by October 9 with a late fee as applicable.

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