Nitesh Kumar Sahoo

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Thursday has released an important circular on conducting Term-I and Term-II examinations of Class 10 and 12.

As per the latest announcement for Term-I examinations, the Board will conduct objective type exams and the duration of each paper will be 90 minutes. The Term-I exam is scheduled to be conducted between November and December this year.

Meanwhile, the Term-II exams, scheduled to be conducted from March to April 2022 will be of subjective/objective type. The type of examination will be decided considering the COVID-19 situation in the country at the time of exams.

As per the circular, the Board is offering 114 subjects in Class XII and 75 in Class X. If the exam of all subjects (189) is conducted, the entire duration of exams would elongate to about 45-50 days. So, to avoid the learning loss of students, CBSE has announced to conduct the exams of different subjects (mentioned below) by fixing date sheet across affiliated schools in India and abroad.

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Duration of Examinations
a- Examinations shall be of 90 minutes duration. Wherever some changes exist the same is as per the curriculum and as mentioned in the admit card. 
b- Examination will start from 11:30 am instead of keeping in view the winter session. 
c- The reading time before the start of the examination will be 20 minutes instead of 15 minutes for all categories of candidates.

Policy for PWD Candidates 

a- All facilities and exemptions as provide earlier will continue in this examination also.

b- As far as additional time is concerned, 20 minutes additional time is required on each 1-hour paper, hence, for 90 minutes paper, 30 minutes additional time will be allowed.

c- All schools will keep ready a group of scribes amongst the students of the schools to provide to a candidate if requested for scribe.

d- Students acting as the scribe will be provided a certificate recognising their services by CBSE.

Practical/Internal Assessment/Project

a- Practical/Internal assessment/project work be completed as per the circular no. CBSE/DIR (ACAD)/51/2021 dated July 5, 2021, issued by the CBSE in such a manner that all marks are uploaded on the link provided by CBSE latest by December 23, 2021. 

b- Schools can hold practical/internal assessment/project work latest by December 23, 2021 and marks can only be uploaded on the same day practical/internal assessment/project work is held.

c- In case, marks are not uploaded by the schools upto December 23, 2021, CBSE will take further action as mentioned below-:

i. Result may be declared without taking into consideration Term-I practical/Internal assessment/project marks.

ii. The result may be declared based on the performance of Term-II only.

iii. A fine as deemed fit by the competent authority of the CBSE and upto Rs 50, 000 may be imposed for considering the marks submitted by the schools after last date.

iv. Action to withdraw affiliation may be initiated.