CBSE to release term-1 board exam datesheet on Monday, exams to be held offline

The first of a two-part system of Board examinations for this year will be held offline, final 90 minutes per topic, and supply objective-type questions, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) stated on Thursday, asserting the exams will be held in November and December and the total schedule will be put up on October 18.

The CBSE, the most important training board within the nation by variety of college students enrolled and colleges affiliated, has determined to comply with a two-term educational calendar this year so as to put together for the type of disaster that came about over the past educational session — principle examinations had been scrapped after the second wave of Covid-19 took maintain.

The set of exams to be held in November-December will be categorised because the term-1 exams. “After the term-1 exams, the results in the form of the marks scored will be declared. No student will be placed in the pass, compartment and essential repeat categories after the first term. The final results will be announced after the first and the second-term examinations,” the release, signed by CBSE examination controller Sanyam Bhardwaj, stated.

The term-2 examination can even be offline and the questions could me objective- or subjective-type, however that, and the timing, will rely on the state of the pandemic within the nation on the time, the board stated in its release on Thursday.

In order to simplify the grouping of the schedule, CBSE has cut up the first-term exam topics into minor and main topics, with these labeled as minor being held first. These largely embody electives.

“CBSE is offering 114 subjects in class 12 and 75 subjects in class 10. Meaning thereby CBSE has to conduct the examination of 189 subjects. If the examination of all subjects is conducted, the entire duration of examination would be 40-45 days,” the board stated to clarify its determination.

Major topics – 9 for Class 10 and 19 for Class 12 – are largely the core ones reminiscent of arithmetic, physics, chemistry, English, economics, and many others.

The date sheet that can be introduced on October 18 will solely be for the key topics.

“As major subjects are offered by almost all the affiliated schools, hence, exams of these subjects will be conducted by fixing the datesheet as done earlier. Regarding the minor subjects, CBSE will make groups of schools offering these subjects and thus more than one paper would be conducted by the CBSE in these schools on the same day,” the board stated.

The first-term exam question papers will be despatched by CBSE to colleges together with the marking scheme and the exams will be performed beneath the supervision of the superintendents and observers appointed by CBSE. Marks of the first-term exams will be contributed to the ultimate general rating of scholars. A compiled consequence will be declared by the board after the second time period examination.

Jyoti Arora, principal of Mount Abu School in Rohini, stated: “The decision of dividing subjects in two groups (major and minor) is a welcome step. It will save a lot of time of both schools and students. If the first term exams will complete early, students will get sufficient time to prepare for the second term exams as well.”

Some principals of presidency colleges, in the meantime, expressed concern over conducting a couple of exam in a day. “We will have to sanitise the whole school before the next batch of students come to appear in exam. It will be challenging for schools with limited space. We will wait for the CBSE to release complete guidelines with the date sheet to understand this system better,” stated principal of a authorities boys senior secondary college in Karawal Nagar, asking not to be named.

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