For the 2022 batch, CBSE will have two board exams, with a greater emphasis on internal assessment
By: Priyanka Sikdar
Last Update: 2021-07-06 09:33:59 IST
For the class 10, 12 board exams in 2022, the CBSE will use revised assessment criteria. Every student will have a portfolio created at school, and internal assessments will be given a lot of weight.
For the 2022 batch, CBSE will have two board exams, with a greater emphasis on internal assessment.
For the class 10, 12 board exams in 2022, the CBSE will use revised assessment criteria. Every student
will have a portfolio created at school, and internal assessments will be given a lot of weight.
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has modified the method it conducts board exams in
the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak and the uncertainty surrounding board exams during the last two
years. There will be two board exams for the academic class 2021-22, referred to as term-I and Term-II
exams, respectively. Each test will be based on 50% of the syllabus provided to students during the
The term-ending exams will last 90 minutes. The question paper will be set by CBSE and sent to the
schools along with the marking scheme. Exams will be held under the supervision of CBSE-appointed
external center superintendents and observers. The ultimate total score of students will include marks
from both terms I and II. The term I will take place in November-December, while term II will take place in
The exam structure has also altered. The CBSE term-I exams will include MCQs such as case-based MCQs
and assertion-reasoning type MCQs, however, paper-II will have questions in a variety of styles. In the
event that the situation does not improve by March 2022, the schools will hold a two-hour exam during
The syllabus for the academic year 2021-22 will be divided into two terms based on the new criteria.
Each term, half of the curriculum will be studied. On the basis of the divided syllabus, subject specialists
and the Board shall conduct examinations at the end of each term. The board has opted to simplify its
Internal evaluation will be awarded more credit than term I and II exams, and data collecting will
commence at the beginning of the new academic year. For all evaluations completed during the year,
schools will construct a student profile.
Internal assessment will receive more attention, and these tests will be useful if the COVID-19 situation
does not improve in the coming year.
Three periodic assessments, student enrichment, portfolio, and practical work, as well as speaking and
listening activities, will be undertaken for classes 9 to 10. Internal assessment for classes 11 and 12 will
comprise unit tests at the end of each course, exploratory exercises, practicals, and projects.
The CBSE will make it easier for schools to upload internal assessment results to the CBSE IT platform.
This year, schools are using the platform to upload grades for students in grades 11 and 12.
For the session 2021-22, detailed instructions for internal evaluation for all topics will be issued, as well
as a rationalized term-by-term divided syllabus.
For more accurate and valid internal evaluations, the Board would also provide additional resources
such as sample exams, question banks, teacher training, and so on.
For the new sessions, schools will continue to teach via distance or online mode. “Until the authorities
authorize in-person style of teaching in schools,” the online classes will continue.