Board Review of CBSE 2022: New Board Curriculum divides the academic session into two terms and focuses on internal assessment
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) announced a special assessment system for the CBSE Board exams in class 10 and 12 for the 2021-2022 academic session. Board reviews for the 2021 batch will now run in two semesters with 50 percent of the schedule each quarter.
- In addition, the main educational body said it will optimize the curriculum for classes 10 and 12 for 2021-2022 and will be notified by the end of July.
- According to an official statement from the CBSE, the curriculum for the academic session 2021-22 will be divided into two quarters following a systematic approach by examining the inter-connectivity of concepts and subjects by subject matter experts.
- CBSE will conduct the examinations until the end of each quarter on the basis of the bifurcated schedule.
- The 2021-22 board exam schedule will be simplified in the same way as the last academic session to be notified in July 2021.
- However, for academic transactions, Schools affiliated to CBSE will follow the syllabus and schedule published by CBSE on March 31st.
- Furthermore Schools will also use alternate academic calendars and NCERT contributions to process the curriculum.
- The Board stated that efforts will be made to make the internal / practical / project evaluation work more credible and valid in accordance with the guidelines and moderation policy that will be announced by the jury to ensure a fair distribution of scores.
Two board reviews
From now on, two board examinations will be conducted, “each of which will be called Term-I and Term-II respectively,” and each will be conducted on a 50 percent schedule.
- While the semester I test will be based on a 90-minute MCQ, the semester II test will last 2 hours and will include questions in different formats. (In the event that the situation is not conducive to a normal descriptive exam, an exam based on a 90 minute MCQ will also be conducted at the end of Semester II)
- The CBSE will prepare the questionnaire and send it to the schools with the grading scale.
- Exams will be conducted under the supervision of external center superintendents and observers designated by the CBSE.
- The grades from Terms I and II will be added to the students’ final overall grade.
- Semester I will be held in November, December, while Semester II will be held in March-April.
- Semester I test will include multiple-choice questions, including case-based multiple-choice questions and assertion reasoning.
CBSE Curriculum Transaction
- CBSE Schools will continue to teach at a distance until the authorities allow face-to-face teaching in schools.
- For classes 9 and 10, the internal assessment (throughout the year regardless of quarter I and II) would include the three periodic exams, student enrichment, portfolio and practical assignments / activities, oral listening / project.
- For Classes 11-12, internal assessment (year-round, regardless of quarters I and II) would include end-of-subject tests or unit tests / exploratory activities / internships / projects.
- Furthermore schools would create a student profile for all assessments conducted during the year and would maintain the evidence in digital format.
- The CBSE will allow schools to upload internal assessment notes to the CBSE IT platform.
- The guidelines for the internal assessment of all subjects will also be published with the simplified program divided by term for the 2021-2022 session.
- CBSE Board would also provide additional resources such as sample assessments, question banks, teacher training, etc. for more reliable and valid internal evaluations.