CBSE Exams 2022: 10th-12th exam will be held twice a year: Syllabus also cut

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CBSE Exams 2022: 10th-12th exam will be held twice a year: Syllabus also cut: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has taken a big decision for class 10 and 12. This is in relation to the 10th and 12th board examinations to be held in 2022. There will be two exams for CBSE Board 2022. CBSE has also issued circular in this regard. It has been told how these exams will be taken? How will the syllabus be? What will be the policy for internal assessments?

Due to the second wave of Corona in 2021, CBSE 10th and 12th examinations had to be canceled. So the board has already prepared for the 2022 exam. According to CBSE, in view of the fear of the third wave of Corona, a special scheme (CBSE Special Scheme 2021-22) has been prepared for the 2022 board examination. Under this, class 10 and 12 are divided into two terms. Exams will be taken at the end of both the terms. Syllabus (CBSE Syllabus 2021) will also be different in both.

How will be the pattern of term-1 exam

At the end of the first term, the board will conduct the term-I exam. It will be taken between November-December 2021. Multiple choice questions will be asked. Case based MCQs and Assertion-reasoning type MCQs will also be asked. The test for each paper will be of 90 minutes. In this, questions will be asked from the syllabus of Term-1 only. That is, from 50% of the entire syllabus.

CBSE will send the question papers only. The exam will be held in the same school where the students are studying. But the external center superintendents and observers will be appointed by the CBSE board to monitor the exam.

Students will have to answer on OMR sheet. These will be scanned and uploaded on the CBSE portal. Or else the schools will upload their evaluation marks on the CBSE portal. The final decision on this will be communicated to the schools by the Board.

How will be the pattern of term-2 exam

Term-2 or year end exam will also be conducted by CBSE itself. The remaining 50% questions will be asked from the syllabus only. This exam will be taken between March-April 2022. The paper will be of 2 hours. Different types of questions will be asked in this. i.e. MCQs, Short Answer Type and Long Answer Type.

But if the circumstances are not normal due to Corona, then Term-2 exam will also be taken for 90 minutes. As in Term-1, only MCQ questions will be asked. The marks of both the terms will be added to the overall board results of the students.

How will be the syllabus (CBSE Syllabus 2021-22)

CBSE has told in its circular that the academic session 2021-22 will also have the same syllabus as the previous session. That is, this year also the syllabus of class 10-12 will be cut. The complete syllabus details will be released in July 2021 at

The board has said that efforts will be made to make internal assessments, practical examinations, project work more reliable and valid. Also, the board will announce the moderation policy for proper distribution of marks among all the assessments.

CBSE Internal Assessment 2021: What will be the pattern of internal assessments

  • In the circular issued by CBSE regarding the 2022 board exam, it has been said that till the physical classes are not allowed by the concerned administration, only online classes will continue. Meanwhile, in addition to Term 1 and 2, internal assessments will also be taken throughout the year for classes 9 to 12.
  • For class 9 and 10 – 3 periodic tests, student enrichment, portfolio and practical work/ speaking-listening activities/ projects.
  • For Class 11 & 12 – Tests or Unit Tests, Exploratory Activities, Practicals and Projects at the end of each topic.
  • The complete guideline regarding internal assessments will be issued along with the 2021-22 syllabus.


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