CBSE Board Exams 2022 – Once again, CBSE board exams are in news as the students, and parents have filed a petition seeking the conduct of these Board exams in online mode. CBSE board has released the Term 1 date sheet as per which the exams will begin from November 16 for class XII, and on November 17 for class X. Students are demanding for the authorities to conduct these examinations in hybrid mode on the grounds that conducting the offline examination will put their health at risk. Keep a check on this page for more important updates regarding the CBSE exams 2022.
The Central Board Of Secondary Education (CBSE) has come up with a special assessment plan for Class 10 and 12 board exams of the 2021-2022 academic session. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic situation, the board had to cancel class 10, 12 board exams and the results for the same are to be declared on the basis of “a credible, reliable, flexible and valid alternative assessment policy”. According to the circular released by the CBSE board, the academic session has been divided into two terms with a 50 per cent syllabus in each term. The first term is being held in November-December whereas the second term examination is scheduled in March-April.
Latest News on CBSE Board Exam 2022
Supreme Court has dismissed the plea for conducting class 10th, 12th exams in Hybrid mode
Supreme Court, SC has dismissed the plea filed by six students seeking 10th, 12th exams in hybrid mode. The exams are going to be held as per the schedule – following the COVID-19 guidelines. The Bench observed that the request was at the eleventh hour and hence, could not be considered. After both sides presented their arguments, the order has been passed.
Supreme Court has adjourned the hearing for conducting class 10, 12 exams in Hybrid mode till November 18
As per the latest news, the Apex Court postponed the hearing of the petition seeking 10th, 12th Term 1 exams in hybrid mode to November 18, 2021. The matter was supposed to be heard by the Bench today. However, the bench comprising Justice AM Khanwilkar and Justice CT Ravi Kumar was supposed to hear the petition post-lunch however it was then postponed. CBSE Term 1 exams are going to start on November 16 and November 17 for minor subjects.
Supreme Court to hear plea demanding Hybrid CBSE Board exams 2022 Today
The Supreme Court of India is going to hear the plea seeking conduct of CBSE Board exams in Hybrid mode on Monday, November 15, 2021. The plea has been filed by a group of six students seeking an option to appear for the Term 1 examination in both online and offline mode. The plea, filed by advocate Sumanth Nookala stated that with a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases, the students should get an option of appearing for the exams in online mode as well.
Important Resources for CBSE Board Exam Preparation
– CBSE Class 10 Term 1 Sample Paper 2021
– CBSE Class 10 Term 1 Syllabus 2021-22
– CBSE Class 12 Term 1 Syllabus 2021-22
– CBSE Class 12 Term 1 Sample Paper 2021-22
CBSE releases an important notice for students taking part in Sports, and Olympiads
The Board has released an important notice for students who are participating or will take part in International/National Sports events and International Olympiads on cbse.gov.in. It has been announced that such students are not required to sit for Term 1 exam and the board will conduct the exam for such candidates later. Key highlights of the notice released are:
- Students of Class 10, 12 participating in National/International Sports events and International Olympiads have been informed that no special examination will be conducted for Term 1 exams.
- In case that the day of the even and the Term 1 exam date clashes, their result for the academic year 2022-22 is going to be prepared on the basis of scores of Term 2 examinations.
- Event hose students who have been tested positive for COVID-19 during the conduct of Term 1 exam, can produce valid test report and recommendation of a registered medical practitioner for this purpose.
Click Here to download the official notification.
Parents, Students File Petition in Supreme Court, Demand Term 1 exams to be held online
Class 10, 12 Students from the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) have filed a petition in the Supreme Court of India. The students who filed the petition oppose the use of purely offline mode for Class 10 and Class 12 term 1 exams and instead want that the tests be held in a hybrid mode that includes both online and offline components.
The CISCE, which administers the ICSE Class 10th and ISC Class 12th yearly exams, will begin term 1 exams on November 15, while the CBSE will begin term 1 exams on November 16 with minor paper tests.
The petition as filed by the students and parents stated that“Covid Guidelines and Government Orders in place as of today indicate a policy of Blended Mode of education giving the option to the students. For instance, clause d of the Circular issued by the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi dated October 29, 2021, specifically provides so. In complete disregard of the D extant policy, respondents chose to conduct offline mode of exams for all without any option for the online exam, About 26000 Schools are affiliated to CBSE Board alone. At any rate, such continuous exposure through offline exams sharply increases the risk of infection to Covid 19 rendering the impugned action as arbitrary and in violation of Right to Health.”
According to the petition, the tests for Major subjects in December 2021 will be preceded by exams for Minor subjects in November 2021 in physical mode. This increases the likelihood of the tests for major courses becoming a super spreader.
The hybrid form of exams enables social distancing while minimizing the impact on logistical constraints, according to the petition.
As a result, the petition requested the revocation of circulars issued by CBSE and ICSE mandating physical tests, as well as instructions to the two Boards to hold exams in hybrid mode, with students given the choice to select between online and offline exams.
The petition was filed in the context of the rising cases of COVID-19 and the CBSE term examinations being held in the offline mode which might hold a risk to every individual candidate and to the community as a whole. Moreover, the students and parents got irked as consent was being taken while giving no options for the same.
The current status of the filed petition marks as cases under the defect list, which means the defects notified in the petition should be rectified earliest within 90 days. After which the date for the hearing would be decided.
The defect details can be found in the image below:
CBSE Board Exams 2022 Assessment Scheme
Some of the important details regarding the CBSE Board exam 2022 special assessment scheme are as follows –
- Academic session 2021-22 will be divided into two terms with 50 per cent syllabus in each term.
- Efforts are being made to make the internal assessment, project work more credible and valid.
- CBSE to raionalise the syllabus for classes 10th and 12th for the board exams 2022. The detailed syllabus will be notified by July end.
- First-term exams will be held in November-December, second term examination are be scheduled in March-April.
Download Pdf for Special Scheme of Assessment for Board Examination Classes X and XII for the Session 2021-22.
When Will CBSE Board Exam 2022 be Conducted?
Though the board has not yet released the detailed, subject-wise schedule for the board examinations for 2021-22 yet, however, the months in which both the board exams will be conducted has been conveyed. It is to be noted that the months are currently tentative and could change if the pandemic situation gets worse.
|CBSE Board Exam 2022||Class 10||Class 12|
|Exam Date for Term 1 exam||17 Nov – 11 Dec 2021||16 Nov – 30 Dec 2021|
|Exam Date for Term I1 exam||March-April 2022||March-April 2022|
CBSE Term-I Board Exam 2021-22
At the end of the first term, the CBSE board will conduct the Term I examinations between November-December 2021. The exams will be held with a window period of 4-8 weeks for schools in India and abroad. The detailed schedule of the Term-I exam will be announced later on the board’s official website- cbse.gov.in. The exam will be held under the supervision of External Center Superintendents and Observers as appointed by the Board. Marks, as obtained by the students, will then be used in the final overall score of the candidate.
Exam Pattern for CBSE Term-I board exam 2021 for classes 10, 12
Mode of the Exam – The examination will be held in offline mode.
Type of Question – The paper consists of the following Multiple choice objective type (MCQ) of questions –
- Case-based MCQs.
- Assertion-reasoning type.
Duration of the exam – The exam will be for a total of 90 minutes duration.
CBSE Term-II Board Exam 2022
After the end of the second term, the Bord would conduct Term II or Yearend Examination. These exams are scheduled to be held around March-April 2022 at the centres as fixed by the board. Marks, as obtained by the students, would be used for the preparation of the final score. The exam pattern for the Term II examination is different from Term 1. Students can check the exam pattern for CBSE Term II board exam 2022 from below.
Duration of the exam – The paper will be of 2 hours duration. However, if the situation is not conducive for normal descriptive examination, then the board will conduct a 90 minute MCQ based exam (same as Term I exam).
Type of questions – The exam will have different types of question formats like case-based/ situation based, open ended- short answer/ long answer type.
How CBSE will Conduct Assessment / Examination in Different Situations?
In the following different cases, CBSE will conduct the assessment/examination for the board exam 2022 as explained below.
Case 1: If the pandemic situation improves and the students are allowed to come to schools or centres for taking the exams
>> In such a case, the board will conduct Term I and Term II examinations at schools or examination centres as fixed by the board. Furthermore, the distribution of the theory marks will be done equally between the two exams.
Case 2: If the Covid-19 situation forces closure of schools during November-December 2021, but Term II exams are held at schools or centres.
>> In this case, the Term I exams would be done by students online/offline from home. However, then the weightage of the Term I exam for the final score will be reduced and more weightage is given to Term II exams for the declaration of the final result.
Case 3: If the Covid-19 situation forces closure of schools during March-April 2022, but Term I exams are held at schools or centres.
>> If this happens then the board will prepare the result based on the performance of students on the Term I examination and internal assessments. The weightage of marks given to the Term I exams will be given to prepare the year end results of the canddiates.
Case 4: In case the candidates will take Term I and II exams from home in the session 2021-22.
>> The board would compute the CBSE Board exam 20222 results on the basis of the Internal Assessment/Practical/Project Work and Theory marks of Term-I and II exams which will be taken by the candidate from home in Class X / XII subject.
About CBSE Board
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is a national level education board that is controlled and managed by the Union Government of India. It is one of the largest education boards in which approximately 21,271 schools in India and 220 schools in 28 foreign countries are affiliated to the board. The schools which are affiliated with the CBSE board follows the NCERT curriculum. The board is responsible for conducting the final examinations for classes 10 and 12 every year & then declare its result online at its official website.
Official website: cbse.gov.in.
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