On Monday, the CBSE issued a statement outlining a new system for the academic year 2021-22, in which the academic year will be divided into two halves, with each term covering roughly half of the syllabus. In November, the first term test will be held.
It was decided to increase the likelihood of a board-conducted exam for Classes 10 and 12 at the end of the academic semester.
The following are the highlights of the CBSE special programme for 2021-22:
1) The syllabus for the academic session 2021-22 will be divided into two terms using a methodical process that includes subject experts looking into the interconnection of concepts and topics, and the board will conduct examinations on the bifurcated syllabus at the end of each term.
2) The syllabus for the 2022 board test will be rationalised in the same way as the last academic session, which will be announced in July 2021.
CBSE schools, on the other hand, will follow the CBSE curriculum and syllabus, which were issued on March 31.
Schools will also adopt an alternate academic schedule and NCERT inputs to carry out the curriculum.
3) Internal evaluations, practicals, and project work will be made more credible and valid in accordance with CBSE’s norms and moderation policy to ensure a fair distribution of marks.
4) Information about the CBSE curriculum transaction
• Schools will continue to teach from a distance until the authorities allow in-person instruction in schools.
• Internal evaluation for Classes 9 and 10 would include the three periodic tests, student enrichment, portfolio, and practical work/speaking listening activities/project (throughout the year, regardless of Term I and II).
• Internal assessment for Classes 11 and 12 would comprise end-of-topic or unit tests/exploratory activities/practicals/projects throughout the year (irrespective of Term I and II).
• For all assessments completed throughout the year, schools would establish a student profile and store the evidence in digital format.
• The CBSE will make it easier for schools to upload internal assessment results to the CBSE IT platform.
• Along with the rationalised term-by-term divided syllabus for the session 2021-22, guidelines for internal evaluation for all topics will be provided. 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.