The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Monday announced special evaluation scheme for students, keeping in view the COVID-19 pandemic. The CBSE had to cancel CBSE Class 10, Class 12 Board Exams 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and depend on a ”credible, flexible, reliable and valid alternative assessment policy”. This has also necessitated over alternative ways to look at the learning objectives as well as the conduct of the CBSE Class 10 Class 12 Board Exams 2021 in case the situation remains unfeasible.
As per the new criteria, the syllabus for the Academic session 2021-22 will be divided into two terms. CBSE first term exams will be held in November-December, whereas the second term examination to be scheduled in March-April. It further informed that the syllabus for the board examinations for both the classes will be rationalized similar to that of the last academic session, and be notified in July 2021. The decision has been reached after consultation with both government and private schools across the country. As per the letter sent by CBSE to all the heads of CBSE-affiliated schools, the 2021-22 academic session will be divided into two terms with approximately 50 per cent syllabus in each term. This division will be done by following a systematic approach by looking into the interconnectivity of the concepts and the topics by the subject experts. The board will conduct examinations at the end of each term on the basis of the bifurcated syllabus. This is done to increase the probability of having a board conducted classes 10 and 12 exams at the end of the academic session.