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CBSE to conduct Classes 10, 12 exams in new pattern from November 16

By Jasleen Kaur -- November 14, 2021 4:21 pm -- Updated:November 14, 2021 4:54 pm

More than 20 lakh students of Classes 10 and 12 of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) are all set to appear in their first term exams.

However, this year, the CBSE has introduced a new exam pattern. Examinations for the first term of Class 12 will begin on November 16, while for Class 10 it will start on November 17. For assessing the students, the examination will be held in two terms. The second term is expected to likely to be held in March-April next year.

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The new pattern
According to the CBSE's new pattern, the students will be given 20 minute reading time instead of 15 minutes. The first term will have MCQs and the duration for solving it is 90 minutes. Every question will have four options and the student has to encircle the correct one. Every answer sheet will be scanned and no question can be left unanswered.

Internal assessment
According to the CBSE, for Class 10, internal assessment marks have been divided into two parts — 10-10 each. Similarly for Class 12, it has been divided into 15-15 marks. This time, the students have been given an option to appear in the examination centre of their choice as due to Covid-19, many of them were displaced.

Covid-appropriate behaviour
Covid-appropriate behaviour will be followed at all examination centres. Only 350 students will be allowed at an examination centre and a distance of six feet will be maintained among them. Every child and invigilator will have to wear mask.

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As per date sheet released by the CBSE, examination for minor subjects will be held from November 16-17 while for major subjects from December 1. For Class 12 students, the first examination will be of Sociology while the last would be home science. The examination will start at 11.30 am and end at 1 pm. Major examinations for Class 10 will begin on November 30 and end on December 11.

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