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CBSE would be conducting the term 1 examination for Class 1st to 10th students in November – December. Exams for class 10 students will begin from 30th November and continue till 11th December whereas for class 12th students, exams will be conducted from 1st December to 22nd December. CBSE has decided to go for two term board exams for the 2021-22 batch of students. Term 2 exams are scheduled for March – April, 2022. The number of candidates registering for it has increased by 4 lakhs this year. There will be around 22 lakh candidates expected to take Class 10th term 1 exam whereas around 14 lakh for the Class 12th term 1 examination. 

The controller of examinations said that a datesheet for minor subjects would be sent to school as these examinations would be conducted by the school itself but with board’s question papers. Minor exams would begin from November 16 for Class 12 and November 17 for Class 10.

Keeping in mind the winter season, the board has decided to conduct exams from 11:30 AM instead of 10:30 AM. All students will be given 20 minutes to go through the question paper. Duration of each paper will be 90 minutes and term 1 exam will have objective type questions only. Both the terms will also have practical exams. 

Class 12 exams for major subjects commencing on 1st December will begin with Sociology and other major subjects English, Mathematics, Physics, Accountancy, Chemistry, and Economics will be conducted on 3rd, 6th, 10th, 13th, 14th, 15th December respectively. Similarly for class 10th, the first exam is for Social Science on November 30 followed by Science on 2nd December, Basic and Standard Mathematics on December 4 and English on December 11. 

The board has made special provisions for students with disabilities. They will be provided separate rooms and assistance will be given by centres as per CBSE directives.  

Apart from this, the board has also made arrangements for conducting examinations amid fears of a third wave of covid-19. All the schools will be sanitised and not more than 12 students will be sitting in a room to maintain social distancing. The number of exam centres are also doubled to ensure that students are writing exams in a centre close to their schools. If this is not possible, they may write it in their own schools. Each centre will be monitored by the observers from CBSE. The final results for the exam will be declared only after both the terms are completed.

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Vineet Singh Chauhan
A B.Tech graduate from IIT Jodhpur (2019) and the state topper in his 12th boards. He enjoys music, travelling, volunteering for social work and reading about Indian History.
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