CBSE changes class 9 to 12 exam pattern for 2021-22 session

By | April 22, 2021

CBSE- Central Board of Secondary Education

Following the announcement of the postponement of the 12th board exams and the cancellation of the 10th board exams, the CBSE board has decided to put more emphasis on competency-based education (CBE).

The board is introducing changes in the 9th to 12th class examination and assessment practices for the session 2021-22. While overall marks and exam duration will remain the same, more competency-based questions that assess the application of concepts in real-life situations will be part of the examination.

Last year, the board decided to implement a competency-based education system for the development of practical and life skills among students rather than just depending upon textbook-based education. The board informed about this on 14 May via a circular.

What is CBE (Competency-Based Education)?

Competency-based learning (CBL) or Competency-based education (CBE) is an outcome‐based approach to education to ensure proficiency in learning by students through demonstration of the knowledge, skills, values, and attitudes required for dealing with real-life situations at the age and grade-appropriate level.

Changes for Class 11 and 12

According to the revised pattern for Class 11 and 12, there will be 20 percent competency-based questions and 20 percent objective-type questions. Competency-based questions can be in the form of MCQs (multiple-choice questions), case-based questions, source-based integrated questions, or any other form.

As per the current scheme, 70 percent of the questions are of short/ long answer type, but now it will be reduced to 60 percent.

Changes for Class 9 and 10

For Class 9 and 10, there will be a minimum of 30 percent competency-based questions, 20 percent objective type questions, and the remaining 50 percent will be short/ long answer type questions.

In the current scheme, the Class 10 question paper consists of 20 percent objective type questions, 20 percent case-based / source-based integrated questions, and 60 percent short/ long answer type questions.

Earlier, the CBSE board decided to postpone the 12th class examination and will announce a revised 12th exam date sheet after reviewing the situation. The board cancelled the Class 10 exams 2021 and the result will be prepared on the basis of an objective criterion.


CBSE 12th Date Sheet 2021

CBSE 10th Date Sheet 2021

CBSE 12th Result 2021

CBSE 10th Result 2021

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