The number of registered candidates has increased by almost one lakh this year. While about 22 lakh candidates are expected to appear for the Class X examination of OMR-based MCQ Term 1, about 1 lakh have registered for the first term of Class XII finals.
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On Monday night, the CBSE announced the dates for the main subjects of the 10th and 12th class board exams. Dates for minor subjects will be provided in schools. A number of subjects have not been tested since the 2020 board exams, while the 2021 exams for both classes could not be held at all due to the epidemic. Subsequently, in accordance with the provisions of the National Education Policy 2020, the Board decided to conduct the examination in two stages – Term 1 (which is MCQ based -0 minute examination) and Term 2 (which will be 120 minute subject examination). There will be practical tests in both positions. However, Term 1 will be administered by the practical school.
According to Sanam Bharadwaj, Controller of Examinations, CBSE, the board has made extensive arrangements to conduct Term 1 examinations amid fears of a third wave. “All schools will be sanitized and only 12 students will be accommodated in each room to maintain social distance.”
Twelfth grade exams for major subjects will begin on December 1, 2021 with sociology. Other major subjects such as English, Mathematics, Physics, Accounting, Chemistry and Economics will be held on 3, 6, 10, 13, 14 and 15 December respectively. . Exams for the tenth grade major will begin on November 30, 2021 in social sciences, followed by science on December 2, basics and standards in mathematics on December 4, and English on December 11.
The board has also made special arrangements for students with disabilities, including separate seating arrangements. “Separate rooms will be provided for such candidates. Balance added, the centers will be tested as per CBSE guidelines and PwD rights.
Regarding the doubling of the number of centers, Bharadwaj said: “This is being done to ensure that students either attend an examination center near their school and where not possible, candidates will be allowed to take the test at their own school. But each test center will be monitored by CBSE observers.
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