Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is all set to conduct the Term 1 board exams from today, November 16, 2021. Exams will be held in the OMR-based pen-and-paper format at CBSE schools across the country. While the class 12 board exams commence today, that of class 10 shall begin tomorrow.
Initially, exams will be held only for minor subjects. Later on, from December 01, 2021, students will be appearing for major subject exams. The central board is also going to begin Term 1 board exams for Class 10 students from tomorrow, November 17, 2021. Here’s all a student needs to know before board exams official begin.
In an unprecedented move, CBSE decided on conducting two board exams for the new academic year 2021-22. Board exams for each term will be held separately. Term 1 exams will only include objective-type questions whereas theoretical questions will be asked in the Term 2 exams. Subsequently, the central board released the official date sheet for Term 1 board exams. Accordingly, Class 12 exams are all set to begin from today, with the first paper being Entrepreneurship, Beauty & Wellness.
Additionally, CBSE also decided to conducting exams for minor subjects first followed by tests for major subjects. The same ruling is also applicable for Class 10 students who are going to give their first Term 1 board exam tomorrow. Their major subject exams shall begin from November 30, 2021, in the offline format.
As mentioned in the official schedule, each Term 1 exam will be held for a duration of 90 minutes. Additionally, candidates will also get 20 minutes extra instead of 15 minutes to read and go through the paper. Usually, CBSE began its board exams at sharp 10:30 am. However, the Term 1 board exams this year are going to begin at sharp 11:30 am instead.
During the CBSE Term 1 board exams, students have to fill the circles coinciding with the right options in the OMR sheet. These circles need to be filled neatly using a blue or black ballpoint pen. Moreover, they must also write down the correct option in the box provided for each question. This is a rule that needs to be followed even if a student has properly filled the circles. Students are not allowed to use a pencil in their OMR sheet and if found doing so, they may have to face dire consequences.
At the bottom of the OMR sheet, students are expected to write down the words “I confirm that all particulars given above are correct” to prove that their name, roll number and other details are correct and authentic.
CBSE has also made provisions for students who cannot appear for Term 1 board exams owing to specific reasons. These may be participation in national or international sporting events, olympias, health conditions such as suffering from COVID-19 exams. For such students, special exams will be conducted at a later stage. The exact date sheet for these exams will be notified in due course of time.