The Term 1 Board examinations of CBSE class 10 have already begun from November 17, 2021. A total of 10 examinations are scheduled for tomorrow, i.e. November 27, 2021. These are National Cadet Corps, Telugu-Telangana, Bodo, Tangkhul, Japanese, Bhutia, Spanish, Kashmiri, Mizo, Bahasa Melayu. From this year onwards, the Board has bifurcated the examinations into two parts: Term 1 and Term 2, owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Term 1 examinations are offline and OMR-based.
With the alteration of the examination schedule, CBSE has also laid down a new marking scheme for all the subjects under the Term 1 Board exams. Given below is the table from where students can access the previous year’s question papers and the newly-introduced marking scheme. The exams will be held from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM for a duration of 90 minutes.
|Subject||Question Paper||Marking Scheme|
|National Cadet Corps||Click Here||–|
|Telugu-Telangana||Click Here||Click Here|
|Bodo||Click Here||Click Here|
|Tangkhul||Click Here||Click Here|
|Japanese||Click Here||Click Here|
|Bhutia||Click Here||Click Here|
|Spanish||Click Here||Click Here|
|Kashmiri||Click Here||Click Here|
|Mizo||Click Here||Click Here|
|Bahasa Melayu||Click Here||Click Here|
At present, the Board is holding the exams for the minor subjects. However, from December 01, 2021, the major exams will commence. While appearing for the Term 1 examinations, candidates will get a duration of 20 minutes as reading time, i.e. 05 minutes more than the previous times. Also, keeping in mind the winter season, the exams will begin at 11:30 AM and not 10:30 AM.
The Board has also made provisions for those students who will be unable to appear for the Term 1 examination due to various reasons. As a result, for these students, the exams are going to be conducted at a later stage. The date sheet will also be made available in due course of time. The new OMR-based format for the Term 1 exams is likely to be new for some students. Hence, they must keep in mind the instructions that have been provided to them.
For instance, filling the OMR sheet with a blue ballpoint pen is ideal and not a gel or ink pen. The sheet must be kept cleaned as much as possible. Importantly, students must be calm and composed while solving the questions. Being in a hurry will only lead to unnecessary mistakes on the OMR sheet. Moreover, they must keep filling the OMR sheet simultaneously as they solve the questions.