The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) successfully conducted the ISC Class 12 Semester 1 Environmental Science exam 2021-22 today, December 17, 2021. The test was held offline through the pen-and-paper format. Students had to appear for the exam from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm and were allotted 1 hour and 30 minutes to attempt the whole paper. This year ISC has updated its board exam system for the academic year 2021-22. Accordingly, the Semester 1 Environmental Science exam consisted of 70 objective-based multiple-choice questions and all were compulsory to attempt. These questions were based on the bifurcated syllabus released by the board earlier.
The EVS paper was conducted for 90 minutes and students had to submit their OMR sheets sharp at 3:30 pm. In addition to the time indicated in the timetable for attempting to paper, 10 minutes time was given to read the question paper. As per the reports, the question papers were distributed at 1:50 pm sharp. Soon after reading all the instructions carefully, OMR sheets were distributed at 1.30 am.
The exam question paper consisted of 7 questions for 35 marks. All the questions were made compulsory to solve in 90 minutes for a total of 35 marks. There were 7 main questions in the entire paper which were further subdivided into 5-20 sub-questions. The first question had 20 sub-questions and was based on direct theory from the syllabus followed by the second question, further subdivided into five questions based on Assertion and Reasoning format. Question numbers 3 and 4 had 5 sub-questions each were of comprehension type. General terminology-based questions were framed in Qno. 5 and 6 further divided into 10 sub-questions in each. Visual comprehension-based questions were framed in the last main question, subdivided into 5 sub-questions.
As per the 2021-22 bifurcated syllabus, the ISC class 12 Environmental Science paper covered the following sections:
- Human Beings and Nature
- Population and Conservation Ecology
- Monitoring Pollution
- Third World Development
Applicants willing to find the answers on their own can take the help of the above chapters from their respective EVS textbooks. The questions asked in today’s examination were mostly theory-based questions with a few compositional ones. However, all of them were centered around the ISC syllabus.