Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has announced that the Class 12 Board Exam 2021 has been postponed for the time being. According to Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal, the decision on the revised date sheet for CBSE Class 12 Board Exam 2021 will be made after critically considering the Covid-19 situation across the country on and after June 1, 2021. Candidates who intend to take the CBSE Class 12 Board Exam 2021 should be aware that they will receive a 15-day notice prior to the start of the CBSE Class 12 Board Exam 2021.
The CBSE Class 12 practical exams began in March and have also been stalled due to strict restrictions imposed by various states considering the ongoing pandemic situation in the country. The CBSE Class 12 Board Exam 2021 was previously scheduled to begin on May 4, 2021, and end on June 14, 2021.
Candidates are advised to check the CBSE official website, cbse.gov.in, on a regular basis for further updates on the CBSE Class 12 Board Exam 2021.
Meanwhile, according to CBSE updates, the new composition of Board exams for Class 9 and 10 students will include 30 percent of marks for Competency-Based Questions. There will be questions in the form of MCQs, case-based questions, source-based integrated questions etc. Aside from that, according to the current pattern, 20% of the marks will be for Objective-type questions and the remaining 50% will be for short or long answer questions.
According to the current pattern, for Class 11 and 12 students, Competency-Based Questions will fetch 20% of the marks, another 20% for Objective-type questions, and the remaining 60% for short or long answer questions.
In a recent conversation with the Times of India, Biswajit Saha, director, Training and Skill Development, CBSE, said, “At a time when home-schooling and online education has become relevant, the traditional method of assessment will become redundant, which if continued further can be misinterpreted by both teachers as well as students.”
He also added, “The assessment will shift from testing primarily rote memorisation skills to one that tests students’ higher-order skills, such as analysis, critical thinking, and conceptual clarity.”