By Manasvi Gupta
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has released the detailed syllabus for Classes 10 and 12 for the academic year 2022-23 and the curriculum as well. The Board also issued a notification stating that it will hold Class 10 and 12 CBSE Board Exams 2023 only once from now on and will conduct the annual assessment at the end of the Academic Session 2022-23. This means that the Term 1 and Term 2 Exams for 2023 are cancelled.
CBSE said it will provide the sample question papers with a detailed design of the question paper on its website in due course of time. Students and teachers can check the detailed curriculum at official website.
CBSE clarified the decision to cancel Term 1 and Term 2 exams and instead conduct a one-time Board Examination 2023 was taken depending on the detailed analysis of the new system and prevailing conditions, and feedback received from stakeholders.
A CBSE official said in a report, “The board decided to conduct two-term exams for the session 2021-22 in order to avert any unprecedented situation caused by the pandemic. Even as the NEP 2020 favours two-term exams, it has been decided to switch to the previous practice for now and conduct one set of board exams at the end of the academic year. The stakeholders also suggested one exam policy."
Earlier, the Board had announced to hold the board exams in a pre-pandemic manner from the coming academic session, which means the Term 1 exam as per 50% syllabus and Term 2 Exam with a combination of objective and subjective questions.
CBSE had decided to follow this pattern keeping in view the pandemic situation and to avoid pressure on the students bu assessing only at the end of the year. However, as the COVID situation has improved in many states across the country, the Board has decided to bring back its pre-pandemic CBSE Board Exam format of holding examination only at the end of the academic session.