CBSE Board Exam 2022, revised assessment and evaluation practices released
Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has released the new assessment and evaluation practices for the new academic session 2021-22 on April 22, 2021. The new evaluation criterion aimed at Competency Based Education (CBE) that assess application of concepts in real-life.
The board has been moving to this direction since 2019 and gradually shifting the focus and making minor changes to make the transition gradual.
In the letter written to the heads of all CBSE affiliated schools, the board has laid out the changes for the new academic session. As per the letter, the Board will introduce competency -based questions, which is about 30% for classes 9 and 10 and 20% for classes 11 and 12.
The notice issued by the Board reads, “In future sessions, more competency-based questions or Questions that evaluate the application of the concept in real-life / unfamiliar situations will be part of the questionnaire. “
CBSE Evaluation Criteria 2021-22 for Classes 9 to 12
For Classes IX – X
- Competency-based questions will be at least 30%. These can be in the form of multiple-choice questions.
- Case-based questions, source-based integration Questions or other types * Objective questions will be 20%
- Remaining 50% short answer / long
For Classes XI – XII
- Competency-based questions will be 20%. These can be in the form of multiple-choice questions.
Case-based questions, source-based integration Questions or other types * Objective questions will be 20%
Remaining 60% short answer / long
In comparison, till 2020-21 session, for classes 9 and 10, the breakup included objective type questions at 20%, Case based questions at 20% and 60% Short and Long Answer Questions. Similarly, for Classes 11 and 12, the break up included 20% Objective Type questions, 10% Case Based questions and 70% Short/ Long Answer Questions. Check Official Notice here.
The board would be releasing the Sample Papers in accordance with the new changes on its official website in due course.