CBSE 10th & 12th Board Exam 2021-2022: Term 1 & 2 – Reduced Syllabus, Exam Schedule, Paper Pattern, Assessment Plan!

Official CBSE 10th & 12th Board Exam 2021-2022 updates, reduced CBSE 10th & 12th syllabus (Term 1 & 2), exam schedule, paper pattern, and assessment Plan. The board has officially released the new assessment plan for the CBSE Academic Session 2021-22.

The academic year 2021-22 is divided into two terms. Term 1 exams will be based on nearly half of the CBSE syllabus, while term 2 exams will be based on the remaining half of the CBSE syllabus.

Many CBSE students and teachers were taken aback by the official announcement of the board’s new assessment plan.

The current CBSE Academic Session 2021-22 has been divided into two terms: Term 1 and Term 2. About half of the CBSE syllabus will be assessed in Term 1, and the remaining half will be assessed in Term 2.


Many students are still struggling to grasp the changes.

We have explained all of the important points in this article in a very simple manner. We also published an important article with all of the key points in bullet points.

You can get to it by clicking on the link provided below. Here, we are attempting to answer all of the questions posed by many CBSE School students.

Regarding CBSE Syllabus 2021-2022: Term 1 & Term 2

✔  CBSE Schools will continue to use the syllabus that was released on March 31, 2021. (CBSE Syllabus 2021-22 that CBSE Schools are following)

✔  Subject-by-subject and term-by-term The CBSE Syllabus 2021-22 for Term 1 and Term 2 has been published by the board.

✔  Term 1 exams will be based on approximately 50% of the syllabus.

✔  Term 2 exams will be based on the remaining 50% of the Syllabus.

CBSE 2021-2022 Exam Schedule: Term 1 & Term 2

✔ CBSE Term 1 Exam Schedule 2021-2022: November-December 2021 (Flexible schedule that might different for different schools, exams will be conducted in schools & external examiner will be appointed as invigilator)

✔ CBSE Term 1 Exam Schedule 2021-2022: March-April 2022 (Exams will be held at CBSE-designated examination centres.)

✔ Changes will be made if the situation improves or deteriorates as a result of COVID-19.

CBSE Exam Pattern of Term 1 & Term 2:

✔  CBSE has stated that it will provide sample papers, a question bank, and other resources on a regular basis.

✔  CBSE will release sample papers prior to the exam.

✔  For 9th and 10th grades:

✔  # Internal Assessment: Throughout the year, regardless of Term 1 and 2, the three periodic tests, student enrichment, portfolio, and practical work/speaking listening activities/project would be included.

✔  For students in the eleventh and twelfth grades:

✔  # Internal Assessment: End-of-topic or unit tests/exploratory activities/practicals/projects will be given throughout the year, regardless of Term 1 and 2.

CBSE Term 1 & Term 2 Exams: Key Points

Term 1 CBSE Exam:

✔ MCQ-Based Question Paper (CBSE-Set): The Question Paper will contain Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ), including case-based MCQs and MCQs of the assertion-reasoning type.

✔ Paper duration: 90 minutes

✔ Answers will be recorded on an OMR sheet (might be taken online if situation gets worse)

Term 2 CBSE Exam:

✔ Subjective Paper: The paper will be 2 hours long and will include questions in a variety of formats (case-based/situation-based, open-ended – short answer/long answer type).

✔ Paper duration: 2 hours

✔ If the situation does not allow for a normal descriptive exam, a 90-minute MCQ-based exam will be held at the end of Term 2.

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