The CBSE has decided to make some changes to the exam template for the 9-12 exams for the 2021-22 academic session. Students are expected to encounter more skill-based questions, unfamiliar situations, or questions that assess the application of concepts in real-life situations as part of the final exam in grades 9-12.
In the CBSE exam template for grades 9 and 10, CBSE decides to enter at least 30% competency-based questions, such as case-based questions, questions from built-in sources, etc. in the form of multiple choice questions. After that, 20 percent of the questions are objective and the remaining 50 percent are short- and long-answer questions, the report added.
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The report adds that the CBSE exam template for grades 11 and 12 will include twenty percent skill-based questions and twenty percent objective questions. The remaining 60% consists of short and long answer questions according to the existing model. In addition, the overall grade and the duration of the exam remain unchanged. Students can review the sample articles and syllabi published by CBSE in March 2021. This will help them understand the layout of the CBSE 2021-22 exam template. The National Education Policy (NEP) decided to make these changes to allow students to solve problems. This will develop higher-order skills like analysis, critical thinking, and conceptual clarity rather than testing your ability to memorize, the report says.