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New Exam Pattern for CBSE Class 9 to 12 Students

New Exam Pattern for CBSE Class 9 to 12 Students

  • ALLEN Overseas
  • April 28, 2022
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“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” – Socrates

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is the governing body that conducts the Class 10th and 12th board exams in all the affiliated schools in India and abroad. For the academic year 2022-23, the board has revised its evaluation policy to align assessment to Competency-Based Education. In its official notification, CBSE has confirmed that in the forthcoming session, a greater number of Competency Based Questions or questions that assess the application of concepts in real-life/ unfamiliar situations will be a part of the question paper.

In addition, CBSE has also scrapped the two-term examination policy that was implemented due to the pandemic. This year, a single examination will be conducted at the end of the year, covering the entire syllabus. For subjects with internal assessment, each paper will carry 80 marks, and the remaining 20 marks will comprise of internal assessment. 

Furthermore, the emphasis will be placed on moving from rote to competency-based learning to proactively equip students with key competencies to meet the challenges of the 21st century. As the new CBSE exam pattern will affect students preparing for competitive exams like JEE, NEET, or NDA, in this article, we present you with all the details regarding CBSE’s new exam pattern and how to prepare for it to score satisfactory success.

CBSE New vs. Old Exam Pattern – For Classes 9th-12th (2022-23):

For Classes 9th-10th (2022-23):

  Old New
Terms Two Terms: Term I & Term II Single Term Examination
Composition Term I – Multiple Choice Question including case-based and assertion reasoning type MCQs–100% (30% questions competency-based)
Term II – Case-based/ Situation based, Open Ended- short answer/long answer questions (30% questions competency-based)
Competency Based Questions would be minimum 40%.
These can be in the form of Multiple Choice Questions, Case based Questions, Source-based Integrated Questions or any other types.
Objective Type Questions will be 20%
Remaining 40% short answer/long answer questions (as per existing pattern)

For Classes 11th-12th (2022-23):

  Old New
Terms Two Terms: Term I & Term II Single Term Examination
Composition Term I – Multiple Choice Question including case-based and assertion reasoning type MCQs – 100% ( 20% questions competency-based)
Term II – Case-based/ Situation based, Open-ended- short answer/long answer (20% questions competency-based)
Competency Based Questions would be minimum 30%.
These can be in the form of Multiple Choice Questions, Case based Questions, Source-based Integrated Questions or any other types.
Objective Type Questions will be 20%
Remaining 50% Short Answer/Long Answer Questions (as per existing pattern).

Internal year-end/Board Examination details for classes 9th-12th (2022-23):

Question-Type Class 9th-10th Class 11th-12th
Objective Type Questions 20% 20%
Competency-based Questions in the form of MCQs, Case-based Questions, Source-based Integrated Questions or any other types 40% 30%
Short Answer/Long Answer Questions 40% 50%

CBSE 2023 Internal Assessment and Evaluation:

In addition to the new exam pattern, the school has to conduct internal assessments and evaluations for each subject. The Internal Assessment will be of a total of 20 marks which are divided into four sections: 

Sections IA Mark Distribution
Periodic Test 5 Marks
Multiple Assessment 5 Marks
Portfolio 5 Marks
Subject Enrichment Activities 5 Marks
Total 20 Marks

Tips to prepare for the CBSE new exam pattern?

  • Carefully Understand Every Concept: Rather than just learning a new concept, try to understand each concept carefully with its application in real-life scenarios. That will help you in solving competency-based questions.
  • Use Smart Learning Techniques: Smart learning techniques involve using flashcards, mind maps, flowcharts, diagrams, mnemonics, videos, or any visual aid to help you learn the concept better.
  • Practice Sample Papers: The golden rule is to solve as many CBSE sample question papers as possible. Practising sample papers will give you a fair idea about exam patterns, questions, marking schemes, and solving approaches. 
  • Join ALLEN Overseas: With new changes, you are bound to get anxious about preparing for the CBSE new exam pattern. Instead of panicking, join the leading academic institute ALLEN Overseas and prepare under the expert guidance of our world’s best faculty pool to ace all your exams – CBSE board exams and other competitive exams like IIT-JEE, NEET-UG, National/International Olympiads, etc. 

We provide you with all the help and guidance you need to prepare according to the new exam pattern. In addition to our live and interactive classes, we’ve left no stone unturned with our expertly-crafted sample papers, mock tests, study material, mind maps, flashcards, question banks, practice papers, and a lot more to make sure that you achieve your dream success by overcoming all the roadblocks.

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