With the introduction of two terms in classes 10 and 12 by CBSE, the Directorate of Education called for the same assessment system for classes 9 and 11 in all public, private and government-aided schools in Delhi for the academic session 2021-22.
Academic sessions will be of two-term examinations, that is, mid-term examination (Term-1) and annual examination (Term-2) with approximately 50 per cent syllabus in each.
According to the term and subject-wise marks shared with schools, each term will have a 50 per cent weightage for the calculation of final results, an order by the Directorate of Education (DoE) said.
The order explained that question papers in the 90-minute Term-1 or mid-term exams that will be conducted in October or November will have multiple-choice questions. The duration of Term-2 will be two hours, and it will be descriptive with short- or long-answer questions.
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) had in July announced a special assessment scheme for classes 10 and 12 board exams for next year in view of the Covid-19 pandemic, splitting the academic session into two terms.
The board had also announced plans to rationalise the syllabus for the 2021-22 academic session and make the internal assessment and project work more “credible” and “valid”. CBSE had noted that the term one exams would be held in November-December, 2021, and the second term exams in March-April, 2022.