CBSE Exam Pattern For Class 10 And 12 (2022)

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Exam Pattern for Class 10 and Class 12 in the CBSE in 2022: For the current academic year 2021-2022, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has modified the test format for Class 10 and Class 12 students and established a new assessment scheme. The entire academic year will be divided into two terms under the new CBSE Exam Pattern, and the Board will conduct two exams, one at the end of each term. According to the CBSE Exam Pattern, each term exam will cover 50% of the entire syllabus for both Class 10 and Class 12. The CBSE Class 10 and Class 12 Term 2 exams are expected to be held in March or April 2022. If the COVID-19 prevails, the exam would be 2 hours long and comprise case-based/situation-based, open-ended-short answer/long answer type questions, according to the new CBSE Exam Pattern. If the situation does not allow for a traditional descriptive test, a 90-minute MCQ-based exam will be held at the end of Term II. The board examinations for CBSE Class 10 and 12 began on April 26, 2022.

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This article will be updated with information on the new test pattern if CBSE reveals more details about the CBSE Class 10 and 12 exam pattern for 2022. This page will cover the test structure for Class 10 and Class 12, as well as topic-by-topic mark distribution, crucial subjects, and more. Join Safalta School Online and prepare for Board Exams under the guidance of our expert faculty.

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The CBSE Class 10 and Class 12 Term 1 Exams were held from November to December 2021. In Term 2, the Board will administer exams based on the CBSE's abbreviated curricula for Class 10 and Class 12, citing the Special Scheme of Assessment for Class 10 and Class 12 students. Candidates will be assessed throughout the year, regardless of whether they are in Term 1 or Term 2, using the new CBSE Exam format 2021-22. Register here to prepare for Board Exams: Click Here


In view of the ongoing pandemic, it was decided to split the course into two terms to help pupils cope. If you have a complete grasp of the curriculum and the CBSE Exam Pattern, you will be better prepared for the Term-2 board exam. This post will go through the exam format for Class 10 and Class 12, as well as mark distribution by topic, key areas to concentrate on, and preparation tips to help you score higher.

Latest Updates-

  •  The CBSE Term 2 exams will be conducted in March 2022 tentatively.
  •  Regular students can collect their admit cards from their respective schools, and private candidates can download the admit card from the official  website of  CBSE – cbse.gov.in.
  •  The CBSE Term 1 board exams for major subjects of Class 10 was held from November 30 to December 11, 2021, and exams for Class 12 students     was held  from December 1 to December 22, 2021.

CBSE Exam Pattern for Class 10 and Class 12

 

Before getting into the details of the CBSE Exam Pattern for Class 10 and Class 12, let’s have an overview of changes made in the CBSE exam Pattern:

  1. As per the CBSE Exam Pattern, the Board will follow competency-based multiple-choice questions.
  2. Both Term-1 and Term-2 Exam will be based on the 50% CBSE Class 10 and Class 12 Syllabus.
  3. Internal Assessment for Class 10 and Class 12 will cover marks for Unit tests, Exploratory activities, Practical exams and Projects.
  4. The exam duration will be 90 minutes.
  5. According to the revised CBSE Exam Pattern 2021-22, candidates will be evaluated throughout the year regardless of Term 1 and 2.

First, we will go through CBSE Class 10 Exam Pattern and then we will go through CBSE Class 12 Exam Pattern.
 
CBSE Class 10 English Notes PDF
CBSE Class 12 English Notes PDF
CBSE Class 10 Science Practice questions
CBSE Class 12 Science Practice questions

 

CBSE Exam Pattern for Class 10

Let’s have a detailed look at CBSE New Exam Pattern for Class 10.
 

CBSE Exam Pattern for Class 10 Internal Assessment

The total marks for internal assessment are 20 and it is divided into 4 sections:

1) Periodic Test – 5 Marks: There will be a total of 3 Periodic Tests conducted for each subject. Out of 3 Periodic Tests, an average of two tests will be taken for final submission. The Periodic Test carries 5 marks out of the 20 marks for Internal Assessment.

2) Multiple Assessment – 5 Marks: Apart from the Periodic Tests, the CBSE has given authority to the school officials to conduct assessments in other modes depending on the subject. Multiple Assessment includes Oral Test, Group/Individual Assessment, Maps, Graphics, Activities, Assignments, etc., Multiple Assessment carries 5 marks.

3) Portfolio – 5 Marks: A portfolio is nothing but the work done by the student. This portfolio consists of the work done by the student and includes the efforts, progress, growth, achievements of the student. The portfolio includes the following elements based on which the student will be assessed:

  1. Design of the work: This includes neatness, visual appeal, and creativity
  2. Completion of guided work focused on specific curricular objectives
  3. Student’s knowledge
  4. Formation of all relevant work (Completeness)

4) Subject Enrichment Activities – 5 Marks: This carries another 5 marks and assesses the practical, project works and language skills of a student. The subject improvement activity is different for different subjects. For example, for language subjects, listening, speaking skills, vocabulary will be assessed whereas, for Maths and Science, the practical works will be examined. For a subject like Social Science, some relevant project work like a map will be evaluated.


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CBSE Class 10 Sample Papers
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CBSE Class 10 NCERT Solutions
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CBSE Exam Pattern for Class 10: Overview

 

For Class 10 Term 1 and Term 2 subjects, the total marks are 100 for each subject. 

1) 80 Marks (40 marks in each term theory board examination for all subjects)

  • Passing marks: 33% 

2) 20 Marks (Internal Assessment – 10 marks in each term for all subjects) 

  • Passing marks: 33% 

3) For each subject, both grades and marks will be awarded.

4) 9-point grading system would be followed.


 

Subject-wise CBSE Exam Pattern for Class 10

 

The CBSE New Exam Pattern for each subject is as under:

CBSE 10th Exam Pattern for Maths for Term 1 2021-22

No. Unit name Marks
I Number Systems 6
II Algebra 10
III Coordinate Geometry 6
IV Geometry 6
V Trigonometry 5
VI Mensuration 4
VII Statistics & Probability 3
  Total 40
  Internal Assessment 10
  Total 50

CBSE 10th Exam Pattern for Maths for Term 2

No. Unit Name Marks
I Algebra(Cont.) 10
II Geometry(Cont.) 9
III Trigonometry(Cont.) 7
IV Mensuration(Cont.) 6
V Statistics & Probability(Cont.) 8
  Total 40
  Internal Assessment 10
  Total 50

CBSE 10th Exam Pattern for Science for Term 1 and Term 2 2021-22

Units Term – I Marks
I Chemical Substances-Nature and Behaviour: Chapters 1,2 and 3 16
II World of Living: Chapter 6 10
III Natural Phenomena: Chapter 10 and 11 14
Units Term – II Marks
I Chemical Substances-Nature and Behaviour: Chapter 4 and 5 10
II World of Living: Chapter 8 and 9 13
IV Effects of Current: Chapter 12 and 13 12
V Natural Resources: Chapter 15 05
Total Theory (Term I+II) 80
Internal Assessment: Term I 10
Internal Assessment: Term II 10
Grand Total 100

CBSE 10th Exam Pattern for Social Science for Term 1

No. Units Marks
I India and the Contemporary World -1 10
II Contemporary India – I 10
III Democratic Politics – I 10
IV Economics 10
  Total 40

CBSE 10th Exam Pattern for Social Science for Term 2

No. Units Marks
I India and the Contemporary World -1 10
II Contemporary India – I 10
III Democratic Politics – I 10
IV Economics 10
  Total 40

CBSE 10th Exam Pattern for English for Term 1 and Term 2

Section The Weightage (In Marks)
Reading 10
Writing & Grammar 10
Literature 20
Total 40
Internal Assessment 10
Grand Total 50



Download CBSE Class 10 Statistics Notes : PDF Download
 

CBSE Exam Pattern for Class 12: Overview

For Class 12 Term 1 and Term 2 subjects, the total marks are 100 for each subject. 

  • Number of Questions: 50 Questions
  • Question Type and Duration: According to the updated CBSE Exam Pattern, the examination will be 2 hours long if the COVID-19 continues to prevail and will include case-based/situation-based, open-ended- short answer/ long answer type questions. In case the situation is not conducive for normal descriptive examination a 90 minute MCQ based exam will be conducted at the end of Term II also.
  • The medium of Examination: The question paper will be available in either Hindi or English. The regional languages is an optional language paper for the candidates and it shall not be the common medium of examination
  • Marking Scheme: MCQs will carry one mark for each question.
  • Negative marking: There is no negative marking for any subject in CBSE class 12 Term 2 board examination
 

CBSE Exam Pattern for Class 12 Internal Assessment

Internal Assessment for Class 12 will cover marks for Unit tests, Exploratory activities, Practical exams and Projects.

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


 

Subject-wise CBSE New Exam Pattern for Class 12

 

The CBSE new Exam Pattern for each subject is as under:
 

CBSE Term 1 Exam Pattern for Class 12 Maths

No. Units Marks
I. Relations and Functions 08
II. Algebra 10
III. Calculus 17
V. Linear Programming 05
  Total Theory 40
  Internal Assessment 10
  Grand Total 50

CBSE Term 2 Exam Pattern for Class 12 Maths

No. Units Marks
III. Calculus 18
IV. Vectors and Three-Dimensional Geometry 14
V. Probability 08
  Total Theory 40
  Internal Assessment 10
  Grand Total 50
 

CBSE Term 1 Exam Pattern for Class 12 Physics

Unit No. Name of Unit Marks
Unit–I Electrostatics 17
  Chapter–1: Electric Charges and Fields
  Chapter–2: Electrostatic Potential and Capacitance
Unit-II Current Electricity
  Chapter–3: Current Electricity
Unit-III Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism 18
  Chapter–4: Moving Charges and Magnetism
  Chapter–5: Magnetism and Matter
Unit-IV Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents
  Chapter–6: Electromagnetic Induction
  Chapter–7: Alternating Current
  Total 35

CBSE Term 2 Exam Pattern for Class 12 Physics

Unit No. Name of Unit Marks
Unit–V Electromagnetic Waves 17
  Chapter–8: Electromagnetic Waves
Unit–VI Optics
  Chapter–9: Ray Optics and Optical Instruments
  Chapter–10: Wave Optics
Unit–VII Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter 11
  Chapter–11: Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter
Unit–VIII Atoms and Nuclei
  Chapter–12: Atoms
  Chapter–13: Nuclei
Unit–IX Electronic Devices 7
  Chapter–14: Semiconductor Electronics: Materials, Devices and Simple Circuits
Total 35
 

CBSE Term 1 Exam Pattern for Class 12 Chemistry

S.No Title Marks
1 Solid State 5
2 Solutions 5
3 p -Block Elements 10
4 Haloalkanes and Haloarenes 5
5 Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers 5
6 Biomolecules 5
Total 35

 

CBSE Term 2 Exam Pattern for Class 12 Chemistry

S.No Title Marks
1 Electrochemistry 13- (unit 1,2,3)
2 Chemical Kinetics
3 Surface Chemistry
4 d -and f -Block Elements 9 (Unit 3,4)
5 Coordination Compounds
6 Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids 13 (Unit 6,7)
7 Amines
Total 35

 

CBSE Term 1 and Term 2 Exam Pattern for Class 12 Biology

Units Term 1 Marks
VI Reproduction: Chapter – 2, 3 and 4 15
VII Genetics and Evolution: Chapter – 5 and 6 20
Units Term 2 Marks
VIII Biology and Human Welfare: Chapter – 8 and 10 14
IX Biotechnology and its Applications: Chapter – 11 and 12 11
X Ecology and Environment: Chapter – 13 and 15 10
Total Theory (Term – I and Term – II)   70

CBSE Term 1 Exam Pattern for Class 12 English

Sections Particulars Marks
Reading Comprehension Unseen passage (factual, descriptive or literary/ discursive or persuasive) – 8 marks
Case-Based Unseen (Factual) Passage – 6 marks
14 Marks
Creative Writing Skills Short Writing Tasks – Notice Writing & Classified Advertisements (3 marks)
Long Writing Tasks (One) – Letter to an Editor (giving suggestions or opinions on issues of public interest) and Article Writing
08 Marks
Literature Literary-prose/poetry extracts ( seen- texts ) to assess comprehension and appreciation, analysis, inference, extrapolation.
Questions Based on Texts to assess comprehension and appreciation, analysis, inference, extrapolation.
18 Marks
Term-1 Total Marks   40 Marks

 

FAQs

The frequently asked questions regarding CBSE Exam Pattern are given below:

Q1. How many marks are allocated as internal marks in CBSE Class 12 English?
Ans. 20 Marks are allotted as Internal Marks and 80 Marks are allocated as external marks.

Q2. Will CBSE give grace marks for students in Class 10 2022 exams?
Ans. Yes, CBSE gives grace marks if a student fails by 2 or 3 marks.

Q3. CBSE exams will be held online due to Pandemic?
Ans. No CBSE exams will not be conducted in online mode.

Q4. What is the new pattern of CBSE for Class 12?
Ans. There are major changes in the total number of questions for all the subjects. But the Marking Scheme & Weightage distribution remains the same.

Q5. What happens if a student fails in 2 subjects in CBSE Class 10th exam?
Ans. If a student fails in 2 or more subjects, then he/she has to appear in the exam again.







 

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