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Class X, XII syllabus to be rationalised, bifurcated into two terms, exams at end of each term: CBSE

The CBSE said that these steps are taken to increase the probability of having board exams at the end of the academic session.

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New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Monday announced that for the 2021-22 academic year, the syllabus for Class Xth and XIIth will be rationalised and bifurcated into two terms and examination be conducted at the end of each term owing to the COVID-19 crisis.

“The syllabus for the Academic Session 2021-22 will be divided into two terms and the board will conduct the examination at the end of each term on the basis of the bifurcated syllabus,” the CBSE said in a statement.

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The CBSE said that these steps are taken to increase the probability of having board exams at the end of the academic session.

The syllabus will also be rationalised like the previous academic session and the new syllabus will be notified by July, the board said.

The CBSE said the decision to reduce and bifurcate the syllabus and hold the examination twice was taken after consulting the stakeholders which also included the representatives of schools in rural and far-flung areas.

The board said it has also taken into consideration the concerns regarding the differential availability of electronic gadgets, connectivity and effectiveness of online teachings and other social and economic issues.

The board exams for Class X and XIIth were cancelled this year due to COVID-19 situation. A formula was devised on the basis of internal assessment and marks obtained in previous classes to declare the result which is awaited. The CBSE, however, gave an option of writing the exams physically when the situation permits.

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