Revised CBSE Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Timelines, and Preparation Tips Classes 9 and 10 Students Should Know for the Academic Year 2021-2022

CBSE recently released the revised syllabus 2021-2022 for classes 9 and 10.

The nationwide lockdown has disrupted the entire curriculum.

As a solution to this, CBSE has come forward with a solution by reducing the syllabus.

This plan of action by the board came after crucial class 10 and 12 exams were forced to be canceled due to the unpredictable situation caused by the second wave of coronavirus.

The newly proposed solution will put the students’ learning at ease.

The board has also announced propositions to extenuate the syllabus for the 2021-22 academic session and to make the internal assessment and project work more sound and feasible.

The board explained that the syllabus for the academic session 2021-22 will be divided into two terms by following a systematic approach in a way giving a detailed outlook into the interconnectivity of concepts and topics by the Subject Experts.

The new revised syllabus for class9 and 10 provides a comprehensive idea about board examinations, marking systems, prescribed textbooks, and model question papers.

The students need to follow the new pattern introduced by CBSE to crack the examinations easily.

To obtain better marks, students should score well for internals and both Term 1 and Term 2 examinations.

Certain changes will be done depending on the situation regarding Covid-19.

Term 1 Exam Pattern and Timelines

CBSE is to conduct the term 1 exam during November and December 2021.

The question paper will be based on Multiple choice questions, which include both case-based multiple-choice questions and Assertion reasoning types of Multiple choice questions.

The exam will be 90 minutes long enough to crack all the questions, and the students will get 20 minutes extra to read the question paper.

Students have to record their answers on OMR sheets, which will be then scanned and instantly uploaded to the CBSE portal, or they will instantly assess the answers, and the results are said to be posted on the same day if the situation is not conducive.

Students’ total scores will be determined by evaluating both term 1 and term 2 examination results.

Term 1 exams will be conducted in the respective schools of students.

However, to make it fair for the students as well as teachers, the examinations will be conducted under the supervision of external center superintendents and observers appointed by the board.

Schedule: November-December 2021

Exam Pattern: Multiple choice questions(Case-based and Assertion Reasoning types)

Syllabus: Opening 50% of the syllabus

Time Duration: 20 minutes for reading the question paper thoroughly and 90 minutes for examination

Term 2 Exam Pattern and Timelines

CBSE will conduct the term 2 examinations for grade 12 during March and April 2022.

50% of the syllabus Will be covered in the examination.

The exams will be 2 hours long and will be conducted at CBSE-designated examination centers.

The question paper will be of different formats, which include case-based/situation-based, open-ended-short answers/ long answer types.

The total score will be the sum of the results of internal assessment tests and external assessment tests.

The internal assessment will include 3 periodic tests, student enrichment, portfolio, and practical work or speaking and listening activities or projects.

If the situation is not conducive for a normal descriptive examination, then the board may conduct a 90-minute multiple-choice question exam as well.

Schedule: March-April 2022

Exam Pattern: Normal descriptive examination including case-based/situation-based, open-ended-short answers/long answer types.

Syllabus: Remaining 50% of the syllabus from the Term1 examination

Time Duration: 2 hours

Preparation Tips to Crack CBSE Class 9 and 10 Board Exam

  • Know your updated syllabus
  • Make a study plan
  • Practice previous year’s Question Papers
  • Make Revision notes
  • Develop strategies to write answers
  • Proper rest and sleep

1. Know your updated syllabus

The unpredictable occurrence of the second wave of coronavirus has made many changes in the academic curriculum of every board examination.

The CBSE has updated the syllabus as a solution to make the exams easier and more flexible for students.

To score well for the exams, you must first know your updated syllabus and study accordingly.

2. Make a study plan

To make your learning more effective, you must make a study plan in an organized way.

Schedule your time for study, rest, and play as well.

Take breaks while learning, which will help you boost your productivity.

3. Practice previous year’s question papers

Practicing previous year’s question papers will help you to tune with the exam trend.

Moreover, you can reduce your solving time to less than 2 minutes for questions you’ve already solved using the previous year’s question papers.

4. Make Revision notes

Making notes while studying is an easier way to recall what you have studied and can save your time for preparation.

Revision notes can help you better understand the main concepts and theories on the subject.

Furthermore, it can help you revise everything you have learned in a short period of time before the exam starts.

5. Develop strategies to write answers

Developing strategies for writing answers can help you stay alert and answer every question easily.

Make sure to plan how you will use the allotted time for each category of questions, and try to answer every question without panicking.

6. Proper rest and sleep

Do not forget to take enough rest and sleep during your examination days.

Consolidating all the information in your brain takes so much time and for that, it is necessary that you take enough time to sleep and let the brain do its processes.

This will indeed make your brain fully function for the next day, and you can start storing new information without any problem.

About author

Ashique Muhammed

Head of Mathematics Department | Angle Belearn

For the past 12 years, Ashique has been a maths teacher. He leads mathematics department at Angle Belearn. With an A1 mark on both her 10th and 12th board exams, Ashique has an excellent academic record. Along with that, he achieved outstanding results in the All India Engineering Entrance Exam (AIEEE), the State Entrance Exam (KEAM), and the CUSAT entrance exam. With one-on-one instruction, he wants to make math simpler for every learner.

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