CBSE: Now merit-based questions will also be asked in class IX to XII

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The Central Board of Secondary Education has changed the structure of the question paper of class IX to XII from session 2021-22. Now competency-based questions will also be asked in class ninth to twelfth. The number of these questions will be 30 percent in the ninth and tenth question papers.

This will include multiple-choice, case-based, source-based, integrated and other types of queries. Whereas in the eleventh and twelfth the number of these questions will be 20 per cent. The number of short and long questions has been reduced in the question paper from ninth to twelfth.

As per the Central Board of Secondary Education, the number of questions in the question paper and the evaluation process is being changed from the year 2021-22, moving towards Competency-Based Education. A large number of merit-based questions or questions that explain the concepts in real life and unavoidable circumstances in the question paper will be part of the question paper. The total marks and exam duration of the exam will remain the same as before.

According to the Central Board of Secondary Education, the structure of the questions is being changed to strengthen the evaluation process. This change will help the board to achieve the desired result.

In the year 2020-21, the number of objective type questions was twenty per cent with multiple choice questions in ninth and tenth. Whereas, separate objective type questions will be 20 per cent now.

Earlier the number of case-based source and integrated queries was 20 per cent, which has now been increased to 30 per cent by adding to competency-based questions. So far, 60 percent of the questions in the ninth and tenth question papers were short and long answer questions, the number of which has been reduced to 50 per cent.

Similarly, according to the current system in the eleventh and twelfth, there were multiple choice questions with objective type and integrated and source-based and short and long answer questions, but now according to the revised structure, the number of competency-based questions will be 20 per cent.

There will be multiple-choice questions, case-based, integrated and source-based questions. The number of objective type questions will be 20 per cent and 60 percent will be short and long questions. Whereas till now the number of long and short questions was 70 per cent. The syllabus has already been issued by CBSE for the academic session 2021-22. In which these changes have been included according to the subject.


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