CBSE New Exam Pattern 20% Objective Type Questions From Next Year

CBSE New Exam Pattern 20% MCQ in Class 10th & Class 12th Exams: Central Board Of Secondary Education will be adopting a new exam pattern for CBSE Board exams from next academic year. This new exam pattern will be applied for CBSE Class 9th to Class 12th.

A significant change, according to a circular released by the CBSE in March-mid this year, will be a 20 percent of questions in theory papers of objective type questions including multiple choice questions (MCQs).

CBSE New Exam Pattern 20% Objective Type Questions

Article NameCBSE New Exam Pattern 20% Objective Type Questions From Next Year
CategoryLatest News
Name Of The ExamCBSE Board Exams
Name Of The OrganizationCentral Board Of Secondary Education
Notification No.F.1001/CBSE-Acad/Curriculum/2020
Release Date31st March 2020
Circular No.Circular No. Acad-18/2020
Circular Released Date16th March 2020
StatusReleased
Official Sitehttp://cbseacademic.nic.in/

CBSE Secondary and Senior School Curriculum 2020-21

According to a CBSE circular, the Board is initiating these changes in the examination and assessment practices for the year 2020-21 onwards as a follow up of adopting Learning Outcomes developed by NCERT and also part of Capacity Building Programmes for the year 2020.

There will be 20 percent and 10 percent Case-based or Source-based integrated questions for classes 9-10 and 11-12 respectively from next year.

CBSE New Exam Pattern 20% Objective Type Questions From Next Year
CBSE New Exam Pattern 20% Objective Type Questions From Next Year

Remaining questions in all these annual examinations will be of short answer and long answer format.

Case-based or Source-based integrated questions were introduced in 2019-2020 year for classes 9 and 10, but the percentage share of this section was not introduced then.

Again, currently, the Board exams carry objective type questions, but the percentage or number of questions has not been prescribed.

Also, Read – CBSE Remaining Board Exams 2020 Of 10th & 12th FAQ

Salient Features of the CBSE Secondary School Curriculum

The Curriculum prescribed by CBSE strives to:

  1. Provide ample scope for physical, intellectual and social development of students;
  2. Enlist general and specific teaching and assessment objectives;
  3. Uphold Constitutional values such as Socialism, Secularism, Democracy, Republican Character, ustice, Liberty, Equality, Fraternity, Dignity of Individual and the Unity and integrity of the Nation by ncouraging values-based learning activities;
  4. Nurture Life-Skills by prescribing curricular and co-curricular activities to help improve self-esteem, empathy towards others and different cultures etc.;
  5. Integrate innovations in pedagogy, knowledge and application, such as human sciences with  technological innovations to keep pace with the global trends in various disciplines;
  6. Promote inclusive education by providing equal opportunities to all students;
  7. Integrate environmental education in various disciplines from classes IXII;
  8. Equally emphasize Co-scholastic areas of Art Education and Health and Physical Education.

Objectives of the Curriculum

The Curriculum aims to:

  1. achieve cognitive, affective and psychomotor excellence;
  2. enhance self-awareness and explore innate potential;
  3. attain mastery over laid down competencies;
  4. imbibe 21st century learning, literacy and life skills;
  5. promote goal setting, and lifelong learning;
  6. inculcate values and foster cultural learning and international understanding in an interdependent society;
  7. acquire the ability to utilize technology and information for the betterment of humankind;
  8. strengthen knowledge and attitude related to livelihood skills;
  9. develop the ability to appreciate art and show case talents;
  10. Promote physical fitness, health and well-being.
  11. Promote arts integrated learning.

CBSE Modified Exam Pattern 2020-21

The changes for classes IX-X (2020-21) year-end/Board Examination are as under:

Classes 9 to 10
Year-end Examination /Board Examination (Theory) (2019-20) Existing (2020-21) Modified
CompositionObjective type Question including Multiple Choice QuestionsObjective type Questions including Multiple Choice Questions- 20%
Case-based/ Sourcebased Integrated Questions (introduced through SQP 2019-20)Case-based/ Source based Integrated Questions- 20%
Short Answer type/Long Answer type Questions.Short Answer/Long Answer Questions – Remaining

The changes for classes XI-XII (2020-21) year-end/Board Examination are as under:

Classes 11 to 12
Year-end Examination /Board Examination (Theory)(2019-20) Existing (2020-21) Modified
CompositionObjective type Question including Multiple Choice QuestionsObjective type Questions including Multiple Choice Questions- 20%
Short Answer type/Long Answer type Questions.Case-based/ Source based Integrated Questions- 10%
Short Answer/Long Answer Questions – Remaining

CBSE Assesment 2020-21

The theme of the Capacity Building Programmes for the year 2020 is Competency Based Education.

Competency Based Education (CBE) is an outcome based approach to schooling, where attainment of goals takes priority. Learning Outcomes (LOs) are defined in terms of competencies and capacities, which students acquire and demonstrate at the end of instructional programme,” the Board said in the circular.

“In CBE, explicitly defined learning outcomes guide instruction; instruction is more flexible, learner centric, learner-led and provides multiple opportunities for learning; and assessment is authentic and examines if the students are able to apply required concepts in real life situations,” it added.

“The overall marks and duration of examination shall remain same, change in the composition of assessment tasks would help us achieve the desired ends,” it said.

Download CBSE Circular 2020-21 PDF

Download CBSE Secondary and Senior School Curriculum 2020-21 PDF

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CBSE New Exam Pattern 2020-21 Frequently Asked Questions

What is the new pattern of CBSE?
Ans. – According to the new examination pattern, CBSE has introduced 20% objective type questions in all subjects in CBSE Board Exam 2020-21.

Will Ncert books Change in 2020-2021?
Ans. – The course curriculum will not be changed for Classes 10th and 12th for 2020-21. However, in 2021-22, the NCERT syllabus will be implemented in these classes also.

Is compartment exam removed in 2020-21?
Ans. – No, It is not removed yet. The applicant will be given three chances to clear their compartment exam 2020.

How are CBSE papers checked?
Ans. – Checking of cbse board copies are based on step marking that means on every single line of answer you will get marks.

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