Updated on Feb 10, 2022 by Bipasha Borkotoky
Bipasha Borkotoky Updated on Feb 10, 2022
CBSE announced on 9th February 2022 to conduct the class 12th term-2 examination in offline mode from 26th April 2022. The CBSE date sheet for the term one examination was released on 18th October 2021. The exam for subjects offered by all schools started on 1st December and ended on 22nd December 2021. The first term exam was conducted for 90 minutes in objective format, whereas the second term exams will be conducted for two hours. In addition, the date sheet for subjects offered by some schools has been released, according to which the exam began on 16th November 2021 and ended on 30th December 2021.
Latest Updates on CBSE 12th Board Exam 2022:
A new exam pattern and a new curriculum were recently announced for the CBSE 12th board exam 2022, which reduced the syllabus by 30%. The board also stated that it would conduct the 12th exam in two different terms. The term one examinations were held in November/December 2021 and consisted of multiple-choice questions (MCQs) from the first half of the revised syllabus.
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The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is a national-level education board in India that emerged in 1952 as a standardised government education system. Today, the Union Government of India controls CBSE, and it has over 19,316 affiliated schools in India and 211 schools in 28 different foreign countries. The authority conducts CBSE 12th board exams for all affiliated schools.
CBSE is responsible for conducting the examination, providing a better quality of education, and handling administration for the state Secondary and Higher Secondary Schools. In addition, CBSE conducts two main exams: the Secondary School Certificate exam for class 10th and Higher Secondary School Certificate for class 12th.
Some important details related to CBSE 12th examination are listed below:
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CBSE announced to commence the class 12th term-2 examination on 26th April 2022 in offline mode. The board will release the final timetable for the class 12th term-2 examination on the board's official website soon. Candidates will be able to check the CBSE class 12th term-2 timetable from the board's official website once it is released, and also, refer to the link given below.
The CBSE class 12th board exam date sheet was released on 18th October 2021. According to the date sheet, the CBSE 12th term-1 examinations for the subjects offered by some schools began on 16th November and continued till 30th December 2021. The CBSE 12th board exam for term-2 will commence in April 2022.
Check: CBSE 12th date sheet 2022
Any student who has passed class 11th from CBSE or any government recognised state or national board and is currently studying in class 12th is eligible to appear for CBSE 12th board exam 2022. However, there are some further criteria for private candidates to appear for the board exams:
Women and disabled students will have to fulfill the following criteria additionally:
To appear for the CBSE 12th board exam, candidates must register for the same via the official website. It is also essential for candidates to be cautious while filling in the information in the registration form. This information must be accurate as it will reflect on the admit card. The registration for the term-1 examination 2021-22 started from 17th September 2021 and ended by 30th September 2021.
Moreover, the examination fee had to be paid on or before 1st October 2021 with late payment. Regular candidates had to provide the details to their school authorities, including other requirements such as photographs, etc. However, the private candidates had to register on their own.
Check: CBSE 12th board exam registration 2022
Students do not have the provision of completing the application process themselves. The portal is only accessible by the school authorities.
Following documents/details are required for completing the application process:
Admit card is a vital document to appear in the board exams. Candidates will not be permitted inside the exam halls without a valid admit card. On its official website, CBSE has released the first term exam admit cards on 9th November 2021. Similar to the registration form, private candidates can download their CBSE 12th admit card from the board's official website. In contrast, regular candidates have to collect their admit cards from their respective schools.
Check: CBSE 12th admit card 2022
All schools under CBSE follow the latest syllabus based on the NCERT curriculum. CBSE class 12th syllabus includes different subject groups like Science, Commerce, Arts, language subjects, elective subjects, and many foreign language subjects as optional subjects. Students can visit the CBSE 12th syllabus 2022 page using the link below to learn more about the detailed syllabus and marking scheme of the Science, Commerce, and Arts stream for different subjects.
The following table consists of the subjects under each stream of Science, Arts, and Commerce:
Check: CBSE 12th syllabus 2022
Generally, CBSE 12th result is announced in May. Candidates can either check CBSE 12th result 2022 on 'cbse.gov.in' or the official results website. Candidates are required to provide the necessary credentials such as "Roll Number", "School Number", and "Centre Number" on the results page to download the results. Moreover, a direct link to check results will also be updated on this portal once the board announces it.
Check: CBSE 12th result 2022
For the session 2021-22, CBSE has divided the whole syllabus into two halves: 50% of the syllabus will be covered in each term.
The minimum mark required to pass a subject is 33%. Also, a candidate has to score an aggregate of 33% to pass the exam. Even if a candidate scores an aggregate of 33% but fails to secure 33% in any subject, then they will have to appear in the compartment exam. In addition, one has to score 33% marks separately in theory and practical exams. In 2021-22, the final marks will be calculated based on the marks obtained in the board exam and internal/project/practical papers. Also, grace marks are awarded on a scale of 2 to 5 in a subject.
Moreover, CBSE has released the subject-wise marking schemes for the compartment exam 2021 and board exam 2022. Students can find detailed PDFs from the official website. However, the new marking scheme of compartment exam 2022 is yet to be announced. Therefore, candidates can stay in touch with this portal for more updates.
On 17th June 2021, the Attorney General had submitted the revised marking scheme for CBSE class 12th in the Supreme Court. The scheme said that the current evaluations would be based on marks secured by the students in the 10th, 11th, and 12th pre-board classes. Furthermore, a certain percentage of marks were considered from each of these exams for the final estimation as given below:
Class 10th: 30% marks taken from the best of three subjects.
Class 11th: 30% of the total marks obtained in the final examination.
Class 12th: 40% of the marks obtained in unit tests, term, and practical exams.
These marks were added to the theory marks obtained in each subject of class 12th. Moreover, the students who were dissatisfied with this evaluation criteria were given the option to sit for a separate written examination held offline. Marks obtained in that offline exams were considered final.
CBSE has also released the subject-wise marking schemes for the compartment exams. Students can find detailed PDFs from the official website. However, the new marking scheme is yet to be announced for this year. Therefore, candidates can stay in touch with this portal for more updates.
Assessment Policy of Internal Exams/Practicals/Projects of Class 12th:
i) Subjects with multiple practical components:
For subjects with internal assessment/practical of 20 marks: Term I and Term II will be 10 marks each divided among Periodic Test, Activity, and Viva.
ii) For subjects with practical of 30 marks: 30 marks will be divided into two terms. Each term will be alongside the respective theory paper.
iii) For subjects with project work, assessment of listening and speaking skills:
Subjects with project work of 20 marks: There would be only one project for the session. The project marks would be divided into two terms equally, i.e., Term-1 (10 marks) and Term-2 (10 marks) for the purpose of assessment.
Subject with project work of 30 marks: There would be only one project for the session. The project work would be divided into two parts, i.e., Term-1 (15 marks) and Term-2 (15 marks) for assessment.
iv) Subjects with assessments of listening and speaking skills:
Scenario I: If possible, an internal examiner will take the test in person.
Scenario II: If schools remain closed, an internal examiner will take the test online.
The external examiner and Internal Examiner will jointly assess the project and viva based on the project work (10 marks). The project can be in the form of a neighbourhood survey/roleplay performance (individual/group) etc. (Online or in-person as the situation allows). Students shall submit a project report which will hold 5 marks, and an external examiner shall conduct a viva-voice of 5 marks.
v) Other Subjects [Kathak Dance, Bharatnatyam Dance, Kuchipudi Dance, Odissi Dance, Manipuri Dance, Kathakali Dance, Hindustani Music (Melodic), Hindustani Music (Vocal), Hindustani Music (Percussion), Painting, Graphics, Sculpture, Applied Art, Commercial Art, Carnatic Music (Melodic), Carnatic Music (Vocal), Carnatic Music (Percussion)]: In both the terms, practicals will be conducted either online or in-person, (if the situation allows), jointly by external and internal examiners.
As the CBSE announced a 30% reduction in the class 12th syllabus, there has been a revision in the CBSE syllabus and marking schemes. Therefore, CBSE has released the latest and updated sample question papers for class 12th students to give them an idea of the final exam questions. Candidates must solve many sample papers to get familiar with the new exam pattern and marking scheme.
Download the sample paper PDF files and start preparing for the board exams. Kindly visit the CBSE 12th sample paper 2022 section using the link below to download the sample papers for different subjects.
Check: CBSE 12th sample paper 2022
NCERT textbooks are the go-to material for exam preparation of any level, be it school level or a competitive exam. The National Council for Educational Research and Training (NCERT) conducts thorough research for designing the curriculum of K12. A comprehensive reading of the NCERT books accompanied by some reference books covers the entire syllabus and scope of forming questions. PDFs of NCERT textbooks are available for download for free on the NCERT website.
Check: Download NCERT books for class 12
E-books are a great way of reference for any exam as they are convenient to collect and refer to. CBSE has published E-books for different subjects of class 12th. Therefore, students can refer to them by visiting the official website. They will also find supportive reading materials published by CBSE for exam preparation.
Check: CBSE | Academics Unit: E-Books and Supportive Material
CBSE class 12th term-1 exam ended on 22nd December 2021. The board is now expected to release the answer keys of all the subjects. After that, students can use the answer key to estimate the marks they might obtain. Until CBSE issues the official answer key, students can refer to the unofficial ones provided by different coaching academies.
Each question carries one mark, and incorrect and unattempted answers will fetch zero each. Note that the official answer keys issued by CBSE might also contain errors. Therefore keeping track of updates by CBSE regarding answer key and evaluation is necessary.
Check: CBSE 12th Answer Key 2022
CBSE conducts the 12th compartment exam for candidates who could not pass one subject in the 12th final exam. Thus, the CBSE compartment exams help students reappear and pass the failed subjects. To appear in the CBSE 12th compartment exam 2022, candidates have to apply for the exams by visiting the CBSE official website.
Compartment exams are conducted immediately after the 12th regular board exam results are announced. The compartment exam is expected to begin in August 2022 (tentative), and the results will be out in September 2022 (tentative) on the official website.
Check: CBSE 12th compartment exam 2022
CBSE endorses the academic merit of female students by providing scholarships to single girl children. The objective is to promote the education of the girl child. As a result, a sum of ₹500 p.m. is paid for a maximum period of two years.
Eligibility for the scholarship:
The student should have scored a minimum of 60% marks in the class 10th final examination.
She should be currently studying in class 11th, or 12th in a CBSE affiliated school whose tuition fee is not more than ₹1,500 p.m. during the academic year. In the next 2 years, the increment in tuition fee should not be more than 10% of the tuition fee charged.
Only Indian national students are eligible.
Check: CBSE Scholarship 2021: Last Date, Eligibility, Apply, Rewards
Class 12th board exam results play a decisive role in students' life about their choice of career. Alongside, they also have to cope up with peer pressure and family's expectations. The enormous stress might put all hard work in vain if the study and revision aren't planned properly. Let's go through some tips to avoid unnecessary stress cramming and excel in the final exams:
1. Start Preparing On-Time
If you are reading your chapters and notes for the first time just one week before the exam commencement, then only a miracle can save you from performing very poorly. The theory of studying overnight and excelling in the exam doesn't work with board examinations. Start preparing as soon as you receive the syllabus and be consistent throughout the year.
2. Practice Previous Year Questions
Analyse the previous years' questions and mark the areas from where questions have been asked consistently. Revise those parts harder. However, this doesn't imply ignoring the other areas. Completing and revising the whole syllabus is paramount.
3. Fix Targets
Fix short-term targets of completing topics or chapters. Please don't make them too complex to achieve. Fix them as per your capacity. Move on to the next only after finishing one.
4. Duration Doesn't Matter
It's not important to study 7-8 hours a day. You study for 5 hours and complete 3 chapters. Your friend studies for 8 hours and completes only two. Thus, your study hours turn out to be more efficient. How much of the syllabus you cover in a day, only that matters.
5. Identify Your Weak Areas
One who knows and accepts his weaknesses succeeds. Identity and work on your weak areas. Focus on them from the beginning of the academic session. Thus you will get the maximum time for your weaker areas. Even if you are unable to overcome it, try to ensure that you fetch at least some marks in the exam from that topic and not get a zero.
6. Take Sufficient Rest
An over-stressed brain never gives satisfactory results. Take breaks of 10 mins after every 1-2 hours of continuous study. You can read books, listen to some soothing music, or sit quietly with eyes closed in the breaks. Taking regular breaks will enhance your brain's capacity and make it ready to endure the exam stress.
7. Don't Be Monotonous
Leaving everything and only studying throughout the day for months can make you less enthusiastic and bored. Don't give up on your hobbies. You can follow them in your idle time to give diversity to your mind
Along with a good brain, exam toppers have some distinguished mantras to crack the exams with flying colours. We will go through the success stories of some CBSE class 12th toppers from different years to get some preparation tips to score 99+ in boards:
"It's the action, not the fruit of the action, that's important." - M.K. Gandhi
Living by these famous words, Sukriti Gupta - CBSE topper of 2016, scored a whopping 99.4% in the class 12th final exam. She credits her success to her school and tuition teachers as well as her efforts devoted to self-study. All three play an equally important role in grabbing those extra marks than others. Sukriti Gupta suggests following NCERT strictly and not falling in the 14-hours a day study doom.
Replace social media with music
Hansika Shukla - CBSE topper 2019 says she had cut off the time spent on social media and spent it on listening to music. Listening to music, playing, or watching a sport are productive ways of passing idle time. Scrolling through the Instagram pages and WhatsApp chats in between your breaks can diverge your entire focus and waste a precious amount of time. Taking tuition isn't necessary. How much time you devote to self-study is the only thing that matters.
Be consistent and efficient
Tushar Singh- CBSE topper 2020 says not to be very hard on oneself. He suggests making one simple plan which should be consistently followed throughout the year. Students can study less than the fixed hours on some days. They just need to be consistent and focused.
It's just like any other exam
CBSE topper, 2018 - Meghna Srivastava advises the future board exam candidates to not hope for an end-moment miracle. Treat the board exam just like any other school exam and focus on the process. Practice hard, make notes, and work on your weak areas.
Study for short duration
3rd topper of CBSE 12th exam, 2017- Aditya Jain shared that studying for continuous 10-12 hours mostly gives nothing but a tired mind. On the other hand, studying for shorter durations like 2 hours on a continuous basis enhances the capacity of the brain, and it can function efficiently. Taking breaks after every 2 hours helps retain more of whatever is studied throughout. However long you study, you should study with full focus, be it 5 or 8 hours a day.
Can a candidate appear in two or more subjects in compartment examination in class 12th?
No, the candidate can only apply for one subject. they have to give regular exams conducted next year for the rest of the subjects.
Is it mandatory to pass both theory and practical examinations separately for class 12th?
Yes, candidates are required to obtain 33% of marks in each subject for qualifying. For subjects having practicals, the candidate must get 33% in both practical and theory separately, in addition to 33% marks in aggregate, to qualify in that subject.
Will the marks increase after re-verification/re-evaluation?
The marks may increase or even decrease on re-evaluation, and the candidate will have to accept the revised result.
Are marks deducted for missing steps in the Maths exam?
Yes, marks will be deducted for the missing steps. For more information, check the marking scheme available on the official website
Is it necessary for a candidate to retake the practical examination if they fail in theory?
The candidate has to appear for practical examination again or can retain the previous year\'s practical exam marks for up to two consecutive years.
Can CBSE results be checked in offline mode?
Yes, results can be checked offline through SMS Organiser app.
Where can students get the original mark sheets?
Students can collect the original mark sheet from their respective schools once the board issues them, a few weeks after the declaration of results.
How can marks obtained in CBSE be transferred to NIOS?
Students can transfer the marks of CBSE to NIOS by applying for admission in NIOS under Transfer of Credit.
If a student fails in pre-board, will he/she be detained from appearing in the final examination?
No. Pre-board exams are just a means to help students know where they stand in terms of preparation for the final examination. No student can be disallowed to appear for the final examination only on the ground of failure in pre-board.
Are whiteners and gel pens allowed in the examination?
No, Whiteners are not allowed.Yes, Blue or Royal Blue ink gel pens are allowed for use in the examination.
Will there be a new mark sheet issued after re-evaluation?
Yes, a new mark sheet will be issued in case of marks change.