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In a newly rolled out format, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will be conducting the board examination for classes 10th and 12th in two terms – Term 1 and Term 2. Of which, students are writing the first term of the board examination while the updated CBSE Board Term 2 exam pattern is now out. 

CBSE took the decision given the coronavirus pandemic and after promoting or passing students based on their previous performances. Although, the later marking scheme received a mixed reaction from students, parents and teachers.

Soon after the first term is over, the academic session will proceed further for the Term 2 board examination, held in March-April 2022. Here is all you need to know about the Term 2 board examination for classes 10th and 12th.

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Overview: CBSE Exam Pattern 2022!

Towards the end, term 2 will include the exam duration of 2 hours, unlike term 1, where the students were given a maximum of 90 minutes to attempt the complete paper. In term 2, the questions paper will require students to face subjective, i.e., case-based or situation based, open ended-short answer or long answer type questions.

If the situation does not permit conducting a normal descriptive examination, the Board may conduct a 90-minute multiple-choice questions (MCQ) based exam, similar to the previous term.

CBSE Term 1 exam 2022CBSE Term 2 exam 2022
ExamConducted between November-December 2021Would be held around March-April 2022
Duration90 minutes2 hours
Question paper typeMultiple choice questions (MCQs) including case-based MCQs and assertion-reasoning based MCQsSubjective including case based/situation based, open ended short answer/ long answer type
SyllabusRationalised syllabus of Term 1 onlyRationalised syllabus of Term 2 only
The exam will be conducted under the supervision of the external centre superintendents and observers appointed by CBSE.The exam will be conducted at the examination centres designated by the Board.
CBSE Exam Pattern 2022 (Overview)

CBSE Exam Pattern of both Term 1 & Term 2:

  • The Board will be providing sample papers, question banks and other resources related to the examination from time to time
  • CBSE Schools will be following the syllabus provided by the Board, which was released on 31st March 2021.
  • Exams of both terms will be based on approximately 50% syllabus each

For Class 9th & Class 10th:

Internal Assessment: The terms would include the three periodic tests, portfolio and practical work/ speaking listening activities/ project throughout the academic session.

For Class 11th & Class 12th:

Internal Assessment: Term 1 and 2 would comprise the end of topic or unit tests/ exploratory activities/ practicals/ projects throughout the academic session.

CBSE Class 10th Board Examination

CBSE Class 10th Board Examination

Term 2 Syllabus for Class 10th Mathematics 

In each term of CBSE Class 10 Maths exam, 40 marks will be allotted for theory paper and 10 marks will be allotted for internal assessment. For CBSE Class 10 Maths Term 2 exam, the syllabus has been provided below:

No. Unit NameMarks
1.Algebra (Cont.)10
2.Geometry (Cont.)09
3.Trigonometry (Cont.)07
4.Mensuration (Cont.)06
5.Statistics & Probability(Cont.)08
Total40
Internal Assessment10
Total50
Term 2 Syllabus for Class 10th Mathematics 

Term 2 Syllabus for Class 10th Science 

Similar to Maths, the Science exam will carry questions for 40 marks and 10 marks will be allotted to internal assessment, for each term. Here are the details below:

NoTerm 2Marks
1.Chemical Substances-Nature and Behaviour: Chapter 4 and 510
2.World of Living: Chapter 613
3.Effects of Current: Chapter 12 and 1312
4.Natural Resources: Chapter 1505
Internal Assessment10
Total50
Term 2 Syllabus for Class 10th Science 

Term 2 Syllabus for Class 10th Social Science

Exam for CBSE Class 10 Social Science includes questions based on theory and map skills. Here is the exam pattern below:

No.UnitsMarks
1.India and the Contemporary World – 110
2.Contemporary India – I10
3.Democratic Politics – I10
4.Economics10
Total40
Term 2 Syllabus for Class 10th Social Science

Term 2 Syllabus for Class 10th English-Communicative 

The question paper is divided into three sections – A, B and C. The marks are distributed in each section as follows:

No.SectionMarks
1.Reading10
2.Writing and Grammar10
3.Literature20
Internal Assessment10
Total50
Term 2 Syllabus for Class 10th English-Communicative 

CBSE 10th Exam Pattern 2022 for Internal Assessment

  • According to the CBSE 10th exam pattern, the Periodic test is a pen and paper test conducted three times in an academic year by the concerned subject teachers. 
  • Notebook Submission focuses on parameters of regularity, neatness, organisational skills of the student.
  • Subject enrichment activities include narrations, short dialogue conversations, presentations to check students’ reading, speaking, and listening abilities for language subjects. Whereas, subjects like Science, Maths or Social Science includes lab activities, project work or map work.
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CBSE Class 10 Grading System 2022

Based on their overall marks in both the terms, CBSE Class 10th exam will assess the students on a 9-point grading system released by the CBSE, which is given below:

MarksGradesPoints for Grades
91-100A110
81-90A29
71-80B18
61-70B27
51-60C16
41-50C25
31-40D4
21-30E1
0-20E2
CBSE Class 10 Grading System 2022

Class 12 Board Examination

The new induced CBSE Class 12 syllabus 2021-22 comprises chapters, subtopics and marking scheme of each subject. Students can prepare by referring to CBSE Syllabus 2021-22. Here is the Term 2 syllabus for each major subject for CBSE Class 12:

Term 2 Syllabus for Class 12th Mathematics

Students writing the Class 12 Mathematics exam will appear for a written test for 40 marks, and ten marks will be allotted to internal assessment.

UnitsMarks
Calculus18
Vectors and Three-Dimensional Geometry14
Probability08
Internal Assessment10
Total50
Term 2 Syllabus for Class 12th Mathematics

Term 2 Syllabus for Class 12th Physics

The Physics paper is divided into theory (35 marks in each term) and practical examinations (30 marks). Below is the marks distribution as per the CBSE:

Term 2 Syllabus for Class 12th Physics

Term 2 Syllabus for Class 12th Chemistry

CBSE Class 12 syllabus 2021-22 for Chemistry has been divided into Physical Chemistry, Organic & inorganic chemistry. The practicals consist of 30 marks.

UnitsMarks
Electrochemistry13
Chemical Kinetics
Surface Chemistry
d-and f-Block Elements09
Coordination Compounds
Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids13
Amines
Total35
Term 2 Syllabus for Class 12th Chemistry

Term 2 Syllabus for Class 12th Biology

The syllabus includes the basic principles and promotes the scientific approach towards animals, plants and microorganisms. Below is the CBSE 12th syllabus 2021-22 of Biology for term 2.

TopicsMarks
Biology and Human Welfare: Chapter – 8 and 1014
Biotechnology and its Applications: Chapter – 11 and 1211
Ecology and Environment: Chapter – 13 and 1510
Total35
Practicals15
Term 2 Syllabus for Class 12th Biology

Term 2 Syllabus for Class 12th Biotechnology 

UnitsMarks
Genetics and Molecular Biology (Contd.)10
Cells and Organisms25
Total35
Term 2 Syllabus for Class 12th Biotechnology 

Syllabus for Class 12th Physical Education (Term 1 and 2)

  • Unit I- Planning in Sports
  • Unit II– Sports & Nutrition
  • Unit III– Yoga & Lifestyle
  • Unit IV– Physical Education & Sports for CWSN
  • Unit V– Children & Women in Sports
  • Unit VI– Test & Measurement in Sports
  • Unit VII– Physiology & Injuries in Sports
  • Unit VIII– Biomechanics & Sports
  • Unit IX– Psychology & Sports
  • Unit X– Training in Sports

Term 2 Syllabus for Class 12th Business Studies

ChaptersMarks
Principles and Functions of Management20
Staffing, Directing, Controlling
Business Finance and Marketing15
Financial Management, Financial Markets
Consumer Protection5
Total40
Project work10
Term 2 Syllabus for Class 12th Business Studies

Term 2 Syllabus for Class 12th Accountancy 

UnitsMarks
Part A: Accounting For Not-For Profit Organisations10
Accounting for partnership firms12
Company accounts, Accounting for debentures08
Part b: analysis of financial statements
Financial statements of a company, Cash flow statement10
Or
Computerised accounting
Using computerised accounting system, Database management system10
Total40
Project (Part 2)10
Term 2 Syllabus for Class 12th Accountancy 

Term 2 Syllabus for Class 12th Political Science 

UnitsMarks
Part A: Contemporary World Politics
New Centers of Power08
South Asia and the Contemporary World06
Globalization06
Part B: Politics in India Since Independence
Parties and the Party Systems in India06
Democratic Resurgence06
Indian Politics: Trends and Developments08
Total40
Term 2 Syllabus for Class 12th Political Science 

Term 2 Syllabus for Class 12th History 

ThemesMarks
Theme 9 – Kings and Chronicles10
Theme 10 – Colonialism and The Countryside (HALF)pg-257-27430
Theme 11 – Rebels and the Raj
Theme 13 – Mahatma Gandhi and the Nationalist Movement
Theme 15 – Framing the Constitution
Total40
Term 2 Syllabus for Class 12th History 

Term 2 Syllabus for Class 12th Economics

UnitsMarks
Part A: Introductory Macroeconomics
National Income and Related Aggregates10
Determination of Income and Employment12
Part B: Indian Economic Development
Current challenges facing Indian Economy
Employment, Infrastructure, Sustainable Economic Development12
Development Experience of India – A Comparison with Neighbours06
Comparative Development Experience of India and its Neighbours
Total40
Project work10
Term 2 Syllabus for Class 12th Economics

Term 2 Syllabus for Class 12th Computer Science 

UnitsMarks
Computational Thinking and Programming – 120
Society, Law and Ethics15
Total35
Practical15
Term 2 Syllabus for Class 12th Computer Science 

Term 2 Syllabus for Class 12th Sociology 

UnitsMarks
Structural Change05
Cultural Change05
Change and Development in Rural Society10
Change and Development in Industrial Society10
Social Movements10
Total40
Practical10
Term 2 Syllabus for Class 12th Sociology 

Term 2 Syllabus for Class 12th Psychology

UnitsMarks
Psychological Disorders13
Therapeutic Approaches07
Attitude and Social Cognition08
Social Influence and Group Processes07
Total35
Practical15
Term 2 Syllabus for Class 12th Psychology

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What are the total marks in CBSE 10th?

Total marks has been divided into two sections. Theory papers will be 80 marks, and internal assessment will be 20 marks. 

What if I fail in two subjects in CBSE 10th exams?

If you have not passed or scored passing marks in two subjects, then you have to reappear in the exams.

Where is the reduced CBSE Class 12th syllabus 2021-22 available

The latest reduced syllabus of CBSE Class 12 2021-22 is available on the official website.

What are the passing marks in the CBSE Class 12 exams 2021-22?

A student must obtain at least 33% marks in theory and practical exams separately to pass the CBSE board exams 2021-22.

Wrapping up! 

Understanding the concepts and practising through sample papers can help you test the waters in terms of your preparation. To some, it might be confusing, as it will be the first batch to write CBSE board exams in this format. We have tried our best to bring the exam pattern together for you to get clarity and focus on your board exam preparation.

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