The CBSE has temporarily eliminated the requirement that private candidates take compartment exams in addition to board exams in term 2.
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has temporarily eliminated the requirement that private candidates sit for compartment exams alongside term 2 board exams, which is great news for pupils. The concession is only available for the 2021–2022 academic year, according to CBSE’s most recent statement. Candidates who passed the main 2020 exam in the whole subject area and were assigned to a compartment but failed the compartment exam on subsequent attempts are eligible to take compartment exams.
The Board took this action as a one-time measure for the academic year 2021–2022. In a statement, CBSE said, “This decision has been taken as an unique one-time measure for the session 2021–2022, only considering the particular circumstances.” According to the Board, applicants who were assigned to a compartment in August or September 2021 and who were in the compartment category in the main 2021 examination are also allowed to register as private candidates for the compartment exam. For both grades 10 and 12, the compartment examination will be held concurrently with the term 2 board exams.
This time, exams for grades 10 and 12 will be held over two semesters. Term 1 board exams are currently being administered, while term 2 board exams will be given in March-April. On December 11, 2021, the CBSE Class 10 Exam will be taken, while the CBSE Class 12 major subject exams will be held on December 22, 2021. In compliance with the COVID-19 situation, term 2 examinations will be held across the country.