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New CBSE Academic Syllabus 2021-22: Question banks launched to practice Competency based questions


New CBSE Academic Syllabus 2021-22: Question banks launched to practice Competency based questions

The Education Minister of India, Ramesh Pokhriyal recently announced the changes for CBSE class 10 and CBSE Class 12 board exams. Furthermore, there are some major changes in the academic syllabus of 2020-21.

By Topperlearning Expert 04th Jun, 2021 05:04 pm

Indian Education system experienced a groundbreaking change with the implementation of the New Education policy in 2020. According to the new education policy, CBSE introduces a new assessment and evaluation way for the new academic session. CBSE introduced a new circular on April 22 describing the further changes in the pattern paper. The CBSE board is incorporating Competency-based questions. As per the notification, there will be questions based on real-life applications testing the conceptual knowledge of a student. These will be a part of CBSE Class 10 and CBSE Class 12 board exams, and CBSE Class 9 and CBSE Class 11 final examination. These competency-based questions will carry a 30% weightage for classes 9-10 and 20% for class 11-12.

Everything you need to know about competency-based questions:

●       These are case-based questions, multiple-choice questions or course-based integrated questions.

●       Competency-based questions can be both objective and subjective.

●       These questions are based on practical and real-life applications

●       CBSE board has released questions banks to practise these kinds of questions. Students and teachers can be acquainted with the pattern of questions.

●       The questions are released for every chapter from CBSE 9-12 Curriculum.

●       This can be a very scoring section for the students.

This approach will focus more on the practical and conceptual understanding of the topics. Considering the modification, CBSE Class 9 and 10 standard question paper will comprise:

Objective questions


Competency-based questions


Short and long questions


CBSE Class 11 and 12 standard question paper will comprise:

Objective questions


Competency-based questions


Short and long questions


The CBSE Board will also be releasing sample papers based on the updated paper pattern soon. Students can prepare for the academic session 2020-21 in the following ways:

●       Plan your studies focusing on every concept in detail. Give special attention to the real-life applications of the topic. Keep yourself acquainted with them completely.

●       Practise as much as possible to ace every section of the question paper. Refer to the most important questions, sample papers for 2020-21 and NCERT solutions.

●       Get immediate assistance from subject experts and understand all the topics in an efficient manner.

●       Familiarize yourself with the new pattern paper and boost your scores. It is advisable to take help from teachers to go through new types of question.

●       Check out every type of competency-based question released by the CBSE board. Practise them well and check TopperLearning's study material for more insight.

●       Assess your knowledge with tests and sample papers once you are completely thorough with the topic.

This modification in the question paper is a sign of progress in the education system as it will increase the eagerness to learn. It will take a student one step higher for understanding real scenarios with the topics he/she learners. The student will be able to establish relativity with the real world as well as be scoring more marks. Thus increase your confidence and accept this change optimistically.

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