1. Academic session to be divided into 2 Terms with approximately 50% syllabus in each term. 2. The syllabus for the Board examination 2021-22 will be rationalized 3. Classes IX-X: Internal Assessment (throughout the year-irrespective of Term I and II) would include the 3 periodic tests, student enrichment, portfolio and practical work/ speaking listening activities/ project. 4. Classes XI-XII: Internal Assessment (throughout the year-irrespective of Term I and II) would include end of topic or unit tests/ exploratory activities/ practical/ projects. 5. CBSE will facilitate schools to upload marks of Internal Assessment on the CBSE IT platform. 6. The Board will organize Term I Examination in a flexible schedule to be conducted between November -December 2021 7. The Question Paper will have Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) including case-based MCQs and MCQs on assertion-reasoning type. Duration of test will be 90 minutes and it will cover only the rationalized syllabus of Term I only (i.e. approx. 50% of the entire syllabus). 8. Question Papers will be sent by the CBSE to schools along with marking scheme. *** 9. The Board would organize Term II or Year end Examination based on the rationalized syllabus of Term II only (i.e. approximately 50% of the entire syllabus). 10. This examination would be held around March-April 2022 11. The paper will be of 2 hours duration and have questions of different formats (case-based/ situation based, open ended- short answer/ long answer type). 12. In case the situation is not conducive for normal descriptive examination a 90 minute MCQ based exam will be conducted at the end of the Term II also.