CBSE Sample Papers 2021 — Exam Pattern and New Marking Scheme

It is reported that more than 12 lakh students will appear for the CBSE board exam this year. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has bought new challenges for authorities to conduct the offline mode of exams. However, to tackle the current pandemic situation and to ensure the safety of the participants’ government is taking extra measures. It is announced that the number of exam centers will be increased this year to maintain social distance in exam halls. Apart from that, the number of centralized evaluation centers will also be increased. However, due to the current covid-19 situation government has decided to postpone the CBSE board exam for class 10th as well as for class 12th. As per the previous notifications, the Government had decided to conduct an offline mode of board exam as the previous year from May 4 to June 10. As mentioned, the exams were supposed to be conducted in two shifts- the morning shift (10.30 am to 1.30 pm) and the evening shift (2.30 pm to 5.30 pm). As the exam has postposed, the revised CBSE board exam schedule will be announced at a later date on the official website of CBSE where the students should stay informed.

Exam Pattern for CBSE Class 12th Board Exam

Here are some details that you need to know about the CBSE class 12 board exam:

  • Exam mode is offline
  • 30% of the total syllabus has been reduced. The list of eliminated portions are available in CBSE official website.
  • Every subject has a total of 100 marks. Each subject is further divided into two separate parts: Theory and practical.
  • Marks allotment

Theoretical Paper: 80 Marks

Internal Assessment: 20 marks

  • Time duration for theory paper is 3 hours.

Exam Pattern for Class 10 Board Exam

  • 30% of the total syllabus has been reduced. The list of eliminated portions are available in CBSE official website.
  • Question paper: 100 marks
  • Annual Board Exam: 80 marks
  • Internal Assessment: 20 marks (Periodic Tests — 10 marks each, Notebook submission- 5 marks, Subject Activities — 5 marks)
  • Passing Marks: 33%

CBSE New Question Pattern

Here are some changes that CBSE has recently introduced to the board exam 2021.

  • Multiple choice questions in CBSE Class 12 English Question Paper 2021
  • No MCQs in CBSE Class 12 Biology Question Paper 2021. it will be replaced by Assertion & Reason Based Questions
  • Assertion & Reason and Case-Study Based Questions in CBSE Class 12 Physics Question Paper 2021
  • Case-Study Based Questions in CBSE Class 12 Math Question Paper 2021.
  • Assertion & Reason Based Questions and MCQs in CBSE Class 12 Economics Question Paper 2021

CBSE Board Exam 2021 Sample Paper

A Sample paper is a mock test that is based on the format of the actual question paper asked in the board examinations. CBSE Sample papers are prepared as per the latest syllabus, guidelines and blueprints issued by the Central Board. Every year CBSE issues Sample papers for classes 10th and 12th. Usually, the sample papers are released a month prior to the board exams. Sample papers of CBSE board exam 2021 is based on the revised CBSE marking scheme and syllabus. CBSE has uploaded sample papers for both class 10th and 12th board exam which can be downloaded from the CBSE official website.

Here are the steps you need to follow to download the sample papers

  • Go to the official website of CBSE
  • Click on “Example question paper” from the tab
  • Another choice will blink — click on the connection saying: SQP 2020–2021 — Class XII and X.
  • As you will click on the class, the PDFs of the sample question papers will show up on the screen.
  • Download the sample question papers as per your requirement.

Here are some tips for you that will help you to prepare for CBSE board exam

  • Understand the exam pattern. We have already mentioned the exam pattern of CBSE board exam 2021. For more detail, please visit official website of CBSE.
  • Prepare a strategy for each subject and find out your strength of each subject. Prepare short notes and make list of all the important formulas. Stick the list of formulas in front of your table. Revise it frequently.
  • Prepare a time table and follow it rigorously. Prepare a study plan as well. It will help you to tack your study.
  • Make your basics strong and focus on concepts.
  • Choose some good reference book for each subject.Take help of your seniors and teachers to find out good study materials.
  • Revision is must. Revise all topic regularly.