CBSE term 1 exam 2021-22: CBSE changes method of filling responses in OMR sheets

Centre superintendents must ensure the instructions given by CBSE for filling responses in OMR sheets are being followed strictly.

CBSE term 1 exam 2021-22: CBSE changes method of filling responses in OMR sheets
Shamshad Ali | Dec 7, 2021 - 10:14 a.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has changed the method of filling responses in OMR sheets. CBSE has observed that evaluators are not able to clearly differentiate between small letters during evaluation. This is taking more time in the evaluation of OMR.

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“It is therefore directed that the examinations to be conducted from 7th December, 2021 to till the end, in the OMR options will be marked by the candidates in capital A, B, C, and D as per the correct response. This decision is being taken in the midst of the conduct of examinations”, read the official notice.

The CBSE also directed all the school principals and centre superintendents to disseminate the information and also ensure by visiting the exam rooms during the conduct of the examinations that instructions given by CBSE are being followed strictly.

Centre superintendents are requested to take the following instructions strictly:

  • Intimate all the assistant superintendents to announce instructions that now responses must be given in capital A, B, C and D and not in small a, b, c, and d.

  • Invigilators make sure that all the candidates are giving responses in capital A, B, C and D. If not, it should be corrected.

  • Observers should also check the responses given by the candidates in capital A, B, C and D during the conduct of examination by taking multiple rounds.

CBSE term 1 board examinations for Class 10 and 12 are underway. CBSE term 1 Class 10 exam will conclude on December 11, 2021. While CBSE term 1 Class 12 exam will conclude on December 22, 2021.


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