New Delhi, 11 November 2021 – Uttar Pradesh Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad (UPMSP) has changed the exam pattern of Class 9 exams 2021-22. The new pattern states that all exams for Class 9 students will now have 30% of questions in the multiple-choice question (MCQ) format. Earlier, all questions were in the theoretical format, but now, 70% of questions (50 out of 70) will be theoretical and 30% (20 out of 50) will be MCQ-based.
These questions are to be answered on an OMR sheet. The UP board has also released a sample OMR sheet for students to get an idea of how the new question paper will be formulated. This exam pattern will be followed in both half-yearly and annual exams for Class 9.
Half-yearly exams will be of 70 marks each and comprise 20 MCQs and 50 descriptive questions. Annual exams will also be conducted in the same pattern. A total of 30 marks will be allotted to internal assessments as well. Thus, the final result will be calculated on the basis of total marks secured in both term exams along with the internal assessment, i.e., 70 marks (half-yearly) + 70 marks (final) + 30 marks (internal assessment).
Note: Candidates can check the notice on UP board’s official website.
UPMSP Revised Exam Pattern – Main Points
- All UP Board Class 9 theory exams will have 70 questions in total.
- Question papers for all theoretical subjects will be divided into a 70:30 ratio.
- This means, 70% of the total questions will be answered in descriptive format and 30% will be multiple-choice questions (MCQs).
- The descriptive section of the paper (70%) will also include questions based on Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS).
- This pattern is applicable to both half-yearly and final exams.
- Additionally, a total of 30 marks will be reserved for internal assessments.
- The final result for Class 9 will be based on the total marks secured out of 170, i.e., 70 (half-yearly) + 70 (final) + 30 (internal assessment).