The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) stands tall at the first position above other central and state boards in the country. This national-level board is backed by the government and schools affiliated to CBSE should follow the curriculum of the NCERT.
The prime focus of CBSE is on reforms in examinations and evaluation practices and skill learning by adding job-oriented and job-linked inputs. It is also responsible for prescribing conditions of examinations and conducting public examination at the end of Class 10 and Class 12 to grant qualifying certificates to successful candidates of the affiliated schools.
Undeniably, Class 10 is an important phase in every student's life which plays a crucial role in deciding the subject of their interest. Annually, lakhs of students appear for the Class 10 exams across the country. The final examinations for Class 10 are conducted between February and March. The results of the examination are released in May/June. However, the board also conducts the re-examination in June/July for those who failed in March.
Annually, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will be conducting the board examination for both Class 10 and Class 12 in the months of February/March. Over 25 lakh students appear for the board examinations every year combining both Class 10 and 12.
Ahead of the board examinations, students should know some important instructions. The board has initiated a three-tier security check to keep the paper leaks and other malpractices at bay. Here are some important rules students shouldn't miss before appearing for the board exams.
The CBSE is very particular about the school uniform. The regular students who are appearing for the board examinations need to wear the school uniform. Regular students who don't wear the school uniform for the examination will not be allowed to sit in the examination hall. We advise students to carry the school identity card along with the admit card.
The board has rolled out a new feature that along with the student and principal's signature, a column has been added for the parents signature in CBSE admit cards. Students will not be permitted for the examination if the column is not filled.
The board examinations will be conducted from 10.30 am to 1.30 pm. The gates of the examination will be closed by sharp 10 am and open again after 1.30 pm. Students cannot enter the exam centre after 10 am. Hence, students are advised to reach the centre at least 30 minutes before the gate closes.
Students can carry the basic stationery, such as pencil, pen and eraser along with admit card and school identity card. The diabetic students can carry the snacks but only in a clean wrap. Any written material, electronic gadgets and smartwatches are prohibited inside the examination hall.
Annually, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) conducts the Pre-Examination Psychological Counselling services to both students and parents. This programme has been designed as a part of the board's outreach programme that caters to the heterogeneous students’ and parent’s population and the vast geographical network of schools.
The board will be conducting the psychological counselling at the time of preparation and during the examinations. This will help students overcome exam-related stress. Here are multiple modes of CBSE counselling.
3. Comprehensive Audio Video Presentation
4. Question-Answer Columns
5. Online Counselling
It is offered by principals and trained counsellors from within CBSE-affiliated schools across the country. It is a voluntary, free of cost service provided by the participants. This option is available in and outside India.
CBSE has introduced IVRS (Interactive Voice Response System). The facility of IVRS is available on a toll-free number, 1800 11 8004. One who calls this number can obtain pre-recorded useful information related to exam preparation, tips for better preparation and how to keep exam stress at bay.
The board has rolled out a comprehensive audio-visual presentation titled ‘Knowing Children Better.’ This is available on the CBSE website. Students can make use of this to deal with real-time experiences and problems of adolescents with suggestive measures as coping strategies. To know more about this option, students can access the tab ‘Counselling’ at www.cbse.nic.in.
The experts from CBSE will be answering the queries of students through weekly question-answer columns, which will be published in the leading national newspapers during the month of February.
Students who want any specific suggestion and guidance can write a mail (email@example.com).
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will be conducting the Class 10 board examinations from February 21, 2019. When the exam bells are about to ring, candidates should know about the passing criteria. The criteria adopted for computing the result of Class 10 is described below.
''Candidates who have appeared in the exam as per the scheme of studies were exempted from separate pass criteria in internal assessment and board examination. The result was computed in each subject taking into account combined marks obtained in internal assessment and board exam and those who secured 33% marks were declared pass in that subject,'' CBSE stated in the official announcement.
''In case of a candidate being absent in practical/internal assessment, the marks were treated as 0 (zero) and the result was computed accordingly,'' CBSE added.
Candidates have to note that the CBSE will continue the same passing criteria for 2019 board examinations which were used in the last year. Candidates appearing for Class 10 board examination in 2019 onwards will have to secure overall 33% (both taken together) in the subjects to be eligible to pass that subject.
In a novel way, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has introduced two levels of mathematics for students of Class 10. It has released a circular regarding the introduction of two levels of mathematics for All India Secondary School Examination from the academic session ending March 2020 onwards.
According to the press statement released by CBSE, ''the two levels of examinations cater for different kinds of learners and allow different levels of testing, it would also reduce overall student stress levels.''
''It is well known that students experience greatest stress before and during their most ‘difficult’ subject exam. Keeping in view of this important aspect and as evidenced by the Board results, the Board has decided to introduce two levels of examination in mathematics for the students who are going to appear in the Board examination for the academic session ending March 2020 onwards,'' CBSE added.
Some of the key details of this scheme are given below.
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to monitor the attendance of students of all its affiliated schools. It has issued a new set of instructions to schools and made it mandatory to share the attendance report of its students. Based on the attendance, the Board will decide on allowing the students to appear for the examinations it is responsible for.
The Board took this decision because the recent result indicated that students with low attendance performed badly in the examinations. The CBSE has also developed the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to deal with low-attendance cases.
The Board has framed new rules on low attendance.
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) had advised the students to refer the sample question papers along with the curriculum available on the Board's official site. Students of all the classes are advised to check the modifications in the curriculum also known as syllabus.
The notice reads, “Sample Question Papers includes modifications introduced by the CBSE. It may be please noted that for 2020 examinations, sample question papers should be taken into consideration and not the design given in the Curriculum.
It also reads, “Design of Sample Question Papers may also be used by the schools for the Pre-Board Examinations to make the students familiar with the changes made by the CBSE so that they feel no stress during Boards Examinations.”8 November 2019
The CBSE Examination Controller has released a statement regarding the board examinations. The exams will be held based on the syllabus provided by the CBSE and not as given in the NCERT books.
“It has been brought to the notice of CBSE that in these books, at certain places, it is mentioned that particular part of the book is not for the purpose of examination/assessment,” the statement reads.
"Similar instructions are given for the information/question provided in boxes also. It is for information of all concerned that this information is not applicable for the students who will be appearing in the Class X and XII examinations conducted by CBSE in 2020," the statement also reads.
The schools and students are advised to go through the Class 10 and Class 12 syllabus on the official website of CBSE (http://cbseacademic.nic.in/curriculum.html).26 October 2019
The Central Board Secondary Education (CBSE) has released the sample paper for Class 10 Basic Mathematics and Standard Mathematics. Candidates who are aiming to pursue mathematics at the senior secondary level can opt for the standard mathematics paper.
Students can access the CBSE Class 10 Basic mathematics and Standard Mathematics sample paper on the official website - cbseacademic.nic.in. Earlier, the Board has released Class 10 and Class 12 sample papers.5 October 2019
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has released the sample question papers along with marking scheme for Class 10 annual exams to be held in February/March 2020. Students can find the sample question papers and marking scheme on the official website – cbseacademic.nic.in.
Students are advised to explore the sample question papers which will help a lot in preparing for the exams. According to sources, CBSE will soon release the time-table for the Class 10 board exams 2019-20.21 September 2019
Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has activated the registration window for Class 10. Private candidates who are aiming for the board examinations can register for the exam. The last date to submit the application form is September 30, 2019.
Candidates have to register online and pay the prescribed fee amount through online mode only. The Class 10 exams will be held in February/March 2020. Aspirants should note that there is a late fee for applying between October 1 and 15, 2019.
Candidates who have failed in 2019 and placed in the compartment can register online. Students are advised to check the complete details on CBSE's official portal.6 September 2019