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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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.
Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has released the Secondary School Examination 2019 (Class X) datesheet. The class 10 examination will be held from February 21 to March 29, 2019. The Board has also revealed that the result of the examination will be declared by the first week of June 2019.
This year, students have opted for about 30,000 combinations of subjects in both the classes. CBSE has also decided to conduct the examination of skill subjects in the latter half of February 2019. The board has finalised the dates of examination and published the same on its official website.
CBSE has clearly stated that the students may get sufficient time between the examination of important subjects. It also cleared that the dates of competitive examinations may not coincide with the Board examinations. The board examination of the subjects offered by a small number of students is conducted early so that less number of schools is involved/ disturbed. While preparing the class 10 exam date sheet, CBSE kept in mind that students may get more time for preparations by the early announcement of datesheet.13 February 2019