CBSE Class 10th Exam 2020

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.


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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. 


 

Important Instructions For Students Ahead Of CBSE Board Exam

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. 

School Uniform Mandatory 

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.  

Parent Signature On 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. 

No Entry After 10 AM

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. 

What To Carry 

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. 


  

What Is CBSE Pre Exam Psychological Counselling

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.

Types Of CBSE Pre Exam Psychological Counselling

1. Tele-Counselling 

2. IVRS 

3. Comprehensive Audio Video Presentation

4. Question-Answer Columns 

5. Online Counselling

CBSE Tele-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.  

IVRS

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. 

CBSE Website 

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. 

Question-Answer Columns 

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.

On-Line Counselling

Students who want any specific suggestion and guidance can write a mail (counselling.cecbse@gmail.com). 


 

Passing Criteria For CBSE Class 10 Students

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. 


 

CBSE Introduced Two Levels Of Mathematics In Class 10 

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. 

  • There shall not be two levels of Assessment/Examination for Class 9. 
  • Students have to note that the first level would be the same as the existing one, and the other would be an easier level.
  • The two examinations are - Mathematics-Standard (for the existing level of examination) and Mathematics-Basic (for the easier level of examination). 
  • The classroom teaching, syllabus and internal assessment would remain the same for both the levels.
  • The Mathematics-standard level is meant for students who wish to opt mathematics at Senior Secondary. 
  • The Mathematics-Basic level would be for students who are not aiming to pursue the subject at higher levels.
  • Students have an option to choose at the time of submission of List of Candidates (LoC) by the affiliated school. 
  • If students fail at any level of mathematics, they can appear for the supplementary exams. 

 

CBSE Frames New Rules On Low Attendance

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.

  • Exemption will be given to students in case of prolonged loss of mother or father, illness, participation in sports or any similar reasons.
  • Schools should complete the attendance and report the same to CBSE by January 1 of the academic year. In case of any short attendance, they should submit the supporting documents to CBSE's Regional Office by January 7.
  • Schools should fill all the requirements before the last date, i.e., February 7.

SC Dismisses Plea For Waiver Of Class 10 Board Exam Fees

The Supreme Court has refused to entertain a plea seeking direction to the CBSE and the Delhi government to waive exam fees for students belonging to Class 10 in the current academic year due to COVID-19 pandemic. 

A bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, R Subhash Reddy and M R Shah dismissed the petition filed by NGO 'Social Jurist' against the September 28 order of the Delhi High Court. The High Court had asked the AAP government and the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to treat the PIL as a representation and take a decision.

17 November 2020
CBSE Facial Recognition System To Access Digital Documents

The CBSE has introduced a facial recognition system for students. Students can access their CLass 10 academic documents digitally with this system. One should match the human faces with the already stored digital images to access their documents from the system.

The educational documents will be sent to the students via email after the successful match of facial recognition available on “Parniaam Manjusha” and Digi Locker at https://digilocker.gov.in/cbse-certificate.html. Students can save their certificates from this year. 

 

23 October 2020
CBSE Extends Last Date For Paying Class 10 Exam Fees For 2021 Till October 31

The CBSE has extended the last date for the payment of annual board examination fees. Students who are aspiring for the Class 10 board exams can pay the fees till October 31.

The Board tweeted, “Looking into the problems faced by schools and parents,the last date for submission of LOC for classes X and XII for 2021 exams without late fee has been extended from 15.10.20 to 31.10.20 and with late fee from 1.11.20 to 7.11.20.”

Earlier, the board has mentioned that the last date to register for the 2021 Class 10 exams was October 15. Students can also register for the Class 10 board exams with an additional late fee between November 1 and November 7.

15 October 2020
CBSE 10th Compartment Verification And Re-evaluation 2020

The CBSE has declared the Class 10th compartment result 2020. The overall pass percentage is 56.55%. The Board has also released the schedule for verification of marks, obtaining a copy of evaluation answer books and re-evaluation for Class 10 compartment examination 2020. 

Verification of marks - October 14 to 15, 2020

Obtaining copy of evaluated answer books - October 23 to 24, 2020 

Re-evaluation - October 26 to 27, 2020 

13 October 2020
CBSE 10th Compartment Result 2020 Declared

The CBSE has declared the CBSE Compartment Result 2020 Class 10. Candidates who have appeared for the CBSE 10th Compartment examination can check their CBSE Compartment result 10th Class 2020 online at cbseresults.nic.in.

Students should use details such as roll number, school number, etc. to check CBSE 10th Compartment result 2020. Check CBSE Class 10 compartment result 2020 here. 

The Board has conducted the CBSE compartment exams in September. The overall pass percentage is 56.55%. 

12 October 2020
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