CBSE Class 10th Exam 2019

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.  


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 

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 ( 


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.

CBSE Class 10 Time Table 2019

CBSE Class X Private Students Registration 2020 Started

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
MHRD Launched School Education Portal ''ShaGun''

Minister of Human Resource Development, Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' launched an online school education portal, 'ShaGun'. This will connect 1.5 million schools and 9 million teachers and 250 million students to access the information related to various schemes and policies for the government and government-aided schools. 

The portal will also give feedback about schools that will give transparency. The sources suggest that the report cards of 1.5 million schools will be available on the newly launched portal. The website will provide all the key information related to schools. With this portal, one can check the schemes and latest developments in school education from Classes 1 to 12. 

30 August 2019
CBSE Board 2020 Exam Pattern Changed

In a series of tweets, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has claimed that the new exam pattern for Class 10 and 12 will be rolled out in the upcoming board exams in 2020. The changes consist of 20 marks for internal assessment or practicals for all subjects. There will be more internal choices and introduction of objective-type questions in board exams. 

In a tweet, CBSE claimed ''would make the assessment student-friendly, objective-type questions will also mean a detailed study and a lesser number of descriptive questions reduced for class 10 and 12 boards will give more time to students to think and write more creative answers without stress during the exams.''

The Board will be also kick-start the two levels of maths for Class 10 from 2020 onwards. One who fails or get a compartment in mathematics exam will have an option to appear for the compartment exam in any of the two levels.

21 August 2019
CBSE Changes Class 9 And 11 Admission Rules

The CBSE has changed the rules for admission to Classes 9 and 11. The board had decided to take the admission process directly into its hands. With the new set of rules, candidates should provide valid reasons behind the shift to take admission to CBSE-affiliated schools. 

If a candidate wants to shift, he/she should submit a record of the past five years of their previous academic records. Further, students from unaffiliated schools are not allowed admission in these classes. Most of them including school managements call it complicated. 

The new rules will come into play from the academic year 2020. The Board supported its decision by saying that last-minute shift to schools will not provide a conducive educational environment to students. Students will not be well-acquainted with teachers and classmates. 

2 August 2019
CBSE Class 10 Compartment Result 2019 Announced

The CBSE has released the Class 10 compartment result 2019 on July 24. Students who have appeared for the Class 10 compartment examinations can visit the official website of 'CBSE Results' to check their result. 

Candidates have to use their roll number, date of birth, school number, centre number and admit card id to check their result. Candidates are advised to download the soft copy of the result for future reference. 

Click here for CBSE Class 10 compartment result 2019

The Board has conducted the CBSE Class 10 compartment examinations in over 590 centres between July 2 and 9, 2019. CBSE has released the Class 10 annual exams between February 21 and March 29, 2019. The exam results were declared on May 6. The overall pass percentage is 91.1 per cent. 

24 July 2019
CBSE Class 10th & 12th Compartment Exam 2019 Admit Card Released
CBSE Released Exam Schedule For Class 10
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