CBSE Class 12th Exam 2021

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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The marks of Class 12 impact a student's academic and professional career to a great extent. Students can choose the stream depending upon their desire and eligibility to pursue undergraduate courses. Every year, CBSE conducts the examination for Class 12 between March and April. The results are declared in May/June. The board also conducts the supplementary examinations in June/July. 


CBSE Class 12 Grading System

Annually, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) conducts the board examinations between February and March. Over 10 lakh candidates appear for the examination every year. Most of the Class 12 students get confused with the grading system followed by the CBSE. The grading system is the same as Class 10. The board will put all the students in a rank order and will award grades as follow.

  • A-1 - Top 1/8th of the passed candidates
  • A-2 - Next 1/8th of the passed candidates
  • B-1 - Next 1/8th of the passed candidates
  • B-2 - Next 1/8th of the passed candidates
  • C-1 - Next 1/8th of the passed candidates
  • C-2 - Next 1/8th of the passed candidates
  • D-1 - Next 1/8th of the passed candidates
  • D-2 - Next 1/8th of the passed candidates
  • E - Failed candidates

CBSE will make the minor variations in the proportion of candidates to adjust ties. All the students will be getting the same grade in case of a tie. The smaller segment will go with the larger if the number of students at a scoring point needs to be divided into two segments. 

The board will use the method of grading in subjects where the number of candidates who have passed is more than 500. CBSE has clearly stated that the grading would be adopted on the pattern of grading and distribution in other similar subjects if the total number of candidates passing in a subject is less than 500.


CBSE Introduces C++ And Python Language In Computer Science Paper 

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has released a notification regarding the introduction of Python language in the Class 12 Computer Science paper. This will come to effect from the academic year 2019 examination. CBSE had stated it has also been brought to the notice that a few schools have also continued teaching Python language in the session 2017-19. 

''In order to enable the students offering Computer Science irrespective of the programming language to appear for the Class 12 examination in 2019, the CBSE will be administering, the question papers in the subject of Computer Science on the basis of 2018 having sections i.e. C++ and Python and candidates be directed to attempt any one section,'' CBSE said in the official notice. 

Students have to note that they can mention the section attempted on the title page of the answer book. The Class 12 Computer Science paper will be held on March 28, 2019. The CBSE has released the Class 10 and 12 date sheet recently. The Class 12 exams will be conducted between February 15 and April 3, 2019. 


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. 

Will CBSE Class 12 Board Exams 2021 Be Cancelled?

Amid a surge in coronavirus cases across the country, over one lakh students of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) have signed petitions urging the government to cancel the Class 12 Board Exams 2021 which is scheduled to be conducted next month in May. The students either want the Board exams to be cancelled or conduct them in online mode.

The students have also been using the hashtag "cancelboardexams2021" on Twitter that has been trending for the past two days with nearly 7 lakh tweets.

"Day by day, the situation is getting worse across the country. Last year, the government cancelled the remaining board exams when there were only a few cases in the country, and now when the cases are at the peak, they are opening schools. We urge the education minister to look into this matter and cancel all the exams for this year," said a petition on

9 April 2021
CBSE Comic Books For Class 12 Through DIKSHA App

The Department of School Education and Literacy has launched Comic Books for joyful learning and enhancing digital outreach for education. Students of Class 12 can download the CBSE Comic Books online on the DIKSHA web portal or through the DIKSHA App available on Android mobiles.

Union Education Minister Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' has launched over 100 comic books created by teachers and students of CBSE affiliated schools and curated by the NCERT.

29 March 2021
CBSE Class 12 Centre Change Window Activated

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has provided an option for students to change their board exam centres for the upcoming annual exams. It has taken the decision keeping in view the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Class 12 students are allowed to change their exam centres till March 25. The schools should update the same by March 31, 2021. Earlier, the CBSE has released the CBSE Class 12 board date sheet 2021. The exams will be conducted between May 4 to June 11, 2021. 

The official notice reads, "It has come to the notice of the board that because of COVID pandemic, some students of Class 10 and 12 along with their families have shifted to some other city/ country and therefore, they are unable to appear for the practical examination/ theory examination from the examination centre from where the students are registered for board examinations.”

22 March 2021
CBSE Class 12 Date Sheet 2021 Revised

The CBSE has revised the Class 12 date sheet 2021. Candidates can check the detailed time table on the official website - 

The Board has postponed the Class 12 Physics exam from May 13 to June 8. The Mathematics and Applied Mathematics exam will be held on May 31. It has also revised the exam dates for the Arts stream as well. 

5 March 2021
CBSE Class 12 Practical Exams Will Be Held From March 1 To June 11

The CBSE has released the Class 12 practical exam dates for the academic session 2020-2021. The CBSE practical exam dates for Class 12 will be held from March 1 to June 11, 2021. 

CBSE Class 12 Practical Exam Dates 2021

Candidates who are aspiring for the exam are advised to download the practical exams date sheet and other details on the official site. Practical examination and project assessments will be conducted in the respective schools.

12 February 2021
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