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. 

CBSE Class 12 Practical Exams To Be Held In Online Mode

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to change the mode of Class 12 school-based assessment and extended the last date to upload the practical/ internal assessment marks. 

The Board has taken this decision after observing that some schools have not been able to complete the internal assessment due to the pandemic. 

The CBSE has asked the schools to complete the pending practical/ internal assessments in online mode and upload the marks by June 28, 2021.

10 June 2021
CBSE Class 12th Board Exams 2021 Cancelled

Union Government has decided to cancel the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class 12th board exams 2021 considering the health and wellbeing of the students. Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has chaired the high-level meeting and decided to cancel the board exams. 

Modi said, "Government of India has decided to cancel the Class XII CBSE Board Exams. After extensive consultations, we have taken a decision that is student-friendly, one that safeguards the health as well as future of our youth."

The official notice reads, "It is advised that any student who is not satisfied with the assessment, an option to appear in the examinations would be provided by CBSE as and when the situation becomes conducive." 


2 June 2021
SC To Hear Plea Regarding Cancelling Of CBSE Class 12th Exams On May 31

The Supreme Court has decided to hear a plea regarding cancelling of CBSE Class 12th board exams on May 31. The Class 12th board exams were postponed in the wake of the surge in COVID-19 cases across the country. 

The case came up for hearing before a bench of Justices A M Khanwilkar and Dinesh Maheshwari. Earlier, several parents have demanded to cancel the Class 12th exams in view of the health pandemic. 

28 May 2021
Decision On Class 12 CBSE Exams By June 1: Education Minister

Union Education Minister Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank has conducted a virtual meeting yesterday to take a decision regarding the pending Class 12 board exams 2021. 


As per the sources, Minister Nishank has announced that the decision will be declared by June 1. Union Defence Ministre Rajnath Singh along with other cabinet ministers joined in the virtual meeting to discuss the pending examinations postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

24 May 2021
National Council of CBSE Schools Supports To Conduct CBSE 12th Exams 2021

The National Council of CBSE Schools has requested the Minister of Education Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ to conduct the CBSE Class 12 board exam. It has also asked the government to conduct the exams even if they got delayed due to the pandemic. 

The Council has taken this decision because the marks obtained in the Class 12 exams play a significant role in graduation and above. The CBSE is likely to take a decision regarding CBSE Board exams by this month-end. 

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