The CBSE commences Class 10 & class 12 board exams from March 01, 2013 all over the country. Class 10 exam will begin from March 01 to 15 2013 and Class 12 exams will begin from March 01 to April 17, 2013. To facilitate visually impaired candidates, the board has allowed them to bring their own computer with relevant software to the examination centre.
Around 22 lakh students have registered for the class 10 & 12 board exams, which is an increase of 2 lakh compared to the last year. Among this 9.42,035 students will take the class 12 board exams. A total of 12,59,202 class 10 students are appearing for the March 2013 exam.
CBSE allowed the visually impaired students to carry their own computer for the examination from this year but must bring their computer with the relevant software to the centre. Candidates using computer software would not be provided with a writer and will be allotted examination centre only on the city where the regional office is located.
Announcing the change in the number of attempts for class 12 students, CBSE Chairman, Vineet Joshi said that from now candidates will get three attempts instead of five to clear the exam. For class 10 students also it has been reduced four attempts from five.
Candidates shall appear for the improvement of performance attempt to be conducted by the board in July. The new rules, however will not be applicable to students who have appeared in 2012 and earlier. They will continue to get up five attempts.
This year special category students appearing for the class 10 & 12 board exams shall be allowed additional time of 60 minutes for a paper of 3 hours, 50 minutes for a paper of 2 hours & 30 minutes, 40 minutes for a paper of 2 hours and 30 minutes for a paper of 1 hour 30 minutes.
CBSE has introduced facilities to schools to generate online roll number and also get online admit card for their regular candidates.