CBSE Board Class 10 Students Must Study Six Subjects For The Next Academic Session

By Divya

Students appearing for Class 10 exams for the next academic session 2018 have to study six subjects instead of five subjects has the CBSE remodeling its assessment scheme.
Class 10 students have to purely study six subjects. In the present scenario, the students were studying five subjects- two languages, social science, mathematics, and science.


Students can now choose vocational subjects as an additional course. However, it is mandated to study vocational subjects for the academic session 2018.

This change is made by The Central Board Of Secondary Education to remodel its assessment scheme for Class 10 Board examination offering vocational subjects as compulsory subjects under the National Skills Qualification Framework.

What are the pros and cons of adding an extra subject?

  • "If a candidate fails to pass in any one of the three elective subjects- science, social science, mathematics, then it will be replaced by the vocational subject," a CBSE circular said."The board exam result will be computed accordingly.
  • However, if a candidate desires to reappear for the failed subject they can appear in the compartment examination," it added.
 Six subjects mandated for class 10 students

What are the study subjects?

Students will have 13 options to choose for the sixth subject- Dynamics of Retailing, Information Technology, Security, Automobile Technology, Introduction to Financial Market, Introduction to Tourism, Beauty and Wellness, Basic Agriculture, Food Production, Front Office Operations, Banking and Insurance, Marketing and Sales, and Health Care Services.

What is the pattern of the CBSE Class 10 exams for 2018?

  • According to the circular, the maximum marks will be 100. Out of the total 100 marks, the board exam will be of 50 marks, and 50 marks are allocated to internal assessment/ practical examination.
  • A candidate will have to score 33 per cent marks in both board exam and practical exam to pass the subject. In another major decision, the CBSE has decided to do away with seven academic electives and 34 vocational subjects for Class XII because of low enrolment numbers.

    Important Note:

    The CBSE has decided to do away with seven academic electives and 34 vocational subjects for Class XII because of low enrolment numbers.

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