CBSE 10th, 12th practical exam 2020 schedule released, check dates

The Central Board of Secondary Education has released the Class 10 and 12 time-tables for the practical examinations for its affiliated schools.

According to the circular, the CBSE has asked its schools to conduct the practical examinations and Project/Internal Assessments from January 1, 2020 to February 7, 2020.

Schools are asked to upload the marks on the link provided immediately after the assessment is over. While uploading marks, schools will ensure that correct marks are uploaded as no correction in the marks will be allowed once marks are uploaded. Schools should also keep in mind maximum marks allotted for Practical/Project while awarding/uploading marks.

The practical examination and project assessments will be done in the respective schools. There will be an external examiner as well as an internal examiner, as per past practice.

Schools will ensure that practicals are conducted by the external examiners appointed by the CBSE only. An observer will also be appointed by the Board who will supervise conduct of the practical examination and project assessment.

An App link will be provided to the schools for uploading 01 group photograph of each batch during the practical examination. Group Photo should consist of all the candidates of that batch, external examiner, internal examiner and observer. All faces should be clearly visible in photograph. The photograph should be taken in the laboratory where practical exams are being held and laboratory should also be seen clearly in the photograph. 

The schools are also asked to provide information such as batch number, total batch, date and time etc through the app. The software will ensure that photograph uploaded is geotagged and time tagged.

The practical/project marks will have to be uploaded on the link provided by the Board immediately after completion of the work and on the same date.

The marks of internal assessment should also be uploaded simultaneously that is from January 1, 2020 to February 7, 2020.

No extension in any activity shall be granted by the Board, including last date for uploading data and photograph, etc. which is February 7, 2020.






6 November, 2019, 12:04 pm

CBSE Board Exam 2020: Correction Window Opened to Correct LOC Data for Last Time

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has opened the correction window to allow all schools to rectify errors in the List of Candidates (LOC) for board exam 2020. Schools can make the necessary corrections online between 04 November, 2019 and 11 November 2019.

This is the last chance for schools to submit 100% accurate data which will be used further in organising the board examinations for class 10 and class 12.

As per the CBSE timelines, the last date for submission of the List of Candidates for 2020 examinations was 30 September, 2019 with normal fees and 14 October, 2019 with late fees for both class 10th and class 12th. But after the submission of LOC, many schools have requested the board for correction in data, considering which board has opened the correction window as a one-time measure to ensure correct details of all candidates appearing for CBSE Board Examinations 2020.

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All schools, students and parents must take care of the following things while making corrections in the particulars of a candidate:

1. Schools are able to make corrections in all fields.

2. This is the last chance for class 10 students to select and make corrections in Mathematics Basic and Mathematic Standard.

3. Similarly, in Class 10 Hindi A, Hindi B, Urdu A, Urdu B and in Class 12 Hindi Core, Hindi Elective, Sanskrit Core, Sanskrit Elective, Urdu Core, Urdu Elective,etc., it is the last chance to make any required changes or corrections.

4. After the final submission of LOC, no request for correction in candidates particulars like his/her name, father’s name, mother’s name and DOB will be further accepted.

5. Candidates cannot change their complete name in the list. They can only make corrections in it.

6. Schools will not be allowed to add any new name in the list of candidates.





5 November, 2019, 3:29 pm

Concept Maps Class 10th: Chemistry

Concept Maps are a set comprehensive revision tools for Competitive Exams, This class X chemistry maps will help the students to develop sophisticated thinking and also helps them to assess what they are learning.

We are tried to combine and encapsulate the entire information and concepts in a an effective and interesting manner for the better understanding of our students.

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4 November, 2019, 3:11 pm

CBSE 10th & 12th 2020: Important Information Regarding 2020 Board Exam

The Central Board of Secondary Examination (CBSE) in its latest notice has announced that it will not set-up the board exams for 2020 entirely on the National Council of Education Research and Training (NCERT) syllabus, instead the board has released its syllabus for the upcoming exams on the official website.

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The board in its recent notice said they prescribe NCERT books for class 9, 10, 11 and 12, however, it has been brought to their notice that “in these (NCERT) books, at certain places, it is mentioned that particular part of the book is not for the purpose of examination or assessment. Similar instructions are given for the information/ question provided in boxes also.” The CBSE said that these instructions are not applicable for class 10 and 12 examinations conducted by CBSE in 2020.

The board, “examination and assessment will be done based on the syllabus provided by the CBSE and not as given in the NCERT books”. The CBSE syllabus for both class 10 and 12 have been provided for schools, teachers, students and other stakeholders on the board’s official website –

Among new initiatives, the board will have two different part of mathematics syllabus and exams for class 10. The current mathematics subject will be called Mathematics-Standard and the easier level called Mathematics-Basic will be introduced for students who are weak in the subject and do not want to pursue the same at a higher level of studies.

The changes in the CBSE board exam pattern consist of 20 marks internal assessment or practicals for all subjects, more internal choices and introduction of objective-type questions in board exams.

In addition to this, for the first time, CBSE has also prepared a calendar of major activities to be performed in the academic session 2019-20. These handbooks and manuals along with the CBSE activity calendar were released by the Human Research Development (HRD) Minister Ramesh Pokhriya Nishank.




25 October, 2019, 11:48 am

CBSE 10th Board Exam 2020: Examination Pattern for Science Subject Explained with Important Tips

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will conduct the Class 10 Science board examination in February-March 2020. With only few months left for the examination, it is the time when students should start their exam preparations in a more effective and careful manner than before.

They should have a clear idea of the examination pattern and format of question paper so that they may prepare the right study and revision plan to score maximum marks in exams. We are providing here an insight into the examination pattern of class 10 Science subject which will make you aware of all necessary details related to question paper design, type of questions, marking scheme and weightage of different chapters for CBSE Class 10 Board Exam 2020.

CBSE class 10 Science exam pattern for board exam 2020 is explained below:

CBSE class 10 Science exam will comprise of two components; board examination (theory) of 80 marks and internal assessment of 20 marks. Internal assessment will be conducted through different activities as mentioned below:

1. Periodic Assessment (5+5)

10 Marks

2. Subject Enrichment (Practical Work)

05 Marks

3. Portfolio

05 Marks

CBSE has recently announced that the Class 10 Science theory paper will be conducted on the basis of syllabus prescribed by the board for current academic session. For board exam 2020, Science question paper pattern has been revised with the introduction of more number of objective type questions and increase in total number of questions from 27 to 30. Structure of Science question paper is as follows:

  • CBSE Class 10 Science question paper will have 30 questions in all. These questions will be divided into three sections; A, B and C.
  • Section A will have 14 objective type questions comprising MCQs, VSA type and assertion-reason type questions carrying 1 mark each.
  • Section B will have 10 very short answer type question carrying 3 marks each.
  • Section C will have 6 long answer type questions carrying 5 marks each.
  • Question paper will have no overall choice. However, internal choices will be provided in all three sections of paper.

Note: This question paper design is totally based on the latest CBSE Class 10 Science Sample Paper 2020. CBSE has released this sample paper to reveal the question paper design for Board Exam 2020. Analysis of previous years board exams suggests that the board question papers are designed in exactly the same format as that of the sample papers released in the same year.

CBSE Class 10 Science Unit-wise Weightage for Board Exam 2020

Knowing the weightage of chapters and units for board exams is considered as an important aspect of understanding the examination pattern. It helps you know that on which chapters you need to emphasise more as compared to others. We have provided below the names of units from class 10 Science curriculum and how much they will weigh for board exam 2020:

cbse exam pattern

This CBSE syllabus also specifies the list of experiments and other particulars required for board exam preparations.

After knowing the examination pattern, it’s important that students make a proper study plan and work in the right direction to obtain good results in board exam.

Important tips to make effective preparation for CBSE Class 10 Science Exam 2020:

  1. Read NCERT book thoroughly: First and major thing you need to consider while preparing for exam is focusing on NCERT book and reading all chapters thoroughly. All the questions in class 10 Science exam will be from NCERT book. Practice all questions and examples given in this book.
  2. Practice with NCERT exemplar problems: In CBSE exams, questions of higher difficulty level are generally taken from NCERT exemplar book. So, it is good if you practice all the exemplar problems and learn the right approach to attain correct solutions for all of them.
  3. Solve sample papers and question papers: It is the best way to assess your knowledge and strengthen your concepts and basics. Moreover, it also gives you an idea of the problems and difficulties you may encounter while solving/answering questions in exam. So, you can have the right preparations to avoid those problems and write your exam appropriately.
  4. Write down important reactions, definitions and diagrams: While learning each chapter, make note of main reactions, equations, definitions, formulas and diagrams as it will help you revise them quickly at the time of examination. Writing with pen and papers also helps in memorizing things easily.

In last, the most important thing to consider while preparing for the board exams is to be focused and attentive towards the preparations so that you don’t have to suffer with excessive exam pressure in last days before exams due to being underprepared. So, make the most of this time with right study.





23 October, 2019, 4:29 pm

CBSE Class 10 English 2020: Check correct letter writing format to score full marks

In CBSE Class 10 English paper, letter writing is considered as one of the most important questions as students can easily score full marks in this question with a little preparation. However, there is no particular study material or books to learn this question but students just need to understand the correct format according to which the information is to be penned down.

We will explain here some important points along with the correct format to be considered while writing a letter in the CBSE exams.

In CBSE Class 10 English paper letter writing question carries 8 marks and comes with an internal choice.

Types of Letters To Be Asked in CBSE Class 10 English Exam Are:

  • Letter to the editor of a newspaper (drawing the public’s attention towards social or common issues)
  • Complaint letter (reporting a lost wallet, cycle, etc. , complaint on neighbours, poor facilities at tourist place, etc.)
  • Order placing letter (ordering books, equipments for school, etc.)
  • Enquiry letter (planning a trip, details for joining a class, etc.)

1. Topics for Letter to Editor:

  • Expressing your views about child labour, unemployment, crime against women, habits of smoking, problems arising due to increasing population, drug addiction, etc.
  • Pointing to the rash driving by the DTC drivers, over speeding by bikers etc.

2. Topics for Complaint:

  • Regarding some products that you purchased, like defective mobile handset, camera, etc.
  • Regarding misbehaviour of staff or salesman
  • Regarding problem faced in society like shortage of water, frequent power break down, etc.

3. Topics for Order Placing Letter:

  • Placing an order for school uniforms for dress store of school.
  • Placing an order for books for the school library or other educational purpose.
  • Placing an order for sports items for your school team.
  • For placing orders for some eatables for your birthday party or any other event.

4. Topics for Inquiry:

  • Asking about the details for taking admission in a course.
  • Enquiring about some welfare schemes launched by the government.
  • Writing to a tourism company to enquire about the details of some tour package.

Format for Writing a Formal Letter

There’s a strict format to follow while writing a formal letter which is explained below:

1. Sender’s address: On the left side of the page, just next to the margin, write the sender’s address/ contact details.

2. Date: Below the sender’s address write the date after leaving one line.

3. Receiver’s address: After date, write the address of the recipient (the Officer / Principal / Editor).

4. Subject of the letter: Here you have to mention the main purpose of the letter in 4 - 5 words.

5. Salutation: Respected Sir / Madam

6. Body: Here you have to explain the matter of your letter. Body of letter must be divided into 3 paragraphs as follows: 

  • First Paragraph: Introduce yourself and the purpose of writing the letter in brief.
  • Second Paragraph: It should include the matter in detail.
  • Third Paragraph: Here you have to conclude your letter by mentioning the conclusion or solution.

7. Complimentary Closing:

Thanking you.

Yours faithfully, Yours sincerely

8. Sender’s name/signature and designation (if applicable)

# Understanding letter writing format with help of an example:

Here we are giving an example of a correct letter format referring a the answer written by the highest scorer in CBSE English (Language & Literature) Paper 2018:

Question: You intend to join coaching classes at International Coaching Center situated in Raipur. The institute specializes in teaching science to classes XI – XII. Write a letter of enquiry in 100-120 words addressed to the Administrator incharge of the institute seeking clarification about the timings, duration, staff, transport and other necessary details for joining the institute. You are Rajesh/Rajni 2, Library Road Jabalpur.


Marking Scheme to be followed for Letter Writing Question in CBSE Class 10 English Exam 2019:

  • Content – 4 marks
  • Fluency – 2 marks
  • Accuracy – 2 marks

Under content, credit should be given for the candidates’ creativity in presenting ideas.





22 October, 2019, 3:14 pm