CBSE 10th & 12th Board Exams 2021 : Important Points To Know

While the students of Class 12 have been asked to wait till June 1, students of Class 10 are still looming in an oblivion state as CBSE has not clarified on what basis the CBSE will give marks to Class 10 students.

The Ministry of Education has announced the cancellation of CBSE Class 10 board exams and the postponement of Class 12 exams. The decision came after a meeting held by Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal and other officials, amid demands for cancellation of the board exams 2021 due to the recent surge of COVID cases in the country. While the students of Class 12 have been asked to wait till June 1, students of Class 10 are still looming in an oblivion state as CBSE has not clarified how they will calculate the marks of Class 10 students.

This year, over 21.5 lakh students had registered to appear for Class 10 exams and 14 lakh had registered for Class 10 exams. For the first time, CBSE has completely canceled the board exams and it will affect over 21 lakh students across the nation.

On what basis the CBSE will give marks the board will decide later however, Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal said in a statement yesterday that schools might be asked to look at internal assessments and practical exam marks.

If unsatisfied with the marks allocated via internal assessment, a student of Class 10 will be given an opportunity to write the exam when the conditions are conducive to do so. “Any candidate who is not satisfied with the marks allocated to him/her on this basis will be given an opportunity to sit in an exam when the conditions are conducive for the same,” reads the official statement.

Several states including Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh and Maharashtra have also postponed their state board exams for Classes 10 and 12. States like West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh said that they are monitoring the COVID situation and are yet to decide whether to go ahead with the board exams.

Karnataka government said it will hold the exams as scheduled. Meghalaya too will hold state board exams for Class 12 but will take a decision on Class 10 exams soon.

Following the CBSE’s decision to cancel exams, the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) said that the discussion is underway and it will soon decide on conducting Class 10 and Class 12 board exams.

"We are reviewing the situation and will soon take a decision in this regard," CICSE Chief Executive and Secretary Gerry Arathoon said.


15 April, 2021, 12:28 pm

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Career Options After 10th

1. Science –

• Science is the most popular and favorite career option for the majority of the parents and students.   

• Science stream offers many lucrative career options such as engineering, medical, IT and you can even opt for research roles.

• The best advantage of taking a science stream is, it keeps your options open. You might switch from science to commerce or science to arts. But it is not possible to do it the other way around.

• Taking a science stream equips you with excellent problem-solving abilities. 

• Science and math offer a flexible foundation that enables students to accomplish highly respected and well-paid jobs.

• Science is fun, amazing, and fascinating. As Edward Teller rightly said

“The science of today is the technology of tomorrow.”

Who should take science after the 10th? 

If technology fascinates you and you have a flair for numbers, then taking science after 10th would be a wise option. 

- You can opt for Physics, Chemistry, Maths (PCM).

- If you want to make a mark for yourself in the medical field, you can opt for Physics, Chemistry, Maths, Biology (PCM-B).

- Now there are many students who don’t like Maths. Either they are afraid of Maths or Maths doesn’t interest them. Don’t worry, if you want to become a doctor, then knowing Maths is not necessary. You can easily opt for Physics, Chemistry, Biology (PCB).

There are multiple career options available for the science stream after the 10th class.


2. Commerce – 

• Commerce is the second most popular career option after science. If you love numbers, finances, economics, etc., then finance is the best option for you.

• It offers a wider variety of career options such as Chartered Accountants, MBA, investment in banking sectors, etc.

• You acquire commercial knowledge which is very important for the business.

• You have to be familiar with the subjects such as Accountancy, Finance, Economics, etc.

• You must be good with numbers, data and have a curiosity in Finance, economics. 

• Commerce as a subject is gaining popularity in India and many students are studying and making a living out of it.

Who should take commerce after the 10th? 

If you have an affinity for numbers, business, economics then commerce is the stream for you.

If you want to shape your career in the economics and the business world, then commerce is the right career for you. 

There are a number of options available for the commerce stream after the 10th class.


3. Arts/Humanities – 

• Nowadays arts/humanities are very high in demand and more and more students are opting for it. 

• Arts are now emerging as a sought-after career choice. It provides students with an array of career opportunities.

• It offers many lucrative career options such as Journalism, languages, history, psychology, etc.

• Design, Language Arts, Performing arts, Humanities are well-paid career options.

• Arts subjects encourage creativity and self-expression.

• Students who take up the art stream develop critical thinking. It also helps you increase your leadership qualities.

Art teaches you to deal with the world around you. 

~ Alan Parker.

Who should take Arts after 10th?

If you are a student who is creative and wants to dive deep into humanity, then arts is the stream for you. 

There are multiple options available for Arts stream after 10th class


14 April, 2021, 5:50 pm

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CBSE 10 Board Exam 2021 Cancelled : Know How Marks Will Be Calculated

The Education Ministry has announced the cancellation of the CBSE Class 10 Board exams. The decision came after Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a meeting with officials on the upcoming CBSE Board exams. For CBSE Class 10 students, CBSE will prepare results on the basis of an ‘objective criterion’ to be developed by the Board. In case a candidate is not satisfied with the marks allocated based on this criterion, he or she will be allowed to write the exam as and when the spread of coronavirus is under control.

“The results of Class 10 Board will be prepared on the basis of an objective criterion to be developed by the Board. Any candidate who is not satisfied with the marks allocated to him/her on this basis will be given an opportunity to sit in an exam as and when the conditions are conducive to hold the exams,” the Ministry said in a press release on Tuesday.

For CBSE Class 12 board exams, the situation will be reviewed on June 1 and a revised date sheet will be released thereafter. “A notice of at least 15 days will be given before the start of the examinations,” reads the official statement.

The Classes 10 and 12 board exams were earlier scheduled to begin from May 4. The announcement to postpone and cancel exams comes in the wake of rising COVID-19 cases across the nation. A large group of students, parents, and teachers, as well as, several states have been demanding the deferment of the CBSE Board exams 2021.


14 April, 2021, 2:45 pm

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CBSE Class 10 Maths Exam 2021 : Check Tips to Solve Case Study Based Questions Accurately

CBSE Class 10 Maths Exam will be conducted on 21st May (Friday). This year the Mathematics paper is going to have questions on case study for the very first time. Such type of questions are entirely new for the class 10 students. Therefore, students should know how these questions will be asked in the exam and how to attempt such questions to score good marks in their CBSE Class 10 Maths Exam 2021.

Part A of Maths Paper to have 4 Case Study Based Questions

In CBSE Class 10 Maths Exam 2021, there will be 4 case study based questions. Each question will have five sup parts. These sub-parts will be the multiple choice type questions (MCQs). Each question will carry four marks. Students will be asked to attempt any 4 out of the given 5 sub parts.

The case study based questions can be the highest scoring part of the paper if attempted with an attentive and alert mind. These questions will be the application based questions that will be related to the concepts provided in the textbook. The plot of the question will be based on a day-to-day life problem. In each question, you will be provided with some data or information based on which some sub-questions will be asked.

Question: The diagrams show the plans for a sun room. It will be built onto the wall of a house. The four walls of the sunroom are square clear glass panels. The roof is made using

  • Four clear glass panels, trapezium in shape, all the same size
  • One tinted glass panel, half a regular octagon in shape

(a) Refer to Top View

Find the mid-point of the segment joining the points J (6, 17) and I (9, 16).

(i) (33/2,15/2)

(ii) (3/2,1/2)


(iv) (1/2,3/2)

(b) Refer to Top View

The distance of the point P from the y-axis is

(i) 4

(ii) 15

(iii) 19

(iv) 25

(c) Refer to Front View

The distance between the points A and S is

(i) 4

(ii) 8



(d) Refer to Front View

Find the co-ordinates of the point which divides the line segment joining the points A and B in the ratio 1:3 internally.

(i) (8.5,2.0)

(ii) (2.0,9.5)

(iii) (3.0,7.5)

(iv) (2.0,8.5)

(e) Refer to Front View If a point (x,y) is equidistant from the Q(9,8) and S(17,8), then

(i) x+y=13

(ii) x-13=0

(iii) y-13=0


Now, going through the above question you will see that the sub-questions are not different than the general textbook questions. You are provided with some terms and facts in each question. You will have to apply the relevant formula to obtain the right answers. Thus, you will not see anything unfamiliar or unusual in the case study-based questions. Just an attentive and alert mind is all you need to solve these questions.

How to Solve Case Study-Based Questions?

The questions based on the given case study will be all MCQs only. So, you just need to write down the correct option. No need to explain the solution. While approaching a case study based take a note of the following instructions:

  • Firstly, read the given passage carefully and then read the questions based on that passage.
  • Identify the demand of the question.
  • In case you find the question tricky or complex, read the passage and question again.
  • Once you understand the question, check the given options and find out the correct one.

Most of the case-based questions are going to be straightforward. So, you can solve such questions easily if are good at concepts and formulas of Maths. Solve the questions given in the latest sample paper to get acquainted with this new type of question.


14 April, 2021, 12:46 pm

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CBSE 10th SOCIAL SCIENCE : Chapter-Wise Previous Years Questions with Solutions

This article contains the latest 10th class chapter-wise previous year questions of Subject SOCIAL SCIENCE. PYQs help students in a better understanding of the syllabus and topics covered in the exam. Solving these questions certainly helps in boosting confidence as the exam is just around the corner. Given below are the chapter name with their respective links containing questions and their solution:


Chapters Download
1. The Rise Of Nationalism In Europe Click Here
2. Nationalism In India Click Here
3. The Making Of A Global World Click Here
4. The Age Of Industrialisation Click Here
5. Print Culture And The Modern World Click Here


Chapters Download
1. Development Click Here
2. Sectors Of The Indian Economy Click Here
3. Money And Credit Click Here
4. Globalisation And The Indian Economy Click Here


Chapters Download
1. Resources And Development Click Here
2. Forest And Wildlife Resources Click Here
3. Water Resources Click Here
4. Agriculture Click Here
5. Minerals And Energy Resources Click Here
6. Manufacturing Industries Click Here
7. Lifelines Of National Economy Click Here

Political Science

Chapters Download
1. Power Sharing Click Here
2. Federalism Click Here
3. Democracy And Diversity Click Here
4. Gender, Religion And Caste Click Here
5. Popular Struggles And Movements Click Here
6. Political Parties Click Here
7. Outcomes Of Democracy Click Here
8. Challenges To Democracy Click Here


12 April, 2021, 4:07 pm

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CBSE Board Exams 2021 : CBSE Board Exams Won’t be Cancelled, Exam to be Conducted From May 4

Responding to the growing demands for the cancellation of CBSE Board Exams 2021, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has confirmed that it will conduct class 10, 12 board exams as per the schedule, i.e, from May 4. Due to the sudden surge in coronavirus cases, students across the country have been urging the government to cancel the Board exams 2021. Earlier on Friday, an online petition demanding the cancellation of CBSE Board Exam 2021 crossed 1,00,000 signatures.

“I urge the education ministry to look into this matter and cancel all examinations to be held this year. Above that, they’ll have to take the pressure of examinations which could lead them into taking bad decisions if they don’t perform well. Some serious action needs to be taken”, the petitioner said.

Reacting to the petition, CBSE and the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) issued a joint statement and assured that all necessary precautions will be taken for the safety of students during the exam. Speaking to PTI, a CBSE official said, “With Covid guidelines in place, the exam centres across the country have been increased by 40-50 percent to ensure social distancing among students during the exam. The board is taking ample measures to conduct board exams 2021 amid the Covid-19 pandemic.”

Earlier on Friday, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra backed students’ demands and said it is irresponsible on the part of the CBSE to force students to appear for Board examinations and demanded that the exams be either cancelled or rescheduled in view of the COVID-19 situation in the country.

“It is downright irresponsible of boards like the CBSE to force students to sit for exams under the prevailing circumstances. Board exams should either be cancelled, rescheduled or arranged in a manner that does not require the physical presence of children at crowded exam centres,” she tweeted.


10 April, 2021, 12:35 pm

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