CBSE Board 10 & 12 Evaluation Started : CBSE Evaluation Process Begins for Over 1.5 Crore Answer Scripts

"Over 1.5 crore answer scripts will be evaluated and the entire process will be completed soon, the results will be declared following that," the HRD minister tweeted

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will start the evaluation process of class 10, 12 examinations from Sunday, May 10. HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal today stated that teachers will evaluate answer sheets from home, while the Ministry of Home Affairs has earmarked 3000 schools for the evaluation process.

The answer scripts will be delivered at home for teachers and then re-collected. These 3000 evaluation centers will act as the focal point, the minister informed. The Ministry of Home Affairs has given the nod to the transport.

“Over 1.5 crore answer scripts will be evaluated and the entire process will be completed soon, the results will be declared following that,” the HRD minister tweeted.

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will conduct the remaining exams for class 12 from July 1 to 15, HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal announced on Friday.

For class 12, CBSE will conduct exams for Business Studies, Geography, Hindi (Core), Hindi (Elective), Home Science, Sociology, Computer Science (Old), Computer Science (New), Information Practice (Old), Information Practice (New), Information Technology and Bio-Technology. Apart from this, the board will conduct all the tests that class 12 students from north-east Delhi could not take because of the riots.

On April 1, CBSE informed that 29 subjects out of the approximately 90 remained around the time the nation-wide lockdown was imposed. For class 10, only exams for students of north-east Delhi, who could not appear for the examination due to the riots, will be held. The results for the exams conducted from July 1 to 15 is likely to be announced in August.


12 May, 2020, 9:48 am

CBSE Exam 2020 : 10 Points On Pending Board Exams

The board exams for class 10 and 12 pending due to the coronavirus-induced lockdown will be conducted at the first possibility and there is no move to do away with the remaining exams, CBSE officials said on Wednesday.

The pending class 10 and class 12 CBSE board examinations for 29 crucial subjects will be held at the first possibility, news agency PTI quoted education ministry officials as saying. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has also released a statement today clarifying that the national educational board will be conducting the remaining examinations - a total of 29 subjects "crucial for promotion and admissions to undergraduate courses" - after assessing the situation after the coronavirus lockdown is lifted. On Tuesday, the Delhi government urged the central government to promote Class 10 and 12 students based on internal exams.

CBSE Class 10, 12 Board Exams At First Possibility: 10 Points

1. "Recently, there has been a lot of speculation regarding CBSE Board exams. The board's decision to take exams for 29 subjects of class 10 and 12, stands the same. There is no change in position of conducting board exams. Therefore, exams will be conducted," Sanyam Bhardwaj, CBSE's Controller of Examinations said.

2. According to a previous communication from the Board released on April 1, the CBSE will be conducting on the important papers from the remaining papers, which means, the exams will be conducted for class 12 students and class 10 students from the riot-affected areas of northeast Delhi who missed their exams in February.

3. The Board clarified today that adequate time of 10 days will be given to all stakeholders before starting the examinations.

4. The CBSE has already announced that it will not be conducting any exams for students in foreign countries.

5. Regarding the pending annual class 10 and class 12 examinations of various state boards, respective states are yet to make decisions, however, most state boards have said an appropriate decision will be taken after the lockdown is lifted.

6. Officials have said recently that schools, colleges, shopping malls, religious places and public transport are likely to remain shut while a ban on public and social gatherings is also expected to continue beyond May 3 in view of the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in the country.

7. The Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister appealed to all the states on Tuesday to start the process of evaluation of answer sheets of Board exams and facilitate CBSE to evaluate answer sheets of the students in their respective States.

8. Universities and schools across the country have been closed and exams postponed since March 16 when the Centre announced a countrywide classroom shutdown as one of the measures to contain the COVID-19 outbreak. Later, a nationwide lockdown was announced on March 24, which has now been extended till May 3.

9. According to the HRD ministry officials, as of now there are plans to conduct competitive exams including JEE and NEET in June for admission to engineering and medical colleges. 

10. For other undergraduate admissions, the University Grants Commission (UGC) is working on an alternative calendar for the new academic session which will notify the timeline soon.


30 April, 2020, 2:47 pm

CBSE Likely to Reduce Syllabus for Classes 9 to 12 Due to Lockdown

"CBSE is assessing the situation and loss of time to rationalise syllabus for classes 9-12 and inform in due course of time,” said an official

As classes were suspended for over months due to lockdown amid coronavirus pandemic, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is likely to reduce the syllabus for classes 9 to 12 for the academic year 2020-21. “NCERT has come out with revised activities calendar for 1-8, CBSE is assessing the situation and loss of time to rationalise syllabus for classes 9-12 and inform in due course of time,” said a board official.

The National Council of Educational Research And Training, NCERT has recently released alternative academic calendar for classes 1 to 12 to enable students to learn quality and standardised curriculum from home. In the initial state, the calendar is prepared for four weeks and can be extended further, depending upon the situation.

NCERT in an official statement said that since not every teacher and student have access to virtual classroom facilities, “activities are designed and presented in such a way that many activities can be conducted by the parents and students on their own after talking to teachers over (the) phone”

The calendar claims NCERT includes not generic guidelines, subject-specific activities, as well as detailed material on the use of different technological and social media tools to reduce stress and anxiety. Activities related to art education and health and physical education and learning resources along with textbooks are also included in the same.

The calendar contains week-wise plan consisting of interesting and challenging activities, with reference to theme/ chapter taken from syllabus or textbook. Most importantly, it maps the themes with the learning outcomes.The purpose of mapping of themes with learning outcomes is to facilitate teachers/parents to assess the progress in the learning of children and also to go beyond textbooks.


18 April, 2020, 1:18 pm

CBSE Exam Update 2020-21 : New Assessment Pattern : 20% Objective Type Questions

From next academic year, CBSE will be adopting a new pattern for examination assessment for classes 9 to 12.

From next academic year, Central Board of Secondary Education or CBSE, the national level board which regulates school education in the country, will be adopting a new pattern for examination assessment for classes 9 to 12. A significant change, according to a circular released by the Board in March-mid this year, will be a 20 per cent of questions in theory papers of objective type questions including multiple choice questions (MCQs). Same as, there will be 20 per cent and 10 per cent Case-based or Source-based integrated questions for classes 9-10 and 11-12 respectively from next year.

Remaining questions in all these annual examinations will be of short answer and long answer format.

Case-based or Source-based integrated questions were introduced in 2019-2020 year for classes 9 and 10, but the percentage share of this section was not introduced then.

Again, currently, the Board exams carry objective type questions, but the percentage or number of questions has not been prescribed.

According to a CBSE circular, the Board is initiating these changes in the examination and assessment practices for the year 2020-21 onwards as a follow up of adopting Learning Outcomes developed by NCERT and also part of Capacity Building Programmes for the year 2020.

The theme of the Capacity Building Programmes for the year 2020 is Competency Based Education. 

"Competency Based Education (CBE) is an outcome based approach to schooling, where attainment of goals takes priority. Learning Outcomes (LOs) are defined in terms of competencies and capacities, which students acquire and demonstrate at the end of instructional programme," the Board said in the circular. 

"In CBE, explicitly defined learning outcomes guide instruction; instruction is more flexible, learner centric, learner-led and provides multiple opportunities for learning; and assessment is authentic and examines if the students are able to apply required concepts in real life situations," it added. 

"The overall marks and duration of examination shall remain same, change in the composition of assessment tasks would help us achieve the desired ends," it said.


13 April, 2020, 12:29 pm

CBSE Syllabus 2020-21 : Class 10th

Central Board Of Secondary Education has finally released the CBSE Official Syllabus 2020-21 PDF for Class 10th on their official website. The latest CBSE Syllabus 2020-21 pdf is available here to download.

Subject Download
Mathematics Syllabus 2020-21 Click Here
Science Syllabus 2020-21 Click Here
Social Science Syllabus 2020-21 Click Here
Hindi Course A Syllabus 2020-21 Click Here
Hindi Course B Syllabus 2020-21 Click Here
English Language & Literature Syllabus 2020-21 Click Here


6 April, 2020, 5:26 pm

CBSE Important Update : Alternative Academic Calendar For Class 1-12 Is Being Developed

CBSE in a communique to school principals has stated that an alternative academic calendar for students of classes 1 to 12 is being developed by the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT).

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in a communique to school principals has stated that an alternative academic calendar for students of classes 1 to 12 is being developed by the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT). In the letter addressed to school heads, CBSE Chairperson Anita Karwal has said that the calendar is specially developed around activities that will help attain Learning Outcomes in a joyful manner. "This calendar also suggests ways and means to use technology to aid and facilitate this process of learning," she said.

"We will be sharing this with you shortly," she has said in the letter.

Ms Karwal has asked school principals to reinvent education processes for managing academic activities in situations like the one the country is going through right now.

"You, as Principals, have a huge role to play in the present setting," her letter reads. "We believe that this is the time to not just deal with the current emergency, but also build foundations of resilience to face such difficult events in the future," it adds.

She has asked school heads to make use of the digital learning/ e-learning platforms provided by the Ministry of Human Resources Development.

"Share your innovative timetables, content, assignments, question banks, etc. with us, so that your efforts do not remain limited to your school," she said asking the principals to share their work on ASAR app of CBSE.


6 April, 2020, 2:43 pm

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