CBSE Remaining Board Exam Update 2020 : Board issues guidelines for students wishing to apply for different exam centres

The Central Board of Secondary Education on Tuesday released the provisions and guidelines for board students slated to appear for their examination between July 1 and 15. The exams had been postponed since March 19 in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The board has laid down special provisions for those students who have returned home and wish to appear from a different examination centre than their schools. Last week, HT had reported that students in residential or boarding schools were likely to face challenges while returning to their schools to appear for their papers since they had travelled home before the Covid-19 lockdown.

“CBSE will allow change of examination centre in respect of candidates who have shifted and are residing in some other district in the country than the place of their school,” the board said on Tuesday. Students who were residing in hostels, or were sponsored by state governments, or those who have shifted from the district of their school to other district in India will be eligible to change their exam centres.

Since Delhi will be considered as one district for this purpose, change of examination centre from one district to another will not be permitted, the board said. While the exams for 12 subjects of Class 12 will be held across the country, the examinations for six subjects of Class 10 will be held only in north-east Delhi, which was torn by communal riots in February.

For students, whose schools fall under containment zones, different centres will be allotted outside the containment zone. The board will accept requests of candidates for change of examination centre only through their school. Schools have been asked to contact the students and provide the necessary information to the board through the e-pariksha portal on CBSE website between June 3 and 11. The board will later provide “Permission Letters” to the schools to forward it to students who will have to take printouts of the letter and carry to their exam centres.

CBSE has also said that the results of children with special needs, who need scribes and do not wish to appear for their papers, will be declared as per assessment scheme to be decided by the board.


3 June, 2020, 10:53 am

CBSE Board 10th & 12th Exam Update : CBSE board students will report to nearby schools from today

Students appearing for CBSE board examinations will have to report to their nearest schools from June 1. This rule will be applicable to those students who have migrated from any city including Delhi, Mumbai, Chandigarh and returned to their villages or homes. These students will report in a government school located at their home district. This rule is for those students who have to take the remaining CBSE board exams.

Students can submit their information, including their details, to their nearest government school anytime in the first week of June.

Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank said, “Many students were staying in hostels and have been evacuated to their homes after the lock-down was declared. Some students have gone to Kerala, some to Tamil Nadu and many other remote places. 3000 students studying in Navodaya Vidyalaya itself have been sent to their homes with the help of the Ministry. Therefore, the board examinations of the district where the students are presently will be taken at the same districts.”

Students of class 10th and 12th will be able to give their remaining board examinations from where they are currently. CBSE will create fresh board examination centers for these students in schools near them.

Union Minister Nishank said, “Students should contact their nearest schools regarding their examinations. Provide your information to them, after which the program will be prepared for these girls in the first week of June.

CBSE has released the datasheet for the remaining board exams of class 10th and 12th. These board examinations of class X and XII will be conducted at more than 15 thousand examination centers across the country.

The number of examination centers has been increased by more than 5 times as compared to earlier. This has been done so that the examination centers are not overcrowded and students can take their exams with safety and ease.


1 June, 2020, 6:54 pm

CBSE 10th & 12th Exam Update : Students can choose to take CBSE board exam in home district

Earlier, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) had released the revised datesheet for the remaining class 10th and 12th board exams.

Union HRD Minister Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal on Wednesday said that the Class 10, 12 students who have moved to different states or district during the lockdown can appear for pending board examinations there.

HRD Minister shared this information on the microblogging site, Twitter. 

Earlier, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) had released the revised datesheet for the remaining class 10th and 12th board exams.

The class 10 and 12th board exams will be conducted for the remaining 29 papers from July 1 to July 15, 2020, at various centres.


27 May, 2020, 6:26 pm

CBSE Class 10, 12 Datesheet For Pending Exam 2020 : CBSE pending exam schedule to be announced Monday

CBSE Board Class 10, Class 12 Remaining Exam Date Sheet 2020: The pending exams of class 12 will be conducted from July 1 to 15. The entire schedule will be announced on Monday

The pending exams schedule of Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) class 10, 12 will not be released today, and the HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank will announce the date sheets on Monday. The minister through his tweet mentioned that the board is taking into consideration some additional technical aspects before finalising the datesheets of the board exams.

Earlier today, the minister informed that the date sheets will be released at 5 pm. “Attention Students! Releasing the date sheet for #CBSE Board Examinations for Class 10th and 12th today at 5.00 pm. Stay tuned for more details,” the minister wrote in a tweet.

The pending exams of class 12 will be conducted from July 1 to 15. The board will conduct examinations of 29 major papers instead of the 41 pending papers of classes 10 and 12. This includes six class 10 exams for North-East Delhi and 12 subjects for students of class 12 to be held across the country and 11 for North-East Delhi intermediate students only.

The exams will be conducted 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.

Over 31 lakh students had applied to appear for the CBSE exams that were hampered first due to violence in North East Delhi and later coronavirus pandemic.


16 May, 2020, 5:24 pm

CBSE Board Remaining Exams Date Announced : Check CBSE Board Remaining Exams Date

CBSE board exams for remaining subjects will be held from July 1.

CBSE board exams for 29 subjects for class 12 students will resume on July 1. HRD Minister made the announcement about CBSE board examination for remaining subjects on twitter and said that the board exams will be conducted from to .July 1 to July 15.

The minister said that for class 12 students exams will be held for 12 main subjects. For students in North-East Delhi, apart from the remaining subjects, exam will also be held for subjects for which students could not appear for due to the Delhi violence. 

The Minister while addressing a webinar with students on May 5 had said that the HRD Ministry will soon make a decision on the board exams.

CBSE had to postpone board exams due to the coronavirus crisis and the exams got further postponed with two extensions in the lockdown period.

The board, however, had cleared some air about the pending papers and had said that all remaining papers for class 10 students were cancelled except those that were already conducted but missed by students in North-East district of Delhi due to riots.

For class 12 students, the board had made the decision to hold exams only for academic electives or main subjects which are important for college admissions. The Board had also released the list of 29 subjects for which the pending exams will be held.

Meanwhile, HRD Minister announced the dates for postponed entrance exams JEE and NEET on May 5. The second JEE Main exam for 2020 will be held Between July 18 and July 23 and NEET UG exam will be held on July 26. Same day, the minister had said that JEE Advanced exams, held for admission to IITs, will be held in August, but the confirmation on date came yesterday. JEE Advanced exam will be held on August 23.

8 May, 2020, 6:17 pm

CBSE Board Exam Update 2020 : CBSE Clarifies Stance On Pending Board Exams

CBSE has clarified that the decision on pending 12th and 10th board examinations remains the same as notified by the Board on April 1.

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has again clarified its stance on pending class 10 and class 12 board examinations. The board has been receiving regular queries about the pending board examinations and in light of the lockdown ending on May 3, the speculations have only increased.

"Recently there has been a lot of speculation regarding 10th CBSE Board exams. It is reiterated that the board's decision to take board exams for 29 subjects of class 10 and 12, stands the same as mentioned in circular dated 1.4.20," says a tweet posted by the Board on its official Twitter handle.

The board had released a detailed circular regarding the pending exams and has maintained that exams would be held as mentioned in the said circular.

CBSE, at the time, said that it will conduct examinations only for the main subjects (academic electives) which are required for promotion and are crucial for admissions in higher education institutes.

The central education board also said that it will not hold examinations for optional subjects and will issue instructions for assessment of such subjects separately.

For class 10 students, no pending exams will be held except for the subjects in which students in violence-hit North East Delhi could not appear in March.

CBSE has also decided not to conduct the pending examinations for the students of class 10 and class 12 in schools located outside India.

Meanwhile, Manish Sisodia, in the meeting of state education minister's with the HRD minister yesterday said that CBSE should cancel all pending examinations in the best interest of students.


29 April, 2020, 3:14 pm