CBSE Class 10, 12 Board Exams: Know all major changes made so far

Bhubaneswar: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has already begun the registration process for 2018-19 board exams. Apart from preponing the exam dates to second half of February, 2019, rather than the usual date of March 1, the board has also introduced some other changes to the examinations.

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Here’s the complete list of all the major changes

  • Examinations for vocational subjects would only be conducted in February. However, the examinations for the core subjects will be held in March.
  • CBSE has revised the question paper format for both the class 10 and 12. As per the circular released, the number of internal choices has been increased by about 33 percent. Almost all the core subjects will have 11 internal choices in various questions.
  • The board has decided to continue with the changed passing criteria for class 10 for the second year. The revised passing criteria require students to score combined 33 percent marks to pass which includes internal assessment (practical marks) and external (board exam) marks.
  • Sample papers for all subjects are now available on the official website www.cbseacademic.in. Students and teachers are advised to go through the sample papers to know about the revised question paper format for class 10.
  • The CBSE Class 10 Board Exam Date Sheet is expected to be released in December 2018.
The CBSE had earlier came up with some new norms related to the entry of students into the examination halls during the Class 10 and Class 12 board exams.

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As per reports, there  will be no late entry for students into exam hall from 2019, preventing students from reaching late to the exam centers.

Such step of CBSE is seen as a competitive type examination like Joint Entrance Examination (JEE), Common Admission Test (CAT) and others.