The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has announced the date sheet for class 10, 12 board exams. Class 12 board exams will be held from February 15 to April 3 and Class 10 board exams from February 21 to March 29. Following a Delhi High Court order, the Board will conduct the exams for vocational subjects first. Exams for core academic subjects will begin in March. Results will be declared by the first week of June, said Dr Sanyam Bhardwaj, Controller of Examinations.
The Board has made it clear that the exam dates have been fixed in a way that it doesn't coincide with the dates of competitive exams. To give students sufficient time between consecutive papers, CBSE has released the board exam time table seven weeks before the exam date.
The exam will be held from 10.30 am to 1.30 pm. However answer books will be given to students at 10 am. Students have to write their particulars on the answer book. The question paper will be distributed to students at 10.15 am.
Out of 240 subjects the Board offers, this year students have opted for 30,000 combinations of subjects in both the classes.
New Pass Mark Criteria
The Board has changed the pass mark criteria for class 10 students. As per the rule, which was implemented last year as ‘one-time' measure, a candidate will have to secure overall 33% (both internal assessment and Board examination taken together) in the subjects to be eligible to pass that subject.
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