CBSE releases practical exam schedule for class 10, 12 board examination

Topics board exams

The Central Board of Secondary Examination (CBSE) has reportedly shared the schedule for practical and internal assessment with the affiliated schools. The practical exams for class 12 and 10 for 2018 are scheduled to start from January 16, 2018. Last date if the exams is before February 25, 2018.

Recently, CBSE also released marking scheme for class 10, 12 boards 2018 at

CBSE circular

The circular dispatched to all schools includes instructions to conduct practical examination. While the time period is designated by the board, the actual dates for the practical exam is decided by the individual schools.

According to the circular, the schools will have to upload the practical marks on the website by February 25, 2018.

The schools will have to submit the internal grades for the students in class 10 to the board. They will be uploading the internal marks for class 10 students on the official website between January 10, 2018 till February 20, 2018.

CBSE boards 2018

The date sheet for CBSE board examinations 2018, for both class 10 board exam and 12 board exam (theory papers), is expected to be released in January 2018. The tentative date for the release of date sheet is January 10, 2018. However, there is no official confirmation of the same as yet.

Reportedly, the answer sheets for the practical examinations of class 12 have been dispatched to the schools.

Board examination 2018

Usually, the exams begin in March and continue till the third week of April. But according to informed sources, CBSE boards 2018 would start a day or two ahead of the typical March 1 date due to Holi festival. It is likely that the exams will be concluded within a month in 2018 to provide more time to teachers to evaluate the answer sheets.

CBSE had announced that once again the board examination is mandatory for class 10 students and will be re-introduced in 2018 academic session. Class 10 students of CBSE schools would be writing the board examinations after a gap as continuous and comprehensive evaluation (CCE) system was introduced in 2009.

Students who had failed in class 10 board last year would also be required to write the revised class 10 board examinations in 2018.

Scheme of examination

CBSE board examination is divided into two parts: practical exam and theory papers. The practical exams for a few subjects like physics, chemistry, biology, accountancy, business studies, etc. are conducted at the schools, but by external examiners designated by CBSE. The theory papers are conducted as external examination for both class 10 and 12.

Marking scheme

CBSE has notified the marking scheme for class 10 subjects including mathematics, science, social science, English (communications) and English (language and literature). Interested students can check the scheme on the website. For class 12, the marking scheme has been notified for subjects including accountancy, biology, business studies, chemistry, economics, English, Hindi, mathematics and physics.

According to the norm applicable for senior school certificate exam, candidates have to obtain 33% marks for theory subjects in order to qualify. For subjects with both theory and practical component, candidates have to obtain 33% marks in both the exams to qualify.

Sample papers

The board has also uploaded sample question papers for students to practice for the exam on the official website. Students can check the marking scheme. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to:

  1. Log on to the official website
  2. Click on the Examinations tab on the main header on the homepage
  3. Select Examinations related materials from the dropdown
  4. Link for marking scheme for both class 10 and 12 is listed on the new page that opens
  5. Select, download and save the appropriate scheme
  6. Take a printout for future reference
About CBSE class 10, 12

Reportedly, over 18,000 schools across the country are affiliated to the CBSE. As many as 1,098,891 candidates, which includes 638,865 boys and 460,026 girls, from 10,678 schools registered for the CBSE class 12 examinations this year.

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