Class X Board Exams are conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (along with the other Boards) annually across the country. As the date of exams is nearing, the pressure among the students is increasing day by day. Due to the effect of Covid-19 the schools had to remain close for a longer period of time which has affected the studies of students. Even after the online classes, a lot of people faced problems in accessing and understanding the classes. All of which might be increasing the pressure on the students for exams. To tackle this effectively, the major thing students can do is get clear with the exam pattern and timetable and plan the things accordingly.

The syllabus of Class X Board exams has been deleted by 30-40% for the academic year 2020-21. The decision has been taken to reduce the burden of the course accumulated on the students in the wake of the Covid-19. Also, the deleted portion is considered only for the year-end examinations. The Date sheet of the exam is expected to be released in December by the Central Board of Secondary Education. The date sheet will be released online on the official website of CBSE. The registration for private students needs to be done by themselves while that of the regular students is done by schools. According to the passing marks criteria, students need to obtain 33% of marks in each subject aggregate in both theory and practical exams.

Exam Pattern for Year-end and Internal assessment

According to the exam pattern released by CBSE, Board exams will be of 80% marks for each subject and the internal assessments will be of 20% marks. The detailed topic-wise weightage for each subject is available on the official website of CBSE.

For the Internal Assessments, the periodic written tests, from the internals, will be restricted to 3 for each subject and the best two of three will be considered for grading constituting 10% of the total marks. The other 10% marks will be of Notebook submission and Subject enrichment activity, 5% for each. The student enrichment activity covers Speaking and Listening skills, Practical lab work, Maths lab work, Map work (Social Science), and Project work.

Grading System

The student is assessed on the 9 point grading system. The grades are provided on the range of marks for both formative and summative assessment. The 9 point grading scale ranges from A1- E, as A1, A2, B1,…etc.

Important Instruction

  1. The candidates are required to reach the exam hall at least 30 minutes before the exam.
  2. Carrying any kind of electronic device to the exam hall is not allowed.
  3. All the candidates are required to carry the admit card while appearing for the examination.

Result Declaration

Around 18 lakh students will be appearing for the exam in the current academic year. The Central Board of Secondary Education will be announcing the results of the 10th board online on its official website. The students will have to enter their Roll number, Admit Card ID, or School Code to check their results.

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