CBSE Board Exams For Class 10, 12 To Start On 5 March
The CBSE's Class 10 and Class 12 examinations will start on March 5, a just a few days after Holi festival, according the examination date sheet released by the Central Board of Secondary Education late on Wednesday evening.
3 million students of the two classes across the country have registered for the examinations. According to CBSE guidelines, the schools have to conduct the practical exams from mid-January and complete it by January 31.
According to the CBSE, about 16.38 lakh students have registered for the Class 10 examination while another 11.86 lakh students are enrolled for the Class 12 exam. This is the first CBSE board examination after the board scrapped the Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation that had been widely criticised for its system of optional tests and automatic promotion.
The Class 10 board examinations had earlier been discontinued in 2009. According to the exam date-sheet, the Class 10 exam will end on 4 April but most students will be able to wrap up the exams by March end.
In case of Class 12 students, the exam will continue till 12 April.
Students appearing for CBSE Board exams | File Photo