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CBSE 10th & 12th exam to begin from February 15; here's what to know


The examinations for the Class X will be held from 15th February 2020 to 20th March 2020 and Class XII will be held from 15th February 2020 to 30th March 2020.

Elaborate arrangements have been made for smooth conduct of the exams, said Anurag Tripati, Secretary of CBSE in a statement.

What to know?

Suitable gaps have been given in Date-sheet between major subjects, so that examinees get sufficient time for preparations between exams.

Necessary information/guidelines have been issued to various stakeholders including local administration, City Coordinators, Custodians, Centre Superintendents and Observers.

A Webcast Program was also conducted recently to address the City Co-ordinators Custodians, Centre Superintendents, Observers, Invigilators and students to ensure that all the necessary instructions are conveyed.

In consonance with the policy of Government of India to promote Sports amongst youths, the Board has decided to facilitate such students who are participating in National/International Sports Events by conducting their Class X/XII Board’s Examinations at the later stage.

In view of Pulwama attack, the Board in 2019 extended certain exemptions to the wards of martyred of Armed Forces and Para- Military Forces. In the same way this year too, CBSE has extended following relaxations to the wards of Armed Forces and Para-Military personnel martyred in the line of duty during this period :-

- Change of Examination Centre in the same city OR other city.

- Practical Examinations if missed by candidate, will be allowed by 2nd April, 2020 as per convenience of candidate.
- If they wish to appear in the examination in any offered subject later, they will be permitted to do so. Such candidates were advised to request concerned Regional Office through school by 31.01.2020.

Exemptions have been given to special candidates/Children With Special Needs in accordance with Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act 2016. In additions to extra time, scribe/reader, computer/laptop (without internet). From this year, all the candidates already registered under CWSN Category, will also be allowed simple basic calculator for Class X & XII Examinations-2020.

There are a total number of 1889878 candidates in Class X and 1206893 in class XII this year. Out of these, there are 788195 girls, 1101664 boys and 19 transgenders in Class X while there are 522819 girls, 684068 boys and 6 transgenders in Class XII.

The Board has made special arrangements for students with benchmark disabilities. The Total number of candidates under Children With Special Needs (CWSN) categories including Visually Impaired, Dyslexics, Muscular Dystrophy, Spastics, Locomotor Impairment, Dwarfism and others in accordance with Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act 2016 are 6844 in Class X and 3718 in Class XII in India. The registered candidates with Special Needs in Foreign Schools is 216 in Class X and 126 in Class XII.

For the smooth conduct of examinations, the Board has made 5376 exam centres for Class X and 4983 for Class XII. The number of schools this year for Class X are 20398 and 13119 for Class XII in India. There are 79 exam centres for class X and 72 centres in class XII in foreign schools. The number of foreign schools for Class X is 193 and 143 for Class XII.

How many students in total?

There are a total of 23844 candidates in Class X and 16103 in Class XII appearing from foreign schools. Out of these, 23755 candidates are registered for Class X and 15980 for Class XII from private schools whereas 89 candidates in class X and 123 candidates in Class XII will appear from Kendriya Vidyalayas.