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Changes Implemented for CBSE Board Exams 2023-24

CBSE students of class 10 and class 12 are in the midst of preparing for board exams with only a few months remaining for the exam. For the academic session 2023-24, the CBSE board has amended some crucial changes in the exam pattern for CBSE classes 10 and 12. In this blog, we’ll uncover all you need to know.

Major Changes for CBSE Board Exam 2024

The Central Board of Secondary Education released an official notice on 30th November—2023 regarding the changes made for the board exams 2024. According to the notice, CBSE has clarified the percentage calculation policy for board exams. They stated that CBSE does not provide, calculate, or declare the exact percentage obtained by the students in the exam.

CBSE also announced that no division, aggregation, or distinction shall be awarded for Class 10th and 12th board examination students. The admitting institution or employer will determine the best five subjects if a student has appeared for more than five subjects in the board exam.

List of Major Changes Made by CBSE for Board Exams 2024

CBSE has also responded to the inquiries asked by many CBSE students across the country regarding board exams for the upcoming 2024 session.

Distinction/ Division/ Aggregation will Not be Awarded

CBSE received many queries from candidates studying in the CBSE board regarding the percentage calculation criteria for the students of class 10 and class 12. CBSE has stated that under subsection 40.1 (iii) of Chapter-7 of the examination Bye-Laws, there shall be no awards availed on the distinction, division, and aggregation to the students appearing for board examinations.

No Declaration and Calculation of Percentage

CBSE also announced that there will be no calculation, information, or declaration on the percentage of marks obtained by students taking the board exams. The notice further informs that if the percentage is required or asked for higher studies and employment purposes, the admitting institution or employer is responsible for calculating and providing the percentage to the candidates.

Taking Exams of More than Five Subjects

In the official notice, CBSE emphasised the fact that if a student has taken more than five subjects in the board exams, the admitting institution or the employer has the right to choose the best five subjects regarding the same.

Board Exams to be Conducted Twice a Year

The news was announced earlier this year that the board exam should be held twice a year, according to the NCF (New Curriculum Framework). CBSE students can take board exams twice a year, and they are allowed to retain the best scores obtained after taking examinations twice. The opportunity can improve their overall results and help them achieve better grades in the board exam 2024. But as of date, no official statement has been made by CBSE.

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FAQ's on Changes Made for CBSE Class 10 and 12

Q1. What are the passing criteria for students appearing in class 12th board examination?

Ans: In order to pass the board exams, the students should obtain a minimum of 33 percent scores in all five subjects of the exam.

Q2. What are the eligibility criteria for students ready to appear in the 2023-24 board exam?

Ans: The students taking the board exam for the board exam 2023-24 must have cleared the previous academic sessions with decent results.

Q3. What is the new education policy in 2024, according to NCF?

Ans: The updated curriculum framework states that it is compulsory for students of classes 11 and 12 to study at least two languages, and one of them has to be an Indian language.

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