The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will conduct the board examinations for class 10 and class 12 in February and March 2019. According to a notification released by the board, the examination for the vocational courses will be held in February, and that of the core would be conducted in March next year. Recently, reports are doing rounds that the board like this year may extend the relaxation of the passing criteria for class 10 board exam 2019. It shall be noted that, there is no official confirmation on the same as yet. CBSE 12th Board Exam 2019: Board Changes Question Paper Pattern for English.
Earlier this year, CBSE had announced that students do not have to pass theory and practical examinations separately. It was released as a special consideration, and the board had clarified that only for 2018 exams, students had to score an aggregate 33 per cent in theory and practical together to surpass the exam. CBSE chairman Anita Karwal in February 2018 said this is a “one-time measure” which was taken because “the current batch of Std X (2018) is coming from a different assessment background while they were in Std IX (2017.” Now, as per sources close to the educational board; the exam committee is planning to extend this scheme further in the coming years. But both parents and students must note that, the board is yet to take its final call. CBSE Relaxes Class 10th Passing Criteria for Board Exams 2018.
In case if there are any changes regarding the passing criteria, CBSE will notify through a circular both on its website and all its affiliated schools. As of now, the condition to secure 33 per cent marks in class 10 board exam and internal assessment separately remains. In case, if it is revised, it will be a significant improvement and students will be at ease to secure 33 per cent (combined) for both external and internal examinations.