CBSE - Central Board of Secondary Education
CBSE Board, India’s largest educational board, a member of the International School Assessment (ISA), administers examination to students from all districts of India in order to help them achieve maximum growth and success. The board has the superlative record of annual results with a pass percentage of more than 95% in Class X and Class XII exams. CBSE Board is known for its comprehensive syllabus and well-structured exam pattern which helps students to get a detailed idea about the entire curriculum. There are around 20,102 schools under the board which follows the NCERT curriculum.
Important Highlights of CBSE Board
|Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)|
|CBSE Full Form||Central Board of Secondary Education|
|Type||Governmental Board of Education|
|Founded||3rd November 1962|
|Headquarters||New Delhi, India|
|Chairperson||Mr. Manoj Ahuja|
|Phone No.||011 2250 9256|
|Official languages||Hindi, English|
|Parent organisation||Ministry of Human Resource Development|
|Tag Line||“Committed To Equity And Excellence In Education”|
CBSE Board Class 10 ExamDesigned to guide CBSE Class 10 students prepare for the examinations with ease, our books are a valuable resource for you to achieve excellent scores in your board exams. Each chapter is designed to tackle a subject and support your child to learn the concepts and relate it to their real-life situations. The content of the books has been designed by experienced teachers who have made the basics of each subject very simple and easy to understand, keeping in mind the weakness areas of students (and their parents!). Each book is accompanied by a CD which has interactive games and exercises that help reinforce learning through fun activities. Also, it will benefit them in further studies. So, they should focus on building the concepts which will work as a strong foundation for their future.
CBSE Board Class 12 ExamAfter passing class 10, students have to choose the stream of their choice among science, commerce and arts. The stream that they opt according to that they pursue their studies in class 11 and 12. CBSE Class 12 is the last stage of schooling and thus it becomes even more crucial. Class 12th CBSE Board Exam consists of five subjects namely Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, English, and Biology. The whole syllabus requires rigorous study as it is the gateway to teenagers to make a mark into the entrance examination of a college or to any competitive examinations.
CBSE Exam PatternStudents studying in Central Board of Secondary Education are assessed in two areas: Scholastic: In this students are focused on core academic areas. All the main subjects like social science, science, maths and language subjects are taught to them. Co-scholastic: This area includes other activities such as games, sports, art, music, craftwork etc which are essential for the development of a student. This has been added to make students healthy and fit as it leads to better learning. The academic year of the Scholastic areas is divided into two terms which are Term 1 and Term 2 and two types of tests which are Formative Assessment and Summative Assessment are conducted to evaluate the academic subjects. Formative Assessment: In the primary classes, the formative assessment (FA) tests are in the form of oral tests, dictation, homework, class test, projects & assignments, storytelling, elocution, memory test, quiz, etc. Summative Assessment: Here students are tested internally. The Summative Assessment (SA) is conducted at the end of each term i.e two times each year. The tests are conducted by the school in pen and paper mode.
The CBSE board exam structure for Class 6 to 8 consists of Term 1 and Term 2. The detailed exam structure for the two terms is described in the tables below.
Students are awarded grades and not marks. The CBSE results are declared in 2 categories: Eligible for Improvement of Performance (EIOP) or Eligible for Qualifying Certificate (QUAL).
|CBSE (Class 6 – 8)||Term 1||Term 2|
|Subjects||Language 1, 2, & 3, Maths, Science, Social Science, other subjects||Language 1, 2, & 3, Maths, Science, Social Science, other subjects|
|Period Assessment (PA)||10 marks||20 marks|
|Notebook submissions||5 marks||5 marks (at term end)|
|Sub – enrichment||5 marks (at term end)||5 marks (at term end)|
|Half yearly exam (Term 1) / Yearly exam (Term 2)||80 marks||80 marks|
|Total marks||100 marks||100 marks|
CBSE Board Grading System for Primary Classes
|90% to 100%||A*||Outstanding|
|75% to 89 %||A||Excellent|
|56% to 74 %||B||Very Good|
|35% to 55 %||C||Good|
|Below 35 %||D||Scope for improvement|
CBSE Secondary School Grading System
|E2||20 and below||0|