The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) was established in 1962 by the Government of India with the sole purpose of creating a central education system for all the students in the country. The CBSE syllabus was restricted to only government schools like the Kendriya Vidyalaya but later started including private schools which needed to get approval from the Central Government. Every year in the month of March, The CBSE conducts common examinations for Class 10 and 12. These exams are the stepping stones for further studies and very important in a student’s life.
This year, the CBSE conducted its common examinations from the 9th of March with the last examination on the 10th of April. A Class 10 student is required to write a maximum of 5 papers to qualify for higher education. English is a mandatory subject while students can opt out of different choices for language.
This year the CBSE anticipates that the results may be declared late owing to a late start of the main exams because of state elections in certain states. In previous years, the results were declared in the first or second week of May but in 2017 results are expected to be declared only by May 20.
In all, close to 20 lakh students appeared for the CBSE examinations in 2017. The number of schools registering for the examinations also went up to 16,363 as compared to 15,309 last year. The marking scheme remains the same with maximum marks being 100. Out of this, Board Exam marks will be considered for 50 and practical and internal assessments for another 50 marks. Students have to score a minimum of 33% overall in both board exam and internal assessments to pass. The pass percentage of the 2016 CBSE Class 10 exams was as high as 98% so we can deduce that students can pass easily if they are thorough with the concepts taught.
For students reading this, we advise you to remain calm whatever your result maybe as this is just the start of your whole life. This is a mere stepping stone to your success in the future. And for students who failed, there is always a second chance in the form of compartment exams in June. Parents are also requested not to put more pressure on their kids to score high. Here is the link to check your grades when the results come out: www.cbse.nic.in