CBSE Class 10th 2018

CBSE 10th classCBSE Class 10th 2018 – Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) conducts Class 10th Board exam from March 5 to April 4. Students who clear their Class 9 exams and have been promoted to class 10 are eligible to appear for the CBSE Class 10 board exams. From 2018, CBSE made it mandatory for its students studying in Class 10 to appear for the board examination, which was an option till 2017. The exam conducted by CBSE for class 10 is standardised throughout the country. CBSE releases its Class 10th board result in the last week of May or first week of June every year tentatively. In the year 2018, approximately 16.5 lakh students appeared for their CBSE 10th exam in around 56 different subjects. The marks scored by student in this exam will let them select and specialise in any one stream from Science, Commerce or Humanities to pursue in Class 11 and 12. Read the complete informative article on CBSE Class 10th Board including important dates or date sheet, exam pattern, result etc below.

Students must note that the important dates of CBSE 10th class mentioned in this article are tentative and based on last year’s data. They are bound to vary from year to year.


Date sheet or Time Table of CBSE Class 10th 


Central Board of Secondary education conducts the CBSE 10Class exam in the months of March and April.


CBSE 10th Class Date sheet



Announcement of CBSE Class 10th Datesheet

January 10

CBSE Class 10 exams

March 5 – April 4

Announcement of CBSE 10th board result

Last week of May-First week of June

Students can check the complete CBSE Class10th Dates sheet here! 


CBSE 10th Class Result


The board declares the CBSE 10th result in the last week of May or first week of June every year. Central Board of Secondary Education will release the Class 10th result on its official website only. Students who appeared for their CBSE 10th board can check their result by clicking on the link below. Students will be required to enter their Roll Number, Date of Birth and School Number as given on their Admit Card to view their CBSE Class 10th result.

Given below are the steps to download the CBSE Class X result.


How to download CBSE Class 10 Result?


Students can follow the steps below to access their CBSE Class X result.

  • Click on the direct official link given below. A new window will open which will require you to enter your details.

  • Enter your Roll Number.

  • Enter your Date of Birth.

  • Enter the School number as given in the admit card.

  • Click on Submit

  • You can view the CBSE Class 10th result displaying marks scored by you in various subjects.

CBSE Class 10th – Contents


The CBSE Class X will provide the following details:

  • Roll Number

  • Name of the student

  • Mother’s Name

  • Father’s name

  • Date of Birth

  • Subject Code

  • Subject Name

  • Marks

  • Grade

  • Result

CBSE Class 10th Result – Verification of Marks


In case any student has a doubt in marks of any subject, he/she can apply for verification of marks. The following steps are required to be followed to apply for revaluation or rechecking:

  • Visit the official website of CBSE verification

  • Click on the link for “Online Application Submission for Verification/Photocopy of Answer book”

  • Select “Apply for verification— class 10”

  • Type in your roll number, five-digit school number and centre number

  • Click on “Proceed”

  • Follow the instructions by filling in the details and uploading the necessary documents. Submit your application for verification.

  • Make sure to keep a copy of the page for future reference.

CBSE Class 10th – Passing Marks


CBSE follows standard passing criteria where a student has 5 main subjects (having 20 marks as internal assessment and board examination of 80 marks) where he/she has to separately score a minimum of 33% in the practicals and theoretical board exam. A score of 33% applies to additional subjects like 6th or 7th subjects also.


With Class 10 Board exam becoming a mandate again from 2018, CBSE, only as a one time measure, has relaxed the passing criteria for students. Students will now be required to secure an overall 33% (both practical and theoretical taken together) in the subject to be able to pass that subject.


CBSE Class 10th- Grades


Students of class X are evaluated on a 9-point grading system. Each grade, given on the basis of both formative and summative assessments, will correspond to a range of marks. The nine-point grading scale is given below:


Nine Point Grading Scale

Marks Range

Grade Point





























    • Theory or practical papers in external subjects will be awarded numerical scores. In addition to numerical scores, the Board will mention grades in the marks sheets issued to students. In case of internal assessment subjects, only grades shall be shown.

    • Internal examination subjects in Class X will be made on a five-point scale i.e. A, B, C, D & E.

    • The grades shall be derived from scores in case of subjects of the external examination. In case of subjects of internal assessment, they shall be awarded by the schools.


    CBSE Class 10th Exam pattern


    With the reintroduction of mandatory board exams in CBSE Class 10, a major change brought to the assessment scheme is that the CBSE will conduct the class 10 exams of 80 marks for each subject. This board exam will cover the100% syllabus. Other 20 marks are kept with schools for internal assessment (IA) which comprises:

    • Periodic Tests (PT) of 10 marks each

    • Notebook Submission of 5 marks

    • Subject Enrichment Activities of 5 marks.



    The Maths question paper will comprise a total of 30 questions divided into four sections, viz., A, B, C and D.


    CBSE Class 10th - Maths exam pattern


    Number of questions

    Marks per question















    CBSE Class X exam will carry a total of 27 questions divided into two sections A and B.


    CBSE Class 10th Board – Science exam pattern



    Marks per question














    English (Communicative)


    CBSE 10th board English exam has a total of 11 questions divided into three section, viz., A, B and C. Section-wise weightage in English (Communicative)exam is as follows.


    CBSE Class 10th – English (communicative) exam pattern


    Number of questions

    Total marks

    A: Reading



    B: Writing and Grammar



    C: Literature




    CBSE Class 10th – Eligibility


    A student is eligible to sit for the Class 10th board exam provided he/she fulfils the eligibility criteria mentioned below:


    CBSE Class 10th eligibility for regular students: In case of a regular student, one must have completed his class IX from an institution affiliated to this Board or to any recognised Board or is recognised by the Education Department of the Government of the State/U.T. in which such an institution is located.


    CBSE Class 10th eligibility for private candidates: In case of private students, the following categories of students shall be eligible to appear for CBSE Class 10 Board:


    (a) Students who had failed State examination board.

    (b) Children of teachers serving in educational institutions affiliated to the Board.

    (c) (i) Woman students who are bonafide residents of the NCT of Delhi

    and satisfy the following additional conditions:–

    (a) that they have privately pursued the prescribed course of study

    (b) that they are unable to join Class X affiliated to the board

    (ii) A woman student who had left an institution at a stage earlier than or in Class IX shall not be permitted to appear at the examination as a private candidate a year earlier than in which she would have appeared, had she continued her studies in a recognised institution up to 6 Secondary Examination.

    (a) Physically handicapped students on producing reasonable evidence of having

    difficulty to attend the normal institution in the subjects not involving practical training/



    CBSE Class 10th - Procedures for Submission of Applications by Private Candidates

    • A private candidate must submit an application form with the prescribed fee for the examination and three copies of passport size photographs to the Regional Officer to the Board.

    • If the application is submitted after the last date, they will have to pay late fees.

    • Regular candidates who failed to obtain promotion to class X of the school affiliated to the Board or any other recognised Board are not be admitted to CBSE Secondary School Examination as private candidates.

    • Private candidates are not allowed to appear for a subject which is not taught in a CBSE affiliated institution.

     About CBSE


    The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is a national level board of education in India for public and private schools, controlled and managed by Union Government of India. All schools affiliated to CBSE follow NCERT curriculum. There are approximately 19,316 schools in India and 211 schools in 25 foreign countries affiliated to the CBSE.

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