CBSE Class 10 board exams: mandatory from 2018, to include third language paper

CBSE Class 10 board examination will be again mandatory from 2018 as Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to make the exam compulsory in all of its affiliated schools. Students may have to study an extra Indian language paper besides English and Hindi till they pass out from Class 10.

The central education board has announced the new reform for Class 10 examination, thus doing away with the policy formed nearly five years back that offered choice to students to either opt for the Class 10 final examination conducted by CBSE or performance evaluation by institutions themselves.


Further, the CBSE Class 10 board examination ‘reformed’ norm will include 20 per cent weightage to the school’s internal assessment and remaining the 80 per cent to the written test.


A CBSE official was quoted saying, “We want strict implementation of a three-language formula – Hindi, English and another language such as Sanskrit from the list of 22 as in the Indian Constitution.”


The third language paper will however, require passing marks for qualifying the Class 10 board examination.


CBSE Official Notification – Resume of Class 10th Board Examination


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How can I cancel my Improvement form of class 10th?

Tamajit Student Expert 23rd Oct, 2019

Hi Arshad,

As per CBSE guidelines, there is no mention of a methodology for cancelling your improvement examination or nullify your candidature for the improvement examination. However, what you can do is you can skip the improvement examination only if you do not want to appear for the examination.

CBSE generates two separate marksheets for improvement candidates: one during the normal attempt of the examination and the other after the improvement examination which carries the marks of the improvement examination, thus you can show the mark sheet of your first or normal attempt and that way there is no evidence to prove the fact that you applied for the improvement examination. But do keep in mind that you must have an explanation for the academic gap that you are going to have between class X and class XII as that might be asked in your future places of academic enrollment.



can i opt for biocomputer after selecting basic maths in class 10 th

Sunanda Dhar Student Expert 24th Sep, 2019

yes you can opt for biocomputer after having maths at class 10.At class 10 leve basics are taught so can easily copeup with that.

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