MHRD likely to re-introduce class 10th board exam from 2018
Updated on Oct 21, 2016 - 4:30 p.m. IST by Apratim Chatterjee
#CBSE Class 10th

Class 10th board exams are likely to be re-introduced from the year 2018 onwards. The reintroduction of class 10th board exam will be for students affiliated to Central Board of Secondary Examination (CBSE).

However, the final decision in this regard will be taken by Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) in Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) meeting on October 25, 2016. This meeting will also be attended by various state education ministers.


Mahendra Nath Pandey, a Junior Minister in the ministry was quoted saying, “We have representation from a number of states and other representatives because the board exam is still optional in CBSE schools. A broad consensus on it already exists, but a final decision will be taken in the CABE meeting.”


Apart from class 10th board exam reintroduction, MHRD is also likely to announce a new no-detention policy, according to report by Times of India. The report further reflected that as per the new no-detention policy, students up to class V will automatically be promoted to the next class.


While for students from class VI to VIII, the states will devise their plan. However, the respective states have to provide an opportunity of re-test for students who fail. Vasudev Devnani, CABE Committee Head and Rajasthan Education Minister has also ruled in favour of removing the provision of ‘no-detention’ and recommended re-tests. NCERT, however, is opposing removal of the ‘no-detention’ policy, the TOI report read.


Earlier, class 10th board exam was made ‘optional’ in the year 2010, replacing it with the current “continuous and comprehensive evaluation”. In the current system, evaluation of students is being done through tests and grading throughout the year, which was introduced in 2010 with an objective of reducing stress on students.


What led to the idea of class 10 board exam reintroduction?

The HRD Ministry has been receiving feedback from state education boards and representative organisations of parents and teachers regarding the examination. As per the feedback, doing away with the exam has been affecting academic standards. However, the state boards and parents have admitted that the current system of evaluation has resulted in reduction of dropout rate of students over the years.


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I want preparatory 1st science question paper of 10th class

Hrisheekesh Singh 28th Jan, 2020

Hi Smitha,

You should carry forward your preparation of class 10th science exam in the following steps:-

1. Read a particular chapter through NCERT thoroughly.

2. Try solving the in-chapter exercises.

3. Memorize the formulae or equations orally.

4. Try writing those formulae and equations again and again.

5. Make notes of the chapter.

6. Try solving the end chapter exercises.

7. Keep revising your notes again and again to increase your remembering ability. Keep rewriting the formulae and equations also.

8. Be confident during the exam.

I hope this helps you,

Good Luck for your exam


what is the exam timing. Does CBSE pass all the student of class 10

Vikas gehlot 28th Jan, 2020

10 CBSE exam for class 10th will commence at 10:30 a.m.. the answer booklet will be distributed at 10:00 a.m.. question paper will be given at 10:15 and a 15 minute time will be provided to navigate the question paper once the clock ticks at 10:30 you will be allowed to write the answer.


I have studied commerce in class 11th CBSE but changed to PCB in 12th NIOS board. Will I be eligible for NEET or BPT?

AnkiT KunwaR 26th Jan, 2020
Hello Antraa,

Yes, this is very good news for you because NIOS candidates are eligible for NEET.Eaely there was restrictions for NIOS candidates but from 2019 the SC(Supreme Court) has put a stay on order that stops NIOS candidates from appearing in NEET Exam.
So, you can apply fir NEET 2020.

But for BPT (Bachelor of Physiotherapy) a candidate needs to have done HSE (10+2) or equivalent from a recognized university.He/She should have pursued science stream with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as main subjects securing a minimum aggregate score of 50%(General) or equivalent CGPA whereas (45% for SC/ST/OBC candidates).

I hope this helps.

is 75%attendence is important?

ayush mishra 9th Jan, 2020

Hello Prabhjot!

The attendance criteria is strict and is followed in most cases in almost all the schools in the country. Since you have not completely specified your condition, I assume you are asking about Class 10 or 12 attendance regulations and in that case, CBSE and all other education boards have strict regulations, so you should not fiddle with them in ideal cases. However, if you have any medical or any other unavoidable circumstance, then you should contact higher authorities for help.


cbse class 10th school leaving certificate and migration certificate will required during neet counseling

chandra keerthi pothina 15th Dec, 2019

hey sejal

While reporting to the allotted college, candidates must submit the original copy of the required documents which can be are listed below-

  • NEET 2020 Admit Card

  • NEET Scorecard or Rank Letter

  • Class 10 certificate and mark sheet (for date of birth)

  • Class 12 certificate and mark sheet

  • ID proof (Aadhar/PAN Card/Driving License/Passport)

  • Eight passport size photographs

  • Provisional Allotment Letter

  • Caste Certificate (if applicable)

  • PwD Certificate (if applicable)

so you do not need to carry migration certificate

hope this helped

all the best

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