CBSE Exams 2019: Live Updates

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CBSE Exams 2019: Live Updates
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We are diligently tracking the latest notifications and updates being issued by the CBSE to keep you informed. Keep watching this space for more.

22 October: CBSE Class XI and Class XII Board exam 2020 would be based on its own syllabus

CBSE recently released a circular that states that papers of Class XI and Class XII would be based on CBSE Syllabus. It further says that though CBSE recommends NCERT books to clear the concepts of subjects, the board exams would not completely follow these textbooks.

CBSE prescribes NCERT books from Class IX to XII. However, CBSE has urged the students to go through the class XI and class XII syllabus released by CBSE for the current academic session, 2019-2020. As the recommended NCERT books may contain chapters that are not relevant for the exam, the Board urged its students to prepare for the exam according to contents suggested in the CBSE syllabus and not what is in NCERT books.

13 September: CBSE partnered with IBM to create AI curriculum

CBSE has tied up with technology companies like Microsoft India and IBM to develop Artificial Intelligence (AI) curriculum for high school students. This partnership would also focus on tech reskilling for teachers as CBSE aims to revamp the education system at a primary level.

This capacity-building programme for teachers of grades VIII to X would be conducted on a pilot basis in 1000 school across Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Bhubaneswar. It would be a two-and-a-half-day training on the basic principles of AI.

With this programme, CBSE aims to integrate technology into teaching by first reskilling teachers and spreading awareness about digital learning. The teachers would also learn about digital storytelling, how to create a personal learning experience for diverse learners and other AI tools which aid in acquiring knowledge. They would also get access to being mentored and discuss ideas with global educators.

13 August: CBSE to conduct two Math’s exams in Class 10 Board Exam in 2020

In a recent circular, CBSE has announced that it will be conducting two separate examinations for mathematics in Class 10 Board exam 2020. While filling up the form, the students can choose their choice of test for mathematics. Out of the two papers, the first paper will consist of basic mathematics and the second paper will be of standard mathematics. CBSE also made it clear that those students who opt for basic mathematics paper will not be able to take up mathematics in class 11. While the syllabus for mathematics for Class 12 Board exam 2020 remains unchanged, the difficulty level for both the papers will vary.

11 August: CBSE to hike Board exam fees

After a gap of five years, the CBSE has decided to hike the fee amount of Class XI and Class XII Board exam. In a recent circular, CBSE announced that the exam fee for 2020 will be RS 1500 for General Category students. Earlier, the students paid Rs 750 for five subjects. Now, they have to pay double the amount.

For students from the Scheduled Caste (SC) or Scheduled Tribe (ST) category, the hike is steep. Earlier, they paid only RS 350. Now, they have to pay Rs 1200 for five subjects.

20 May: NCERT to review old curriculum guidelines

The National Council of Educational Research Training (NCERT) is all set to review the 2005 guidelines of the National Curriculum Framework (NCF). To implement ‘learning without burden’ the 2005 NCF guidelines shifted the focus from teachers to students. According to Hrushikesh Senapaty, director of NCERT rationalisation of textbooks will form the basis of the review of the 2005 NCF. NCF gives a framework for school syllabi and textbooks and also provides a guideline on teaching practices in India.

One of the biggest exercises in school education reforms, 42 lakh government elementary school teachers are set to get trained by December 2019. Regarding textbooks and teaching guidelines, NCERT will also work on more than a lakh suggestion by students, teachers, parents, intellectuals, general public and other stakeholders. 

15 May: "Creative answers will be rewarded": CBSE

The Central Board of Secondary Education is likely to go in for a major change in exam pattern! In a welcome move, CBSE has decided to reward those students who will write creative answers in their Class 10 exam. As part of the ongoing reforms on questions-answers, CBSE will diversify the objective type questions for the Class X exam which carries 20 marks. To discourage rote learning and encourage creative writing, the board aims to seek long-form answers. There are likely to be less number of questions with more marks for each one of them. 

13 May: Artificial Intelligence workshop for CBSE teachers

To train the teachers on Artificial Intelligence, CBSE has released a notification for teachers. It is conducting a series of three-days Training Programmes on ‘Artificial Intelligence.’ The notification says, “The schools who have opted Artificial Intelligence as a subject from the session 2019-2020 are requested to depute their IT teacher to attend this training programme.”

Here are the training schedule along with the date, location of the training and link for registration:

  • 21st to 23rd May 2019- Gurugram:
  • 27th to 29th May 2019- Delhi:
  • 4th to 6th June 2019- Bangalore:
  • 11th to 13th June 2019- Noida:
  • 18th to 20th June 2019- Delhi:
  • 25th to 27th June 2019- Kolkata:
  • 2nd to 4th July 2019- Ghaziabad:
  • 9th to 11th July 2019- Ludhiana:

The fee for this teacher training is Rs 3,000/- per teacher. The amount should be deposited in the form of a Demand Draft in favour of ‘Secretary, CBSE’ payable at Delhi at the venue.

The last day of online registration is 15 May 2019. It further informs that those teachers who are participating in this training should carry their own laptop for hands-on activity and CBSE will not provide ant TA/DA or accommodation. The participating teachers are expected to make their own travel and stay arrangements.

You can check out the list of selected teachers for the training on the CBSE website on 17th May. 

6 May: 13 Toppers in Class 10, 2019 

This year's CBSE Class 10 results saw 13 toppers. All 13 of them scored 499 marks out of total 500. Here are the names of those 13 students who got the top spot in this year's Class 10 exam: Siddhant Pengoriya of Lotus Valley International School in Noida, Divyansh Wadhwa of Bal Bharati Public School Noida, Yogesh Kumar Gupta of St Patrick's Senior Secondary School, Jaunpur, Ankur Mishra of SAJ school, Ghaziabad, Vatsal Varshney of Dewan Public school, Meerut, Manya of St Xavier's Senior Secondary School, Bathinda, Punjab, Aryan Jha of Nand Vidya Niketan School, Jamnagar, Taru Jha of St Angela Sophia Senior Secondary School, Jaipur, Bhavana N Sivadas of Palghat Lions School, Palakkad, Kerala, Ish Madan of Ch Chhabil Dass Public School, Ghaziabad, Divjot Kaur Jaggi of Convent of Jesus and Mary, Ambala Cantt, Haryana, Apoorva Jain of Uttam School for Girls, Ghaziabad, UP and Shivani Lath of Mayoor School, Noida.

The second position is claimed by twenty-four students with 498 marks, while the third position is shared by as many as 58 students with 497 marks. Like last year, this year too, girls outperformed as 92.45 per cent cleared the exam while the boys managed a pass percentage of 90.14 per cent.

6 May: CBSE Class 10 results are out

In yet another surprise move, CBSE has declared the Class 10, 2019 results today around 2 p.m. in their official website @

This year, more than 18 lakhs students appeared for the Class 10 exam. The pass percentage has improved this year by 4.40 per cent. It was 80.70 per cent in 2018 to 91.10 per cent in 2019. Thiruvananthapuram region is the best performing at 99.85 per cent, while Chennai clinched the second position with 99 per cent and Ajmer region claimed the third spot with 95.89 per cent. The Class 10th results are declared just within 38 days of the exam. 

5 May: CBSE Class 10 result will not be declared today

Contrary to reports, CBSE finally issued a release saying that Class 10 results will not be declared on Sunday.  The CBSE spokesperson says that it was 'fake news'. He added that the date for the declaring Class 10 results is not finalised yet. 

4 May: CSBE Class 10, 2019 results will be declared tomorrow 

If your children are appearing for CBSE Class 10 board exam, expect the results tomorrow, May 5. You can check the results in the official websites at and 

2 May: Hansika and Karishma shared the top spot

Hansika Shukla from Ghaziabad and Karishma Arora from Muzaffarnagar topped the Class 12 exam this year. Both of them scored 499 out of 500 marks. Girls outdid the boys with a pass percentage of 88.7 per cent while boys scored 79.40 per cent in the Class 12 board exam.

2 May: Thiruvananthapuram is the best performing region

As CBSE declared the Class 12 2019 results, Thiruvananthapuram emerged as the best performing district. The region topped the charts with 98.2 per cent, Chennai comes second with 92.93 per cent and Delhi region secured third with 91.87 per cent.

2 May: Class 12, 2019 results announced

The wait is finally over! In a surprise move, CBSE has declared Class 12 results today. The results were supposed to be out by the 3rd week of May. This year the pass percentage is 83.4 per cent. Parents check your child's results on the official website -,, and

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23 April: Class 12 and 10 results between May 13 to 17

CBSE has announced that the results for the 2019 exam will be declared between May 13 to May 17, on its official website. Students or parents can log in to the official website However, they can also check their results from the search page on Google. The CBSE secretary, Anurag Tripathi informed that the results for Class 12 will be out first followed by the Class 10 results, after two to three days.”

17 April: CBSE prunes syllabus for class 10 exam (2019-2020)

A recent circular released by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) announced that it has decided to drop a few chapters from their class 10 exam syllabus for the 2019-2020 sessions. The five chapters that have been dropped from the syllabus are from the Democratic Politics Book. The chapters are ‘Democracy and Diversity’, ‘Popular Struggle and Movements’ and ‘Challenges to Democracy’ and ‘Forest and Wildlife’ and ‘Water Resources.’

However, the circular stated that these five chapters will be assessed during the periodic tests in class, but would be excluded from the board exam for 2020. This move comes as part of CBSE's long-pending plans, to prune the curriculum for the board exam and make it more relevant for students. 

11 April: CBSE makes Arts a mandatory subject for classes 1 to 12 

Now, your child can learn Arts as part of the curriculum! In a recent circular released by CBSE, it states that to promote active and experiential learning and to inculcate an appreciation of the vast diversity in the Indian art forms, the board has taken a decision to integrate Arts with the teaching and learning process of all academic subjects from class 1 to 12. So, now Arts education will be a mandatory subject for classes 1 to 12. The schools affiliated to CBSE will follow due process.

04 April: Students claim 'unfair expectations'

Many students were concerned over the disparity in the difficulty levels of the Class X social science paper set by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). The question papers were divided into three sets and the first set was easier than the other two. Those students who received question paper set two and three were expected to name one regional party from each state along with their election symbol. The students who got the first set were asked to identify the regional and national parties from a given list. Many students claimed it was unfair to be expected to know regional party from each state.

28 March: CBSE tracks fake videos with question papers

After last year's debacle of paper leaks, CBSE has taken thorough steps to ensure it doesn't happen again. So, when videos claiming to have original question paper surfaced, it went all out to track them and notify the public about it. The exams for which fake question papers are being distributed are English and Social Science for class 10 and Economics for class 12.

27 March: Officials involved in exam duty will be exempt from election duty

Principals, teachers and staff involved in board examination duty will be exempted from election duty, as per reports. This was declared in a letter by CBSE chairperson Anita Karwal, published on their official website.

26 March: CBSE uploads its first podcast on exam evaluation process

The board uploaded its first podcast on the app Shiksha Vani today. The podcast is about educating schools, teachers and students on the latest initiatives and learning processes to help enhance learning.

The first podcast related to the evaluation process of the ongoing exams has been uploaded today, to help students understand the marking system.

26 February: Board results to be declared by May 10

According to reports, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) may release the results a little earlier this year. A report published today on Hindustan Times cited a senior official from Dehradun saying that the evaluation of the papers will be finished by April 20 and results will be declared by May 10. 

However, it has not been confirmed yet, whether both the class 10 and 12 results will be declared by early May 2019.  

21 February: Class 10 board examinations begin tomorrow 

According to official release, around 18.19 lakh students are set to appear for the board examinations of 2019. The class 10 main papers will start from 3 March and will conclude on 29 March.

20 February: Board relaxes norms for children of armed forces

According to a circular released by the Central Board Of Secondary Education, the board has decided to relax some rules for children of martyred parents who served in the Armed Forces, Military and Para-military Forces. Following are some of the rules:

  • Students appearing for class 10 and 12 board exams, wishing to change their examination centre in the same city or to another city will be allowed to do so
  • If for some reason,a student has missed his practical examinations, he can appear for them any time as per his convenience by 10 April 2019
  • If any student wishes to postpone the exams date for any subject, they will be allowed to do so 

19 February: What to do 24 hours before an exam

The day before an exam is always stressful and what your child does or does not do in those 24 hours has a direct impact on how he fares in the exam. Read these tips given by an expert to help your child be ready and confident on the day of the exam.

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18 February: CBSE conducts workshops to ensure error-free marking

For students to have faith in the examination process, it is essential they believe in the marking system. And to ensure that the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is conducting workshops and training sessions across the country for evaluators, teachers and principals before the board examinations for classes 10 and 12 begin. According to reports, around 50,000 people have been trained so far as part of the exercise initiated by the board to increase objectivity in the marking system.

15 February: CBSE Chairman Anita Karwal wishes students good luck

CBSE chief Anita Karwal in her special message to students appearing for the boards this year said they should treat exams as URLs of their lives. According to reports, the chief in her message said, “Let your mind’s ‘web browser’ be “loose”, “download” competencies and life skills, “firewall” all distractions while concentrating on studies and treat exams as URLs of your lives.” 

14 February: 18 lakh boys and 12.9 lakh girls are all set to appear for their boards starting tomorrow

Around 31,14,821 students including 18 lakh boys and 12.9 lakh girls are all set to appear for their CBSE board exams that begin tomorrow. According to a statement released by the board, the CBSE exams will be conducted across 4,974 centres in India and 78 centres abroad. The total count of registered students includes 28 transgender candidates. 

The vocational papers for class 12 students will start tomorrow and the mains will start from March 2.

13 February: CBSE announces new initiatives for the 2019 board exams

In an effort to make the examination system more seamless and transparent, the CBSE board has announced new features and initiatives regarding the upcoming board exams. Here are some of them:

Question paper format and marking scheme:

  • Question paper format to include 33 per cent more internal choices
  • Consideration to be given for creative answers

What is banned:

  • Use of communication devices
  • Carrying old question papers to the examination hall
  • Spreading fake news or wrong information (regarding the exams, question papers through social media)

Facilities for children with special needs (CWSN):

  • Twenty-one categories of disabilities included
  • Facility for scribe and compensatory time (20 mins/hour); provision for reader if the candidate doesn't want a scribe
  • Use of computer and laptop in writing exams
  • Use of assistive devices like hearing aid, special chair and so on

New IT initiatives:

  • Students can locate their exam centres on Google map by giving their roll number
  • Live web streaming from exam centres
  • Geo tagged time-based tracking and monitoring of confidential materials
  • Registration of candidates, list of candidates, admit cards, attendance sheet, centre material, internal assessment grades, uploading of practical and theory marks, processing and declaration of result is now IT enabled

Outreach and dissemination programme:

Multilevel psychological counselling for coping with exam anxiety through interactive voice response system, live counselling and audio-visual presentations

Declaration of results:

The board aims to declare the results one week earlier than previous years.

13 February: A study plan for the board exams

While most children would have finished with their preparation by now, studying during the board exams needs a proper plan. ParentCircle shares with you some exclusive tips on revision and studying during the board exams from CBSE toppers.

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12 February: CBSE introduces strict security measures for the upcoming exam

After the flak the Central Board Of Secondary Education received for the question paper leaks last year, this time the board is leaving no stone unturned to make sure the examinations go smoothly. So, it has introduced strict measures to prevent unfortunate events like last year's paper leaks. 

This year, the CBSE has introduced three levels of seals to ensure the system is leak proof. In the first stage, the question paper sets will sent by different people at different places under observation. would be sending the question papers sealed in different sets that would be witnessed by different people at different places. Then the papers will be given to schools under CCTV surveillance and will be signed by the person collecting them. The seal will be opened in front of CBSE officials and two examiners. The final seal of the question papers will be broken in the exam hall before two students who will stand in as witnesses. These students will be chosen randomly and will never be repeated. The process has been introduced to ensure the sanctity of the examination system isn’t violated.

11 February: CBSE may increase the number of optional questions for classes 10 and 12

According to latest reports, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) may make it easier for students appearing for their board examinations this year by increasing the number of optional questions. has come up with a major relief for class 10, 12 board students this year. may increase the number of optional questions, reports News 18 Hindi.

Reportedly, these changes will be implemented in 40 subjects for class 12 and 15 subjects for class 10.  This is an effort by the board to make it easier for the students to answer questions in areas they are the strongest in. will see such changes.

This is an attempt by CBSE board which will enable students to answer questions from the areas they are the strongest in.

11 February: CBSE conducts live session to prepare schools for exams

The Central Board of Secondary Education conducted a live session to prepare children for the upcoming exams. The session was conducted at Kulachi Hansraj Model School in New Delhi. It was an interactive session meant for schools and stakeholders.

06 February: CBSE issues letter for parents regarding do's and don'ts before exams

The Central Board of Secondary Education has issued a letter for parents asking them not to put any pressure on their children before the exams. In the letter, the board has also advised parents to not gather outside or try to enter the examination centres, as this only deters the staff on examination duty to pay proper attention to the students taking the exam.

04 February: CBSE introduces major changes in students’ admit cards

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has issued admit cards for the 2019 Class 10 and Class 12 board examinations and has announced new rules regarding the cards.

Here are some key points all parents must know:

  • All admit cards must mandatorily have the parent’s signature and the school principal’s signature.
  • All student categories and exemption codes must be mentioned on the admit cards.
  • The names of all the chosen subjects must be mentioned along with their codes.
  • The student admit cards should have the student’s signature, photograph and basic personal information.

General instructions for students:

  • Students must wear their school uniform while appearing for their board examinations.
  • They must carry the school ID card.
  • Students must check their admit cards beforehand to ensure they have all the necessary details and get any errors rectified by the school at the earliest.
  • Students must arrive at the examination centre before 9:45 a.m. No one will be permitted entry after 10:00 a.m.
  • No phones or gadgets will be allowed in the examination hall.

04 February: Parents to write to CBSE directly regarding their concerns

Last year, students who appeared for the board examinations, and their parents, were in turmoil owing to the question paper leaks and re-examination of certain papers. Adding fuel to the fire were various rumours that were being circulated on social media platforms and apps.

To avoid a repeat of the situation and the spread of unfounded rumours, the CBSE has asked parents to directly reach out to the board at to share any concerns.

31 January: Pre-exam counselling sessions to calm jittery nerves begin

Exams in general are stressful and board examinations, even more so. To help calm nerves, the CBSE recently announced a pre-exam counselling session for students and parents. The sessions are going on now. Students can call the toll-free number 1800 11 8004 to make use of these sessions. The Central Board has appointed 85 trained counsellors in India and abroad for these tele-counselling sessions. The counsellors will help counsel students and bring down their stress levels. Apart from counselling, students can also get tips on preparation for exams, time and stress management, and other FAQs from these sessions till 4 April.

ParentCircle wishes all the students of the 2018-19 batch all the best!

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