CBSE Says No to External Board Exam for Class X in 2013

CBSE is not going to conduct an external examination for class 10 students from March 2013 onwards. The students studying in class 10 in the academic session 2012-13 will have to sit in school based internal examination only.
The continuous and comprehensive evaluation (CCE) was introduced by the CBSE last year, which made the board examinations optional. This was a move to unburden students from board exam pressure. It also had an option for students to choose among school based programme or board exams. However, from 2012-13, the CBSE has decided to completely replace board exams with school based exams by making it compulsory for all.

Astonishingly, very few students opted for the school-based examinations conducted in March 2011. More than 90% students in Andhra Pradesh opted for Board exams. At the national level as well, the response was very poor. Around 6 lakh students opted for Board exams out of a total of 9 lakh.
The reason behind this poor response was the apprehensions among parents and students regarding the credibility of school exams compared to those conducted by CBSE. However, this year with about 40% students in Andhra opting for school-based exams, the response has been definitely better.
A senior CBSE official said that they will analyze the result of both school-based and board exams for the year 2012 and post the same on their website. This will help students, parents and school managements to observe the difference and the pass percentages between these exams. He further mentioned that there was not much difference in the pass percentages, last year too.
CBSE will randomly verify evaluated answer sheets, to ensure that evaluation has been fair. And it has also decided to supply question papers for school-based exams and only the evaluation part will be done at school-level.

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  • Aayushi Sharma

    board exams shud b there for class x………..i m nt satisfied with this decision

  • Nikhilsuradkar4

    i m not satisfied 

  • Singhraj1668

    sir, I am from Sikkim . Here every school conduct board exam. Does this new rule apply for us. our teachers ha ve no clear annswer. We are confused . Kindly help.

  • Mayank

    YA barrd xmas should be there then wat will studends do who have took drop and wann continue again

  • Amritpal392

     board exams should not be completely finished. it should be the choice of student.

  • Apurvajha7

    arey bahut sahi …..ek no………sahi hai boss…………. bilkul sahi system hai re……maja aa gaya.

  • Roy Karan03

    board examination should be there . i am satisfy with your dicisson because  in  school board exam teachers create a partiality among the students in giving marks

  • Roy Karan03

    sorry i have mistake . i want to say that i am not satisfy  with ur dicisson

  • Tajnaseem

    Keep board exams for X – Revise decision

  • Dhammadip05

    students who are not like admission in navodaya vidyalayas will be feel sad if external board exam are cancelled

  • Shashank Manohar

    Where from, the author of this blog, got this news about CBSE closing down the board exams from 2013. Because there is no such circular/announcement on CBSE’s official website till date.

  • Rajarsisingh 14

    Yes,The Board X-ams should be there !

  • manish singh

    I am not really satisfied to cancel board exam it decreases the interest towards education for briliant students.

  • MOHANK10 2012

    I M AGREE WITH ANAND SHINGWEKAR VIEW. IT APPEARS THAT THE DECISION TAKERS HAVE CLEARED THE GROUND FOR BACKDOOR ENTRY TO THE NON ELIGIBLE STUDENTS BY WAY OF EVALUATION AT THE SCHOOL LEVEL WHERE PARTIALITY CANT BE OVERRULED AND CAN BE  ON THE BASIS OF GROUPS/ CASTES AND OTHER FACTORS AS STATED BY HIM BEING THE IDENTITY OF STUDENTS KNOWN TO THE TEACHERS.WHEREAS IN THE BOARD SYSTEM STUDENTS WERE KNOWN WITH THEIR ROLE NUMBERS ONLY AS THEY WERE NOT SUPPOSE TO WRITE EVEN THEIR NAME ON THE ANSWER SHEET AND COULD NOT INFLUENCE THE TEACHERS  MIND.FURTHER BY PUTTING THIS NEW CCE SYSTEM THE STUDENTS SEEMS TO BE BROUGHT  UNDER CONTINUOUS TREMENDOUS PRESSURE IN THE WHOLE YEAR AS COMPARE TO THE PREVIOUS ONE WHERE THE SO CALLED PRESSURE USED TO BE FOR A LIMITED PERIOD.THEREFORE THE NEW SYSTEM IS NOT EASING THE THE PRESSURE AS CLAIMED BY THE FRAMERS AND REQUIRED URGENT REVIEW

  • Suyash

    i also want the same

  • Moksh Sridhar

    Can you post the cbse website link that suggests what you just mentioned?

  • Priyansh Sharma

    i think it is good apportunity to score great marks so board exam not be their

  • Janvi

    there must be choice as if one want to give bord xam he/she couldnt . there must be voting for this. i am fully against it.

  • Atanukgt

    its very bad, there should be board exam,
    this is the worst decision that India govt has taken,
    there should be a change in the govt.
    how then students will sit in for other competitive exams

  • Rajanbedi92

    India is a very late follower. The UK abolished the O’ Levels in 1983 when exams were of a very high level and 100% exam only. Then came in the GCSE’s which were partly school assessed and partly board exams. Now from 2013 they are moving back to 100% board examinations because they have realised the benefits of this and the shortcomings of school assessments. It not only brings down the level of intelligence of children, children to not want to and are not required to reach their full potential, complacency falls in, in the part of the teachers and students and obviously in a country such as India where corruption prevails, there could well be a possibility of favours and malpractices based on power of the teachers in terms of assessments and marking of the exams.
    When a country like the UK have learnt of the damaging effects of such changes to education, why does India want to bring down the level of CBSE board examinations which currently enjoys a high regard and reputation in foreign countries for its rigorous and quality education? Why can’t it learn from the mistakes of the UK? India is doing now what the UK did to their education system in 1983! Why does it deliberately want to drop a hammer on its toes?  India did not do its homework properly in researching such a policy which could be detrimental to how foreign administrators and educational institutes perceive the CBSE. 
    Talking about eliminating stress for 10th standard kids; this system is more stressful and what about all these years, kids have successfully faced the stress. For the sake of a handful of kids who couldn’t handle the pressure why change the whole system, wasn’t it better to identify such kids and offer them an alternative yet equivalent qualification?; And what about the kids across the globe, are they more able, more resilient that they have learnt how to tackle the pressure at age 16. I seriously feel you cannot shelter, wrap up kids in cotton wool at the age of 16 and PROTECT them from EXAMS!!
    It is obvious in years to come when the pitfalls, drawbacks and shortcomings become apparent to the administrators of this policy that India will bring back the 100% board examinations with no interference from schools. This is for sure!! 

  • Sushil Gupta

     India is going to fall down, and applying the compulsion of school based exam. On applying it, the quality of the talented students become down but sure sure, he will get good marks not a good knowledge. 

  • Somya marwah

    nicely elaborated the conditions than xx for sharing and welcome so<3 

  • Rahul

    that s just not good its a f**k thing

  • gurjot

    i think that students could get more marks if there is no board exams so this is great opportunity for the students

  • priya

    is there a choice regarding board exams in 2013.i think only those who want to move out of cbse can sit in board conducted,otherwise it is compulsory to take school conducted SA2 for class 10

  • mayuri

    if due to some reasons i take board exam but afterthat i want to continue with cbse board….???????? then it is possible after taking board exams i can continue with it……….

  • KarAn

    IT’s a not good decision by the board,it should upto the student,no one should disallow them to sit in cbse schools after giving board based exams…..still thinKKKKKKKK

  • karan

    are you sure?

  • lovely dics

    i really agree with this decision

  • shantanu singh

    if due to some reasons i take board exam but afterthat i want to continue with cbse board….???????? then it is possible after taking board exams i can continue with it……….

  • anand ajay

    there should be and not be exams.for me its 50-50 situation

  • Vaibhav

    Yes Mayuri. Even i’ve taken board exams and im gonna continue to study in a cbse based school.

  • nilu

    yes it is a best .but take cair that in may school the school leave the student to cheet in the exam . and also they help the student to write the correct exam . so i think that , all the cbse afflated school and became a broker of the student and take money and pass or correct the paper if the student has don any mistack. then they help the student.

  • N. badhe

    if one student in all 10th std. student can give a board exam from whole school

  • mithali raj varma

    the school based examination is a good way of examination as it will not pressurize the students, but the corrected papers must be re -checked by the principal or senior teachers . there should be a strict rule in which the teachers should not be taking any tuition for the student of their school.

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  • Alv Shk

    Pressure off our backs. thank you.

  • Nibedita Sahoo

    i am not satisfied with the CCE there must be board compulsory for all.

  • garima

    i m not at all satisfied with this board exams should be held

  • Ankita Thakur

    I don’t think so external board exams are easy