FAQ for CBSE Board Exams

Frequently asked questions by students preparing for CBSE Board exams

Q.1. I am studying from NCERT books and I have completed latest CBSE Sample Papers. Will I be able to score good marks ( say 80% or more ) ?
Ans. Marks scored by any student depend upon their preparation and performance during examination. The students are adviced to remain focussed and do their best.

Q.2. How many sets are there for a particular question paper ? Can questions in one sets may be easier than the other set ?

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Wrong Question in class 10 Maths Paper

A question given in class 10 Mathematics Question Paper 2009 in Set 3 for construction of a Triangle is seems to be wrong. The same question in other sets can be answered. This questions is given below for reference.

Q.19 Construct a triangle ABC in which BC=6.5 cm and AB=4.5 cm and angle ACB=60. construct another triangle similar to triangle ABC such that each side of new triangle is 4/5 of the corresponding sides of triangle ABC.

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Revised distribution of marks Social Science Class X

Kindly refer to this office Circular No.15 dated 13th March, 2008 and Circular No.20 dated 14.05.2008 conveying Board’s decision to evaluate Disaster Management in Social Science of class X through Projects and Assignments only from the current academic session 2008-09 and the Board Examination 2009. Since the theory paper in Social Science will not contain any questions from Unit 5 on Disaster Management., the revised distribution of 80 marks over the four units of Social Science syllabus for Class X will be as follows :-

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Approach to the Internal Evaluation of Disaster Management Unit 5 of Social Science

Reference is made to circular no.15/08 dated 11.04.2008 intimating the Board’s decision to evaluate Disaster Management in Social Sciences of class X through projects from the academic session 2008-09 and the Board Examination 2009 in Social Science of class X.
The Board has further decided that in addition to Project Work, Disaster Management will be evaluated through assignments also.  For further, you can visit CBSE official site or myCBSEguide.com

Following is the revised marks distribution over the three components:

1.    Tests – Formative and summative 10 marks
2.    Assignments – class and Home     4 marks

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Change of Syllabus in German Language

Certain changes in the syllabus for German language in classes IX to XII have been made with a view to remain updated with the recent trends in the political and geographical scenario of the country. These changes are effective from 2008-2009 for classes IX and XI and from 2009-10 for classes X and XII. You may refer to the Secondary and Senior School Curriculum Document Volume II- 2010 in which these changes are incorporated.

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Change in Assessment Scheme of Social Science class X

In continuation of the circular No. 33/07 dated 24-07-2007   this is to bring to your kind notice that from the academic session 2008-09 and the Board examination 2009 in Social Science of Class X, unit 5 on Disaster Management will be evaluated only through projects.

No questions will be asked from this unit in the theory paper of Social Science. Hence, the students will be required to do project work compulsorily in Disaster management only.   The revised distribution of marks over other units of Social Science syllabus and new topics/themes of project work, class X will be communicated to the schools shortly.

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Modification in external Science practical examination syllabus

Modification in external Science practical examination syllabus for class X from March 2009 Examination. As a part of its ongoing exercise in improving the curricular transactions in schools, the Board had earlier decided to restructure the science syllabus at secondary stage from the academic session 2005-06 in class IX and in the subsequent year in class X.  All affiliated schools were informed about these changes through Circular No. 19 dated 25th March, 2005.  The salient features of the scheme included :

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Change of Syllabus in Tibetan Language

In the process of updating the syllabi for its curriculum document 2010 Vol. II the Board has revised the Tibetan language syllabus for IX, X & XI, XII.

It has also been decided to implement the new syllabus for Classes X & XII from the academic session 2008-09 itself for those students who are appearing in the Board examination AISSE & AISSCE in 2009.  (Classes X & XII Syllabus enclosed).  It may be noted that certain changes have also been made in the text books prescribed for this purpose.

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Introduction of Japanese Language in classes IX & X

As you may be aware the Board has introduced Japanese Language as one of the optional foreign languages in the schools affiliated to CBSE from classes VI to VIII in the years 2006-07,2007-08, 2008-09 respectively.  The textbooks along with the  workbooks prepared by the Japan Foundation in consultation with the Board were made available to schools which introduced the language in these classes.

It has now been decided to introduce the language for class IX in the academic year 2009-10 and the Board Examination for class X would be held in the year 2011. The syllabus prepared for class IX & X are enclosed.

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