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CBSE Rules for Compartment Examination in class 11 and 12

Eligibility for Compartment Examination in class 11 and 12
A candidate failing in one of the five subjects of external examination shall be placed in compartment in that subject provided she qualifies in all the subjects of internal assessment.

Compartment Examination in class 11 and 12
(a) A candidate placed in compartment examination may reappear at the compartmental examination to be held in July the same year, may avail herself of second chance in March/April and third chance in July of next year. The candidate will be declared ‘PASS’ provided she qualifies the compartmental subjects in which she had failed. Syllabi and Courses shall be the same as applicable for the candidates of full subjects appearing at the examination in the year concerned.
(b) A candidate who fails to appear or fails at one or all the chances of compartment examination shall be treated to have failed in the examination and shall be required to reappear in all the subjects at the subsequent annual examination of the Board as per syllabi and courses laid down for the examination concerned in order to pass the examination. The candidates’ practical marks/internal assessment marks obtained in the Main examination will be carried over till the third chance compartmental examination. The candidate shall have the option to appear at the practical examination in the subjects involving practical or retain their previous marks in one more annual examination after the third chance compartment.
(c) A candidate placed in compartment shall be allowed to appear at the subsequent three chances of Compartment only in those subjects in which she has been placed in compartment.
(d) For subjects involving practical work, in case the candidate has passed in practical at the main examination she shall appear only in theory part and previous practical marks will be carried forward and accounted for. In case a candidate has not qualified/failed in practical/internal assessment she shall have to appear in theory and practical/internal assessment both irrespective of the fact that she has already qualified/cleared the theory examination.


  • can the student who has failed in political science in class 11 be allowed to sit in class 12 before she clears her sub of class 11 in which she has failed

  • what i fail in two subjects? because i feel my economics paper went bad as my accounts paper did.

  • I think I will fail in physics and chemistry in boards. Am I eligible for compartment?? :O

  • I have low mark in one subject. Its very low that I can’t go for engineering. But I passed. Can I write comp exam??

  • is it written dat in cbse 12th we ve passed cmpartmentally or it is nt wriiten??????? plz reply frndzzzz its urgent

  • if a student is passed in all the subjects he has of class 12th but he wants to improve the result in compartment exam the same year. is it possible?

  • sir,i m a student of cbse class 12..our result will be out in this week..and I m totally suffering from dipration.
    my chemistry and maths exam is bad.
    and I m afraid that I will get a compartment in any of them or in both.
    during exams time I had severe fiver
    during chemistry exam I was suffering frm 102 degree fever.
    can u plz help me..
    plzz tel me how is my result..
    not marks but only tel me did I passed or got compt.
    plz help me.
    aftr the exam I was well and read for the joint entrance exams.
    and I did quite well in jeemains and aipmt
    I also got a very good rank in kiit
    Now if I m fai …my life will be ruined…and all my studies aftr bord will be ruined
    another 1 year I hav to study.
    I m a very good student but only for I m unwell during the exam I hav to think so much before the result out
    Plz help me sir. I will always be greatful to you and cbse.


  • i forgot to fill the first compartment form of july 2014 can i fill form for compartment exams next year or i will be declared fail plz help

  • Plzz can any one help me i am fail in clss 11so by any procedure can i get admission in 12 in the exams i was suffering from fever nd my schl is not allowing me to give retest nd many of the students have been fail so plzz help me plzz do reply me fast

  • I failed in one compartment exam in 11th class is it possible to admission in 12th class on other school.

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