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CBSE Class 10th & 12th Major Changes in Exam pattern for 2020

Know the changes for upcoming 2020 Board Exams and face the challenges head on

Board exams for Class Xth and XIIth are just around the corner. This is just the right time to start preparing for the exams which will pave the way for the students to a bright future. CBSE has been actively working to change the exam pattern to make exams more competitive, better in quality and aiming to develop intricate skills in its students.

We would like to highlight a few changes in the curriculum, marking and pattern which should be kept in mind before appearing for exams in 2020. Those are as follows: -

  1. Class 12th Exam papers will incorporate 25% objective questions for all subjects in board exams which will save the time of the student in the exam and will test the concept clarity of the students.
  2. More marks for internal exams will promote study all around the year. This will also enable students to discover their weak subjects and topics at an early stage and will get more time to work on them.  
  3. Continuance of increased internal choices in exam paper will enable students to choose the question of the topic in which they have a strong command to fetch them maximum marks.
  4. 12th class students beware – you will have to score minimum 33% individually in internal assessment/practical/project as applicable in the subject, minimum 33% in the theory board exam and minimum 33% in aggregate in each subject. For example, theory exam is of 80 marks and internal assessment is of 20 marks then you will have to score at least 26 marks(i.e. 33% of 80) in theory exam and at least 6 marks (i.e. 33% of 20) in internal assessment and your total score in the subject should be minimum 33 out of 100, in order to pass the exam. (this means that the board wants the students to keep consistency in their performance all around the year, in order to gain holistic development).
  5. For 10th class students it would be 33% overall including the theory board exam and internal assessment/practical/project as applicable in the subject. For example, theory exam is of 80 marks and internal assessment is of 20 marks then you will have to score 33 marks in total out of 100 to pass the exam (this means that even if you do not have enough marks in the internal exam, you can compensate that in the final board exam).
  6. For the major subjects in 12th the marking scheme would be as follows:
    1. English Elective/English Core/Hindi Elective/Hindi Core/ History/ Maths – 100 marks will be divided into 80 marks theory board exam and 20 marks in internal assessment.
    2. Political Science/ Economics/ Business Studies/ Accountancy  - 100 marks will be divided into 80 marks theory board exam and 20 marks in project
    3. Physics/Chemistry/Biology/Biotechnology/engg. Graphics/Physical Education/Geography/Psychology - 100 marks will be divided into 70 marks theory board exam and 30 marks in practical
    4. For the other subjects please refer the link - http://cbse.nic.in/newsite/attach/UPLOAD_LIST OF SUBJECTS HAVING PRACTICAL_PROJECT_INTERNAL ASSES.pdf
  7. For the major subjects in 10th the marking scheme would be as follows:
    1. Hindi Course A or B/ English Language & Literature/ French / German / Sanskrit / Maths standard/ Maths Basic / Science/ Social Science – 100 marks are divided in to 80 marks theory board exam and 20 marks in internal assessment.(wherein 5 marks are for periodic tests, 5 marks for multiple assessment, 5 marks for portfolio & 5 marks for subject enrichment activities).This kind of marking scheme will encourage holistic development of students instead of just cramming for exams.
    2. For other subjects please refer the link-

http://cbse.nic.in/newsite/attach/UPLOAD_LIST OF SUBJECTS HAVING PRACTICAL_PROJECT_INTERNAL ASSES.pdf

A formal notification has been issued regarding the conduct of practical exams, project work and internal assessments: -

  1. The practical exams shall be conducted by the schools in the premises of the school itself between 1st January 2020 and 7th February 2020, in order to ensure completion of practicals before commencement of final board exams. 
  2. The old practice of the presence of external examiner at the time of practicals will be continued and the test would be conducted by the external examiner only but in the premises of the school.
  3. Using the information technology to ensure that the practicals are conducted rightfully, each school will be have to upload a group photograph after the practicals and will have to upload the marks on the same day after the practicals.
  4. The project marks should also be uploaded on the same day the project is submitted/conducted on the provided link.
  5. Also, the internal assessment marks are to be uploaded by the schools by 7th of February 2020 to ensure flawless and smooth result preparation process in the end.
  6. Find the complete notification at : http://cbse.nic.in/newsite/attach/ALL SCHOOLs_CONDUCT OF PRACTICAL EXAMINATIONS AND PROJECT_INTER.pdf

An article for the newest pattern given in sample papers of Class 12th will be published separately so that the students can use it’s knowledge at the most for their upcoming pre-board as well board exams.