The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is one of the most prestigious and preferred educational boards in India. It aims to provide a holistic and healthy education to all its learners so that students can get adequate space to develop mentally and physically. CBSE is known for its comprehensive syllabus and well structured exam pattern which helps students to get a detailed idea about the entire curriculum. There are around 20,102 schools under the board which follows the NCERT curriculum.


Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)
Abbreviation CBSE
Type Governmental Board of Education
Founded 3rd November 1962                                                                               
Headquarters New Delhi, India
Phone No.  011 2250 9256
Official languages Hindi, English
Parent organisation Ministry of Human Resource Development
Official Website
Tag Line “Committed To Equity And Excellence In Education”

CBSE Class 10 Exam

The Central Board of Secondary Education will conduct the final examination for the 10th standard from 5th March 2018 till 4th April 2018. Students can download their Admit Card from the official website. The CBSE Admit Card for Class 10 will contain all the information regarding the exam like roll number, examination center, etc.

The board will announce the results for class 10 on its official website in the month of May – June 2018 (tentative). Last year, the board announced the class 10 results on 3rd June 2017. Students who are going to appear in the class 10th CBSE 2018 examination are advised to work hard and master the basics and fundamentals of 10th standard to score well in the exam.

CBSE Class 12 Exam

The Class 12 examination of CBSE board is very competitive. The 12th standard examination will begin on 5th March 2018 and will end on 12th April 2018. The board has already released the admit card for the exam and students can download it by visiting the official website. The CBSE 2018 Admit Card will contain important details like roll number, exam center, etc.

The class 12 results will be declared in the month of May – June (tentative). Last year the 12th standard results were declared on 28th May 2017. Candidates who will be appearing in the 12th standard exam must work hard with dedication to succeed in the exam. They must be committed to 2 years of hard work to master the basics for the Class 12 board exam.

CBSE Exam Pattern

Students studying in CBSE board are assessed in two areas: Co-scholastic and Scholastic. The academic year of the Scholastic areas is divided into two terms which are Term 1 and Term 2 and two types of tests which are Formative Assessment and Summative Assessment are conducted to evaluate the academic subjects.

   Formative Assessment: In the primary classes, the formative assessment tests are in the form of oral tests, dictation, homework, class test, projects & assignments, storytelling, elocution, memory test, quiz, etc.

   Summative Assessment: Here students are tested internally. The Summative Assessment (SA) tests are in the form of pen and paper. The tests are conducted by the school. The Summative Assessment is conducted at the end of each term two times each year.

Grading System

The exam structure for CBSE Class 6 to 8 consists of Term 1 and Term 2. The detailed exam structure for the two terms is described in the tables below.

CBSE (Class 6 – 8)

Term 1

Term 2

Subjects Language 1, 2, & 3, Maths, Science, Social Science, other subjects Language 1, 2, & 3, Maths, Science, Social Science, other subjects
Period Assessment (PA) 10 marks 20 marks
Notebook submissions 5 marks 5 marks (at term end)
Sub – enrichment 5 marks (at term end) 5 marks (at term end)
Half yearly exam (Term 1) / Yearly exam (Term 2) 80 marks 80 marks
Total marks 100 marks 100 marks

The CBSE results are declared in 2 categories

Results Categories

  • Eligible for Improvement of Performance (EIOP)
  • Eligible for Qualifying Certificate (QUAL)

Grading System for Primary Classes




90% to 100% A* Outstanding
75% to 89 % A Excellent
56% to 74 % B Very Good
35% to 55 % C Good
Below 35 % D Scope for improvement

Secondary School Grading System



Grade Points

A1 91-100 10
A2 81-90 9
B1 71-80 8
B2 61-70 7
C1 51-60 6
C2 41-50 5
D 33-40 4
E1 21-32 0
E2 20 and below 0

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