CBSE class 10 Board Exams now Mandatory with Grades – official notification released at


The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has released the official notification of restoring of Class 10 board examinations with effect from the academic year 2017-18.

The examination from academic year 2017-2018 and onwards would be conducted as per the remodelled assessment structure explained below:

Remodelled assessment structure for Class 10:

CBSE Class 10 Board exams gets compulsory, official notification released at
CBSE Class 10 Board exams gets compulsory, official notification released at

Periodic Test (10 marks):

The school should conduct three periodic written tests in the entire academic year and the average of the tests two will be taken. The schools have the autonomy to make its own schedule. However, for the purpose of gradient learning, three tests may be held, as one being the mid-term test and other the two being pre mid and post mid-term with portion of syllabus cumulatively covered. The gradually increasing portion of contents would prepare students acquire confidence for appearing in the board examination with 100 per cent syllabus. The school will take the average of the best two tests for final marks submission.

Notebook submission (5 marks):

Notebook submission as a part of internal assessment is aimed at enhancing seriousness of students towards preparing notes for the topics being taught in the classroom as well as assignments.

Subject Enrichment Activities (5 marks):

These are subject specific application activities aimed at enrichment of the understanding and skill development. These activities are to be recorded internally by respective subject teachers.

For languages:

Activities conducted for subject enrichment in languages should aim at equipping the learner to develop effective speaking and listening skills.

For Mathematics:

The listed laboratory activities and projects as given in the prescribed publication of CBSE/NCERT may be followed.

For Science:

The listed practical works/activities may be carried out as prescribed by the CBSE in the curriculum.

For Social Science:

Map and project work may be undertaken as a prescribed by the CBSE in the curriculum.

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