CBSE, students gear up as board exams kick-off today

As the board examinations for Class X and XII are set to begin today, on March 9th, 2017, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is busy finalising arrangements for the annual exercise and on the other hand the students are all set to pen down their year of hard work. With the exams in front, sudden nervousness can be experienced in the atmosphere. The pressure to perform well and excel in the 10th and 12th board exams is forever lurking on the student’s head.

Somewhere around 10,98,891 students have registered to appear for the CBSE class 12 Board exams. There has been an increase in the number of students appearing for the Senior School Certificate Examination by 2.82 percent. The number of students who are due to appear for class 10 board exams has also increased in comparison to last year.  This year 8,86,506 candidates will appear for board based exam for class 10 which is a 15.73 percent increase from last year.  Also, the number of candidates who have registered for the school-based exam has also increased by 6.57 percent. In 2016, 7,33,255 students appeared for school-based class 10 board exam while the number of students appearing this year are somewhere around 7,81,463.

cbse examsThe examination for Class X will be conducted at 16,363 centres across India; Class XII board exams will be conducted at 10,678 centres. Fifty-eight examination centres have also been set up in Gulf countries and six in various other countries. The exam material has been dispatched to all the examination centres. Admit cards have been downloaded by all schools. Full-time observers have been appointed to keep a check at sensitive centres by the board.

CBSE has also made stringent arrangements to regulate the conduct of exam and avoid any incident of malpractices in the exam. For surprise checking at the centres, 3-tier arrangements has been made. Apart from CBSE flying squad, there would be flying squads from Directorate of Education, Delhi and there would also be special observers from outside. Observers have also been appointed to oversee the conduct of practical exam for class 12 students. CBSE has launched a mobile app to help all board students to locate their examination centre in a convenient manner.


So, the sure-shot tips for every student to crack their 10th and 12th board exams are Don’t overstress yourself, Give yourself some creative time, work out or pursue your hobby  for an hour or so. Sit with your parents or siblings and talk that makes you feel refresh and rejuvenated. Switch off your mobile phones, go early to bed and take a sound sleep. Wake up early in the morning and revise once again all the important things as told by your teachers and the coaching mentors. Do not forget to take a bath, fold hands in the front of God and your parents and leave for your exam center with a positive attitude. Do not talk too much or argue or get tensed after meeting your friends at the exam center. A simple smile on your face will show your confidence and the hard work that you had put in during the year.


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