Which pen to use for writing answers in CBSE Board Exams 2018?

In this article students can get answers to their queries like which colour pen to use in cbse board exam?, ballpoint pen or gel pen etc. Read this article to know all answers.

Created On: Mar 8, 2018 15:18 IST
Modified On: Mar 12, 2018 11:45 IST
Which pen to use in CBSE Board exams
Which pen to use in CBSE Board exams

CBSE Board Exams 2018 are going on and students appearing for class 10th and class 12th examinations are facing confusions regarding some of the basic things for the board exams. Here we are answering queries of students regarding the pen they can use to write CBSE board exams –

Question: Which colour pen is allowed in Class 10 and Class 12 board exam? Is black pen allowed for writing in CBSE board exam answer sheet?

Answer: Students appearing for CBSE Board Exam can write answers with a Blue coloured pen. If they want to use a black pen to highlight or bold the points in answers or for writing titles or headlines then it is allowed.

The intention of using a blue pen is to bring uniformity and the blue coloured ink pen is most commonly used by students. Students should use a pen they can smoothly write answers with and they don’t have to face any problem at the last moment.


Question: Which pen can we use in CBSE board exams, Gel pen or Ball pen?

Answer: A student can use any pen to write answers in CBSE board exams, as the board has not specified any particular type of pen for writing the exams. Moreover, it completely depends on the students that they use a comfortable pen to write answers as per their convinience. It means if they are comfortable to write answers with ballpoint pen or fountain pain or gel ink pen. The students should consider the following points in mind while writing the answers –

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1. Speed – If students use a pen which is not comfortable, then they will take more time to write answers in the exam. Therefore, they must use a pen with which they have practised well throughout the year or even during exam preparation. They will be comfortable writing answers only with the pens, they have done lots of written practice with because they will be able to form perfect grip.

2. Handwriting – Good handwriting may not be a factor for extra-marks but clear and understandable writing is required if you want to ensure full marks for the question you have attempted correctly. If your handwriting is not clear, then the examiner will not be able to understand the answers and hence, he may deduct marks for it. So, using a pen with which your handwriting is clear and the pace is good, then you will be able to write clear answers that will be understood by the examiner.

3. Ink spilling or losing pen – Mis-happenings like ink spilling or losing a pen etc. could happen anytime, but if students carefully take corrective measures like they can keep extra pens with them, use the pens they are comfortable writing answers with, then they can avoid such situations.

4. Answer presentation – Students should keep this in mind that they need to write answers neatly and in a well-presented manner i.e. they should give titles/ headings, use bullets and points, highlight answers or important words in the answers.

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Conclusion: Students should consider the above-mentioned point regarding the type of pen they have to use in CBSE Board exams. And also, they should read instructions mentioned on their admit card before appearing for their board exams. Moreover, CBSE class 10th and class 12th board exam appearing students are advised to carefully keep their stationery for the exams i.e. extra blue pens, pencil, ruler, eraser etc.

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