CBSE Datesheet 2019: As per the media reports, the class 10th and 12th board examination conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is expected to begin in the month of February. The CBSE students who have opted for ‘vocational’ subjects are likely to appear for the examination from February in order to reduce the eventual exam period for ‘core academic’ subjects from seven to four weeks, according to officials familiar with the development. Till now, the sources have informed that the CBSE board exams for the core academic subjects are likely to be held in March. The CBSE will release the new schedule shortly.
It has been expected that around 2.8 million students will appear for the CBSE board examination this year. Last year, the exams were held in March and April. A senior CBSE official has stated that while exams for vocational subjects will be held in school-based centers, the core subject exams will be held at external centers, as is the norm.
A report that was submitted by the Hindustan Times in June emphasised on the fact that in order to reduce the leakage of the paper in the examination season the board must reduce the span of the exam from 7 weeks to a month or so. The HRD ministry formed a panel for the same and asked them to look into the matter and solve it asap. The ministry tasked the committee with reviewing all aspects related to security checks to ensure that question papers reached examinees without being tampered with. The panel was also asked to assess potential points of weakness in the system of transporting question papers from. The board’s governing body met on June 28 and officials said they were finalising two lists of subjects -- for exams to be conducted in February and to be held in March.
Some subjects that fall in the vocational category are travel and tourism, business operation and administration, design and innovation, financial accounting, and taxation. Core academic subjects include the languages, physics, chemistry, mathematics, social sciences, and economics, among others. The board offers approximately 168 courses for Class 12 students and 70 for Class 10.