CBSE Board Exam 2020: CBSE to conduct class 10 and 12 exams for 29 main subjects only

CBSE Board Exam 2020: As per the latest notification released by The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), the board will conduct class 10 and 12 board examinations for only 29 main subjects. These examinations are said to be crucial admission and promotion to higher educational institutions. All board exams have been stand cancelled except these 29 subjects. This year, 2020, CBSE board exams have been postponed twice.

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class 10 Subjects for which

exams will be held

class 12 Subjects for which exams will be


Rest of India North East Delhi Rest of India North East Delhi
1.Hindi Course A, 1.Business Studies, 1.English Elective – N,
2.Hindi Course B, 2. Geography, 2. English Elective -C,
3.English Comm, 3.Hindi (Elective), 3. English Core,
4.English Lng & 4.Hindi (Core), 4.Mathematics,
Lit, 5.Home Science, 5. Economics,
5. Science, 6.Sociology, 6.Biology,
6.Social Science 7.Computer Science (Old), 7.Political Science,
8.Computer Science(New), 8.History
9.Information Practice(Old) 9.Physics,
10.Information Practice 10.Accountancy,
11.Information Technology, 11.Chemistry
12. Bio-Technology
Nil 06 12 11


The students should also note that the Board will not hold the examination for the rest of the subjects. The CBSE board will separately issue an instruction for making/assessment in all such cases.

CBSE will give stakeholders 10 days before starting the board examinations, as it is difficult to announce the new schedule for 29 subjects. Any decision taken by the Board will be taken under consultation with higher education authorities, keeping in mind all related entrance exams, admission dates and all necessary things.

The 29 subjects include 12 subjects for Class 12 (whole India), six subjects for Class 10 only for northeast Delhi that was hit by violence, and 11 for northeast Delhi.

Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ announced the decision on Twitter on Wednesday (April 1, 2020) evening. The statement states CBSE has been directed to promote all CBSE students till class 8 to next grade in consultation with NCERT, due to the COVID-19 pandemic situation.

CBSE Board Secretary also advised schools to promote students class 9 and 11 to the next class on the basis of the school-based assessments including periodic tests, project work and term exams conducted so far.

Any student who is unable to clear this internal process under any circumstances, the concerned school may utilize this period for the opportunity of appearing in school-based tests or providing remedial interventions, online or offline. The promotion of such student may be decided on the basis of such tests,” CBSE Secretary Anurag Tripathi said.

CBSE School in Foreign Countries

The CBSE Board has also decided that no examinations will be conducted for class 10 and class 12 students from schools located outside India due to suspension of academic activities. Board will shortly inform the system of assessment/marking for the purpose of declaring results.

CBSE Secretary Anurag Tripathi said there are schools outside 25 countries which are affiliated under CBSE are under a lockdown or have decided to close down the schools. The board felt that under such circumstances, it will not be in a position to hold for each of these countries. Also, it will be difficult to bring answer books for evaluation to India”.


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