CBSE - Central Board of Secondary Education

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is one of the most prestigious and preferred educational boards in India. It aims to provide a holistic and healthy education to all its learners so that students can get adequate space to develop mentally and physically. CBSE is known for its comprehensive syllabus and well structured exam pattern which helps students to get a detailed idea about the entire curriculum. There are around 20,102 schools under the board which follows the NCERT curriculum.

Important Highlights of CBSE


Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)
Abbreviation CBSE
CBSE Full Form Central Board of Secondary Education
Type Governmental Board of Education
Founded 3rd November 1962
Headquarters New Delhi, India
Chairperson Mrs. Anita Karwal
Phone No. 011 2250 9256
Official languages Hindi, English
Parent organisation Ministry of Human Resource Development
Official Website
Tag Line “Committed To Equity And Excellence In Education”

The CBSE 2020 academic session will starts in the month of June/July. Here we have summarized the important points related to the CBSE exams, results and admit card.

  1. For the academic session 2018-19, the Central Board of Secondary Education had released the Admit Card for Class 10 and 12 in month of Jan.
  2. The board has released the 2018 date sheet on 23rd December.
  3. In 2018, the CBSE class 12 exams conducted from 15th Feb to 3rd Apr 2019 and class 10 from 21st Feb to 29th Mar 2019.
  4. The result for class 12 was announced on 2nd May 2019 and for class 10 on 6th May 2019.
  5. It is expected that for the academic session 2019-2020 the date for the release of admit card and date sheet will tentatively remain the same. However, the exact dates will be announced by the board in the official site.
Here we have provided the CBSE study resources for students preparation. They can directly access it by clicking on the images below.

CBSE Class 10 Exam

The CBSE class 10 is very important stage of learning for the students. This is for the first time they appear for the board exam. So, they have to really work hard throughout the academic session. The concepts that they will learn at this stage will help them in solving the problems of daily life. Also, it will benefit them in further studies. So, they should focus on building the concepts which will work as a strong foundation for their future.

CBSE Class 12 Exam

After passing the class 10, students have to choose the stream of their choice among science, commerce and arts. The stream that they opt according to that they purse their studies in class 11 and 12. The class 12 is the last stage of schooling and thus it becomes even more crucial. Based on the marks scored in CBSE class 12, students will get admission in reputed government colleges. Also, in most of the competitive examination the syllabus of class 11 and 12 is asked. So, students should leave no stone unturned for CBSE class 12 exam preparation.

CBSE Exam Pattern

Students studying in CBSE board are assessed in two areas: Co-scholastic and Scholastic. The academic year of the Scholastic areas is divided into two terms which are Term 1 and Term 2 and two types of tests which are Formative Assessment and Summative Assessment are conducted to evaluate the academic subjects.

Formative Assessment: In the primary classes, the formative assessment (FA) tests are in the form of oral tests, dictation, homework, class test, projects & assignments, storytelling, elocution, memory test, quiz, etc.

Summative Assessment: Here students are tested internally. The Summative Assessment (SA) is conducted at the end of each term i.e two times each year. The tests are conducted by the school in pen and paper mode.

Check CBSE Marking Scheme to know the detailed marking scheme and exam pattern for Class 10 and Class 12.

CBSE Grading System

The exam structure for CBSE Class 6 to 8 consists of Term 1 and Term 2. The detailed exam structure for the two terms is described in the tables below.

CBSE (Class 6 – 8)

Term 1

Term 2

Subjects Language 1, 2, & 3, Maths, Science, Social Science, other subjects Language 1, 2, & 3, Maths, Science, Social Science, other subjects
Period Assessment (PA) 10 marks 20 marks
Notebook submissions 5 marks 5 marks (at term end)
Sub – enrichment 5 marks (at term end) 5 marks (at term end)
Half yearly exam (Term 1) / Yearly exam (Term 2) 80 marks 80 marks
Total marks 100 marks 100 marks

Students are awarded grades and not marks. The CBSE results are declared in 2 categories: Eligible for Improvement of Performance (EIOP) or Eligible for Qualifying Certificate (QUAL).

1. CBSE Grading System for Primary Classes




90% to 100% A* Outstanding
75% to 89 % A Excellent
56% to 74 % B Very Good
35% to 55 % C Good
Below 35 % D Scope for improvement

2. CBSE Secondary School Grading System



Grade Points

A1 91-100 10
A2 81-90 9
B1 71-80 8
B2 61-70 7
C1 51-60 6
C2 41-50 5
D 33-40 4
E1 21-32 0
E2 20 and below 0

CBSE Sample Papers and Question Papers

Practice is very important for the students before the actual exam. It help them in knowing how well they are prepared to face the exam. Also it help in assessing their performance. So, students must practice sample papers and questions papers. Solving these papers they will get idea on question paper pattern, marking scheme etc. Moreover, they can also time their preparation level.

CBSE Syllabus and Important Questions

Syllabus is the important study resource for the students. It not only give an overview of what students going to study during the academic session but also help them it tracking the the topics that they have covered. So, here we have provided the CBSE syllabus for all the class 6 to 12. Moreover, we have also provided the CBSE important questions for class 8 to 12 that are most likely to be asked in the exams.

CBSE Notes and Revision Notes

Once students solve all the questions of CBSE Books then they start with the revision. For this they need notes. So, in the table below we have provided the CBSE Notes for class 6 to 12. Also, we have provided revision notes that will help students in their revision when exams are near to its conduct.

Videos on Important Topics

We have tried to make learning easier and fun through interactive videos. Here we have provided the links of few videos. Go through them and enjoy learning.

Human Eye

Thrust and Pressure

Area of Hollow Cylinder

Electronic Configuration

Stay tuned with BYJU’S to get the latest news and notification on CBSE Exam along with syllabus, marking scheme, sample papers, previous year question papers and more.

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