75% Attendance Mandatory for CBSE Class 10 and 12 Board Exams

CBSE has released a new notification stating the minimum attendance requirement for Class 10 and 12 board exam 2020. In the notice, the board has also mentioned the procedure for those students who are not able to fulfil the attendance criteria. As board exams are starting from 15th Feb 2020, it’s important that students must go through this notice in detail and make sure that they are eligible to appear for the board exams. To help you in understanding the CBSE Attendance Criteria, we have provided complete detail here.

CBSE Attendance Criteria for Appearing in Class 10 and 12 Board Exam 2020

As per the official notification, “the student who has at least 75% attendance as on 1st Jan 2020 is eligible for appearing in Board’s Class X and XII examinations”. CBSE has directed all schools to calculate the attendance of students and take necessary actions as per rules 13, 14 of the Examination Bye-laws, against those who do not fulfil this criterion.

What to do If Attendance is less than 75%?

For students whose attendance is less than the prescribed percentage of attendance, CBSE has issued directions through a circular. Students can go through the official circular by downloading it from the link below.

CBSE Attendance Circular for Board Exams 2020

The Board has also requested schools to read, understand the circular and bring the information to the notice of class 10 and 12 students. Schools have to ensure that the cases of shortage of attendance should complete as per Standard Operating Procedure (SOPs) and send to the concerned Regional Office for condonation of attendance without any delay.

Valid Reasons for Condonation of Shortage of Attendance

The cases of shortage of attendance will only be considered if a student has a genuine and valid reason. Some of the valid reasons can be:

  1. Prolonged Illness
  2. Loss of father/mother or some other such incident leading to his/her absence from the school and meriting special consideration. Any other reason of similar serious nature.
  3. Authorised participation in Sports at National level organised by CBSE/SGFI.
  4. Authorised participation in Sports at National / International level organised by the organised federation.

After stating the reason, students have to submit the documents regarding it. Only then would it be considered for the condonation.

As exams are near to its conduct, this is the time when students must start solving the CBSE Sample Papers and Previous Years Question Papers. Doing so will help them in achieving a good score.

Keep Learning and stay tuned for further updates on CBSE and other competitive exams.


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