CBSE Exams

After CCE (Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation) mandated the Right to Education Act in the country, the CBSE board made it compulsory for each and every CBSE-affiliated school to follow the new pattern of CBSE Exam, namely, Formative assessment and Summative assessment.

The timeline that is followed in CBSE schools now are:


-> Formative Assessment 1

-> Formative Assessment 2

-> Summative Assessment 1

-> Formative Assessment 1

-> Formative Assessment 2

->Summative Assessment 2


This method is adopted to bring innovation in forgoing the chalk-and-talk method of teaching.

Summative assessment is a 3-hour long pen-paper-based test, and the syllabus covered will not be repeated after the test. Summative Assessments will carry a weightage of 30%, and they will carry a total of 60% weightage. Formative and summative assessments will be conducted by the affiliated schools themselves, although the question paper is prepared by the CBSE board itself. Once the summative assessment is done, the syllabus will not be repeated so that students can concentrate on new topics for the next summative.


The CBSE Board has adopted a new tool that will help the teachers continuously monitor the students in the classroom about their progress. The sole purpose was to create a very supportive and non-threatening environment for the students to learn and be assessed. On being effectively used, this tool can be of immense help to increase students’ engagement and performance. In return, we will be able to boost the morale and self-esteem of the student and reduce the arduous burden on teachers as well.


The main feature of Formative Assessments is the remedial and diagnostic feature that helps provide effective feedback to the parents and the teachers that will help the students to work on their weaknesses and hone their strengths that the student may have. This active involvement will help the students learn in the best way possible, and the teacher will make sure that the students get adapted to the pace of teaching in the class. This will have a tremendous positive impact on the student which will further motivate him to learn and interact in class.


The CBSE Board has recommended that exams be conducted only through pen-paper-based tests. Other means of assessment that have been included are oral testing, visual testing, practicals and assignments, projects, regular quizzes and conversations in the classroom. Evaluation of the answer scripts is done by the teachers keeping in mind the marks prescribed by the board itself.

The new system has replaced the marks by grades evaluated by a series of co-curricular activities and evaluations throughout the session along with the academics. The aim is to decrease the work overload for the students. This move will ensure the students gain dexterity, creativity, participation skills, teamwork and public speaking skills. In addition to academics, the students could chase other streams like humanity, sports, and athletics and motivate them for all-around development.

CBSE Board Exams

CBSE conducts its annual board exam in the month of March for classes 10 and 12. The results of which are announced by the end of the month of May. CBSE board conducts entrance examinations for students who have appeared for the 12th board exams to check if they are qualified for professional courses and career development. The major All India exams that are conducted by CBSE are:

  1. Joint Entrance Examination – Engineering
  2. JEE Advanced – IIT
  3. All India Premedical / Pre-Dental Entrance Test (AIPMT) – Medical

CBSE board is regarded as the largest examination-conducting body in the world after the inclusion of the NET exam in the year 2014.


CBSE Syllabus:

Parents or students looking for CBSE Syllabus can go through this page. Click here at CBSE Syllabus

The table has been collated to make it easy for the students to browse and get the syllabus of the subject of their respective classes.



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