CBSE Improvement Exam

Don’t lose your heart or feel disheartened if you don’t score well in your board examination. If you are thinking you have done much better and deserve a much better score in your board examination. To give a second chance to these students, CBSE conducts the CBSE Improvement Exam.

So, you must be curious to know about the CBSE improvement exam form, examination procedure, eligibility to appear for the examination and all other relevant factors associated with the exam. To be eligible for the CBSE improvement exam 2021, one has to pass the Board Examination. Students who failed in class 10 and 12 board examinations can not apply for the CBSE improvement examination.

New Guidelines for CBSE Improvement Examination 2021 – Latest Update

CBSE released a notification on 16th March 2021 issuing the new guidelines for improvement examination 2021. Earlier, the students have to wait for complete one year to appear for the improvement examination. They were not allowed to appear for the exam conducted in the same year. The board has now made specific changes in the rule by considering the National Education Policy’s recommendation. As per the new guidelines, students of classes 10 and 12 who have passed their 10th and 12th examinations can apply for improvement exams in the same academic year. The board further stated that;

  • Students of Class 10 and 12 will be given an opportunity to improve their performance only in one subject in the compartment examination, conducted immediately after the main examination.
  • Better than two marks obtained in the subject will be considered for the declaration of the results.
  • Students who will improve their performance will be issued a combined mark sheet.

Students can download the complete notification pdf from the link below.

CBSE Improvement Exam 2021 PDF – New Guidelines

CBSE Improvement Examination Guidelines

It stated that

1) In the CBSE improvement examination, a candidate will get a chance to re-appear in one or more subjects in the consecutive year’s board examination.

2) Students who have cleared the previous year’s board examination are also eligible to apply for the CBSE improvement examination.

3) For Students who appeared in the last year’s board examination, their personal details will be auto-generated while registering for the improvement examination. But the students who appeared two years ago will need to fill in their personal details while applying for the improvement examination.

4) Students who didn’t pass the previous year’s board examination are not eligible to apply for the improvement examination. They need to appear as a private student the next year, or they can appear for the compartment examination.

5) If a student is not able to perform well in the improvement examination, then their best performance in both exams will be considered.

CBSE has released the complete guidelines to apply for the Improvement Exam 2020 for class 10 and class 12. To get the complete information, visit CBSE Class 12 Improvement Exam and CBSE Revaluation page.

Steps to Fill CBSE Improvement Exam Application Form

  • First of all, you need to visit the official website of CBSE.
  • Then enter your Board Exam roll number.
  • If you are a regular student, then you have to enter your CBSE School Code in the given box. In case you are applying as a private student and you have to enter 99999.
  • Now you have to enter your exam centre code from the previous year’s admit card.
  • Click on Proceed and fill in the required fields.
  • Now pay the application fee either online or by Challan.
  • Note down the application number and roll number for any further queries.

Important Note:

1) If the application fee is already deducted from the account and the same has not been updated in the portal, then the candidate must not try to pay the fee again.

2) Candidates are advised to contact their respective bank for transaction details, then they should send an email to the CBSE regional office with their Application No, Roll No, Name of Candidate and Transaction details.

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