As the date sheet for the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE) examinations has been released, the students are now expecting the schedule for the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) examinations to come out soon.
Anita Karwal, chairman CBSE said, “The date sheet for the CBSE Class 10, 12 examinations 2019 will be released within the second week of January. All the students who will appear in the examinations can check the schedule through the official website, cbse.nic.in”, reported The Indian Express.
The board has already released a list of vocational subjects on the official website. For years, CBSE board exams for Class 10 and Class 12 which used to be conducted in March will now be held in February from 2019.
There are about 40 vocational courses offered by the board for Class 10 and Class 12 students. CBSE will also conduct the following exams in February as these subjects have a larger practical component and shorter theory papers:
- Typography and Computer Applications (English)
- Web applications
- Office Communication
From the coming academic year 2019, the students for class 10th need to get a minimum of 33 per cent marks in theory and practical combined to declare pass in the subject.
“It has now been decided to extend the same passing criteria henceforth for the students of secondary classes i.e. candidates appearing for Class 10 examination 2019 onwards will have to secure 33 per cent (both taken together) in the subjects to be eligible to pass the subject,” mentioned the official release.
CBSE has also changed the exam pattern for Class 12 English question paper for 2019 board exams.
The changes have been introduced for English (Core) exam pattern that will have question paper different from those of previous years. For example, now instead of three passages, there will only be two passages in section A (Reading).
Meanwhile, CISCE has released the date sheet of ICSE and ISC examinations. The exams will begin in February and will end on March 25 2019.