Board exam for Class 10 in CBSE schools to return: HRD minister Javadekar

Board examination for Class 10 in CBSE schools will be reintroduced as part of the ongoing reforms in the education system, Union human resource development (HRD) minister Prakash Javadekar said Friday. At present, it is optional for CBSE students to choose either the board exam or a school-based examination. It has also been decided to conduct examinations in Classes 5 and 8 and students who would fail in the end-term examinations would be detained in these classes, Javadekar said in Puri. However, the students would be given an opportunity to…

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CBSE NEET 2017: Meet the four toppers from Muktsar, Indore and Bengaluru

New Delhi: The 17-year-old son of a Punjab school teacher, two close friends from Madhya Pradesh and a Delhi Public School student from Bengaluru, on Friday, bagged the first four positions in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), an all-India examination for admission to medical and dental colleges. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), which conducts the examination, announced the results on Friday morning, ending weeks of suspense that saw the Madras high court withholding the outcome before the Supreme Court cleared it. Launched in 2016, the NEET…

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CBSE school-based exams: Few takers, but high scores, Mumbai results reveal

Of 16 lakh Class 10 Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) students across India, more than 7.81 lakh opted for the school-based tests over board exams, which are considered to be more stressful. However, students will not have the same option next year, as school exams will be scrapped from this year. Five of 200 Class 10 students from RN Podar School, Santacruz, opted for the school exams. Of them, Rithvik Sharma secured a 8.8 cumulative grade point average (CGPA). “We wanted him to be comfortable, as he suffers from a…

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Technical glitch delays CBSE 12th result 2017 in West Bengal

Thousands of students in West Bengal, who took the Central Board of Secondary Education Class 12 board examinations 2017, could not access their results because of a technical glitch at CBSE’s regional office at Bhubaneswar, hours after they were declared on Sunday. Authorities learnt that schools in Odisha and Chhattisgarh were also witnessing similar problems after they inquired with the Bhubaneswar office, which covers Odisha, West Bengal and Chhattisgarh. They could not download the results for the Class 12 exam even after hours results were officially announced. “We managed to…

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TV singing champ from Noida scores 93% in CBSE 12th boards battling all odds

On the first day of the month of Ramzan, 17-year-old Minnatullah gave his Noida-based family a gift they will remember for ages — he scored 93% marks in his class 12 boards. What makes his achievement sweeter is that Minnatullah has already made a name for himself in the world of music. All this despite the fact that he comes from a family of meagre means. A former participant of popular talent hunt show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li’l Champs, Minnatullah is a celebrity among his classmates at Delhi…

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CBSE debars late students from attempting NEET

A student gets her earrings removed before entering the examination hall to take the NEET on Sunday.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo) Even as lakhs of students appeared for the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) on Sunday, a handful of students missed their chance at the test. Not following time rules as prescribed by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for the exam proved costly for a few students, who were not allowed to give the paper altogether because of the delay. “Five students reached barely a couple of minutes late and the…

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CBSE asks SC to grant three months for conducting AIPMT re-exam

  On Thursday, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) requested the Supreme Court to grant it three months for conducting the AIPMT re-examination. Earlier this week, the Supreme Court passed an order cancelling the CBSE AIPMT exam. The court asked all the concerned institutes to help CBSE conduct the re-examination within four weeks. CBSE has communicated to the court that it is not feasible to hold the re-test in such a short duration; Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar presented the board’s case stating that the entire procedure of re-examination requires…

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CBSE takes an initiative to celebrate International Yoga Day in schools

  Yoga is one of the prominent activities in our lives. It helps to calm the mind through reinstate mental liveliness. Now, CBSE had sent a report to schools to conduct programmes on International Yoga day i.e. on June 21. The board had passed a report to schools to inspect the day on June 21. Different schools are participating and conducting programmes before a day i.e. on Saturday. The report includes “As part of your observance, you may encourage students and motivate them to participate in the yoga demonstration from…

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CBSE new rule: 6 day-working week for Class 6-Class 8

  The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has given school students of Class 6 to Class 8, a reason to worry. The Board has released a circular on curriculum updates for 2015-16 directing schools to remain open for six hours each day, for six days a week. However, the students of Class 5 will have a five-day functional school. Although the kids will be allowed an off, the teachers have been directed to remain in the school premises for an additional 1 hour and 20 minutes, six days a…

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CBSE Class 12 results: Girls outshine boys

      Reinforcing the trend, girls have yet again outshined the boys in the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class 12 exams 2015, the results of which have been declared today. Girls have recorded a pass percentage of 87.56 percent, while boys are a little behind them with a 77.77 percent. A total of 9,62,122 students appeared for the CBSE Class 12 examinations, out of which there were 4,25,651 boys and 3,63,171 girls who passed. Although, there were more boys who passed in comparison to the girls, the…

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