CBSE Grade 10 Exams About to Begin

Grade 10 and 12 CBSE board exams start on March 5. This year the number of students appearing in the Grade 10 exams form the Gulf is lesser than 2017.
CBSE Grade 10 Exams About to Begin
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Grade 10 board examinations for the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will have 22,542 students from across the Gulf region at the end of this academic year.

A total of 1.6 million Grade 10 students will attempt the exam globally, while 1.1 million Grade 12 students will attempt the finals.

In a press statement Rama Sharma senior public relations officer of the CBSE, said:

"The numbers indicate that this year, there are 451 fewer candidates compared to 2017, when 22,993 candidates had registered from the Gulf region."

Meanwhile, 14,694 students have registered to attempt Grade 12 examinations across the Gulf.

CBSE also said that students attempting the Class 10 board exams this year will be exempt from the mandatory separate pass criteria in the subjects having internal assessment component of 20 marks, and 80 marks of the final board examination.

Earlier, students needed to score 26 out of the 80-mark board paper to clear the exam.

Teachers further clarified that students will need to score 33 out of 100 marks in all subjects, including the internal tests, to pass the final exams.

"However, this is a one-time exemption," clarified Rama.

Both Grade 10 and 12 board exams will begin on Monday, March 5.

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