CBSE Improvement Exam for 10th and 12th

CBSE Improvement Exam

We often say that life gives us many chances but what if that is true in the case of our exams? Exams constitute an important part of our studies and our marks sheets are the first documents to prove our academic performance. In India, there are 4 important school boards namely, CBSE, ICSE, State Boards, and International Baccalaureate (IB) and out of these, CBSE is the most popular board. But if you have not been able to score well in your CBSE exam, don’t be upset! CBSE improvement exam is a blessing for students who want to adorn their marks sheets with improved scores. Apart from taking necessary measures to improve the overall education system, The Central Board of Secondary Education conducts secondary and higher secondary exams every year in which hundreds of thousands of aspirants appear. But comparatively, a few manage to score well in their first attempt. To allow them to improve their performance, which is likely to benefit them in the future, CBSE conducts improvement exams every year. In this blog, we will cover all the important details pertaining to the exam in detail. 

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Senior secondary education marks the beginning of our career as this is the time when we make a transition from school into the college where we delve into the world of higher studies. It is the time when we think of what to study after 12th. The scores obtained in the 12th result are pivotal for the entrance exams of professional degree courses and securing admission for higher studies. If you are not satisfied with the results and want to improve your scores, the CBSE improvement exam is the way to go for it. The exam can be taken for one or more subjects by students who have qualified a subject but the scores are not up to the expectation. But those with a backlog first need to qualify the subject to be able to appear in the improvement exam. The new scored marks will be considered as your result and that would reflect on your final mark sheet. 

CBSE Improvement Exam: Tentative Dates

Here are the tentative dates for the CBSE Improvement exam 2021 as per the exam dates of this year:

ParticularTentative Dates
Availability of the Application forms for
CBSE Improvement Exam
September-October 2020
Improvement Exam for Class 10thFebruary-March 2021
Improvement Exam for Class 12February-April 2021
Result will be declared byAugust 2021

CBSE Improvement Exam: Eligibility

The first and foremost step to appear for the improvement exam is to satisfy certain prerequisites that have been listed below: 

  • Only those who appeared for their 10th and 12th exam through the CBSE board can appear for the improvement exam. A student who has qualified the exam through state or any other board except CBSE is not eligible.
  • It is to be noted that you can take this exam for the five core subjects and not for an elective and that a student can appear for the test only once
  • The candidates who have passed their exams not more than 2 years ago from the date of application can apply for the CBSE improvement exam.
  • If a candidate has failed the theory subject but has qualified the practical exam, he/she needs to appear for an improvement exam for the former while the marks for practical exam will be counted from the earlier exam.
  • If a student has failed to clear the practicals then it is mandatory to reappear for both the theory and practical tests. 

How to Apply for CBSE Improvement Exam?

The student willing to give CBSE improvement exam needs to visit this link and apply there. Here are the steps you need to follow to apply for the CBSE improvement exam online:

  1. Enter the details on your admit card, i.e. your roll number, 5-digit school number, the year of exam, the exam centre no. and class.
  2. Select the subject for which you aim to appear for the CBSE improvement exam.
  3. Select the exam centre.
  4. Go through all the details once.
  5. On clicking submit, you will be taken to the payment page.
    Application Fee: 200 INR/subject for all the candidates (can differ for candidates from outside India and on late submission, check the details here)
    Fee payment can be carried out online, i.e. through Debit Card/Credit Card/NEFT/RTGS or through bank challan.
    Visually impaired candidates are exempted from the application fee but if the form is submitted after the last date, a late fee will be charged.
  6. Submit the final form with payment and download the submission page for future reference.

Procedure and Guidelines

After entering the Roll No. and the name of the school, you can select the subjects for re-exam. The application fee for the improvement exam is 200 INR per subject which can be paid online on the website or at the bank via challan. It is important that you keep the following guidelines in mind while filling the application form: 

  • Ensure that you don’t wait for till the last date to fill the application form. Due to high traffic on the websites during the last hours, you might miss the deadline. 
  • Though the fee charged for one improvement exam is 200 INR, fee amounts differ as per Delhi Scheme, Outside India and for private candidates. Go through the official notification by CBSE before applying for the improvement exam.
  • You will be provided with a separate admit card for the improvement exam so make sure you download the same from the CBSE website and go through the exam centre details on the same.

Thus, the CBSE improvement exam is a ray of hope for those who could not score well in their 10th or 12th exam. Right after clearing your senior secondary exams, you can choose to study abroad where a bright career may be waiting for you. But with an array of programs available across numerous disciplines, it can be confusing as to which degree course to pursue. If you are going through the same conundrum then the counsellors at Leverage Edu are here to guide you. From helping you select a career line using a psychometric test to choosing a university using the AI-enabled tool, the experts will lend a helping hand in kick-starting your career! 

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