CBSE To Conduct Reading Challenge For Students, 1st Round Will Take Place on 25th Jan


    The Central Board of Secondary Education is organizing a Reading Challenge exclusively for CBSE students. The challenge is aimed at increasing the reading proficiency of students. The Reading Challenge will be conducted in two stages and the top six students who clear the first round will be shortlisted for the second round.  

    Why ‘Reading Challenge’ ?

    Proficiency in reading will help students improve communication, critical and creative thinking and develop  problem-solving skills among the students. All these aspects in turn will contribute to the individual growth of the students. Reading Literacy serves not only as a foundation for achievement in other subject areas within the educational system but also acts as a prerequisite for successful participation in most areas of adult life.

    Challenge Pattern

    The Reading challenge is focussed on assessing the speed and accuracy of the students. The question paper  will contain 5-8 passages with each passage followed by objective type questions. The students who manage to answer the most number of questions correctly in a short duration of time will be selected.


    • Round One: All students from classes 8 to 10 can participate.
    • Round Two: Best six students to get shortlisted in round one. 

    Procedure of Selection

    The reading challenge will be conducted in two stages for students in CBSE affiliated schools. 

    1. Round One: Registration for round one can be done from 13th January to 22nd January 2020 at CBSE official website –

    Affiliated schools should register their students during this time period. No fee needs to be paid for the first round.

    Schools will receive a question paper with scoring criteria on 23rd Jan 2020. The school administration should conduct the challenge between 23rd Jan 2020 and 25th Jan 2020 and should select six students based on their performance in the challenge.

    Schools should register the names of these six students by paying an amount of Rs. 1200/- (Rs. 200 per customer). The link to make the payment will be available online from 27th Jan 2020 till 2nd Feb 2020.

    2.Round Two: The second round of the challenge will be conducted in CBT mode from 4th February 2020 to 7th February 2020.

    More details regarding the exam will be communicated to schools participating in the second round.


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