CBSE To Conduct Pending Exams Only For 29 Key Subjects For Classes 10 and 12


According to the latest notification dated April 1, 2020, CBSE will be conducting the pending exams of CBSE only for 29 Key subjects. This decision has been taken owing to the current situation revolving around COVID-19 Pandemic. CBSE Board has now taken the decision of conducting exams for key subjects that are important in terms of getting admission to higher education institutions. For the rest of the subjects, there shall be no exams. The details for assessment in all such cases shall be separately notified by the Board.

Direct link to the press release issued by CBSE regarding exams

Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, Minister of Human Resource Development has tweeted that due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation and keeping in mind the academic future of students, he has advised to conduct board examinations only for 29 main subjects that are necessary for promotion and maybe crucial for admissions in HEIs.

Details about key subjects for which exams will be conducted

Class 10 Subjects for which exams will be conducted Class 12 Subjects for which exams will be conducted
To be conducted for whole of India To be conducted exclusively for North East Delhi To be conducted for whole of India To be conducted exclusively for North East Delhi
NIL Hindi Course A Business studies English Elective – N
Hindi Course B Geography English Elective – C
English Comm Hindi ( elective) English Core
English Lng &
Hindi (core) Mathematics
Science Home Science Economics
Social Science Sociology Biology
Computer Science ( old) Political Science
Computer Science (new) History
Information practice (old) Physics
Information practice (new) Accountancy
Information Technology Chemistry
Bio Technology

CBSE has decided not to conduct any more exams for students who are residing outside India. The system of assessment for the purpose of declaring results will be worked out by the Board shortly and notified to these schools.

In the press release of the CBSE dated March 18, 2020, it is mentioned that the date sheets for the rescheduled board examinations shall be informed by the board via its website and press release after a re-analysis of the situation. Also the board has confessed that it is difficult to announce the re-schedule of the exams at this moment. It has further confirmed that it will issue a notice of about 10 days to all its stakeholders before the commencement of the exams.


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