Everything to Know About the CBSE Board Exam 2019

The CBSE Board Exams for Class X and XII are set to begin for the year 2019. Here’s everything you need to know to make sure you are ready.

Start Dates

The Class X Exams begin on February 21st and end on March 29th. The Class XII Exams begin on February 15th and end on April 3rd. These Exam dates can be viewed directly at the CBSE website at http://cbse.nic.in/ (the new website link is http://cbse.nic.in/newsite/index.html).

For the complete Class X dates sheet, click here.

For the full Class XII dates list, click here.

The Board Exam schedule for 2019 was released by the CBSE along with a circular at least 2 weeks ahead of the exam on December 23rd, 2018 to enable students to prepare sufficiently for the papers. This year, in 2019, the CBSE has taken special care while setting the Board Exam schedule to ensure that these exams do not clash with any of the competitive exams like JEE for Class XII.

Students by the Numbers

More than 30 lakh students are appearing for the CBSE Board Exams in  2019. According to the CBSE, in 2019, Over 18 lakh students are appearing for the Class X Board Exam while over 12 lakh students are taking the All India Senior School Certification Examination (AISSCE), commonly known as the Class XII Board Exam.

The CBSE has issued a motivational letter to the students encouraging them to find the hidden meaning in their lives, by using academics to unearth their hidden potential to scale the summit of success. Every student appearing for the Board must read the Letter to Students from CBSE comparing school life to a computer. It is sure to inspire any student who is about to take the Board Exam.

Subject Selection

The CBSE offers many vocational subjects for students of Class X and XII to choose from. In 2019, there are 15 such subjects offered for Class X and 40 for Class XII. Totally, in 2019, there are 240 subjects offered by the CBE. Of this, the Class X and XII students have opted for 30,000 combinations!

Timings

The CBSE Board Exam timings for 2019 are from 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM. The answer sheets will be handed out at 10 AM and the students will receive their question papers by 10:15 AM. All students must be compulsorily present in the exam hall by 9:45 AM. Don’t be late!

Special Instructions

The CBSE has issued special rules and instructions for the students appearing for the Board Exam in 2019:

  • Students will only be allowed to take the CBSE Board Exam 2019 if they are in full school uniform.
  • Each student appearing for the Board Exam must carry his or her parents’ signatures on the card. Apart from the student and School Principal’s signatures, there is a separate column provided for the parent’s signature on the card. Any admit card without all these signatures or the stamp is considered invalid.
  • No student will be allowed inside the Exam Hall after 10 AM.
  • All students must carry their own stationery items such as like pen, pencil, eraser, sharpener, scale, compass, etc. These items must be carried in a clear and transparent pouch only.
  • No mobile phones, smart watches, or external printed material will be allowed within the Exam Hall.

Keep all these rules in mind and be prepared before Exam Day hits to avoid last minute confusion.

Dealing With Board Exam Fear

The CBSE is taking lots of efforts to help students manage the stress and fear of the Board Exam through various steps.

  • CBSE is offering Pre-Exam Psychological counselling from 1st February to 4th April.
  • An Interactive Voice Response System (IVRS) has been introduced by the CBSE in 2019 to provide useful pre-recorded information on tackling the Board Exams better. The toll-free number is 1800-118-004. Students or parents can call this number for tips on exam preparation, time management, stress reduction, etc. FAQs are answered and live tele-counselling is also available on this number.
  • For the first time ever, the CBSE has uploaded an informative audio-visual presentation entitled “Knowing Children Better” on its website. this presentation enumerates the real-time experiences of children in coping with exams and the strategies they adopt to handle them better. Some video topics include ‘Aggression’, ‘Depression’, ‘Exam Anxiety’, and ‘Internet Addiction Disorder’.
  • Apart from this, Q&A sessions answered by CBSE will be featured on all prominent national newspapers from the 1st of February.
  • Online counselling is available by contacting counselling.cecbse@gmail.com

You can also read our post on 5 Ways to Overcome Fear of the Board Exam. Have no fear!

Results

CBSE has announced that the results for the CBSE Board Exam 2019 will be released in the first week of June 2019.

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That was everything you need to know about the Contact the LetsPractise team if you have any more questions or clarifications.

With such substantial support from parents, teachers and the CBSE Board, all that students must do is to practice, prepare, and perform well in the CBSE Board Exam 2019 . All the best!

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