The Central Board of Secondary Education for Classes X and XII Board exams will start from March 5, 2018 onwards. The Board has announced the examination schedule on 10th Jan 2018.
The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) has also announced the Board exam dates for its ICSE (Class X) and ISC (Class XII) simultaneously. The ICSE exams are starting from February 26, 2018, while the ISC exams (theory papers) are starting from February 12, 2018.
From this year, the Class X students of CBSE will have to take the mandatory Board exam as the school-based exams have been scrapped last year. For Class X, the exams will start with subjects such as information and communication technology, security, automobile technology, etc on March 5. The students will then have to sit for Hindi papers on March 6 and the next major paper, English, is on March 12. Science and mathematics are on March 16 and 28 respectively. The theory exams end on April 4, 2018.
The CBSE class XII exams starts with English on March 5 and then comes the major paper physics on March 7, 2018. For commerce stream the first major paper will be business studies on March 9 followed by accountancy on March 15. The theory exams come to an end on April 12, 2018 with home science as the last paper.
From this year all the Class X students will be appearing for the board exam. Till March 2017, Class X students used to sit for either the board exam or school-based exam under the continuous and comprehensive evaluation (CCE) scheme.
According to CBSE sources, around 18 lakh students have registered for the Class X exams, while for Class XII the number of registration has crossed 11 lakh for the first time.
The CISCE students will get very little time between the announcement of the dates and exam, especially for the ISC as the theory exams are starting from February 12 with physical education as the first paper. The first major paper for the Class XII will be accounts on March 15. Physics has been schedule for February 20. The practical exams for the Class XII students will start from February 2, 2018. The exam ends on April 2, 2018.