Pune: More than 28 lakh candidates will appear for the annual Class X and XII Board examinations conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) that begin on Monday.
While the Class X exam will be conducted at 4,453 centres across India and 78 centres outside the country, there are 4,138 Class XII centres in India and 71 abroad.
It's after seven years that the Board has done away with Comprehensive and Continuous Evaluation (CCE), and will be conducting Board examinations for Class X again. Thus, as a one-time measure for this batch, the current batch that is taking the examination with five main subjects (with 20 marks as internal assessment component as per scheme of studies) may be exempted from mandatory separate pass criteria in subjects having component of 20 marks in internal assessment and Board examination of 80 marks.
The candidates suffering from diabetes will now be allowed to carry eatables inside the examination centres. Even for the JEE main examination, the Board had allowed candidates suffering from diabetes to carry eatables like sugar tablets/fruits (like banana/apple/orange) and transparent water bottles into the examination hall.
In order to help students with special needs, CBSE has also allowed the use of computers this year. However, the use of computers shall only be limited to typing answers, viewing the questions in enlarged font size and listening to the question items. The candidates can bring their own laptops, which will be inspected, and will not have any Internet connection," said a press comminque.
Number of students appearing - 16,38,428
Number of girls - 6,71,103
Number of differently-abled students - 4,510
Number of students appearing - 11,86,306
Number of girls - 4,95,899
Number of differently-abled students - 2,846