CBSE exams mandatory for class Xth from 2018

Photo of students of class 10 giving board exam (CBSE).

New Delhi: The Central Board of Secondary Examination (CBSE), class 10th board exams which were earlier optional for the students to appear according to their choice but now the CBSE will make it mandatory again from 2018 and the students may have to study a new language apart from Hindi and English, till they pass high school.




The Board has decided to make the exams compulsory for all its school, not carrying forward the policy formed five years ago that board exam will be optional for students or let the institution assess their performance.

The high school examination is based on the division of 80% marks weight-age would be given on the written examination and 20% would be based on schools internal assignment.




The CBSE board which runs more than 18,000 government schools wants strict functioning of three languages that should be included as a subject in the class 10 board exams-Hindi, English and another language such as Sanskrit from the list of 22 in the Constitution.

The third language or subject is taught in many schools till class 8 but now the board wants to add two more years to it. But according to the reports, the students are required to get simple pass marks in the third language.




The government is apparently upset with private schools tweaking guidelines to teach a foreign language as the third. Approximately 13,000 private schools across the country are affiliated to the CBSE. Schools aren’t happy with the board’s move.