CBSE Plans to Take Regular 10th & 12th Class Board Exams in 2 Shifts From Next Session

CBSE, Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi might take a big decision under which the board exams of students for 10 and 12th class will be held in 2 shifts. As of now, all exams of 10th and 12th class under CBSE board are held in a single shift and the exams last for around a month. In some case, the exams have lasted for over 2 months as well. This becomes quite hectic for students as well as for teachers who are under pressure to check the papers and prepare results in a specified number of days.

2 Shifts by CBSE for 10th & 12th Exams

As per a news report on, CBSE has said that it takes around one day for a teacher to check 25 papers. In such a situation, the time taken to prepare results and evaluation is somehow less. So, to make it easier for students as well as for teachers CBSE has planned 2 shifts for 10th and 12th exams.

CBSE will draft a proposal for the same and forward it to the Ministry of Human Resource and Development for consideration. It has also been said that instead of February, the exams will begin in March but due to two shifts, it would be easier and exams would finish off earlier.

How will the CBSE 2 shifts system work?

CBSE had called a meeting at its New Delhi office where school principals were asked for suggestions to make the system better. One proposal that might come into effect is the 2 shift system. According to this, CBSE will hold 10th class board exams during the morning hours and 12th class board exams during the afternoon shift.

This would save time for teachers as they’ll get more time to evaluate papers. Another important thing over here is that 10th and 12th exams can go simultaneously and the exams would get over earlier.

Let us see if CBSE gets an approval from the Ministry of Human Resource Development of India to conduct 10th and 12th board exams in 2 shifts. If it goes well, then the system would be followed by all CBSE schools across India. It is estimated that there are 18,000 schools that are affiliated to CBSE board in India, making it the largest board for 10th and 12th classes.


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