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CBSE Board exams for vocational courses to be held in February Next Year: Confirmed

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CBSE board exams 2019 for all Class 12 and class 10 subjects will be conducted in the month of March with the exception of Vocational and related subjects. The examination for vocational subjects will be conducted in the latter half of February 2019 and the exam for all the core subjects will be conducted in March 2019.

The decision to conduct board exams for vocational subjects has been taken after the Delhi High Court order dated July 11, 2018, that Delhi University should fix the cut-off dates for admission to undergraduate courses only after the declaration of CBSE result including result for re-evaluation.


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CBSE offers a range of 240 subjects to its board students out of which only language paper is compulsory for class 12 students and language, mathematics, and social science is compulsory for class 10 students. Apart from the compulsory papers, students are allowed to select any combination of subjects.

In case of vocational subjects, CBSE offers 40 vocational subjects in class 12 and 15 in class 10. There are also certain subjects where the enrolment of students is very low, such as Typography and Computer Applications, Graphics, Office Communication etc. The examination for these subjects will also be conducted in February 2019 as the practical component in these subjects is higher than the theoretical component.

Until now, the exams began in March and went on till the end of April to accommodate all combination of subjects. Due to this, the result was pushed to the end of May and consequently, the result for re-evaluation was released in July, thus putting students at a hindrance when it came to undergraduate admission in Delhi University.

CBSE will notify the subjects for which exams will be conducted in February and in March, next week. The change in the exam date sheet was recommended by a committee that was formed in April 2018 to make recommendations on strengthening the CBSE exam process.

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