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CBSE Practical Exam 2023: Syllabus, Date Sheet & Guidelines

By Satabdi MazumdarNovember 06, 2022
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The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has announced the CBSE Practical exam and internal assessment dates for Classes 10 and 12 to be conducted for the winter-bound schools. 

According to the schedule, the practicals for the Winter Bound schools will be held from November 15 to December 14, 2022. Additionally, the board mentioned that these exam dates are not for regular-session schools. As per the circular, the practical exams for the regular session schools will be conducted from January 1, 2023, for Classes 10 and 12. Apart from this, the CBSE board will be conducting the 10th & 12th theory exams from February 15, 2023, onwards. 

Students who are appearing for the CBSE 10th & 12th Practical exams are advised to visit the official website for further details on the CBSE practical exam date sheet, Project assessment or internal assessment, etc.

Understanding CBSE Practical Exam

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CBSE Board Practical Exam 2023: Important Dates

CBSE is a private, national-level board that releases the 10th & 12th Practical exam dates, syllabus along with theory exam dates. In this blog, we are providing necessary details regarding the CBSE Practical exam for Classes 10 & 12

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) reserves around 30% marks in Classes 10 and 12 for the Practical exams to inculcate application-based learning into the candidates. 

Below is the CBSE private candidate practical exam date. Take a look:

For Winter-Bounded Schools:


Important Dates

10th Class Practical Exam Date

November 15 to December 14, 2022

12th Class Practical Exam Date

November 15 to December 14, 2022

For Regular Session Schools:


Important Dates

10th & 12th Class Practical Exam Date

January 1, 2023

CBSE Practical Exam 2023 - Official Notice

As per the provisions, the practical examinations, projects, or internal assessments for the session 2022-23 will be held from January 1, 2023, for all the affiliated schools in India & Abroad. However, the winter-bounded schools are expected to remain closed during January. Accordingly, the exams for both Classes 10th & 12th for winter-bounded schools will be conducted from November 15, 2022, to December 14, 2022.

CBSE Practical Exam Guidelines

Along with releasing the Practical exam dates for the Class 10th & 12th, CBSE has also issued the essential guidelines and SOPs (Standard Operating Procedure) for the schools to conduct practical exams, projects, and internal assessments in these schools. It includes uploading marks, the appointment of internal, and external examiners and observers, the procedure for conducting exams, etc.

Below are the CBSE practical exam guidelines that every appearing candidate needs to be aware of. Take a look:

For Winter-Bounded Schools:

  • The central board also instructed them to provide a final list of the candidates and to ensure that no student of the school without his/her name submitted in the online List of Candidates (LOC) to the board is allowed to participate in the exam, project, or assessments.

  • No change in the marks will be allowed after the finalization and completion of processes. Thereby, the examiners are required to deliver proper attention to ensure that error-free subject practical marks have been uploaded.

  • As per the CBSE practical exam guidelines, the board also requests schools along with the winter-bounded schools to ensure the on-time completion of practical exams.

  • Along with this, the winter-bounded schools must upload marks for all the practical exams, projects, and internal assessments at the same time from the date of the start of the practical exams.

  • The uploading of the marks needs to be completed by the last date of the respective class since there won't be any extension of the dates by the Board.

  • Schools have also been asked to conduct the Regional Office to appoint external examiners and observers.

  • The schools must complete the exams on time and dispatch the answer books with award lists to the regional offices.

  • The schools conducting the CBSE Practical exam or assessments should ensure that all the instructions of the Central/State Governments, Local Bodies, and other organizations must adhere to the full extent.

  • The schools can approach splitting the batches of students into groups of 10 students to avoid crowding.

SOPs to Conduct CBSE Practical Exams 

  • As per the guidelines, the CBSE Practical class 12 & class 10 will be conducted as per the guidelines issued by the board on the official website.

  • Schools as well as the examiners are required to check and get themselves familiarize with the maximum marks for each subject from the Curriculum document

  • The marks of the practical exams will be uploaded from the date of the start of the exams. Also, it should be completed by the last date of the respective exam as there will be no extension of dates by the Board.

  • If the number of students is more than 20, then the exams need to be conducted in two or three sessions in a day.

  • In the case of the Fine Arts exam/assessment, there will be two sessions for each student

  • While uploading the marks, it is necessary for the schools, & examiners to ensure that the marks have been correctly uploaded. Also, the maximum marks allotted for the practical/ project/ internal assessment should be as per the guidelines issued by the Board.

  • The examiners can report any type of suspicious or doubtful act of the candidates to the board along with the relevant facts.

CBSE Class 10 Practical Syllabus 2022-2023

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has released the syllabus for Class 10 on the official website. 

CBSE Class 10 Science Syllabus comprises 5 units with Unit 1 and Unit 2 carrying the highest weightage among all.





Chemical Substances – Nature and Behavior



World of Living



Natural Phenomena



Effects of Current



Natural Resources




Internal Assessment


Grand Total


Internal Assessment (20 Marks)

Periodic Assessment

05 marks + 05 marks

Practical Work

05 marks


05 marks


20 Marks

CBSE Class 12 Practical Syllabus 2022-2023

Here is the CBSE practical class 12 syllabus subject-wise list. Take a look:

  • Physics

  • Chemistry 

  • Biology

  • Computer Science

  • Math

The practical exams for CBSE Class 12 can be divided into two parts which are: 

  • 30 marks as internal assessment & 70 marks for external assessment for some subjects 

  • 20 marks as internal assessment & 80 marks for external assessment for some subjects

CBSE Practical Exam Preparation Tips

Below are a few CBSE practical exam preparation tips that can help students to score better. Take a look:

  • Read the questions carefully so you can understand the principle working for a particular experiment

  • Must have a clear understanding of the underlying principles & concepts such as Theories, Formulas, etc.

  • Determine a series of steps to conduct the specific experiment assigned to you since different experiments have different procedures. 

  • Learn the concepts with examples and applications. Solve problems based on them. It will help you memorize the formula better.

  • Get a good command of diagrams and circuits. Students should have a clear idea of how the different terminals are connected. 

  • Perform frequent study & revise regularly 

  • Last but not least, time management is important to ace the CBSE practical exam. Make a timetable and proceed accordingly.


Now you know all about the CBSE practical exam including dates, syllabus, and guidelines.

Since the examinations are approaching fast, all the students are likely busy with preparations. But most students often ignore or don’t pay too much attention to the details & procedures being explained by the teachers in the practical experiment class. Keep in mind that along with having theoretical knowledge, practical education is also important to understand the concepts. Practice these tips and visit the official site for any further information.

FAQs on CBSE Practical Exam 2023: Syllabus, Date Sheet & Guidelines

1. What is the Passing Percentage for CBSE Class 10 Science Exam?

According to the CBSE, students are required to get a minimum of 33% marks including both theory and practical to clear the exam.

2. Will there be an Internal Assessment for CBSE Class 10 Science?

Yes, there will be an Internal Assessment of 20 marks added to the theory component to evaluate the students out of 100 marks.

3. How many experiments are present in the CBSE Science Syllabus of Class 10?

There are 14 experiments present in the CBSE Science Syllabus of Class 10.