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2023 CBSE Board Exams: What’s The Difference?

By Manasvi GuptaJune 08, 2022
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The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has given an essential update for students in Class 10 and Class 12 who will be taking their yearly board exams in the coming months. In its most recent circular, the Board defined the Assessment and Evaluation Practices for the Annual CBSE Board Exam 2022-23.

The evaluation matrix has been linked with the CBSE Board Exam 2023 Assessment Scheme's key emphasis, Competency-Based Education. As a result, the following sessions' yearly board exams will include a higher proportion of Competency-Based Questions or questions that test the application of principles in real-life/unfamiliar scenarios.

CBSE Board Exam 2023 Assessment

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Term-Wise Exams Discarded

According to the CBSE Board's assessment policy, the board proposes to repeal the Two Term, Split Exam Policy, which was implemented last year in response to the pandemic's extraordinary conditions, for the 2022-23 session. According to the CBSE Board circular, the board aims to hold only one term or one board test at the end of the academic session for the 2022-23 school year. The exam will be based on the CBSE Curriculum 2022-23, with questions from the whole syllabus available on the board's website.

CBSE Board Exams 2023 – Overview


Class 10

Class 12




Competency-Based Questions



Long/Short Questions



New CBSE 2023 Exam Pattern 

  • According to the declaration, beginning with the 2022-23 academic year, there would be only one term or one board examination (as was formerly the standard).

  • According to the CBSE curriculum 2022-23, the full syllabus will be covered in the final examinations.

  • Question papers for Class 10 board exams in 2023 will contain 40% multiple-choice questions, 20% competency-based questions, and 40% subjective or short/long response type questions.

  • The question papers for Class 12 would be 30% competency-based, 20% objective-based, and 50% long/short type responses.

  • The sample papers for the redesigned curriculum will be released soon by the board.

  • The curriculum, which was not divided into terms, was already provided by the board.

  • Meanwhile, the CBSE board exams for 2022 are underway. The Class 10 board exams were completed on May 24, and the Class 12 board examinations will be completed on June 15, 2022.

CBSE Board Exam Pattern For 2022-23: Modified Assessment Scheme

CBSE Class 10th Board Exams 2023

According to the new modifications in the assessment policy of board exams 2022-23, at least 40% of the questions in Class 9th and Class 10th will, henceforth, be competency-based. These questions can be multiple-choice, case-based, source-based integrated, or any other form of inquiry. 

Furthermore, in the 2022-23 Class 10 final exams, 20% of the questions will be objective type, with the remaining 40% short answer or long response type. Almost 30 per cent of the questions on the class 10 term 1 and term 2 exams in 2022 were competency-based.

  • 40% multiple-choice questions.

  • 20% competency-based questions.

  • 40% subjective questions.

CBSE Class 12th Board 2023 Exams 

Similarly, a minimum of 30% of questions in CBSE Class 12 final exams shall be competency-based in the form of multiple-choice questions, case-based, source-based integrated questions, or any other sort of question. Furthermore, objective-type questions will be weighted at 20%, with the remaining 50% allocated to short or lengthy response-type questions. Previously, competency-based questions made up 20% of Class 12 board exams.

  • 20% objective questions.

  • 30% competency-based questions.

  • 50% subjective (long/short) questions.

How To Get Revised CBSE 12th/10th Exam Blueprint 2023?

  • Open the website 

  • Search the related CBSE 12th/10th Blueprint 2023 list and open it.

  • Enter the relevant information such as the exam syllabus, and then click the submit button.

  • The CBSE 12th/10th Blueprint 2023 will begin to download and display on the screen.

  • Students may print their CBSE 12th/10th Blueprint 2023 for syllabus reference.

  • For more information on the CBSE Class 12th/10th Blueprint 2023, kindly visit the official website of CBSE.

Meanwhile, the CBSE Class 12 board exams are underway and will commence by June 15, 2022. While CBSE Class 10 exams were completed on May 24, 2022. The board has yet to announce the assessment standards for both classes. 

Last updated date: 02nd Oct 2023
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FAQs on 2023 CBSE Board Exams: What’s The Difference?

1. How will the CBSE 2023 board exam be conducted?

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has announced that CBSE board exams will be held only once in 2023, at the end of the academic year.

2. Where can students find sample CBSE 2023 board exam question papers?

In due course, sample question papers with comprehensive question paper designs will be made available on the CBSE website.

3. Where can I find the updated CBSE 2023 syllabi?

CBSE Class 10, 12, and 13 revised syllabi for the 2022-23 board exams are now available on the official website.