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CBSE Board Exam 2021: This New Rule Will Reduce The Percentage Of Failure

1 February, 2021

By Asmita Kundu

Prior to the Class 10 and 12 board exam, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has brought a new rule to bring much relief for all the students amid this pandemic.  As per the new rule, if a student of Class 10 or 12 fails in any of the elective subjects (such as Mathematics, Science, Social Science), then the failed subject will be replaced by the score of ‘Skill Subject’ (which means the sixth additional subject).



Also Read: CBSE Class 10th And 12th Date Sheets To Be Released Tomorrow


Thereafter, Class 10th board exam percentage will be calculated on the basis of best five subject scores. Hence the percentage of failure will be reduced eventually.

Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ has reportedly said, “The report card will not only highlight the merit-based performance of students but also give feedback regarding cognitive social, emotional and practical skills gained by students. The board will focus on capacity building and standardised criterion with a global benchmark.”


While it was mandatory earlier to opt for a skill-based subject, nowadays it has been optional. However, the percentage of opting for skill-based subjects has increased. These skill-based subjects do not contain any bookish knowledge but will definitely help the students to acquire knowledge.


The Education Minister has already stated that the final board exams 2021 will be held between May 4 and June 10 this year. The entire date sheet will be released on February 2, 2021, on the official website of CBSE. Students of Class 10 and 12 can check the date sheets and also download accordingly. The practical exams will start in March 2021.

CBSE Class 10 and 12 exams will be conducted across the country while maintaining all the COVID-19 safety protocols like last year.