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CBSE Issues Guidelines for Private Students' Practical Exams: Key Points and Dates to Remember

February 09, 2024
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The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has released critical guidelines for the conduct of practical examinations for private students appearing in the CBSE Board Exam 2024. These exams are scheduled to take place from February 15th to March 15th, 2024.


CBSE 2024 Board Exam: Practical Exam Guidelines for Private Students


Students from the past two years who didn't get marks due to test failures or absence must take the practical exams. The 2021 batch of students who applied for practicals will also participate.


Here's a quick breakdown of the key points for private students:

  1. Exam Dates: The practical exams will be held between February 15th and March 15th, 2024. Students must carefully note their specific exam dates on their admit cards.

  2. Exam Venues: The practical exams will be conducted at the same exam centers designated for theory exams. Students should report to their designated centers as per the timings mentioned on their admit cards.

  3. Examiners: The schools will choose internal examiners, while regional offices will select external examiners, ensuring fairness and consistency.

  4. Answer Books and Marks: Schools will provide separate answer books to private students for the practical exams. Marks will be uploaded online after the exam by the schools, with the award list available on the same day.


Action Required by Students: 

  • Ensure you have a copy of your previous marksheet and current admit card readily available. 

  • Report to the exam center as per the scheduled date and time. 

  • Be well-prepared for the practical exam as per your subject's guidelines.


Action Required by Schools: 

  • Download and adhere to the official Guidelines and SOPs for Practical Examination-2024 document provided by CBSE. 

  • Arrange for separate answer books and upload marks online after the exam as per the prescribed format.


Guidelines of CBSE Practical Board Exams 2024

CBSE has issued guidelines for the Practical Board Exams in 2024. Here's what you need to know:


  1. The person in charge of the exam center will make a list of students for each class and subject whose practical exams will be held.

  2. They will contact the regional office beforehand to arrange for an external examiner.

  3. The exam center person cannot choose an external examiner on their own.

  4. The date and time for practical exams will be decided based on the examiner's availability, students' convenience, and the CBSE datesheet.

  5. Students will be informed in advance about when their practical exams will take place.

  6. The regional offices will be told about the plan for practical exams.


CBSE regional offices need to make a list of students with scheduled exams, inform students about their upcoming exams, appoint external examiners in advance, and make sure practical exams are completed, marks are uploaded, and answer books are received on time.


Remember: Timely reporting, proper documentation, and adherence to exam rules are crucial for a smooth and successful practical exam experience. For the latest updates, students should check the official CBSE website.