CBSE Borad Exams: Students to have biannual 10th, 12th board exam option from 2025-26


Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan launched the PM SHRI (Prime Minister Schools for Rising India) scheme in Chhattisgarh on 19th February. Under this scheme, 211 schools of Chhattisgarh will be upgraded. At the event, Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said that students will get an option of appearing for 10th and 12th class board examinations twice a year from the academic session 2025-26.

Education Minister said that one of the objectives of the new National Education Policy, unveiled in 2020, is to reduce the academic stress on students. The function was held at the Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay auditorium in Raipur. Highlighting the concept of introducing 10 bag-less days in school every year, the minister stressed on engaging students with art, culture and sports, among other activities.

Under NEP 2020, Education Minister Pradhan shared that from 2025-26 academic session, students will get an opportunity to appear for 10th and 12th class board exams twice. Following New Curriculum Framework (NCF) that was announced by the Ministry of Education in August 2023, board examinations will be held at least twice a year. The aim is to reduce student stress and to ensure students have enough time and opportunity to perform well. Students appearing in board exam will also get option to retain the best score.

Pradhan asked students present at the function if they were happy with the decision, and told them to keep the best marks obtained after appearing in both the exams. “Prime Minister Narendra Modi ji’s vision through the NEP is to keep students stress-free, enrich them with quality education, keep students linked with culture and prepare them for the future. This is the formula for making India a developed country by 2047,” he said.

Central Board of Secondary Education is currently conducting the class 10th, 12th board exams. The exam commenced on February 15, 2024. CBSE exam analysis can be checked here.