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CBSE Class X and XII Exams to Begin from 9th March 2017

Exam Time

  • At the onset of new Year, the Chairman CBSE Shri R.K Chaturvedi and the staff covey their heartiest wishes to all the Principals, Teachers, Students and Parents for a successful year ahead.
  • The annual examinations of class X and XII will be conducted by CBSE from 9th March 2017, in view of the state assembly elections being conducted in five states of Punjab, Goa, Manipur, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh.
  • The board has given careful consideration to the situation before postponing the exams by a week which will now allow the students to get more time for the preparation and ensure uninterrupted sequence of examinations.
  • The board has made all possible efforts to maintain reasonable time gap between the major papers and also ensured that the students appearing for Joint Engineering Exam and upcoming National Eligibility cum Entrance Test complete the CBSE examinations ahead of these entrance exams.
  • The annual exam result will be declared on time as the board has adopted several IT initiatives which will aid in faster result processing.

Examination Statistics

Class X 2016 2017
Total Number of Candidates 1491371 1667573
Board Based 758116 884710
School Based 733255 782863
Number of Centres 3742 3974
Number of Schools 15286 16354


Class XII 2016 2017
Total Number of candidates 1065179 1098420
Number of Centres 3757 3503
Number of Schools 10093 10677

[Press Note]