To the relief of students, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has confirmed that Board exams will be held in March 2018. The proposal to conduct the examination in the month of February has been put on hold, at least for this session.

CBSE was eager to conduct the examination in February so that the moderators could get more time to check the answer sheets. This would have lessened the errors in checking and the more accurate result could have been accessed. However, as per the statement, given by a senior CBSE official to a leading daily, they have now dropped the idea of advancing the board exams in February 2018.


Despite the cancellation of plans, the Board is still aiming to provide more time for checking of answer sheets. To do so, the Board is targets to warp up the examinations in a month by providing less gap between the exams. Even earlier, the Board has mentioned that there is no point in stretching the examination over a period of 40 to 45 days.

The examinations might not begin from March 01, 2018, because of Holi but the Board will surely begin it in the 1st week of the month. CBSE is yet to make an official statement to confirm the month of the exam. The date sheet of class 10 and 12 might be delayed due to polls. The Board has confirmed that it is waiting for the polling schedule of Meghalaya, Nagaland, Tripura, and Karnataka to be announced. Once it is out, the required changes will be made and the date sheet will be announced. The officials have confirmed that the dates for the board exams will not be delayed.

Next year will mark the return of the class 10 board exams for students studying at more than 18,000 schools affiliated to the CBSE. The CBSE class 10 board exam will be conducted after a gap of 7 years. Nearly 16 lakh students are expected to appear for Class X board exams. For class 12th, the expectation raises to 11 lakh. As per the usual course of the Board exams, it is commenced in the month of March and concludes in mid-April. However, the early closure of the examination is also likely to lead to the early announcement of the result.

CBSE will confirm all the speculations in due course of time. However, we would like to know your thoughts. CBSE should conduct the exams in February or March, what do you think? Also, should a student get more or less time between two papers? Let us know your thoughts on the matter. Do comment below.

137 COMMENTS

  1. I believe exams should be Held in mid Feb and continue till mid March as by this students will get time to relax . Also there will be no delays and acc. to for a student especially in class 10 the syllabus should end by mid Feb.As far as revision is concerned so there should be at least two holidays per subject.

  2. i clearly object with decision of starting the exams in month of feb. we can start it by end of Feb that is br Feb 25 and end the exams by March 31. so we all could relax and move on to our admission proceedings to various colleges. About the holidays atleast 2-3 days must be there for us to study.

  3. exams should be conducted in the month of March only…. and there should be a good time gap between 2 Xmas. … so that the students find it easy to answer…. after all board xams are very important in a child’s life…..

  4. Board exams should not be conducted before march as we have revise alteast two to threee books.this traditional exam will continue for only 1 year as by 2019 it will get back to cce cause of mass number of sucide.lol

  5. I think that if exams are going to start in March there should be at least 3-4 gaps between two exams, as a student of class 10 it would be very difficult for me to prepare for the examinations because the whole book i.e., whole syllabus is coming. With only 2 p.l we cannot study

  6. I think exam should commence from march and end at the last week of march. Rumours are floating that exam for class 10 will commence from march 1 or march 3 ….no matter when the exam starts, all we want is holidays between the exams… at least of 3-4 days

  7. Yes as course is now huge and there should be minimum 2 to 3 days gap is must to revise all chapters for the kids. Do consider for kids as well not only for your target dates of completion.

  8. I would say starting board exams on the first of march would be helpful to students. There should be a gap of at least 4 to 5 days between each paper . This would help us to prepare as we study the whole portions.

  9. Well, according to me students should get a good gap between two papers, as the 10th board exams are the 1st step of every student’s life, it is the turning point of their life, and to score well they might need a proper revision.

  10. Election should be advance for 6 months and exam must be done properly. There must be at least 5 days gap between each subjects.

  11. Why is all the new change policy happening with us only? We also need a good time between papers like previous year’s students. !

  12. There should atleast 3 days gap for sst, maths and science. The exam shoud start from February only

  13. God knows whats going on…people out there in cbse offices…what r they doing man…i mean…v guys r suffring a lot…its being around 6 days i m checking my chrome in every half an hour. N yes…paper should start in march…as befor it took place. N plzzzzzzzz provide us with sufficient amount of gaps…like cbse did last year…idk y the hell cbse is changing its pattern again and again…bullshit happning..now it wants teachers to check papers properly and for that …limit the time for exams..wow… Teachers have responsibilities to check it properly…y the hell should v suffer…

  14. For all those who are a bit stressed by the thought of Boards…..😎 Sleep well study well…. The date sheets would be available at night by today or tomorrow at cbse.nic.in
    Best of Luck

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