CBSE Reading Challenge 2024-25

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is the authority that conducts the CBSE Reading challenge every. This challenge is organized to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate their skills in reading and understanding the English language. Those who want to apply need to submit the application form through their school. It is two-stage examination. Only those students will be allowed to apply for stage 2 who will clear the stage 1 exam. In this post, all the necessary details related to the CBSE Reading Challenge 2024-25 are provided.

CBSE Reading Challenge 2024 Important Dates

Main Events Dates
Releasing of official notificationTo be announced
Starting of the registration processTo be announced
Question paper availability for registered schoolsTo be announced
Exam date for stage 1To be announced
Start of registration for stage 2To be announced
Date of examination for stage 2To be announced

CBSE Reading Challenge 2024 Eligibility Criteria

It is important for all the candidates to make sure that they meet the following eligibility criteria before filling the application form.

For Stage – 1: All the aspirants who are studying in Class 8th to Class 10th from a school affiliated to the CBSE.

For Stage – 2: Best 6 students from each affiliated school registered after the 1st stage.

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CBSE Reading Challenge 2024 Application Form

The registration process of CBSE Reading Challenge 2024-25 has been started online at its official website. . Please note that the application process of stage 1 and stage 2 takes place separately. Complete details related to the application process are as follows.

1st stage

  • Those schools who are looking to register for this test must be affiliated to the CBSE.
  • Please note that the schools can register on behalf of their students for stage 1 only.
  • In the application form, all the necessary details regarding the candidates must be entered.
  • The school must register well before the last dates.
  • The details entered in the application form must be accurate. Otherwise, the candidature of the applicant can be rejected.
  • There is no application fee for the first stage.
  • Students cannot register themselves for the 1st

2nd Stage

  • Only those students who will clear 1st round will be allowed to register for the 2nd
  • Students can register themselves for the 2nd round after clearing the 1st
  • Only six students from each class are eligible for the 2nd round registration.
  • For the second round, an application fee is applicable.
  • After submitting the application form, aspirants must take a printout of the same for future requirements.

Application Fee

The application fees for the candidates of various categories are as follows.

Stage 1No charges
Stage 2No charges

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CBSE Reading Challenge 2024 Exam Pattern

Candidates looking to participate in the CBSE Reading Challenge 2024 must know the examination pattern given below.

For Stage 1

  • Initially, the contest is going to be for reading in English.
  • Schools may take the question papers as per the schedule.
  • The question paper will have five to eight passages. Each passage will be followed by objective type questions.
  • Those students who will answer the questions in the shortest span of time will be selected.
  • Successful candidates will be shortlisted for the stage 2.

For Stage 2

  • The stage 2 examination will be online (Computer based test).
  • The test will be conducted only for those students who will clear stage 1 and register before the last date.
  • The details modalities of the stage 2 examination will be communicated to the students after the stage 1 exam.

Awards and Recognition

The awards and recognition to be given to the students are as follows.

  • Those students who will participate in the stage 2 examination will get online participation & appreciation certificate by the Board.
  • Top 50 candidates from every region will get a merit certificate.
  • Please note that this test will help candidates in boosting their knowledge and confidence.
  • Schools are advised to encourage their students to participate in large numbers for this challenge.
  • Through this test, students will get an opportunity to demonstrate and practice their reading skills.

CBSE Reading Challenge 2024 Result

  • The result of the first round based on the reading skill of the candidates will be declared by the school (2 each for class 8th, 9th, and 10th).
  • Please note that if more than 6 students perform equally well then school will organize a suitable screening test to identify the best 6 students.
  • The result of stage 2 will be released online through the official website of the board.
  • Best scholars will get recognition according to the terms.

Frequently Asked Questions

My school is not interested in taking part in the CBSE Reading Challenge. Can I apply for this exam on my own?

No, the students need to participate in their schools only. The CBSE will not accept individual applications.

What abilities of the student will be tested in the CBSE reading challenge?

The following abilities of the student will be tested during the challenge.
The ability to read with accuracy and process text in order to understand it
The ability to read with comprehension
The ability to construct  meaning  by  retrieving  information,  relating  text  with  their  previous knowledge and integrating information
The ability to interpret information and draw an inference.
The ability to reflect and evaluate to assess the quality and credibility of the text

In which mode the stage 2 of CBSE Reading Challenge will be conducted?

Please note that stage 2 of the examination will be conducted in online mode (Computer-based test).

Is there any application fee that I need to submit along with stage 1 application form?

No, there is no such application fee.

What is the application fee for the stage 2 application?

There is not any application fee prescribed.

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