Will there be CBSE Board Exams in 2024? Know the Latest News about CBSE Scraping 10+2 Education System

Ever since the introduction of New Education Policy (NEP) 2020, there are many questions clicking in the minds of students. Recently, CBSE has instructed schools to follow the education policy which includes the new 5+3+3+4 pedagogical format from the season 2023-24. The most frequently asked questions among students these days are whether there will be CBSE board exams in 2023-24 or not and Is CBSE scrapping the 10+2 education format?   

The Answer to these questions is simple. Yes, CBSE will continue taking the examination for the 10th and 12th classes. However, the system of these exams will change. There will be board exams twice a year. The main exam will be compulsory while the improvement exam will be optional.

This decision of CBSE is going to be historic because it will bring a lot of relief to the students. In many interviews, CBSE officials said that the board is determined to remove an extra burden from the students and focus on their skill development.

Latest News on CBSE Board Exam 2024

According to reports in the Times of India, CBSE has asked all its affiliated schools across India to migrate from the current 10+2 education format to a new 5+3+3+4 pedagogical structure. These changes will get implemented from the academic session 2023-24

The CBSE chairperson, Nidhi Chhibber, recently disclosed to TOI that the board has made the decision to migrate to the new policy with the upcoming academic year.

The CBSE chief emphasised that the NEP’s distinctive feature is the participation of students from class 3rd to 6th in formal education. She also emphasised the fact that many CBSE-affiliated schools already have preparatory and pre-nursery programs that teach younger children.

Understanding 5+3+3+4 Format

As you might know, the government is migrating from the 10+2 to 5+3+3+4 education system. It is important for you to understand this new system if you are a student.

The structure of 5+3+3+4 is simple: a student will spend 5 years at the fundamental stage, 3 years in the middle stage, 3 years in the middle stage and 4 years in the secondary stage.

Please note that the 5+3+3+4 system does not mean more years at the school. This system combines nursery and KG (Kindergarten) with classes 1st to 12th.

Check out the age-wise breakdown of the different levels of the new education system.

Child Development StageAge of the StudentClasses
5 years at the foundational stage3 years to 8 yearsAnganwadi/ pre-school, nursery, KG, class 1st and class 2nd.
3 years at the preparatory stage8 years to 11 yearsClass 3rd to class 5th
3 years at Middle Stage11 years to 14 YearsClass 6th to Class 8th
4 years at Secondary Stage14 years to 18 YearsClass 9th to Class 12th

Expert’s Opinions on NEP 2020 and 5+3+3+4 School System

A large number of education experts are praising the new education policy by the government.

Aashi Sharma, Co-Founder, Director & Head of Growth, Edubull said that the inclusion of children aged 3 years to 6 years in formal education is part of the new education system, and it acknowledges the significance of development. These are the most important ages for children to grow and develop.

Kusum Mohapatra, President of Sampark Foundation said “Teachers have agreed on the importance of Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) in shaping a child’s future. So, including pre-primary within the ambit of NEP is probably the biggest win of the NEP”

National Education Policy (NEP) 2020

All these changes by CBSE in its education system are being implemented in accordance with the National Education Policy 2020. This policy was introduced by the government to revamp the education structure in the country. Here are some major changes that will take place through this policy.

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  • In the Kendriya Vidyalayas, a preschool section will be added.
  • There will be 12 years of school, with three years of Anganwadi, or pre-schooling.
  • The mother tongue or regional language will be used for teaching for at least up to 5th grade. No language will be imposed on any student.
  • Student’s progress will be tracked in order of holistic development. The progress card will focus on the 360-degree development of students.
  • In schools, academic, extracurricular, and vocational streams will not be separated. Internships will be the first step in vocational education beginning in sixth grade.
  • The syllabus of students will get reduced. 
  • Rote learning is going to be discouraged.
  • The board examination will take place twice in an academy year.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will CBSE Conduct the Class 10th or 12th Board exam in 2024?

Yes, CBSE will conduct the board exams in 2024.

Will the state board implement the National Education Policy (NEP)?

Yes, all state boards will gradually follow the National Education Policy.

What is the benefit of the improvement exam?

In case a student is not happy with his or her performance in the board’s exam then he/she can take the improvement exam to improve his/ her scores.

Is the class 10th Board exam going to be scrapped in 2024?

No, the board will conduct the exam.

How will the new education policy focus on skill development?

A class 6th student will get an option to choose from a variety of subjects as per his interest and learn his/her favourite skills.

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7 thoughts on “Will there be CBSE Board Exams in 2024? Know the Latest News about CBSE Scraping 10+2 Education System”

  1. Please don’t cancel the cbse class 10 board of 2023-2024 because so many students have work hard for only this board so that they can bring good percentage in it

    • Yes student, there will be two board exams. However, one of the exams, which is ‘improvement’ exam will be optional. Students can take the exam if they want to check their preparation. It won’t be compulsory. But, the main board exam, which is conducted every year by CBSE board is compulsory as usual.

  2. please cancel 10 board exam 2024 because my house condition is so bad so why cancel it please please reply my messagee

    • Bro, just cuz ur house condition is bad doesn’t mean they shd cancel board exams. There are so many people out there who are spending so much money on their tution even tho they can’t afford it, just to get good marks. This exam is a part of ur life as a student. The new type of syllabus has only 2 exams and one is even optional. Before it was term wise tests. now it’s so much more easier. U shd be grateful. Things won’t change just cuz u want them to. Start living reality man.


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