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30.96 lakh to appear for CBSE 10th, 12th exams, fewer than last year

CBSE exams 2020: There are 7,88,195 girls, 11,01,664 boys and 19 transgenders in class 10 and 5,22,819 girls, 6,84,068 boys and six transgenders in class 12 exams

By: Education Desk | New Delhi | Updated: February 15, 2020 4:14:39 pm
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CBSE Board exams 2020: As many as 30,96,771 or 30.96 lakh students will be appearing for the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) class 10 and class 12 board exams that will commence tomorrow. This is a slight decline from last year when 31.14 lakh students registered for the same. This year, 18,89,878 candidates will be appearing for class 10 and 12,06,893 students will be giving class 12 exams. The board exams for class 10 will be held from February 15 to March 20 and for class 12, the same will be held from March 30.

Out of these, there are 7,88,195 girls, 11,01,664 boys and 19 transgenders in class 10 and 5,22,819 girls, 6,84,068 boys and six transgenders in class 12 exams. As many as 6,844 students with special needs (CWSN) will be appearing for class 10 and 3,718 CWSN students for class 12 in India. The registered candidates with special needs in foreign schools are 216 in class 10 and 126 in class 12.

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According to the board, 5376 exam centres have been set-up for class 10 and 4,983 for class 12. The number of schools this year for class 12 are 20,398 and 13,119 for class 12 in India.

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There are 79 exam centres for class 10 and 72 centres in class 12 in foreign schools. The number of foreign schools for Class 10 are 193 and 143 for class 12.

This year, most students will appear for independent schools – as many as 15.12 lakh students from class 10 and 9.36 lakh from class 12 will appearing from independent schools as per the board.

Students must reach exam center on or before 9:45 am on the exam days and be seated in the exam hall on or before 10 am. No student will be permitted without valid admit card and by 10 am. Check detailed instructions here.

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