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NCC as an elective subject in CBSE schools from 2013-14

April 20, 2013, 12:00 am

To motivate young students to join the armed forces by instilling nationalism and inculcating defense services work ethos, CBSE has decided to offer National Cadet Corps (NCC) as an optional elective subject in class XI and XII from the next academic year. The pilot project will be launched in few... Full News

Fourth CBSE-i host by Millennium School i Dubai

April 17, 2013, 12:00 am

The fourth CBSE-i Teacher Training Programme will be held at The Millennium School, Dubai, from April 18 to 20. “CBSE-i was implemented last month for Class 1 to 3. A total of 400 students have enrolled for the international program,” said Anita Makkar, principal, DAV Public School. Similarly, 81 students will be... Full News

CBSE has postponed NEET for admission to MBBS due to assembly polls on 5 May

April 11, 2013, 12:00 am

The Karnataka government has requested the HRD ministry to postpone the date for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test( NEET) scheduled on May 5- the state will go for assembly polls. Candidates, who have applied for NEET 2013, are advised to keep in touch with the official website of NEET i.e... Full News

CBSE to introduce legal studies in Class XI, XII

April 9, 2013, 12:00 am

Student studying under the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will now have the chance to opt for “legal studies” as an elective subject. The elective, to be made available to students in Class 11, is being introduced as a “pilot project” on a “first come first serve” basis in... Full News

CBSE constituted a new committee to examine Ruchika’s expulsion

April 8, 2013, 12:00 am

Not happy with the response of Sacred Heart Convent School on the allegedly wrongful expulsion of Ruchika Girhotra, the Central Board of Secondary Education ( cbse) has constituted a new ’independent’ committee to examine the issue afresh. The committee has representatives of the CBSE, Directorate of Public Instructions, besides a representative... Full News

Thousands participate joint entrance examination

April 8, 2013, 12:00 am

Lakhs of students appeared for the first-ever Joint Engineering Entrance Examination (JEE) Main offline test conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Sunday. The examinations were spread over 43 centres in the capital city. The directive by the CBSE to candidates to carry with them a copy of either... Full News

CBSE has decided to give bonus marks for errorneous maths exam

April 5, 2013, 12:00 am

The Central Board of Secondary Education has decided to give six bonus marks gratis to those who had received set number three of the mathematics paper this year in which question number 26 was erroneous irrespective of whether or not they attempted the question. The decision was taken by the... Full News

CBSE starts helpline for students for psychological counselling

April 5, 2013, 12:00 am

CBSE on Thursday said it has launched a helpline for Class X and XII students to provide psychological counselling to deal with exam related stress. The counselling facility is offered by toll free numbers accessible from any part of the country and students can dial a toll free number... Full News

CBSE Higher Secondary Examination (HSC) has become headache for students

April 4, 2013, 12:00 am

CBSE school managements have raised this spectre, which would severely handicap CBSE students in the race for professional courses, following a decision taken at a meeting held at Ernakulam during the HSE scheme finalization camp. The meeting came to the conclusion that almost 10 questions in the physics paper were "out... Full News

Nepal ask schools with CBSE system not to take admission for new academic session without taking permission from the Education Ministry

April 3, 2013, 12:00 am

Nepal on Tuesday said it asked five private schools that teach Indian curriculum to stop new admissions to regulate the education sector. "The schools running courses under Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) of India are required to take permission from the Ministry of Education and we have taken steps... Full News

CBSE students find Economics paper on expected lines

April 1, 2013, 12:00 am

The Class 12 CBSE exams ended on Saturday with economics as the last one. The teachers found the paper "easy and balanced", with few departures from the previous years’ pattern. “Everything was from the CBSE syllabus. But there were some challenging questions, and rightly so, which required students to use their... Full News

Number of children with physical challenges taking CBSE exams has increased

March 25, 2013, 12:00 am

In a heartwarming trend, the number of children with physical or other challenges appearing for class 10 and 12 exams under the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in 2013 increased as compared to 2012 in the northern region. The region includes Chandigarh, Punjab, Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir, and... Full News

CBSE asked principals to undergo leadership training

March 25, 2013, 12:00 am

The Central Board of Secondary Education has asked principals of over 13,500 schools in the country, which follow CBSE curriculum, to train in developing effective leadership and school management qualities. In one of the biggest initiatives taken by the CBSE, the principals, vice principals, head masters and head mistresses will... Full News

CBSE panel to test “tough” maths question paper for CBSE Class XII

March 25, 2013, 12:00 am

Central Board of Secondary Education has agreed to constitute a subject experts’ committee to ascertain whether the question paper was in keeping with the model papers suggested by the Board and whether the difficulty level was higher. The Board will consider holding “improvement exams” for these students based on the... Full News

CBSE has asked to reconduct maths exam

March 22, 2013, 12:00 am

Students and Parents are upset with the CBSE for not responding on the “tough and out-of-syllabus questions” set for Class XII students in maths on Wednesday. They wanted the Board to take “remedial measures” to protect the interests of the students. They urged the Board to either reconduct the examination or... Full News

CBSE school ban girls to wear skirts in Rohtak

March 21, 2013, 12:00 am

A private school in Rohtak has issued orders prohibiting girls from wearing skirts. This comes after a village panchayat in Jind district banned girls from dancing in cultural programmes. The sartorial diktat was passed by the Samiti’s Rohtak unit citing the reason that the girls feel uncomfortable while sitting for... Full News

Class XII math paper stumps students

March 21, 2013, 12:00 am

Class 12 students from the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) said they saw stars when they began writing their mathematics paper in Bangalore on Wednesday, describing it as tough and that several questions were out of syllabus. Meritorious students who were expecting 80 per cent to 90 per cent marks... Full News

CBSE is planning to start a course on human rights and gender studies

March 19, 2013, 12:00 am

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is planning to introduce a course titled ‘Human Rights and Gender Studies’ as a new elective for classes XI – XII. The salient features of the Elective Course are to: 1. Strengthen the of respect for human rights, gender... Full News

RIMS International first city school to get the latest CBSE-i accreditation

March 18, 2013, 12:00 am

RIMS International will be the first school in the city to get the latest CBSE-i accreditation. The new curriculum, bench marked by CBSE will address global and local needs. The curriculum was initiated and incorporated since 2011-12 across 26 schools in the middle-east. "CBSE had decided to shortlist 50 schools... Full News

CBSE has uploaded admit cards for IIT-JEE (Main)- 2013

March 18, 2013, 12:00 am

The Central Board of Secondary Education will be conducting the Joint Entrance Examination (Main)-2013 at different centres located in 112 cities throughout the country and abroad on 7th April, 2013 (Sunday). The Admit Card for the candidates have been uploaded on the JEE website which may be downloaded. The discrepancy... Full News

CBSE is set to introduce open book exam for classes 9, 10 from 2014-15

March 16, 2013, 12:00 am

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is introducing the open book examination system for classes 9 and 10 from the academic year 2014-15. The Board’s decision comes in the wake of an announcement made by the Ministry of Human Resource Development in Parliament on Wednesday. “It’s a great initiative. However, an... Full News

CBSE Class XII board accountancy exam foxes students

March 16, 2013, 12:00 am

The CBSE Class XII board accountancy paper on Friday proved challenging, particularly tricky was the HOTS (higher order thinking skills) section. Having sailed through relatively easy papers earlier, on Friday even above-average students emerged from the examination hall looking grim and worried. Set three’s question number 22 was of BCom... Full News

CBSE against tobacco

March 15, 2013, 12:00 am

Going beyond academics, the CBSE is launching initiatives to shape the lives of students and make them responsible citizens of tomorrow. As part of this the premier academic body is now driving home the twin messages of conserving energy and abjuring tobacco. The CBSE is reminding students that India... Full News

Students unaware of CBSEs online classroom

March 14, 2013, 12:00 am

In an effort to reach its students in a more casual way and to let them understand study projects and various subject oriented topics, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) logged on to YouTube to start its own channel - CBSEChannel - on the video sharing portal. While CBSE... Full News

CBSE proposes to introduce an open book examination system for class 10

March 14, 2013, 12:00 am

CBSE has proposed to introduce an ’open book examination’ system in class 9 and 10 from 2014 wherein students will be informed of relevant chapters on which questions will be based. As per the concept, while students will not be allowed to carry textbooks inside the examination hall, they will... Full News

CBSE schools approach board chairman

March 14, 2013, 12:00 am

Kerala CBSE Schools Management Association delegation which met CBSE Chairman, Vineet Joshi, in Delhi on Monday and briefed him on the confusion and contradiction likely to result from the insistence on follow two types of syllabus in the same school. The association claims that there is a demand from the Kerala... Full News

Spelling and Grammatical Mistakes in CBSE Odia paper

March 13, 2013, 12:00 am

It seems the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) enjoys autonomy in distorting Odia spellings. The CBSE Class X second language Odia question paper, examination for which was held on Monday, has at least 30 spelling and grammatical mistakes. This makes an average of 2.5 mistakes per question in the... Full News

CBSE Schools Managements Association will meet Union Minister

March 13, 2013, 12:00 am

Kerala CBSE Schools Managements Association will approach the Union Minister for Human Resource Development M Mangapati Pallam Raju to avoid the confusion over the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act 2009 and Kerala Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Rules, 2011, of the Kerala Government... Full News

CBSE found Schools inflated grades in internal test

March 12, 2013, 12:00 am

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) verification drive to check quality of internal assessments for Std IX and X in its affiliated schools has revealed some shocking figures. Almost 9% of the 5,000 randomly selected schools were found to have inflated grades of its students "to a great extent"... Full News

CBSE schools seeking clarification from HRD ministry

March 12, 2013, 12:00 am

CBSE schools in the state have sought clarification from Centre as to whether the state or central government has power over the functioning and syllabus of CBSE schools. In a memorandum to Human Resource Development minister, Pallam Raju, Kerala CBSE Schools Management Association, which represents 860 Schools affiliated to CBSE in... Full News

Education department opposes CBSE draft Bill 2013

March 12, 2013, 12:00 am

The Education Department has decided to file an objection to the draft of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Bill 2013, protesting the absence of an active role for the state government. The Bill was placed for discussion in the meeting of State Education Secretaries in New Delhi on... Full News

CBSE is starting gender studies course from next session

March 8, 2013, 12:00 am

Amid reports of a recruitment drive being conducted on behalf of a ’CBSE staff selection board’, the CBSE on Thursday cautioned the public against getting duped by such a body. "It is notified in public interest that CBSE does not have any board named as CBSE staff selection board and has... Full News

CBSEChannel: Now watch CBSE school programmes on YouTube

March 7, 2013, 12:00 am

CBSE is pushing forward its initiative of using technology to promote academics and values. The central board has become the first among peers in country to have an official channel on YouTube, being called CBSEChannel. On this channel, affiliated schools can post videos produced by them thus giving them a... Full News

CBSE Physics paper tricky, but scoring, evokes mixed response

March 6, 2013, 12:00 am

With a good number of indirect questions and numericals, the physics exam for Class XII boards turned out to be slightly tricky. Students who had prepared selectively were in for a surprise as the question paper deviated from the general pattern. However, the value-based question in the first science paper... Full News

All Nyishi Students Union alleged, some students deprived of appearing in exams due to mistakes by the school authorities

March 6, 2013, 12:00 am

Some students have reportedly been deprived of appearing for their CBSE Class X exam across several schools of the state "due to mistakes committed by the concerned school authorities while filling up examination forms." The All Nyishi Students’ Union (Ansu) on Tuesday alleged that students from Government Secondary School, RGU campus,... Full News

Students find CBSE Class XII history paper quite easy

March 5, 2013, 12:00 am

This year’s CBSE board exams is yet to spring a surprise - Monday’s history paper was also a balanced one with good scoring options. Even the value-based question was sourced from the chapter ’Rebels and the Raj’, maps didn’t pose any problem. While students found the paper manageable within the... Full News

CBSE maths, easy yet lengthy

March 4, 2013, 12:00 am

The CBSE Class X Board examinations got under way on Saturday with the Mathematics exam. For students good at the subject, it was the best start they could ask for. But, students with no particular love for the subject entered the exam hall with a prayer on their lips not to... Full News

CBSE has come up with (OLabs) for students of classes IX and X.

March 4, 2013, 12:00 am

To promote experimentation in learning, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has come up with an online lab for school experiments (OLabs) for students of classes IX and X. A novel e-learning project, the online lab is based on the concept of virtual learning environment which provides experience in online practical... Full News