The Class X board examination for CBSE schools was made optional in 2011.

Class 10 board exams to be compulsory again from 2018Image for representation: Wikimedia Commons/Biswarup Ganguly
news Education Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - 08:50

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Tuesday approved a proposal to reintroduce compulsory Class X board examination from the 2017-18 academic year.

The decision was taken during a meeting of the CBSE governing body in New Delhi, sources said.

The first exam will be conducted in 2018.

The decision of the governing body will be conveyed to the government for its approval.

The Class X board examination for CBSE schools was made optional from 2011 under the Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) system mandated by the Right to Education Act.

Earlier, Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar had announced making the CBSE board exams compulsory from the academic session 2017-18.

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