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Tamil Nadu Board

The Tamil Nadu State Board of School Examination evaluates students' progress by conducting two board examinations - one at the end of Class 10 and the other at the end of Class 12.
  • Eligibility
    1st to 12th
    Standard in Tamil Nadu Board
  • Exams
    Class 10, Class 12
  • Scoring
    Grades and CGPA
  • Difficulty Level

All you need to know about Tamil Nadu Board


What is Tamil Nadu Board?

Examinations within Tamil Nadu Board

Exams Results of Tamil Nadu Board

Syllabus for Tamil Nadu Board

  • Class 10
  • Class 12

Grading Pattern for Tamil Nadu Board

Exam Dates of Tamil Nadu Board

How to prepare

  • Preparation Tips for Tamil Nadu Board
  • Sample Papers of Tamil Nadu Board
  • Previous Years’ Papers of Tamil Nadu Board

What is Tamil Nadu Board? Stroke 396

Tamil Nadu Board of Secondary Education (TNBSE) is under the purview of the Department of Education, Government of Tamil Nadu, India. It was established in 1910.

  • Tamil Nadu Board of Secondary Education is also known as TNBSE. The board was set up in the year 1910. The board is located at Chennai, Tamil Nadu
  • It is the oldest and amongst the most well known boards in India
  • The board has controlled the education system in the schools of Tamil Nadu
  • Tamil Nadu board conducts exams twice a year. The Tamil Nadu Board of Secondary Education also conducts supplementary exams in the state and provides certificates to qualified students
  • The Tamil Nadu Board includes various streams such as SSLC (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) stream, the Anglo India stream, the Oriental School Leaving Certificate (OSLC), and the Matriculation stream. For 11th and 12th standards, it provides Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) stream too
  • The scores from the Class 12 board examinations are used by universities to determine eligibility and as a cutoff for admissions into their programmes
  • Every year, nearly 7 lakh students appear for both Tamil Nadu board SSLC exams and Tamil Nadu board HSC exams

Tamil Nadu board specially focuses on the following areas:

  • Collecting data related to students appearing in several examinations
  • Authorization of centers to conduct examinations
  • Maintenance and supply of question papers to relevant centers
  • Delivering stationary to the exam centers
  • Tabulation of marks
  • Releasing results and certificates
  • Organizing studies for drop out students who could not complete their education.
  • Providing roll numbers to the registered students and hall tickets to private students

Examinations within Tamil Nadu Board Stroke 396

  • Tamil Nadu board publicly notifies students about the schedule for the annual Class 10 board examination
  • This examination makes students eligible to be admitted to higher degree courses under this board or various other boards
  • This year the examination schedule was announced in the month of March/April 2017
  • The results are to be released in the month of May
  • The candidates who could not score good marks in this board examination will be given an additional choice with a supplementary examination

Class 11 and Class 12 exam scheme for Tamil Nadu board

  • Equal weightage will be given for both HSC first year (+1) exam and HSC second year exam
  • Each exam constitutes 600 marks, making a total 1200 marks for two years
  • 10% marks of all subjects are allotted to oral exams
  • Each exam is 2.30 hours long
  • Minimum pass marks for each subject are 35%

Exams Results of Tamil Nadu Board Stroke 396

Class 10

  • In 2017, the SSLC exams were conducted from 8 – 30th March, 2017
  • The Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) examination results for Class 10 students were announced on 19 May, 2017 at 10 AM
  • The overall passing percentage for TN SSLC has been 94.4% this year, which is 0.8% higher than last year’s result
  • Girls recorded a better result than the boys with a pass percentage of 96.2%
  • Boys only managed a pass percentage of 92.5%
  • A total of 9,82,097 students had appeared for the TN Class 10 exams 2017, out of which 4,91,226 were girls and 4,90,870 were boys
  • The TN SSLC Class 10 results for the year 2016 was announced on 25th May
  • The overall pass percentage was 92.9%
  • The pass percentage for boys was 88.79%, while for girls it was 89.25%

Class 10 exam results for TNBSE

To check the Tamil Nadu 10th result 2017, follow the given steps:

Syllabus for Tamil Nadu Board Stroke 396

To be successful in any examination, a thorough knowledge of the syllabus is needed.

Class 10

science Science
  1. Electricity and Energy
  2. Laws of Motion and Gravitation
  3. Magnetic Effect of Electric Current and Light
  4. Measuring Instruments
  1. Atoms and Molecules
  2. Carbon and Its Compounds
  3. Chemical Reactions
  4. Periodic Classification of Elements
  5. Solutions
  1. A Representative of Study of Mammals
  2. Conservation of Environment
  3. Heredity and Evolution
  4. Immune System
  1. Life Process
  2. Reproduction in Plants
  3. Structure and Functions of Human Body Organ System
  4. Wastewater Management
maths Mathematics
  1. Algebra
  2. Coordinate Geometry
  3. Geometry
  4. Graphs
  5. Matrices
  6. Mensuration
  7. Practical Geometry
  1. Probability
  2. Sequences and Series of Real Numbers
  3. Sets and Functions
  4. Statistics
  5. Trigonometry
Social Science
  1. European Union
  2. Fascism in Italy (A.D.1922 - A.D.1945)
  3. First World War (A.D. 1914 - A.D. 1918) - League of Nations
  4. Freedom Movement in India - Phase - I Pre-Gandhian Era (A.D. 1885 - A.D. 1919)
  5. Freedom Movement in India - Phase - II Gandhian Era (A.D. 1920 - A.D. 1947)
  6. Imperialism - Imperialism in India and China
  7. Nazism in Germany (A.D. 1933 - A.D. 1945)
  8. Role of Tamil Nadu in the Freedom Movement and Social Transformation
  9. Second World War (A.D. 1939 - A.D. 1945)
  10. Social and Religious Reforms Movement in the 19th Century
  11. The Great Revolt of 1857
  12. The United Nations Organization
  13. World Between the Two World Wars (A.D. 1919 - A.D. 1939) Economic Depression
  1. Consumer Rights
  2. Democracy
  3. India and World Peace
  4. Unity and Diversity
  1. Disaster Risk Reduction
  2. Environmental Issues
  3. India - Agriculture
  4. India - Climate
  5. India - Industries
  1. India - Location and Physiography
  2. India - Natural Resources
  3. Remote Sensing
  4. Trade, Transport and Communication
  1. Economy and Government
  2. Functions of Modern Welfare State
  3. Introduction of National Income
  4. Methods and Difficulties in the Calculation of National Income
  5. Public Sector After British Rule
  6. Socio - Economic Development in Tamilnadu
english English
  1. Adjective
  2. Conjunction
  3. Pronoun
  4. Punctuation
  5. Reading Comprehension
  6. Sentences
  1. Tenses
  2. Transformation of Sentences
  3. Verb
  4. Vocabulary
  5. Writing

Class 12

Physics Physics
  1. Electrostatics
  2. Capacitors
  3. Current Electricity
  4. Effects of Electric Current
  5. Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Current
  6. Electromagnetic Waves and Wave Optics
  1. Atomic Physics
  2. Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter and Relativity
  3. Nuclear Physics
  4. Semiconductor Devices and their Applications
  5. Communication Systems
Chemistry Chemistry
  1. Atomic Structure - II
  2. Biomolecules
  3. Carbonyl Compounds
  4. Carboxylic Acids
  5. Chemical Equilibrium - II
  6. Chemical Kinetics - II
  7. Chemistry in Action
  8. Coordination Compounds and Bio-coordination Compounds
  9. d-block Elements
  10. Electrochemistry - I
  11. Electrochemistry - II
  1. Ethers
  2. f-block Elements
  3. Hydroxy Derivatives
  4. Isomerism in Organic Chemistry
  5. Nuclear Chemistry
  6. Organic Nitrogen Compounds
  7. p-block Elements
  8. Periodic Classification - II
  9. Solid State - II
  10. Surface Chemistry
  11. Thermodynamics - II
maths Mathematics
  1. Application of Matrices and Determinants
  2. Vector Algebra
  3. Complex Number
  4. Analytical Geometry
  5. Differential Calculus: Application I
  1. Differential Calculus: Application II
  2. Integral Calculus and its Applications
  3. Differential Equations
  4. Discrete Mathematics
  5. Probability Distribution
biology Biology
  1. Biochemistry - Biological Oxidation
  2. Biochemistry - Carbohydrate Metabolism
  3. Biochemistry - Cell Membrane
  4. Biochemistry - Digestion
  5. Biochemistry - Enzyme Kinetics
  6. Biochemistry - Immunology
  7. Biochemistry - Inborn Error of Metabolism
  8. Biochemistry - Nucleic Acid Metabolism
  9. Biochemistry - Protein Metabolism
  10. Botany - Biology in Human Welfare
  11. Botany - Biotechnology
  12. Botany - Cell Biology and Genetics
  13. Botany - Plant Anatomy
  14. Botany - Plant Physiology
  1. Botany - Taxonomy of Angiosperms
  2. Microbiology - Environmental, Food and Industrial Microbiology
  3. Microbiology - General Microbiology
  4. Microbiology - Immunology
  5. Microbiology - Medical Bacteriology
  6. Microbiology - Medical Parasitology, Mycology, Virology and Zoonosis
  7. Zoology - Applied Biology
  8. Zoology - Environmental Science
  9. Zoology - Human Physiology
  10. Zoology - Immunology
  11. Zoology - Microbiology
  12. Zoology - Modern Genetics
  13. Zoology - Theories of Evolution

For more details you can visit the official website:

Grading Pattern for Tamil Nadu Board Stroke 396

Students appearing for the SSLC exams are graded on the following guidelines

Percentage Range Grade
90% - 100% A+
80% - 89% A
70% - 79% B+
60% - 69% B
50% - 59% C+
40% - 49% C
30% - 39% D+
20% - 29% D
Below 20% E (Failed)
  • Students scoring A+ grade will be considered as outstanding in the examination
  • Students getting E grade will fail the examination
  • Failed students will be given an additional chance to perform well and improve the test
  • The supplementary test will be scheduled as soon as main exam results are announced

Exam Dates of Tamil Nadu Board Stroke 396

  • Tamil Nadu Board SSLC examinations for Class 10 are conducted in the months of March-April every year
  • The private and regular students can get the latest updates regarding the Tamil Nadu SSLC time table 2018 on the TNBSE website
  • Aspirants who have registered for Tamil Nadu Board exams for the upcoming session can check and download the date sheet in PDF format

Tamil Nadu SSLC Time Table 2018

Name of Organizer Tamil Nadu Board of Secondary Education
Name of Exam SSLC examination 2018
Exam Date 16th March to 20th April
Article Category Time table
Status Available now
Official Website

Each exam will commence at 10.00 AM and end at 12.45 PM.

Reading the question paper 10.00 am to 10.10 am
Verification of particulars by the students 10.10 am to 10.15 am
Duration of the examination 10.15 am to 12.45 pm

Class 10

Subject Name Exam Date
Language Paper I 16th March 2018
Language Paper II 21st March 2018
English Paper I 28th March 2018
English Paper II 4th April 2018
Mathematics 10th April 2018
Optional Language 12th April 2018
Science 17th April 2018
Social Science 20th April 2018

Class 12

Subject Name Exam Date
Language Paper I 1st March 2018
Language Paper II 2nd March 2018
English Paper I 5th March 2018
English Paper II 6th April 2018
Maths 12th April 2018
Physics 19th April 2018
Chemistry 26th March 2018
Biology 2nd April 2018
Computer Science 6th April 2018

How to prepare Stroke 396

Preparation Tips for Tamil Nadu Board

Prepare a study plan

For completing the syllabus well ahead in time, it is important that you check the entire syllabus and prepare a detailed study plan. Any comprehensive study plan should include reading the basic study material, followed by a thorough study of additional reference books to gain detailed knowledge on the subject. Practicing a set of questions that test the conceptual understanding of the subject will be helpful. Closer to the exam, go through previous years' question papers and study material to understand the examination pattern.

Also, based on your understanding of the relevant subject, you should decide whether you might need additional tutorials or help to perform better in examinations.

A month before examination

Jot down all important formulae and definitions from every topic and revise them from time to time. Pen down the points which require detailed study and try to follow the paper pattern of the past five years. Going through online tutorials and last minute preparation tips may help in improving your scores.

A day before the examination

You should try to keep your mind refreshed and maintain a steady focus on the paper ahead. The examination venue and timing should be checked against your admit card, that will be uploaded on the official website of the board.

Just before the examination

Try to take a deep breath and feel relaxed before the examination. Optimal self-confidence is the key to a good performance.

Examination time

Make sure you carry pens, pencils, scales, erasers, admit cards, drinking water, etc. Read the questions thoroughly before jumping to a conclusive answer. Try highlighting the key-points that the question demands. Adding charts and diagrams, wherever necessary, often improves readability of the answers. Make sure you mention your name, roll number and other relevant details in the answer sheet.

Sample Papers of Tamil Nadu Board

Solving sample papers is as important as solving previous years' papers.

Not only does it give you an idea of the question pattern but also prepares you for questions which have never been asked in the actual examinations.

Previous Years’ Papers of Tamil Nadu Board

Previous years’ papers are important to practice because they help you simulate the real exam. Make sure that you practice more and more so that you can memorise all the formulae and solve problems easily on the day of the exam.

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