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CBSE Improvement Exams 2017

Are you worried that your CBSE board results don’t reflect your true capability? CBSE offers the candidates to improve their scores in subjects they feel they deserve better. This article discusses these CBSE improvement exams which are scheduled to start on 17th July 2017.

CBSE Results

This year, the Grade-10 board exam results were declared on the 3rd of June and Grade-12 CBSE results were announced on the 28th of May.

If a student isn’t happy with results, CBSE, as mentioned above, gives an opportunity to improve the score. Read on to know more!

CBSE Improvement Exams

The CBSE improvement exams are only for those students who have passed the exams but are not satisfied with the results. They are conducted for students who are willing to take the exam again. The improvement examinations can be taken in one or more subjects if the candidate has passed the subject. This initiative is a boon to those students who couldn’t get into their dream universities/ colleges due to the presence of higher cut-offs.

Improvement Exams for Grade-10

The CBSE datasheet says that the Grade-10 Improvement Exams will be conducted from the 17th of July to the 24th of July, 2017. The date sheet of these exams is as follows.


Subject Date
Social Science 17. 07. 17
Language Opted 18. 07. 17
English 19. 07. 17
Science Theory 20. 07. 17
Hindi 21. 07. 17
Mathematics 22. 07. 17
Urdu/ Sanskrit/ Punjabi/ IT 24. 07. 17


The exam on 18. 07. 17 includes the following languages.

  1. Bengali
  2. Telugu
  3. Tamil
  4. Marathi
  5. Gujarati
  6. Manipuri
  7. Malayalam
  8. Odia
  9. Assamese
  10. Kannada
  11. Arabic
  12. French
  13. Nepali
  14. Limboo
  15. Lepcha
  16. Telugu- Telangana
  17. Bhutia
  18. Mizo

Or the subject Home Science.

The music exam (Carnatic/ Hindustani) will be conducted on 22. 07. 17 from 10.30AM to 12.30PM. Introduction to Tourism/ Information Technology exam will be conducted on 24. 07.17 from 10.30AM to 11.30AM.

All the remaining exams start at 10.30AM and end at 1.30PM.

How to Apply?

  1. Students can get the application forms from the school administration or can apply through the official website of CBSE Improvement Exams, 2017.
  2. The forms are also available in the Syndicate Bank branches near CBSE Regional offices.
  3. Each application form costs Rupees 200/-.
  4. After filling all the details, the candidate has to submit the form.

Online Procedure

1. Go to the official website.

2. Enter your CBSE Roll Number and the School Number. (99999 in case a student doesn’t have a school number)

3. Enter the examination centre and proceed to fill the other details.

4. Make the payment and note down the application number. Note the instructions on the Confirmation Page.

The application forms were available to the students till the first week of July. The results will be declared by the third week of August.

CBSE Improvement Exams for Grade-12

Improvement exams for Grade-12 can be taken in one or more subject(s) as per the student’s choice. This exam is conducted on the 17th of July. The exam begins at 10.30AM and ends at the time mentioned in the paper. The duration of practical examination in Physical Education and Music is at the discretion of the examiner. However, the candidate can take an improvement exam only once in the successive year of passing Grade-12.

Subject Date
All Subjects 17. 07. 17

A candidate who wishes to re-appear for all the exams can do so, as a regular candidate admitted by his/her school. The results are likely to be declared by the second week of August 2017.

Note from CBSE

The Central Board of Secondary Education has asked the students not to pay the fees again if the amount has been debited from the account with the application status not being updated. The students have been advised not to change the mode of payment if the fee has been debited from the account.

Question Paper and Benefits

The question paper model for the Improvement Exams will be the same as it was for the Board exams. Improvement Exams help the students who do not have proper guidance or coaching facilities while preparing for the Board examinations. Preparation for the Improvement Exams can be done by getting a private tutor or by studying regularly. Schools and colleges generally do not give coaching to the students writing the Improvement Exams. The syllabus for the exam, procedure and books remain the same.

There is no need for the students to drop a year to get into their dream universities and colleges. Scores can be improved in the same year, saving one year in a student’s life. In case a student performs worse in the Improvement Exams, the Board marks will be considered. The most advantageous feature about this initiative is that the best of the two scores will be considered. However, Improvement exams should be seen only as an alternative. Students should study hard and try to do well in the Board exams.

About CBSE

The Central Board of Secondary Education, popularly known as CBSE, is a Board of Education, under the Government of India. Many of the private and public schools in the country are affiliated to CBSE. They follow the NCERT curriculum. It was formed in 1962. It works under the Ministry of Human Resource Development and is headed by Mr Rakesh Kumar Chaturvedi. CBSE has the authority to conduct the board exams for all the students in classes 10 and 12, who study in the CBSE affiliated schools. These exams are conducted every year in the month of March. The results are generally announced late in the month of May.


That’s all on the CBSE improvement exams. Hope it helped. Toppr Bytes wishes all the best!

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