CBSE Class 10, Class 12 Board Exam 2018 likely to begin in February from this date


The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is likely to conduct the Class 10 and Class 12 board exam from February 26, 2018.

The board might consider starting the exams from February 26 or 27 taking into account the festival of Holi, as reported by However, there is no confirmation in this regard from CBSE.

Meanwhile, CBSE is likely to release the class 12 and class 10 date sheet in the month of January, 2018. Last year, the date sheet was released on January 9.

Here’s how to check the date sheet:

  • Go to the official website
  • Click on the relevant link
  • After clicking the same, the date sheet will be released on the screen
  • Candidates can take a print-out for future use.

This year, the class 12 exams were held from March 9 to April 29, while class 10 exams were held from March 9 to April 10.

Further, a total of 10,88,891 students applied for class 12, out of which 6,28,865 were boys and 4,60,026 were girls, while over 16 lakh students appeared for class 10.

CBSE will conduct Class 10, Class 12 board exam in February:

In June this year, CBSE announced to conduct class 10 and class 12 board examinations one month early from next year onwards.

This means, CBSE will conduct the board examination in February instead of March.

Why change in the age old practice of board?

As reported by TOI, the board has taken this step to advance the cycle of exams and related activities from 2018-19 as a part of reforms focused on “error-free evaluation.”

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