New Exam Day guidelines for Class 12 students 2020

CLASS 12 Boards

Today was the big day when Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) started the class 10 and 12 board exams 2020. A staggeringly large number of 30 lakh students are enrolled this year for the senior secondary and higher secondary board exams. While the last exam for 10thees will be on March 20, 2020, and for the 12thees will end on March 30, 2020. For this whole period, CBSE has made arrangements for the smooth conduct of exam. Also, they have provided exam days instructions for the students to follow.

As per CBSE’s guidelines, candidate is advised to carry only BLUE/ROYAL BLUE BALL POINT/GEL/FOUNTAIN pen. Students often ask, “Can we use black pen in CBSE board exam 2020?” Answer is NO, you can‘t use BLACK colour while writing answer in answer booklet.

Students often ask, “are watches allowed in cbse board exams?” or “is watch allowed in cbse board exam?”

No, watches and other electronic items are banned so students are not advised to take risk.

What students can carry inside examination hall?

Royal Blue Ball Point/Gel/Fountain pen, pencil, eraser, scale, sharpener, geometry instruments, colors, brushes, admit card & I-card etc in a transparent pouch.

CBSE Board Exam 2020 rules and regulations & important instructions

• Entry in the Exam Center will be from 9 AM to 10 AM only. No candidate shall be allowed thereafter.

• Candidate is advised to carry only BLUE/ROYAL BLUE BALL POINT/GEL/FOUNTAIN pen.

• Candidate is advised to carry only permissible items at the examination center as given in Admit Card.

• Regular candidates should come for examination in school uniform only. Private candidates to wear light clothes only.

• Candidate will only appear in subjects offered by him/her.

• Candidate should occupy the seat allotted to him/her against the roll number.

• Candidate should read the instructions carefully given in Answer Book band Question Paper.

• Candidate should fill in relevant and correct details in Answer Book band Question Paper.

• Candidate should not indulge in any unfair practice. If found, will be booked under unfair means (UFM) category and action will be taken as per rules of the board.

• Do not spread rumors by posting fake messages/videos on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and other Social Media Platforms.

Best wishes for your CBSE Board Exams 2020.

Do’s and Don’ts for CBSE 2020 Board Exams

The candidates can carry the below given items at the exam center:

  1. Admit card of class 10 / 12 board exam as issued by CBSE
  2. Allowed stationery items in a clear and transparent pouch
  3. School ID

Important Note for the CBSE Admit Card 2020: The admit card must be carried as it is on the day of the exam. However, it must also have the signature of the parents. Also, this year the admit card of class 10 and 12 have QR code. Candidates must not mark the code are and also must not fold that area. Keep the admit card safe throughout the exam and also after the exam is over. It is a document of great value and is needed for many future events.

Dress Code to Follow for CBSE Board Exams

Anurag Tripathi, Secretary CBSE, has quoted the below point while instructing the parents, students, teachers and principals of all CBSE schools for class 10 and 12 board exams:

Students must wear the school uniform on the day of the examination and carry school ID

Anurag Tripathi, Secretary CBSE

Please ensure that you are wearing no other item of clothing if it is not part of the school uniform.

Time to report at the exam center:

Exam center and exam center code are allocated to the student via their admit card. The admit card also has the reporting time. Students must report the exam center as per the reporting time and not later.

The schedule to follow the exam center is given below:

Reporting timeon or before 9:45 am
Taking seat in exam hall / roomby 10 am
Deadline to enter exam center10 am
Distribution of question papers10:15 am
Reading the question paper10:15 am to 10:30 am
Writing the exam starts10:30 am

Locating the exam center: It is advised by CBSE that every candidate must locate their respective exam center a day before the exam. This will help them identify and locate the exact location of their center. Students can also estimate the time and distance of the center and make travel arrangements accordingly.

Carrying belongings at the center:

Students are allowed to carry permitted stationery items only at the center. However, they must carry them in a transparent pouch only. Do not carry books, notes, notebooks, pieces of paper, calculator, etc inside the exam hall. The students can carry only the admit card issued by CBSE inside their exam hall.

Banned items at the exam center:

On the day of class 10 / 12 board exam, candidates cannot carry the below given items:

  • Cell phones
  • Wallets
  • Purses
  • Chits or pieces of papers
  • Old question papers

Anything that attracts the possibility fo unfair means and cheating suspicion must be not carried at the center.

Instructions at the exam center:

CBSE strictly advise the candidates to follow all instructions at the center and maintain discipline during the exam. In the answer booklet and the question booklet, there will be instructions that must be read and followed without fail. Also, students are advised to stay away from any sort of rumors and must not forward them at the center.

CBSE Board Exam Timings

Most of the exams for class 10 will be held from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. However, some of the subjects will be held from 10:30 and to 1:30 pm also.

For class 12, some exams will be held from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm, some from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm and rest from 10:30 am to 1:00 pm.

Some Highlights of CBSE Board Exams 2020

Hre are some of the major highlights of the CBSE exam being held this year:

Highlights of Class 10 Board exam

Number of students18,89,878
Exam centers5376
Exam center outside India79
Number of schools20,398
No. of foreign schools193

Highlights of Class 12 Board exam

Number of students12,06,893
Exam centers4983
Exam center outside India72
Number of schools13,119
No. of foreign schools143

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