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All about compartment exams in 10th class

Compartment exams are usually taken by students who were not able to pass all subjects in their final exams. In the case of the 10th class, compartment exams are conducted for students who were unable to pass one or more subjects in their board exams.In All Steam

What are compartment exams?

Due to some reasons, some students cannot pass in a subject or two in the board examinations. The compartment exams are conducted for such students. The students are given three chances to clear the compartment exams. If they fail to do so, they are admitted to their previous class. The regular students can approach their schools where the school administration will help them fill the form for the compartment exams. Private students need to apply at the CBSE website where they’ll have to enter their details.

Usually, the form is available in June and has to be submitted in June itself. The admit card is available to download, in July. While the Indian students have to pay a fees of Rs. 200 for the compartment exams, the international students have to pay a sum of Rs. 1000 with Rs. 200 as postal charges. The compartment exams are conducted in the month of July. The schedule is alike for both the private and regular students. Read the complete article to get more information about compartment exams in 10th class.

Process for compartment exams

For regular students

The regular students have to approach their schools. The school will submit the LOC (list of candidates) through the e-Pariksha platform. Then, the school has to fill the application form of all the students that have to appear for the compartment exams. Later, the schools will be notified of the date of downloading the admit cards. The students whose names have been submitted online will be allowed to appear for the compartment exams.

For private students

The private students need to visit the website online and fill in their details and submit the application form.

Steps to fill the form

  1. 1. It is always a good thing to keep all your information ready and in one place.
  2. 2. Fill in the details. Do not hurry else you might end up making a mistake. Jot down your application number for future reference.
  3. 3. Upload your signature and photograph when asked.
  4. 4. Pay the fees online.
  5. 5. Generate the confirmation page and save or download it.

Eligibility for compartment exams

  1. -A student can atmost appear for three times for the compartment in a continuous session.
  2. -Syllabus for the exams will be the same.
  3. -The students will be allowed to appear for the compartment in the subjects against which ‘compartment’ is printed in the marksheet. He/She will not be allowed to appear the compartment exam in any other subject.
  4. -Students failing in the written as well as the practical exams will have to appear for compartment in both the exams, i.e. written as well as practical.

Tips to prepare for the compartment exam


Be positiveBecause of the failure in the first attempt, the students face a lot of stress in the compartment exams. The students must not be disheartened. Instead, they should give their best shot to the second chance that has been given to them. They should prepare well and prove it that they can do it well.

Change the strategy: Everyone has their own strategies to prepare for the exams. But if the student has failed in the board exams, his/her strategy lacks worthiness. Instead of working on the same strategies, the students should try and develop new and better strategies that will help them to crack the exams.

Talk to people: You should reach out to your teachers, you seniors as well as your classmates who have scored well in the subject in which you have to give the compartment exam. Ask them how they prepared for the exams. Your seniors may help you with some beneficial tips. Consult your teachers to give you some advice on how to prepare for the compartment exams.

Identify strength and weakness: List all the topics of the subject. Identify your strengths and weakness. It is advised to do a ‘SWOT’ analysis of yourself. Do not focus on the strengths. Instead, plan to work on your weaknesses. Once you have worked on the weaknesses, do ‘SWOT’ analyze once more. This will help you to truly determine whether you have been able to identify your weaknesses well and work on them.

Know your faultsSolve the previous year questions. Carefully examine your paper or ask someone else to examine it. Assess all the chapters and topics closely. Take a look at all your topics. Learn from your previous mistakes.

Rules for the exam

  1. -The student will have to appear for the exam in July or August. The second chance is given during March or April in the next year and the third in July or August next year.
  2. -The student who fails in the compartment exam or does not appear in it, will be treated as failed in the exam.
  3. -The syllabus for the compartment exam will be the same as the regular exam held in the same year.
  4. -The practical marks of the student gets carried forward to the next compartment exam. If he/she has failed in theory and practical, then he/she will have to appear for the both the exams.

This was all about compartment exams in 10th class.

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