All about improvement papers in Class 10th

What are improvement exams?

Often, many students feel that they didn’t score well in the board examinations. They pass the board examinations but the marks do not satisfy them. They feel that the marks were not at par with the hard work that they had put in. To give such students a second chance, CBSE gives them the option of improvement exams. The Improvement exams opportunity can be utilized by the students who want to score better marks and prove themselves. The difference between compartment exams and improvement exams is that the former is for the students who have failed in the board exams and the latter is for the students who have passed the board exams. Read the complete article to know more about improvement papers in class 10th.

Eligibility for improvement exams

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The improvement exams are for the students who want to score better marks than the previous time. The students who have passed the board examinations can only appear for the improvement exams. The failed students have to appear for the compartment exams. The candidates must be students of the CBSE board. They cannot choose any additional subjects for the improvement exams. They can only appear for the five subjects they chose in the main exams.

Steps to fill the form

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  1. 1. Keep your information ready. The previously issued admit card should be with you along with scanned images of your signature and passport sized photograph.
  2. 2. Visit the official site of CBSE and click on the link to apply for the improvement.
  3. 3. Enter the name of your school and your roll number written on the admit card.
  4. 4. Choose the subject you want to appear for. From the list of exam centers, choose your preferred center.
  5. 5. Carefully fill the other details and cross-check them once.
  6. 6. Submit your application. You will be asked to pay the fees online or through Bank challan.
  7. 7. Download your application and take a print out of it for future use.
  8. 8. Follow the guidelines listed on the confirmation page. You can submit the application only once.
  9. 9. If the fees is debited from the bank account but is not reflected in the application, the student should not submit the fees again. He/she must contact his/her respective bank branch and email the issue along with the details to CBSE.

Important dates

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  • -Application forms are usually available in: July
  • -The form submission dates are in: August
  • -The deadline for submitting is in: September
  • -The admit cards are available in: February
  • -The exams are conducted in: End of February or March
  • -The results are declared in: May

Guidelines for the exam

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  • -Students that appear for improvement exams that consist of practical and theory both, can give the exam for theory marks only. The practical marks will be carried forward, if the student is passed in the practical. If he/she has failed in a practical exam, he/she will have to apply for theory and practical while applying for the improvement exam.
  • -The students will receive only one mark-sheet.
  • -The improvement exams are not conducted separately. They are conducted alongside the main exams.
  • -There is only one chance to apply for the improvement exams.
  • -The candidates can appear for the improvement exam but cannot appear for additional subject exams simultaneously.
  • -The student need not appear in the school regularly. The exam will be conducted in the consecutive year. Hence, the student can register as a private student.
  • -The students should not enroll themselves in higher studies if they are applying for the improvement exams. Only after they have cleared the improvement exam, can they enroll in further studies.
  • -In case the student fails to score better marks in the improvement exam, his/her best performance will be considered.
  • -The students can appear for the improvement exam in as many subjects as they want.
  • -The details of the students of the last year will be auto-generated by the system. But the students who had given the board exams two years back will have to fill in their details themselves.

Tips to prepare for the improvement exam

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  • -Since the last time did not go well, this time it has to be better. Prepare for a schedule and follow it rigorously.
  • -Go through the previous question paper and also your question paper to identify what went wrong.
  • -Your strategic planning should consist of preparing the syllabus efficiently as well as revising it thoroughly.
  • -Make it a point to solve sample papers as much as you can. Make sure that you finish 15 minutes before the stipulated time. This will be helpful in revising your answer sheet in the exams.
  • -Do not spend your time on solving a tricky question. Instead, move on to the next question and come back to it after solving the rest of the question paper.
  • -Do note that diagrams and flowcharts fetch you good marks. Always try to draw flowcharts and diagrams with proper labeling whenever you can.

This was all about improvement papers in class 10th

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