Nearly 15 lakh students are expected to appear for 10th and over 10.5 lakh for the 12th Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) exams that is to begin today which is the highest in the history of the exam and 6.3% more than last year's total.
According to the data provided by CBSE, a total of 14, 99,122 candidates have registered for the Class X (both Board-based and school-based) exams as against 13, 73,853 in 2015-an increase of almost 1.25 lakh. Similarly for Class XII Boards, 10, 67,900 candidates have registered as against 10, 40,368 in 2015. The exams for class 10th will continue till March 28th and class 12th exams will end on April 22nd.
The first examination for Class 12th students will be English for core as well as elective papers. While the first paper for Class 10th students will be on dynamic retail, information technology, security, auto technology and international tourism. The examination for the main subjects will begin tomorrow with science theory and practical papers.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his 'Mann ki Baat' address on Sunday had wished the students. Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar and Chess maestro Vishwanathan Anand joined the Prime Minister in wishing the students.