CBSE Compartment Rules for Class 10, Class 12 Exam

Physics Wallah Academic Expert
June 30, 2024

CBSE Compartment Rules for Class 10, Class 12 Exam:- Failing an exam can be one of the toughest experiences for any CBSE student, especially when it comes to their 10th or 12th Board exams. This situation often causes a lot of stress for both students and their parents, who may worry that the student will have to wait a whole year to retake the exam. However, this isn't true. CBSE conducts a compartment exam for students who fail in one or two subjects during their 10th or 12th Board exams. These exams are held soon after the CBSE announces the Board results in May each year.

CBSE Compartment Rules for Class 10 Exam

The tentative schedule for the CBSE Class 10 compartment exam was released on the website on June 8, 2024. The exams are scheduled from July 15 to July 22, 2024. The compartment exam has now been renamed the supplementary exam by CBSE. Students can choose up to two subjects from their 2024 CBSE Class 10 main exams.

The admit card and date sheet for the supplementary exam will be updated here once CBSE issues the circular. The final date sheet will be available after the last date for submitting the List of Candidates (LOC). The Board has also released a list of 32 subjects, from which students can choose up to two for clearing compartments or improving marks. The results for the CBSE Class 10 supplementary exams will be available in August 2024.

CBSE Compartment Class 10 Date Sheet

Check out the Dates of the CBSE Class 10 Supplementary exam from the below table:-

Dates

Subjects

Timings

July 15, 2024

Social Science (087)

10:30 AM to 1:30 PM

July 16, 2024

Hindi Course - A (002), Hindi Course - B (085)

10:30 AM to 1:30 PM

July 18, 2024

Science (086)

10:30 AM to 1:30 PM

July 19, 2024

Mathematics Standard (041), Mathematics Basic (241)

10:30 AM to 1:30 PM

July 20, 2024

English Communicative (101), Literature (184)

10:30 AM to 1:30 PM

July 22, 2024

Urdu Course A (003), Punjabi (004), Bengali (005), Tamil (006), Telugu (007), Marathi (009), Manipuri (011), Malayalam (012), Odia (013), Assamese (014), Kannada (015), Arabic (016), Tibetan (017), French (018), Nepali (024), Lepcha (026), Home Science (064), Kokborok (091), Bodo (092), Sanskrit-Communicative (119), Sanskrit (122), Urdu Course-B (303)

10:30 AM to 1:30 PM

 

Computer Applications (165), Information Technology (402)

10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Eligibility Criteria for CBSE Class 10th Compartment Exam

A CBSE 10th standard student must meet the following criteria to be eligible for the Compartment Exam:

  • The student must have been placed in the Compartment category for one or two subjects.

  • Students who were placed in the Eligible for Improvement of Performance (EIOP) category after appearing in the 10th Board exams are also eligible.

  • EIOP category students will have only one chance to appear for the Compartment Exam.

CBSE Compartment Rules for Class 12 Exam 

In 2020, the CBSE compartment exam was renamed as a supplementary exam. This year, it is scheduled to take place on July 15, 2024, with the tentative date sheet already published on the official website. Students are allowed to appear for only one subject out of the 80 offered in the CBSE Class 12 exam, either to clear their supplementary status or to improve their marks. Notably, 1,22,170 students have been categorized for this supplementary exam in 2024, with practical exams scheduled from July 5 to July 15, 2024. The final date sheet will be released after the submission deadline for the List of Candidates (LOC) from the respective institutions.

CBSE Compartment Class 12 Date Sheet

Go through the CBSE Compartment Class 12 Exam Date Sheet from the below table:- 

Events

Dates

CBSE Class 12 Supplementary Exam Registration

May 31 to June 15, 2024

CBSE Class 12 Supplementary Exam Registration with a Late Fee of INR 2000

June 16 to June 17, 2024

Supplementary Exam Admit Card Release Date

July 2024

CBSE Class 12 Supplementary Exam

Theory: July 15, 2024

Practical: July 5- July 15, 2024

CBSE Class 12 Supplementary Exam Result

August 2024

Eligibility Criteria for CBSE Class 12th Compartment Exam

To appear for the CBSE Compartment exam, a student must meet the following criteria:

  • The student must have failed in any one of their subjects.

  • If a student appeared for six subjects in their Board exams in March and failed in two, they can choose to appear for either of the two failed subjects.

  • Students who took six subjects and were declared PASS but failed in one subject can appear in the Improvement category for that subject in this exam.

Rules for Compartment Exam for CBSE Class 10th and 12th

  • Initial Attempt: Students placed in the Compartment category must take the Compartment exam held in July or August.

  • Second and Third Attempts: If needed, a second attempt can be made in March or April of the following year, and a third attempt in July or August.

  • Passing Criteria: If a student passes all Compartment exams they take, they will be declared ‘PASS.’

  • Failure and Reappearance: Students who fail or do not appear for the Compartment exam will be considered ‘FAIL’ and must reappear according to the prescribed courses and syllabus.

  • Practical Exams: For practical subjects, students can choose to retake the practical exam or retain their previous practical marks after their third Compartment attempt.

  • Syllabus: The course and syllabus for the Compartment exam in March will be the same as for the full subject exam.

  • Theory and Practical Marks: For subjects with separate theory and practical marks, students only need to retake the theory exam if they have previously passed the practical. If they fail both, they must retake both parts.

  • Provisional Admission to 11th Grade: Students with a Compartment in the 10th grade can be provisionally admitted to the 11th grade until they take and pass the Compartment exam in July or August. If they fail to pass, their 11th-grade admission will be cancelled.

CBSE Compartment Rules for Class 10, Class 12 Exam FAQs

Q1. What is a Compartment Exam in CBSE?

Ans. The Compartment exam is conducted by CBSE for students who fail in one or two subjects in their Class 10 or Class 12 Board exams. It allows them to clear their failed subjects without having to repeat the entire academic year.

Q2. Who is eligible to appear for the Compartment exam?

Ans. Students who have failed in one or two subjects in their CBSE Class 10 or Class 12 Board exams are eligible to appear for the Compartment exam.

Q3. How many chances do students get to clear their Compartment exam?

Ans. Students have up to three attempts to clear their Compartment exam: one in July/August immediately after the Board results, one in March/April of the following year, and another in July/August of the same year.

Q4. Can students choose which subjects to appear for in the Compartment exam?

Ans. Yes, students can choose up to two subjects in which they have failed to appear for the Compartment exam.

Q5. What happens if a student fails to clear the Compartment exam?

Ans. If a student fails to clear the Compartment exam in all attempts, they must reappear in those subjects in subsequent years according to the CBSE rules.

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