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education Updated: Mar 02, 2011 09:55 IST

Will a student appearing for the Class 10 CBSE Board annual be allowed to sit in his school for the exam taken by the school authorities or can he appear from some other centre? One student appearing at Amritsar, say, has to go to Delhi during the examination. Can he sit for two-three papers there (in Delhi) at any exam centre recognised by the CBSE and write the remainder of the exams at his school after returning to Amritsar?
— Harmeet
For the Class X summative examination II to be conducted by the Board, the students will have to appear for the examination in all papers only at one centre allotted by the Board.

I am a student of Class X going to appear for school-conducted Boards SA II. I would like to change my school and to acquire provisional admission in the Class 12 commerce stream I have to submit Class 11 final and Class 10 SA I mark sheet – which has not been provided by the school. We were told that Class 11 and Class 10 mark sheets are clubbed together and would be provided only after completing Class 10 as per the CBSE rules. Please let me know if there is any such rule. When will the Class 10 SA II school-conducted results be announced?
— Namishtah Arora
The ‘cumulative certificate for school-based assessment’ will be issued by the Board for students seeking admission in Class 11 after the declaration of the results. SA II results will not be declared separately. However, every school is expected to issue report cards of Class IX and FA1, FA2, FA3, FA4 and SA1 of Class X which is different from the ‘cumulative certificate for school-based assessment’ issued by the Board

I am a student of Class 12 living in Delhi. I am totally onfused about a problem: Is black gel pen allowed in the CBSE Board examinations? I did not want to take any risks as some of my teachers are strictly telling us not to use it
- Anonymous
Black gel pen is not allowed. Answers in the Board examination should be written using blue /blue-black/royal blue ink pens only

In business studies what is the length of 6 marks questions-answers in terms of pages and in terms of words? Also, is there a need for a flow chart in a question of six marks?
— Arpan Goyal
In the Board’s sample question papers in business studies for Class 12, it has been clearly stated that answer to questions carrying 6 marks may be about 200 words. The questions may require drawing of flow charts etc

I want to clarify whether CBSE at the time of filling of form of the Board-conducted SA II in October 2010 has apprised the CBSE schools and students about what is likely to happen in case the students opt to move out of the CBSE system. What happens if they want to get admitted again to a CBSE school? I cannot shift my child to any other place as I am posted in Delhi and am in mental agony
– Alok
The Board-conducted SA II is meant for students of secondary schools and those of senior secondary schools who have opted to move out of the CBSE system.

Students appearing in the Board-conducted SA II can join another CBSE school. But depending on the specific situation, the schools may give first preference to the students who have taken their school-based assessment and then consider admission as per availability of seats and their admission policy. As far as the schools are concerned, they should not discriminate between two types of students i.e., those opting for Board-conducted examination and those opting for school-conducted examination

Is there any change in question paper pattern of physical education? Will there be 30 questions? - Anonymous
Yes, the question paper pattern for Class 12 has changed. The paper will have 27 questions. Please refer to the sample question paper on the Board's website at

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