CBSE Improvement Exam

CBSE Improvement Exam is a way to improve your class 12th result by giving the CBSE Board exams again next year. Students can give improvement exam for one subject or all five subjects, Although we strongly suggest students to appear in all five subjects because of JEE rules regarding improvement exam and a few more reasons, click here to read more. Students cannot give improvement exam for additional subjects and practical examination marks will be carried forward. Students will have to prepare only for the theory part. The exam dates and question papers is same as regular CBSE board exams and you get a whole year to prepare for the exam, read more about CBSE improvement Exam in detail.

CBSE Improvement Exam Forms:

The forms for improvement exam are made available from July of every year. Students can get their forms from syndicate bank branches in CBSE Regional offices. List of regional CBSE offices is here. Students can also download the forms from CBSE website and print and submit to their regional CBSE offices. you can submit the form by post also.

How to apply for CBSE Improvement Exam:

  1. Decide in which subjects you wish to appear in the CBSE improvement Exam.
  2. Wait for the application forms to come (usually mid August)
  3. Fill the form and submit to CBSE along with exam fees.
  4. Wait for CBSE confirmation letter to come, this is how the letter will look. (usually January)
  5. Check your examination center on CBSE official website or on this website. (usually January end)
  6. Wait for reception of your admit card by post or get it from your examination center. (usually mid February)
  7. Wait for result to be declared. (usually May end)

Since the session 2015-2016 CBSE has started accepting CBSE Improvement Exam applications online. Instructions for applying online are:

  1. Visit this website URL: http://59.179.16.89/cbse/2016/pvt/imp12.aspx (click to open in new window).
  2. Enter your 2015 CBSE roll number in the first text box.
  3. Enter your 5 digit school number in the second text box where it asks your 5 digit school number In case you appeared as a private candidate and don’t have a school number then you have to enter 99999).
  4. Enter your examination center number, please refer to your 2015 CBSE admit card for this.
  5. Click on proceed and fill up your details and make the payment online or through E-Challan from HDFC Bank or ICICI Bank.
  6. To upload your scanned color photo and scanned copy of bank challan, visit this website URL: http://59.179.16.89/cbse/2016/pvt/photoup.aspx (click to open in new window).
  7. To make payment, visit this website URL: http://59.179.16.89/cbse/2016/pvt/rchkfee.aspx (click to open in new window).
  8. Note down your “Application Number” and “Roll Number”
  9. Follow the instructions on the “Confirmation Page”. If you missed the confirmation page then you can visit it again by logging in to this website URL http://59.179.16.89/cbse/2016/pvt/pvtConfPage.aspx (click to open in new window).
  10. To check the fees status, visit this website URL: http://59.179.16.89/cbse/2016/pvt/rchkFeeStatus.aspx (click to open in new window).

Note from CBSE:

If your application status is not updated but amount is being debited from your account, then DO NOT TRY PAYING FEE AGAIN. You are also advised to not to change the payment mode if fee is already debited from your account.

Please contact your bank for transaction details and send an email to REGIONAL OFFICE concerned for updation of the application fee status along with application details viz Application no., Roll No., Name of Candidate, Subject(s) Applied, fee amount. Also send the transaction details received from the bank concerned. Please mention “Payment status not updated – your application number” in the subject line of the email to resolve it faster.

a)In case payment is made through e-Challan of HDFC Bank or HDFC Bank payment gateway:
For all queries including non-updation of fee status on CBSE portal, duplicate payments etc. please mark an e- mail to the respective Regional Officer and a copy of the same to following bank official:
Name: Mr. Shaurya Jai Raizada, eMail: [email protected]
Name: Mr. Anupam Rajan, eMail: [email protected]
Please mention: Mode of Payment, Application No., Name of Candidate, Amount deposited, Date of deposit, Branch of deposition, Bank reference number, Your contact number.

b)In case payment is made through e-Challan of ICICI Bank or ICICI Bank payment gateway:
For all queries including non-updation of fee status on CBSE portal, duplicate payments etc. please mark an e- mail to the respective Regional Officer and a copy of the same to following bank official:
Name: Mr. Narendra Singh, eMail: [email protected]
Name: Mr. Omkar Seth, eMail: [email protected]
Please mention: Mode of Payment, Application No., Name of Candidate, Amount deposited, Date of deposit, Branch of deposition, Bank reference number, Your contact number.

Last date of application for CBSE Improvement Exam:

The last date for application is September 15th without any late fees. With late fees, the last date is January 5th. Check late fees here.

CBSE Improvement Exam datesheet and question papers:

The datesheet and question papers of improvement exam is same as regular students. the students giving improvement exam will be given same question papers as regular board exam students. There is no bias between regular CBSE board students and CBSE Improvement Exam students.

Preparation for CBSE Improvement Exam:

This is the main problem with students appearing for improvement exam. They don’t have enough guidance for the preparation of the exam since they will not be going to regular school to study for the exam. The solution to this is either getting regular classes from a private tutor and study for the exam regularly.

We are also working on developing study material specially developed for CBSE improvement exam. We will notify all students subscribers as soon as we release it.

CBSE Improvement Exam result and marksheet:

The result of improvement exam will be declared on the same date as regular board exam and on the official cbse website.Students appearing for improvement exam will only receive a new marksheet, not a new passing certificate. Click here to know why.

More information about CBSE Improvement exam:

For further information and important posts, please read the articles below:

  1. What is CBSE Improvement Exam? -Details here (Most discussed with max. comments)
  2. CBSE Improvement Exam FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
  3. Images of CBSE Improvement Exam forms
  4. How to get Improvement Exam forms? – List of Syndicate Bank branches (Updated for 2016)
  5. Is it safe to give Improvement exam?
  6. Subjects and subject codes for CBSE Improvement Exam
  7. Fees structure for CBSE Improvement Exam (Updated for 2016)
  8. Most Important things you should know about CBSE Improvement Exam – FAQ
  9. Merits and Demerits of Improvement Exam
  10. CBSE Improvement Exam Forms available from 16th August
  11. List of CBSE Regional Offices in India (Updated for 2016)
  12. How to register online for CBSE Improvement Exam (Updated for 2016)
  13. Track improvement exam form status
  14. Use photocopy of CBSE Improvement Exam forms
  15. CBSE Improvement Exam admit card
  16. CBSE Improvement Exam admit card (Updated)
  17. Images of CBSE Improvement Exam Letter
  18. Which subjects to opt for improvement exam?
  19. JEE and CBSE Improvement Exam
  20. CBSE Improvement Exam 2016
  21. CBSE Improvement Exam 2016 forms
  22. CBSE Improvement Exam 2016 Forms now available – Apply Online (Including Instructions and further details on online application).

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784 comments / queries on “CBSE Improvement Exam

  1. A friend of mine got compartment in chem 2015 boards n could not clear the improvement exam held in july 2015 moreover somehow couldn’t fill the improvement exam form for early 2016 so its really a worry about how & when can he appear again in the improvement examination!! Please reply as soon as possible!

    1. Maulshri I believe its not your friend but you who what to know.There is nothing to be ashamed of :).I don’t think you can give improvement exam now but do ensure from CBSE regional office.

  2. If after giving improvement.. Anyone scores good percentage like 90 above… Does he will be ranked amongst the other cbse students??

    1. Sorry,that comment was not for you.
      You can give IMP. Exam only once that too only next year in March.Meanwhile you can take admission in any college but don’t reveal this to CBSE because its not allowed.But don’t worry nothing will happen.

  3. Is it true that those who give improvement exam their checking is tough as compared to regular students

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