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CBSE Improvement Exam 2016 forms

CBSE will release the CBSE Improvement Exam 2016 forms in the end of July/August. There is no other information on changes form CBSE for this yet. When available, the forms can be purchased form Syndicate Bank branches in regional CBSE Offices as well as from

EDIT: As of 2015-2016 session, CBSE has started accepting CBSE Improvement Exam admissions online, click here to read more.

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CBSE Improvement Exam 2016

Just like every year, CBSE will be conducting CBSE Improvement Exam in 2016. The schedule and important dates of CBSE Improvement Exam 2016 have already been published by us in detail, you can click here to read them. It has all the information from CBSE Improvement Exam forms to admit cards. We will sum up the basic information of improvement exam for you in this one article and include links for further reading at the bottom. Please read all of it.

CBSE Improvement ExamCBSE Improvement Exam can be given even for 1 subject if the student wishes, however we advise you to give it in all 5 subjects and we have a detailed article explaining it, click here to read it.

There are a few requirements that are mandatory if a student wishes to appear in the CBSE improvement exam 2015 for one or more subjects: Continue reading

Scholarship by to the highest scoring student appearing in CBSE Improvement Exam

We, at are announcing a brand new scholarship award namely Scholarship to the student who scores the highest in the CBSE Improvement Exam 2015 and each year afterwards. The scholarship amount is Rs. 1000 INR for the year 2015 and will hopefully increase in future years.
The rules and eligibility for the Scholarship: Continue reading

CBSE Improvement Exam admit card 2013

Those students who haven’t received their admit card/hall ticket yet should contact their examination center first, then CBSE regional office. The examination center will give your admit cards by checking the confirmation letter that you received from CBSE. If the examination center does not have your admit card, then you may contact your regional CBSE office as soon as possible.

The same applies for candidates appearing privately in the 2013 examinations. We have created a poll, those who received their admit cards please vote so that other students can know that how many students got their admit cards and how many doesn’t.

There should not be any problem as we have seen from past years, students receiving their admit cards 2-3 days before the examination.

You may check your examination center here:

CBSE Improvement Exam Forms 2013 – All Regions – Download

Delhi Region : Class X (All India/Delhi Scheme) :


Delhi Region : Class XII All India Scheme :


Delhi Region : Class XII : Delhi Scheme :


Other region forms :


Patna Region : Class XII   |   Class X

Chennai Region : Class XII   |   Class X

Allahabad Region : Class XII   |   Class X

Panchkula Region : Class XII   |   Class X

Ajmer Region : Class XII   |   Class X

CBSE Improvement Exam 2013

Students passed in 2012, this year can appear in CBSE Improvement Exam 2013 only if they are passed in 2012 and only in those subjects which you passes. Forms will be available from August.

There is some  confusion whether the new change in rule by our Capable and Educated committee will accept the the cbse improvement exam marks in 2013 combined examination ISEET. They should accept the improvement marks there is no reason to deny it but I have asked them for the complete information and will post update as soon as they give a reply.
For further details about CBSE Improvement Exam read : and

Most Important things you should know about CBSE Improvement Exam

Q.1: What is the eligibility criteria for a student to appear as a private candidate in Board examination?
Ans: The Board prescribes following conditions under which a candidate can appear privately: –

  1. Failed candidates
  2. Teachers serving in educational institutions
  3. Women candidates who are bonafide residents of NCT of Delhi and
  4. Physically handicapped students

Q.2: Is it possible for a student who has failed in Science stream in Class XII to change subjects to pass at subsequent examination?
Ans: Yes, but with prior permission of the Board.

Q.3: I appeared in the compartment examination in July-August, but failed again, do I now have to re-appear in all subjects again?
Ans: The Board gives three chances to clear the compartment examination. The first examination is held in July-August followed by second chance in March-April and the third chance in July-August. Unsuccessful candidates after these three attempts are required to appear afresh in all subjects there on.

Q.4: I wish to improve my performance in Chemistry and Maths. Is it possible and how?
Ans: A candidate who has passed Class X or XII examination of the Board may re-appear for improvement of performance in one or more subjects in the main examination in the succeeding year only. The candidate may appear privately; those re-appearing for whole examination can also appear as regular candidate if admitted by the school.

  • For subjects involving practical work, if the candidate has passed the practical examination, he or she will be allowed to appear only in theory part.
  • Only a statement of marks is issued by the Board after the improvement of performance.

Q.5: Is it compulsory to pass in theory and practical exams. Separately?
Ans: Yes, it is compulsory to pass separately in the subjects involving theory and practical in Class XII.

Q.6: Is a student required to appear in all subjects in improvement examination?
Ans: No, the student can appear in one or more than one subject(s) as per his/her choice. However, improvement exam. can be taken only in the successive year of passing Class X/XII exams.

Q.7: Is the candidate allowed to see the answer script in case the result is not as per the expectations?
Ans: No. There is no provision of showing answer scripts. The candidate can apply for scrutiny, for reconfirmation of marks.

Q.8 If a candidate passes in the additional subject but fails in one of the main subjects, what will the result show?
Ans: The candidate will be considered as having passed the examination in such a case. A language will replace a language only. For further details the scheme of examinations can be referred to.

Q. 9: What is the procedure followed in marking the answers?
Ans: Each answer is divided into steps and marks are given in accordance to the weightage assigned for these steps. It is advised that a copy of Marking Scheme be procured to get a clear idea.

Q.10: The result of Patrachar candidates is always very poor, is the evaluation of private/patrachar candidates different from that of regular candidates?
Ans: There is no difference in the evaluation procedures. However, it depends entirely on the level of preparation and performance of individual candidates irrespective of their status.

Q. 11: Can a candidate simultaneously appear for Improvement as well as Additional subject examination?
Ans: No, a candidate appearing for Improvement in one or more subjects cannot appear for additional subject examination simultaneously.

Q. 12: How many times can a candidate appear for Improvement or additional subject examination?
Ans: For improvement examination only one chance in the succeeding year is permitted, and for the additional subject, the candidate may appear within 6 years of passing the Main examination.

Q. 13: What is the procedure to apply for Improvement or Additional Examination?
Ans: The admission forms for improvement or additional examination are available in the month of August every year. The examination is held along with the main examination in the month of March/April in the following year. Outstation candidates can contact their respective regional offices for the same.

Q. 14: Is a consolidated or combined Marks Statement issued after improvement or additional examination?

  1. After improvement a consolidated marks statement reflecting the marks of main examination and improvement examination is issued.
  2. But for additional subject examination, marks statement in the concerned subject only is issued.
  3. In case of compartment examination a fresh marks statement is issued if the student passes that subject.

Q. 15: What is the pass criteria for Class X and XII?
Ans: A candidate has to pass in all five subjects to be declared Pass. However, for class X a candidate is placed in compartment up to two unqualified subjects and if he fails in one subject in Class XII the candidate is placed in compartment.

Q. 16: Can one appear for improvement exam along with the compartment. Exam conducted by the Board in the month of July/August?
Ans: No, a candidate can appear for improvement exam only in the very next year of passing the main exam in March.

Click here for further important points and FAQ’s.

What is CBSE Improvement Exam? – Details here

CBSE Improvement Exam is conducted by CBSE to allows students to reappear in one or more subjects in succeeding year board examinations. Students appearing in CBSE Improvement Exam appear as private candidates in the main exam, that means they do not have to attend regular school for appearing in the improvement exam.

Students can appear for improvement exam for one or all of the passing subjects but not in the additional subjects and the subjects in which they are been declared fail. A candidate appearing for improvement exam in one or more subjects can not appear for additional subject simultaneously. Fees structure can be seen here.
Forms for the CBSE Improvement Exam are available from mid September and can be collected from Syndicate Banks or CBSE Regional office and you have to submit the form and fees at syndicate bank branches only, list of all branches in India can be checked here. See this post for bank challan and form images. Cost of the CBSE Improvement Exam form is Rs.10.

NOTE: As of 2015-2016 session, CBSE has started accepting CBSE Improvement Exam admissions online, click here to read more.

Some points to note about the CBSE Improvement Exam:

  1. A candidate has to pass the Secondary School Examination of the Board in order to appear in the CBSE Improvement Examination. Students may appear in the failing subject (Sixth subject) at the Compartment Examination to be held in July/August the same year, then they can appear in the improvement examination next year (only if they pass in the compartment examination).
  2. The candidate cannot pursue higher studies in the mean time.
  3. Those reappearing in the whole examination, may appear as regular school candidates also.
  4. For subjects involving practical exams, students shall appear only in theory and previous practical marks will be carried forward to their new marksheet. In case the candidate has failed in practical he/she have to appear in theory and practical both irrespective of the fact that he/she has already cleared the theory examination.
  5. Compartment or supplementary examination is not conducted for CBSE Improvement Exam.

Candidates appearing in the CBSE Improvement are issued a new marksheet, reflecting the marks of the subjects they have appeared in the CBSE Improvement Exam only. New passing certificate is not issued since the previous year passing certificate is still valid.

There are two types of forms, one for Delhi is “DISSCE” (only for govt schools in Delhi) and one for All India is “AISSCE” (for private schools).

You can ask your queries in the comments section below.