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 July or August till October 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.

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.

Latest Comments (1,354 Comments)
  1. Rube

    I completed my 12th non-medical in 2011-2012 with not too good marks. But now i wan’t too give improvement exams.I wanted to know that am I eligible for these improvement exams.

    • Admin

      You cant appear in improvement exam now but you can appear through NIOS board to improve your marks.

  2. veronica

    why is it good to appear in all five subjects in the improvment exams?and is it a compulsion to appear in all five subjects to appear in jee mains/advance next year?pls reply it is really important..

    • Admin

      For JEE, you will have to appear in all 5 subjects. It’s compulsory.

  3. garvit dagar

    can i repeat my 12 after giving improvement or can give improvement again for 12

  4. Ashutosh Kumar

    i had given my 12th board(CBSE) form Ranchi scoring 72% . Can I give my improvement test from Delhi.

  5. neelam

    sir i had passed my class 12th in 2014 from non medical stream but due to low percentage (75 %)i’m not able to get into science course in DU as well as not be able to qualify in iit mains.. After giving improvement test can i get admission in DU next year if i score good marks in test and how ?Is there other list list for improvement students in DU and is improvement exams will create any problem for me i n the future for getting jobs????? sir please reply because i’m in great confusion ………………….

  6. shubham

    if i give improvement in all subjects then will i ve to attend school or it s compulsory or optional nd will i ve to pay the school for it.

  7. shubham

    i if give improvement in all subjects then will i ve to attend school or it optinal or will i ve pay them plz reply it s urgent l.

  8. shadab

    is it a compulsion to appear in all five subjects along with Practical to appear in jee mains/advance next year?pls reply it is really important..

  9. kuldeep

    Sir maine 2014 me four sub. Me improvement diya. Kya improve. Marksheet combined with main 12th marksheet

  10. martin thakur

    Dear sir, with ur personal experience, can you tell more on improvmnt xams based on the details dat if there is a I-sign improvement on our original marksheet of cbse 12, will we get more disadvantages then others in any path of success twards our goal?

  11. chhotu

    i have got only60 marks in physics but got 90 marks in the remaining subject thats why my rank in jeemain has gone to 2lakh i want to fill improvement of only physics will i able to appear in jeemain 2015 or i will be descarded & why please reply very soon

  12. unnati tondon

    sir if anyone fails in improvement exam then wud his previous passing marksheet be valid??? plz rep fast..n vn more tning if ny1 scores less in improvement exam than previous would the previous marksheet be counted??? waiting for ur reply sir 2 much confused about improvement..

  13. piyush vashist

    it is compulsory for the student to give all five subject to appear in jee advance also?plzzzzzz reply fast

  14. Vishal Azad

    My marks are
    Physics-78
    Chemistry-95
    maths-93
    English-89
    physical edu.- 97
    My percentage is 90.4%
    I got 78 marks in physics in 2013-2014 session. I want to improve this, but i have a doubt that
    1.- if i got less marks than 78 then which marks will come in new marksheet?

    I am dropping this year for JEE.

    2.- can i make improvement in only one subject?
    Please Reply

  15. SHUBHAM

    sir,i have passed class 12th in 2014 but not with satisfactory marks….so i want to appear in the improvement exam.so please tell me that where would I get the form and from when?

  16. donvidhyak@gmail.com

    Sir i passed 12th in 2012 so now can i give improvement in 1 subject.

  17. Sarthak

    SIR/MAM

    I want to know which marks is considered in cbse improvement paper.
    old marks/new marks or the marks which is more.

  18. admin

    You can give compartment only if you pass in compartment, read this http://www.improvementexam.com/which-subjects-to-opt-for-improvement-exam/

  19. Ankur (Moderator)

    There is nothing like the minimum marks criteria.
    And in whichecer exams u have scored better that would be counted

  20. MANINDER SINGH GREWAL

    but i got less marks i want to give two exams one more time eng and punjabi
    can i give is there any way

  21. nikigoyal

    so what i have to do?? can i fill improvement form for all subjects or i have to consult my school for again re-registeration??

  22. nikigoyal

    hey plz……………tell me….

  23. Nidish

    sir
    by chance if we fail in improvement exam… then will that old passed mark will be taken or will this mark come anywhere in the new mark sheet?? pls reply ASAP……

  24. neelam

    sir why do i have to give compartment when i had cleared in all of the exams ??

  25. siddharth

    please reply my answer. its urgent

  26. sudhir

    sir , plz reply me plz …

  27. Nidish

    sir
    by chance if we fail in improvement exam… then will that old passed mark will be taken or will this mark come anywhere in the new mark sheet?? pls reply ASAP……

  28. Uddeshya Rana

    Sir
    if i failed in improvement exams then i have to repeat 12th…??

  29. neha

    Sir marksheet me kya pata chalta h ki improvement marks hai ki nahi.. ????Aur fir me college entrance xam form me passed likhna hoga ki appearing???
    Pls reply.

  30. sachin

    yes ofcourse u can give !!!

  31. jamal

    Sir marksheet me kya pata chalta h ki improvement
    marks hai ki nahi.. ????Aur fir me college entrance
    xam form me passed likhna hoga ki appearing???
    Pls reply.

  32. Ankur (Moderator)

    It’s written on the marksheet that u have given inprovement .
    Write down the year in which u have passed

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