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.

1,561 Questions/Answers on “What is CBSE Improvement Exam? – Details here

  1. Sir I have passed my 12th exam in math + computer subject from CBSE board in year 2014 but not appeared for improvement in year 2015. So I can appear in 2016?

  2. In improvement exam one sub get failed is it possible to fill up compartment field in current year

  3. Sir, mujhe apni 12th ki improvement ki marksheet kaha se milegi ?
    .
    cbse office se ?
    Ya apne school se ?

  4. I got 55% in 12th from cbse board. I want to improve my percentage, so is it required to get connected with any school or I got admit card from some where else. And please give me some brief information about the improvement scheme.

  5. Student appearing for JEE(Main)2015 wish to appear for rank improvement programme during 2016. Is it compulsory to appear in all five subjects “?
    Where I can see the authentic information ?.Plz give web address.

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

  7. 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??

  8. 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……

  9. 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……

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

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

  13. In last year 2014 business studies pratical exam is only 10 marks but in this year 2015 business studies pratical will be 20 marks . So please sir tell me the full information of pratical exam held by improvement department of cbse .

  14. does giving improvement exam increases our percentage ??
    and do it affect us in future??
    pls reply

  15. Sir, i have written my maths board exam three days ago.It was very difficult.if i fails in maths, will there be any second chance?

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