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.

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  1. shreya

    respected sir/madam i have completed my 12 in 2014..with less marks..or unfortunately i did not fill improvement form in 2014..can i fill improvement form in 2015 …plz tell me i am waiting sir..plz………..

    • Admin

      No, you cannot now, you can however appear in NIOS.

  2. shreya

    hope u will give the answer

  3. Peeyush Sharma

    is the exam is only for govt. school children?

    • Admin

      Nope, any CBSE student. Private or govt school doesnt matter.

  4. Nitin Talwar

    I want to improve my score in Maths.
    what I have to do for that?
    I have appeared in 2015 examination and 100% sure that I will get more than 65 marks but want to improve that score.
    so what can I do for that…??*

  5. admin

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

  6. Ankur (Moderator)

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

  7. 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

  8. 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??

  9. nikigoyal

    hey plz……………tell me….

  10. 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……

  11. neelam

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

  12. siddharth

    please reply my answer. its urgent

  13. sudhir

    sir , plz reply me plz …

  14. 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……

  15. Uddeshya Rana

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

  16. 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.

  17. sachin

    yes ofcourse u can give !!!

  18. 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.

  19. Ankur (Moderator)

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

  20. manish

    Sir please reply my answer, can I give improvement paper now ? I did my 12th in 2013.

  21. madhuri

    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 .

  22. Gaurav

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

  23. Admin

    Of course yes, thats why its there.

  24. Godwin

    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?

  25. Godwin

    Sir, I am waiting please reply

  26. Admin

    Theres no compartment for improvement exam.

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