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:
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  1. aparna

    if a student scores very good marks in improvement exams is he eligible for merit certificate

    • Admin

      Of course he is

  2. GOPAL GUPTA

    sir, i have filled for 5 subjects but i do not want to appear in chemistry exam. so i want to know that will my new marksheet retain marks of chemistry from old marksheet?

    • Admin

      your new marksheet will have only the new subjects in it, so if you dont appear or fail, they will show absent or fail. Although the best marks of two marksheets are counted.

  3. reyan

    if I was fail in 1 subject in improvement exam but previous year i was pass.so which is valid

    • Admin

      your new marksheet will have only the new subjects in it, so if you dont appear, they will show absent. Although the best marks of two marksheets are counted.

  4. shivam

    respected sir i was absent in my improvement exams this year march 2015,can i appear in supplementary examinations held in july 2015.

    pls rply…………….

    • Admin

      Nope, theres no compartment for improvement, however your previous marksheet is still valid.

  5. shivam

    respected sir i was absent in my improvement exams this year march 2015,can i appear in supplementary examinations held in july 2015.

    pls rply…………….

    • Admin

      No, theres no compartment exams for improvement exams

  6. Akhil

    Compartment or supplementary examination is not conducted for CBSE Improvement Exam.
    Sir,
    what does this point mean pls explain….

    • Admin

      It mans that if you fail in improvement exam, you cannot give compartment for it.

  7. pankaj

    respected sir/madam my % is very less in 12.i completed my 12 in 2014.. i did not fill improvement’s form..in 2014..can i fill it in2015..plz..tell me…i am in tension..or plz give me suggestions..

  8. gokul

    sir , if i appear in improvement exam and get lower than my original mark then which will be considered

  9. gokul

    how many sub can i improve

  10. Erik

    Sir, I know I failed my maths exam because I had some family problems. Am I elegible to give improvement in that subject. Please reply asap.

    • Admin

      only if you pass in its compartment.

  11. random.

    Can I give improvement exam from a place (city) different from where I give exam this year ?

    • Admin

      no, you cannot.

  12. raghavan

    Sir/Madam if suppose i am applying for improvement and if i have joined a college then can i appear for improvement exam?

    • Admin

      No you cannot.

  13. anuska

    Sir,
    I am giving my board this year in 2015 . but I don’t think I will get a good percentage this year so I am thinking of giving improvement exam next year. Can I continue my higher studies this year. Is cbse going to check we are continuing our higher studies or not ???
    Plz reply
    Thank you sir.

    • Divyanshu batra

      No…you cannot continue with your higher studies…

    • Admin

      no, you cannot opt for higher studies while giving improvement exam. It’s a rule.

  14. Abhishek

    Sir, maine iss baar 12th ka exam diya hai pr main PCM me fail ho jayen to improvement wala exam de skte hai.. aur kb? Plzz tell me bahut tym se presaan hoo main ;(

    • Admin

      For improvement exam, you need to pass in every subject. If you pass in compartment exam then you can appear in improvement exam also.

  15. Kristen

    Sir, Is there any difference in improvement’s result and the earlier board result? In terms of priority or weight age given to it in future by colleges for higher education.

    Is there something in improvement’s result, indicating it that it is improvements result?

    • Admin

      Nope

  16. anmol

    i want to go abroad …but i want to give improvement exam in 2016…can i apply for an international university?

  17. Mansi

    so this means that if i appear for boards say in 2015, i’ll b able to giv improvement in 2016, ryt ? And in the new score card will there b a mention of like ‘appeared fr improvement’ etc ?

    • Admin

      Exactly, you have it all right. Anything other doubt?

  18. sameer

    sir , is improvement marksheet has any resemblence showing it is improved marksheet.i a mean does it has some sign showing that it is improved marksheet and not the first marksheet issued in class 12.is it any different showing some asterick sign or anything.

    • Admin

      Yes it does, it says “Appeared for Improvement”. It doesn’t matter much though.

  19. rahul

    can we fill the forms online too

    • Admin

      No, you can download it online.

  20. Debojit

    Sir I want to know that if I was declared fail in one or two subject and I want to improve my all subject what can I do

    • Admin

      You will have to appear in it’s compartment.

  21. shweta

    i have passed 12 from cbse board in 2011. but i want to give improvment. in english. please tell me, i am eligible for that or not. please help me out…..

  22. shweta

    please inform me as early as possible. it’s very important for me. because earlier i was not having information regarding this…

  23. aman

    sir can I give improvement test for physical education.

  24. aman

    can I give improvement test in physical education

  25. admin

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

  26. Ankur (Moderator)

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

  27. 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

  28. 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??

  29. nikigoyal

    hey plz……………tell me….

  30. 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……

  31. neelam

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

  32. siddharth

    please reply my answer. its urgent

  33. sudhir

    sir , plz reply me plz …

  34. 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……

  35. Uddeshya Rana

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

  36. 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.

  37. sachin

    yes ofcourse u can give !!!

  38. 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.

  39. Ankur (Moderator)

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

  40. manish

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

  41. 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 .

  42. Gaurav

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

  43. Admin

    Of course yes, thats why its there.

  44. 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?

  45. Godwin

    Sir, I am waiting please reply

  46. Admin

    Theres no compartment for improvement exam.

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