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.

1,651 comments / queries on “What is CBSE Improvement Exam? – Details here

  1. Sir I was passed in class 12 th exam in cbse board 2015-2016. For improvement I appeared in 2017. I got higher marks in English, Maths. Physics, chemistry then previous exam but fail in legal study. In my maksheet wether my previous exam of 2016 marks of legal study will be carried for this year or not.
    Pradeep kumar

    1. yes pradeep , the marks u got in legal studies in ur board exam(2015-16) will be carried for this year inspite of ur 2017 result in legal.

      1. Sir .. i have appeared in improvement abd had improved in math which was earlier 34..now it is 70 .. but failed in chem im improvement..

        will my last years chem marks will be carried?

  2. As you say in above article of filling online improvement exam form that…..
    (Enter your 5 digit school number in the second text box where it asks your 5 digit school number In case you appeared as a private candidate and don’t have a school number then you have to enter 99999).
    So I want to know that ,as on my 2017 board admit card 5 digit school no. Is provided. In case i have entered this no. In second text box then, m I able to give improvement exam without attending regular school ??

  3. i want to give improvement exams but as a regular school candidate other then the previous school ..Can I?

  4. Sir .. in 2016 i have scored good passed in all subject but im maths my marks was 34..
    but now i have improved maths this year to 70 but failed in chem theory so
    will my last years chem marks will be carried and maths 70..
    reply fast plzzz

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