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 (1,418 Comments)
  1. manish

    sir ,i have passed 12 from cbse allahabad region can i give improvment exam from ajmer cbse region

    • Admin

      I am afraid you cannot.

  2. shivangi

    Why should I do if I submit my Improvement form without practical fees?

    • Admin

      Your previous marks will be carried forward, you dont need to apply for it.

  3. dan

    Is there any way to apply for the improvement exam ONLINE? because now i am living in a gulf country. Going to the bank and collecting the form is not possible.

    if possible please provide the site for online submission.

    thank you,

    • Admin

      You can download the form online and send to your form with demand draft to your regional CBSE office via post.

  4. Umer

    My brother is taking Improvement exams 2015 .
    We reside in Kerala , so which region form should my brother download & fill – Trivandrum , Chennai or Delhi All India Scheme ?


  5. Rohan

    I have submitted wrng amount for improvment exam
    Now what should i do
    i hvnt paid the money for practical exam and paid only for theory paper

    some1 plz tell me what should i do now
    please please please help me

  6. saddam

    Sir maine b-tech me admission le liya h bt mujhe iski jankari nhi thi and mujhe maths ka improvement dena h kya main appear ho skta hun????

  7. Ankit singh

    Today i think last date of improvemnt and i want to fill can these forms are avilable on schools

  8. roshan

    maine cbse ki site se printout leke form bhara hai kya wo apllicable hoga

  9. Mohita

    Can I give Improvement paper now? I did my XII in 2010.

  10. anish pathak

    i passed inter with u.p.board in previous year. i want to give improvement in cbse board . can i?

  11. Rohan

    i gave 10 cbse exam in 2008 but i score less than 60% can i fill the improvement paper now in 2014

  12. ravi ranjan kumar

    sir,i am doing graduation.can i appear in improvement exam.

  13. Shaivya

    I am a dropout. I am preparing for AIPMT . I wish to appear for CBSE improvement examination 2015. Please answer the following questions.
    1. When does the improvement test takes place?
    2. When can i get register for it ?
    3. Is it applicable in University of Delhi?
    4. Can i show this marksheet in my CV ?

  14. ashfaque alam

    sir can u plz tell me … from where i wll get the improvement form for 2015
    this uear i have passd from cbse .
    plz answer me as soon as possible

  15. ankit negi

    Sir if I fill the imp. In my physics subject by chance I get lower marks from previous year marks then which one marks carried this year or previous….

  16. Harvinder singh

    If I will fill the improvement exam then will my both the marksheets be valid or not? Reply fast….

  17. sudhansu

    i have an additonal subject i.e. physical education. i am giving improvement exam of main 5 subjects. Is it compulsory to give exam of additional subject for iit mains and advanced with those 5.

  18. Saransh

    sir i have recomparmnt in maths and i am a private candidate of delhi school whos gives cbse boards should i fill a frm of private candate all india form or a cbse form? rply fast its urgent

  19. rudresh

    Can i fill improvement in three subjects
    & in that case can i appear for iit mains exam…
    Sir plse reply fast because in few days form date is going over.
    .if any body knows then plse reply if u sure

  20. rudresh

    Is it mandatory to give improvement exam in all 5 subjects for jee mains……

  21. abhishek kumar

    sir i want to give improvement exams .i failed in two subjects in board exam 2014 maths and chemistry,and i give compartment exam of chemistry only and i failed again .now i can give improvement exam 2015.please reply

  22. abhishek kumar

    sir can i give improvement exam 2015.i failed in two subject in board exam 2014.and in compartmennt exam of chemistry ,i failed again ..now can i apply for improvement exam , please help me sir

  23. admin

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

  24. Ankur (Moderator)

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


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

  26. 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??

  27. nikigoyal

    hey plz……………tell me….

  28. Nidish

    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……

  29. neelam

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

  30. siddharth

    please reply my answer. its urgent

  31. sudhir

    sir , plz reply me plz …

  32. Nidish

    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……

  33. Uddeshya Rana

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

  34. 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.

  35. sachin

    yes ofcourse u can give !!!

  36. 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.

  37. Ankur (Moderator)

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

  38. manish

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

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