CBSE Improvement Exam 2015

CBSE Improvement Exam 2015 is like a golden chance for students who appeared in CBSE board exams in 2014  and are looking to improve their result. There are a few requirements that are mandatory if a student wishes to appear in the CBSE improvement exam 2015 for one or more subjects:

  • The student must be from CBSE Board (If you are from other boards, there is NIOS)
  • The student must be passed in all the subjects.
  • The student can appear for improvement exam next year only, means you only will appear for CBSE improvement exam in 2015 for the CBSE board exams you gave in 2014 this year.
  • The student must not have any compartments/reappears in order to appear in the improvement exam 2015.
  • The student cannot engage in any higher studies in the mean time.
  • The student cannot appear in improvement exam for the additional subjects.
  • The student can appear for one subject or all subjects in the improvement exam, depending on his will and result.

Again, since it’s not the first time CBSE is conducting the Improvement Exam we have plenty of articles on the topic. A few helpful links to articles are as follows (Links open in new window/tab):

At last, I advise students to appear in all 5 subjects for the improvement exam if they can. If you are thinking to appear in less than five subjects for improvement exam, make sure you tell us why in the comments section below so that we can help you make your decision. The CBSE improvement exam 2015 forms will be made available in July end/August 2014. Make sure to subscribe to our Newsletter Subscription to get updates about the CBSE improvement exam forms availability.

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CBSE Improvement Exam Forms 2014 – All regions download

CBSE Improvement Exam 2014 forms are now available for purchase all over India. Students can get the forms from regional CBSE Offices or from a few selected syndicate bank branches. Students can purchase the form or they can download it from CBSE’s Website. Links to the 2014 forms are given below:

Delhi Region : List of Banks From Where Form Can be Obtained/Deposited (Only for Delhi Region Candidates)
Allahabad Region : Class XII   |   Class X
Panchkula Region : Class XII   |   Class X
Patna Region : Class X   |   Class XII
Chennai Region : Class XII   |   Class X
Bhubaneshwar Region : Class XII   |   Class X
Ajmer Region : Class XII   |   Class X


The last date to submit the forms and the fees details are explained in this post.

CBSE Improvement Exam 2014

Just like every year, CBSE will be conducting CBSE Improvement Exam in 2014 for the students passing this year. You can read all the details about CBSE Improvement exam here in this post (Opens in a new window).

Most of the students appearing for improvement exam just to increase their percentage for the JEE 2014 examination, and it’s now official that one can appear in JEE with improvement exam marksheet only if he gives improvement exam in all the subjects and the eligibility criteria will remain ‘top 20 percentile of the successful candidates’ in their Boards, category-wise. For more information on relation between CBSE Improvement Exam and JEE, read this post (Opens in a new window).

Here is a quick overview of the basic details of CBSE Improvement exam but we suggest you to read full details on the first link to know about cbse improvement exam in depth.

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JEE and CBSE Improvement Exam – Rules for Improvement Exam set by JEE

In short, students opting for the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) can improve their CBSE result by applying for CBSE Improvement Exam ONLY IF the student has applied for all the five subjects. JEE and CBSE Improvement Exam rules are simple and the only exception is in the year 2014. After the 2014 year, the rules will be plain and simple for any student to understand. Read below to know about the rules.

JEE rules for CBSE Improvement Exam 2015:

The candidates, willing to appear in the improvement examination to improve the qualifying
examination marks, will have to appear in all the five subjects for improvement.

The candidates who are appearing in the improvement examination to improve their qualifying
examination marks will get only one chance to inform JEE (Main) Unit as to which year qualifying
examination marks to be considered for the purpose of declaration of final merit. The candidates
are advised to regularly visit JEE (Main) website and newspapers for the notification regarding

Students have to mention in the JEE application form if they are appearing for CBSE Improvement Exam with ‘Y’ for yes or ‘N’ for no

Candidates, who qualified in class 12th /qualifying Examination in 2013 or 2014, and have opted for improvement of performance in 2015 in all subjects are required to bring a Copy of CBSE Improvement Exam Admit card/Hall ticket and submit it to the invigilator at the Centre after writing JEE Main Roll No. on it.

Note- If a candidate has passed Class 12th/ Equivalent qualifying examination from one state but appeared
for improvement from another state, his/her state code of eligibility will be from where he/she has originally
passed Class 12th/ Equivalent qualifying examination and not the state from where he/she has appeared for

The five subjects will be taken into account for calculation of percentile and normalization of qualifying examination marks for paper 1(B.E./B. Tech.) and paper 2 (B. Arch./B. Planning)of JEE (Main) which are:

  1. Language,
  2. Physics,
  3. Mathematics,
  4. Any one of (Chemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Technical Vocational Subject),
  5. Any other subject.

Note: If a candidate has appeared in six subjects in the qualifying examination, the subject (fifth or sixth) with better marks will be considered.

In order to calculate normalized qualifying examination marks following data is considered:

  • Marks of all the students in that Board whose subject combinations meet the eligibility criteria of JEE-Main.
  • Marks of all the students in JEE (Main) – 2015

JEE rules for CBSE Improvement Exam 2012, 2013 and 2014:

NOTE : CBSE has excepted the students who have filled for four subjects for CBSE Improvement exam 2014, however this exemption will not be there next year for 2015.

If you already filled the form for selected subjects and wish to fill for all subjects, you have to send your request for remaining subjects to the board for improvement along with the balance fee to the concerned regional office. Such candidates should send the demand draft (DD) of the balance fee with the details on the reverse regarding their name and address, earlier DD number, date, amount and issuing bank and roll number of 2012 examination along with the forwarding letter stating the subjects already applied for and the remaining subjects to be offered for improvement of performance examination, 2013 to the regional office.

In respect of those students who passed their Board exam for the first time in 2012, the eligibility criteria for
joining any of the IITs or ISM Dhanbad will be 60% marks in their 12th Board or equivalent (55% for
SC/ST/PwD candidates). For those candidates who appear in their Board exams for the first time in 2013, the
eligibility criteria will remain ‘top 20 percentile of the successful candidates’ in their Boards, category-wise. This
will be a one-time exception for JEE (Advanced) 2013 only.
For those students who passed their 12th Board exams in 2012 but are re-appearing in the 2013 Board exams
with a view to improve their performance, 60% rule will apply if they use their 2012 Board exam results and ‘top
20 percentile’ rule will apply if they use their 2013 Board exam results. This too will be a one-time exception for
JEE (Advanced) 2013 only.

If you have any further questions regarding JEE and CBSE Improvement Exam, please ask us using the comments section below

Admissions in CBSE class 11th explained

After class 10th exams, students are unable to decide which stream to chose and even if they chose one, by the time the result is out  the school force them to change it as their percentage is not high enough for it. This has been done for a long period of time till the grading system was introduced. Although criticized, this CCE board system has reduced the evil will of the schools to shove students into a stream based on their percentage. Now thanks to the grading system, most students get enough good grades to chose any stream they like, they no longer have to score greater than 85% to get science with computers.

It is good that the time has changed now but the schools are also forced to find a new way of allotting streams to the students which they either do by conducting a test after the boards for stream allotting or they allot it on the basis of the students pre-board/unit test result.

It is understood that some schools resort to practice of forcing students to change their subjects/streams in class XI after the class X results are declared and the students are often forced to change their subject combinations.

This is a very important issue as the student lose his precious time, money and himself in this. For their help High Court of Delhi has issued a notice to the principals of schools as a result of the case that was filed in the Hon’ble High Court of Delhi, and the brief facts of the case are that in a particular schools. on account of wrong calculation of the grade. a particular combination of subjects were allotted to a student subsequently, the said student was asked to pursue some other combination of subject. In order to avoid hardship to the students, on account of change of stream certain guidelines were given to the schools and will be followed by all the schools affiliated to the CBSE for dealing with such instances:

(a)          Schools shall not claim any fee from the parent/student for the past period and adjust the fee already deposited by him towards the fee shall be payable for the next period.

(b)         Schools shall make good the loss of classes in the commerce stream (or other stream/subjects) suffered by the student, by giving them special coaching classes without burdening them and their parents with any additional fee for the same.

(c)          Further, schools shall bear the burden of all the expenses, to be incurred by the students/his parents in buying a second set of books and study materials for the allocated subject/stream and reimburse them on the basis of the bills produced by them.

It’s good that students can chose any stream he like but its important for him to understand that if the stream he selected is really meant for him or not, students have to make up their mind and know where they stand even before you the board exams so that you take the extra classes of the stream you will eventually end up with as you know many schools follow the practice of starting class XI along with other classes in the month of April  before the announcement of the result of class X Board examination and accordingly allow them  to select the subject’s choice/stream in the new academic session to utilize the period before summer vacation for instructional purposes. According to the Hon’ble High court of Delhi this is a correct practice academically so that the children may remain busy with meaningful activities.

So chose wisely as your future depends on this very decision. Decide what you want to do in your life  and will the stream help you in it?

What do the 12th pass students think about it ? did your stream helped you or you wish if you could go back all the way back to class 11th to make a fresh start. Leave your suggestions in the comments and help class 11th students chose.

List of CBSE Regional Offices in India

Addresses of all CBSE regional offices in India are given below (List is updated every time there are any changes):



Contact No.

E-Mail Id


Director- Delhi

PS 1-2. Institutional Area, I.P. Extension, Patparganj
Delhi- 110092

011-22239177-80, 22235948.22235904 Fax:- 011-22248990

[email protected] [email protected]

NCT of Delhi

Foreign Schools

RO- Panchkula

Sec-5, Panchkula- 134152 (Haryana)

0172- 2585193,2583547 Fax:- 0172-2585163

[email protected]





Himachal Pradesh

RO- Allahabad

35-B, Civil Station, M.G. Marg, Civil Lines, Allahbad
211001, U.P.

0532-2407970, 2407972, 2408971 Fax:- 0532-2408977

[email protected]


Except Western U.P. Districts.

RO- Dehradun

99, Rajendra Nagar, Kaulagarh
Road, Dehradun-248001 (Uttarakhand)

0135-2757733- 2757744 Fax:- 0135-2757766

[email protected]








Gautam Buddh


Hapur Hathras/ Mahamaya Nagar

J P Nagar/ Amroha Kasganj/
Kanshi Ram Nagar











RO- Guwahati

Shilpgram Road, Near Sankardev
Kalakhetra, Panjabari,
Guwahati- 781037.

0361-2333333, 2229994, 2229995 Fax:- 0361-2229992

[email protected]







Arunachal Pradesh

RO- Patna

Ambika Complex, Behind SBI Colony, Brahmsthan, Sheikhpura, Bailey
Road, Patna-800014 (Bihar)

0612-2295008, 2295080 Fax:- 0612-2295008

[email protected]



RO- Bhubaneswar

r 6 th Floor, Alok
Bharti Complex, Saheed Nagar, Bhubaneswar- 751007

0674-2542312, 0674-2548426, 2548212, 2546312 Fax:- 0674-2547312

[email protected]

West Bengal



R0- Chennai

New No.3, (Old No.1630-A) J-Block, 16th Main Road, Anna Nagar (West)

044-26162213, 26162214, 26161100, 26162264 Fax:- 044-26162212

[email protected]

Tamil Nadu

Andhra Pradesh





Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Daman & Diu

Ro- Thiruvanantha puram

Block-B, 2nd Floor, LIC Divisional Office Campus, Pattom,
Thiruvananthapuram -695004 (Kerala)

0471-2534404, 2534406




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