Students must have 75% attendance for appearing in 10th, 12th exams conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).
Students whose attendance will be calculated less than 75 percent will not be allowed to appear for the exams, as per the rule mandated by the CBSE.
The CBSE in its latest notice has directed all schools to calculate attendance of students who have to appear for class 10 and class 12 board exams this year as on January 1, 2020.
The CBSE board exams will commence from February 15 and admit cards will be released only for students who are eligible by all means including that of mandatory attendance. The list of candidates with short attendance will reach regional offices and the final decision will be taken on or before January 7.
As per the report of NDTV, several new methods will kick in the CBSE board exams from 2020 including two-level maths to a lesser number of questions.
The question paper will also have 33% options and more questions on higher-order thinking skills in comparison to questions based on rote memorization. Instead of being of 100 marks, the theory exams will be for 80 marks. Internal assessment will amount to 20 marks in total in subjects where there is no practical assessment.