The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has mandated a new rule for students appearing for the 10th and 12th examinations to have a minimum 75 per cent attendance this year.
CBSE has also directed 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.
Students with less than 75 per cent will not be allowed to appear for the board examinations.
Admit cards will be released only for students who are eligible by all means including that of mandatory attendance, as per the new rule issued by CBSE. 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 circular, candidates with a genuine reason behind the shortage of attendance will have to submit the supporting documents by January 7. No exceptions will be considered post the deadline and all the standard operating procedures for calculation of attendance will have to be followed.
The CBSE 2020 question paper will be 33% option based with questions on higher-order thinking skills in comparison to questions based on rote memorisation.
The theory exam will amount to 80 marks and internal assessment will be of 20 marks in total in subjects where there is no practical assessment.
The CBSE board exams 2020 will commence from February 15.