CBSE have made Board exams compulsory for class 10th from the academic session 2017-18. Currently it is optional for students to choose either board or school based exam.
The members of the board of CBSE had agreed for that making board exams compulsory in 10th class for all students. The total marks obtained will be 80 percent from board examinations while 20 percent from school based evaluation during the year.
Sources said, in other key decisions, the CBSE decided that the three language formula, under which Hindi, English and Indian language are taught, should be extended to class IX and X as well from the current VI to VIII.
It was also decided that languages listed in schedule VIII of the Constitution should be taught under the ‘Three language formula’, and purely foreign languages should be taught as a fourth language as an elective subject.