Following are the terms and conditions for Improvement Exam conducted by CBSE:
A candidate who has passed an examination of the CBSE can reappear for improvement of performance in one or more subjects in the succeeding year only; however, a candidate who has passed an examination of the Board under Vocational Scheme may reappear for improvement of performance in the main examination in the succeeding year or the following year provided they have not pursued higher studies in the meantime. He/she will appear as private candidates. Those reappearing for the whole examination may, however, appear as regular candidates also if admitted by the school as regular students. The candidate(s) appearing for improvement of performance can appear in the subject(s) in which they have appeared for the Examination.
For subjects involving practical work, in case the candidate has passed in practical at the main examination, he/she shall be allowed to appear in the theory part only and marks in practical obtained at the main examination shall be carried forward and accounted for. In case a candidate has failed in practical he/she shall have to appear in theory and practical both irrespective of the fact that he/she has already cleared the theory examination.
Candidates who appear for improvement of performance will be issued only Statement of Marks reflecting the marks of the improvement examination.
A candidate appearing for Improvement of Performance in one or more subjects can not appear for additional subject simultaneously.