The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) recently conducted the compartment exam for Grades Xth and XIIth for the session 2018-19. Those students who had failed their exams were allowed an opportunity to pass again by sitting for compartment exams from July 2nd onwards. The CBSE had also enlisted the step by step of applying for the exam on their website. While the students who registered on time had to pay a fee of INR 300, late applicants had to submit late fee of INR 1000 and INR 5000 respectively (depending upon the dates. Those applying later that May 23nd but earlier than May 29th were to pay INR 1000 while those applying later than May 29th were to pay INR 5000).
A student who fails any of the five subjects of external examination is allowed to give a compartment exam. It is to be noted that this exam is entirely different from the improvement exam, also conducted by CBSE, to help a student secure better marks for admission into colleges.
A compartment exam helps a student gain pass marks for a subject so that she or he doesn't have to repeat the failed grade again. In case a student fails to pass the compartment exam also then the same exam can be repeated the next year. CBSE conducts the examination once the same year and twice in the next year, usually during the months of March/April and July.
The 2019 CBSE results witnessed a pass percentage of 91.1 percent for class Xth and 83.4 percent for class XIIth. The results were declared on May 6th and May 2nd respectively. Those students who couldn't pass their tenth and twelth exams this year gave their compartment exam on July 2nd, 2019. A total of 73,205 students sat for class Xth exam and 1,19,541 for class XIIth exam. A total of 584 (for grade Xth) and 592 (for grade XIIth) centres were booked for the exams.
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