Students should have a minimum of 75 percent attendance to appear for the CBSE Board examinations (10th and 12th class) as on Jan 1, 2020, CBSE Attendance policy for Board Students
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75 Percent Attendance Compulsory to Appear for CBSE Board 2020 Exams


The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has announced new rules for students appearing for board examinations. Students should have a minimum of 75 percent attendance to be able to appear for the Board examinations (10th and 12th class) to be conducted by the CBSE.

The Central Board of Secondary Education has directed all of its affiliated schools to calculate attendance as on January 1, 2020 of class 10 and class 12 board exams appearing students.


As per the latest attendance rule mandate by CBSE said, “Students whose attendance will be calculated less than 75 percent will not be allowed to appear for the exams. This rule has been passed while keeping in mind the Delhi High Court’s decision.

If a student has a genuine reason behind the shortage of attendance i.e less than 75 % of total attendance, they will have to submit the supporting documents, such as, medical reports, etc, with the authorities by January 7 to sit for their CBSE board exams.

The list of candidates with short attendance will reach regional offices on or before January 7. Thereafter a regional office will have to communicate to school by January 21st. The CBSE will have to give its final approval latest by February 7.

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CBSE in its official notification has mentioned the below ‘valid reasons for condonation of shortage of attendance’ –

  1. Prolonged illness (documents: Medical Certificate, Medical Reports, X-rays and Requests from the parents).
  2. Loss of father/ mother/ or some other such incident leading to student’s absence from school (documents: Request from parents, Death Certificate).
  3. Authorized participation in sports at the national level organized by CBSE/SGFI (documents: request from parents, certificates issued by concerned authority).
  4. Authorized participation in sports at the national/ international level organized by recognized parents (documents: request from parents, a recommendation from sports authority of India or recommendation of schools concerned in the proforma attached).

The CBSE Board exams will start from February 15 and the admit cards will be released only for the students of Class 10 and Class 12 who are eligible by all means including that of mandatory attendance. The Class 10 exam will conclude on March 20 and the Class 12 board exam will conclude on March 30. This year Several new methods will kick in the CBSE board exams 2020.

READ ALSO: CBSE Sample Papers For Board Exams 2020 Class 10 And 12, Download Links Here

We wish best wishes to all students preparing for the Board Exams to have a better and brighter future.

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