On March 1st 2014, CBSE exams for class 10 and 12 will break records in the numbers. In March 2013 21.76 lakhs attended the exams. In 2014, 22.65 students will write the exams. Class 10 exams will see over 13.25 lakh students, nearly 70,000 more than March 2013 and the count of class 12 exam has risen to over 20,000. Next week the schedule of both exams will be released.
According to the board, 13,25,627 candidates have registered for the class 10 exam. Of these, 7.29 lakh students will sit for the school-based Summative II, while 5.96 lakhs will take the Board-based external exam. "The number of students taking the external and school-based exams has stabilized. Now, 55% students prefer the school-based exam," said CBSE chairman Vineet Joshi. In 2014, students from around 14,700 schools - 800 more than the previous year - will take the exams. "In class twelve, 9,40,228 candidates have registered. There has been a gradual increase in the number of candidates as many new schools have joined the CBSE system and numbers will go up significantly in next two years," said Joshi.