Admission to Examinations- Regular students
All India Senior School Certificate Examination will be open to such regular candidates who have submitted their duly completed application for admission to the concerned examination, and/or her name in the manner prescribed by the Board, along with the prescribed fee forwarded to the Controller of Examinations by the Head of the School with the following duly certified by such head ;
• having the academic qualifications as laid down in Examination Byelaws;
• has not passed equivalent or higher examination from this Board or equivalent or higher examination of any other Board or University;
• is on the active rolls of the School;
• has completed a "regular course of study" as defined and detailed in Examination Byelaws in a school in the subjects in which she would appear in the Examination;
• bears a good moral character and is of good conduct.
• satisfies all other provisions applicable to her, of the Examination Byelaws and any other provision made by the Board by governing admission to the examination concerned, if any.
Attendance for Regular Course of Study
• At least 75% of attendance in the classes held counted from the day of commencing teaching of Class XI/ XII, as the case may be, up to the 1st of the month preceding the month in which the examination of the School / Board commences.Candidates taking up a subject(s) involving practical examination shall also be required to have put in at least 75% of the total attendance for practical work in the subject in the laboratory. Head of Schools shall not allow a candidate who has offered subject(s) involving practical examination to take the practical examination(s) unless the candidates fulfil the attendance requirements as given in this Rule.
• At least 60% of attendance in respect of students participating in Sports at National level organized by recognized Federations/
CBSE/School Games Federation of India (SGFI), the Classes held counted from the day of commencing teaching Classes XI/XII, as the case may be upto the 1st of the month preceding the month in which the examination of the School/Board commences. Candidates taking up a subject(s) involving practical
examination shall also be required to have put in at least 60% of the total attendance for practical workin the subject in the laboratory. Head of Schools shall not allow a candidate who has offered subject(s)involving practical examination to take the practical examination(s) unless the candidate fulfills the attendance requirements as given in this Rule.
• The candidates who had failed in the same examination in the preceding year and who has re- joined Class XI/XII shall be required to put in 75% of attendance calculated on the possible attendance from the 1st of the month following the publication of the results of that examination by the School/Board upto the 1st of the month preceding the month in which the examination of the School / Board commences.
• The candidate who had failed in the same examination in the preceding year and who rejoins Classes XI/XII shall be required to put in 60% of attendance in respect of students participating in Sports at National level organized by recognized Federations/CBSE/SGFI calculated on the possible attendance from the 1st of the month following the publication of the results of that examination by the School/ Board upto the 1st of the month preceding the month in which the examination of the School/Board commences.
• In the case of migration from other institutions, attendance at the school recognised by the Education Department of the State/Union Territory from which the candidate migrates will be taken into account in calculating the required percentage of attendance.
• Exemption from Work Experience/Art Education/Physical and Health Education may be granted to a candidate on medical grounds in respect of Senior School candidates appearing for the Senior School Certificate Examination conducted by the Board provided the application is supported by a certificate given by a registered medical officer of the rank not below that of Assistant Surgeon and forwarded by the Head of the School with her recommendations.
Rules for Condonation of Shortage of Attendance
• If a candidate's attendance falls short of the prescribed percentage, the Head of the School may submit her name to the Board provisionally. If the candidate is still short of the required percentage of attendance within three weeks of the commencement of examination, the Head of the School shall report the case to the Regional Officer concerned immediately. If in the opinion of the Head of the School, the candidate deserves special consideration, she may submit her recommendation to the Regional Officer concerned not later than three weeks before the commencement of the examination for condonation of shortage in attendances by the Chairman, CBSE who may issue orders, as he may deem proper. The Head of the School can request for condonation of shortage in attendance, should give the maximum possible attendance by a student counted from the day of commencing teaching of Classes X/XII (beginning of the session) up to the 1st of the month preceding the month in which the examination of the Board commences, attendance by the candidate in question during the aforesaid period and the percentage of attendance by such a candidate during the aforesaid period.
• Shortage up to 15% only may be condoned by the Chairman in respect of those students appearing for the Senior School Certificate Examination conducted by the Board. Cases of candidates with attendance below 60% in class XII, appearing for the Board's examinations, shall be considered for condonation of shortage of attendance by the Chairman only in exceptional circumstances created on medical grounds, such as candidate suffering from serious diseases like cancer, AIDS, tuberculosis or similar serious diseases requiring long period of hospitalization.
• The Principal shall refer a case of shortage within the above-prescribed limit of condonation to the Board, either with the recommendations or with valid reasons for not recommending the case.
• The following may be considered valid reasons for recommending the cases of the candidates with attendance less than the prescribed percentage:(i)prolonged illness;
(ii)loss of Father/Mother or some other such incident leading to her absence from the school and meriting special considerations;
(iii)any other reason of similar serious nature;
(iv) authorised participation in sponsored tournaments and Sports Meets of not less than inter school level and NCC/NSS Camps including the days of journeys for such participation shall be counted as full attendance;
(v) authorised participation in Sports at National level organised by recognized Federation/CBSE/ SGFI.
Persons eligible to appear as 'Private Candidates' at All India Senior School Examination
• A candidate who had failed at the All India Senior School Certificate Examination of the Board will be eligible to reappear at a subsequent examination as a private candidate in the syllabus and text books as prescribed for the examination of the year in which she will reappear.
• Teachers serving in educational institutions affiliated to the Board, who have already qualified/passed Secondary or an equivalent examination at least two years before taking the Senior School Certificate Examination. Teacher candidates shall submit her application form along with a certificate by Head of the School in which they are serving duly countersigned by the Director of Education of the State/Union Territory concerned in which the teacher is serving to the Regional Office of the Board concerned in which the school is situated.
• Regular candidates (s) of the previous year who have completed regular course of studies and have been allotted roll number for appearing at the examination but could not appear at the Annual Examination due to medical reasons except shortage of attendance as laid down in the Examination Byelaws will also be eligible to reappear at a subsequent examination as a private candidate.
Procedures for submission of Applications of Private Candidates at All India/Delhi Senior School Examination
(i) A private candidate must submit to the Regional Officer of the Board within the prescribed limit an application in the form prescribed together with the prescribed fee for the examination and three copies of passport size photographs duly signed by the candidate and countersigned in the case of teacher by the authorities and in case of others a member of the Governing Body of the Board or Head of a School affiliated to the Board.
(ii)If the application of a private candidate is received after the prescribed date, she shall pay late fee as prescribed.
(iii)When a private candidate's application for admission to the examination is rejected, the examination fee including late fee if any, paid by her less INR 10/- or the amount as decided by the Chairman from time to time, will be refunded to her, provided that in the case of candidates whose applications have been rejected on account of the candidate's producing a false certificate or making a false statement in the application, the full amount of fee shall be forfeited.
(iv) Private candidates shall not be allowed to offer for their examination, a subject (even if the subject is recognised for the examination) which is not being taught in an affiliated school.
(v) Private candidates shall not be allowed to offer such subjects for the examinations which involve practical work except in case of candidates who had failed earlier and who had put in a regular course of study at an institution affiliated to the Board in the previous academic year. However, notwithstanding this condition, female candidates may offer Home Science with practical.
(vi) Those regular candidates who have failed to obtain promotion to class XII of the school affiliated to the Board or any other recognised Board shall not be admitted to the Senior School Certificate Examination of the Board as private candidates.
(vii) Every year, in the beginning of the session, Head of the Schools shall send to the Regional Officer concerned, a list of female and handicapped students who have been detained in Class XI containing student's name, date of birth, the name of her father or guardian and the place of residence.
Rules for Change in Subject
(i) Change of subject(s) in class XI may be allowed by the Head of the School but not later than 31st October of that academic session.
(ii) No candidate shall be permitted to change her subject of study after passing Class XI.
(iii) The candidate shall not offer a subject in Class XII which she has not studied and passed in Class XI.
(iv) Not with standing anything contained in the rule (ii) and (iii), Chairman shall have the powers to allow a change in subject(s) to avoid undue hardship to the candidate, provided such a request for change is made before 31st August.
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