ADMISSION TO EXAMINATIONS
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS FOR UNDERTAKING SECONDARY SCHOOL EXAMINATION
A candidate for All India Secondary School Examination should have:
(a) passed the Middle School Examination (class VIII) of a Board or of an affiliated/ recognized school at least two years earlier than the year in which she would take Secondary(class X) examination conducted by the Board/ School affiliated to the Board;
(b) secured grades in subjects under Scholastic Area B as given in the Scheme of Studies;
(c) passed the third language as per requirement laid down in the Scheme of Studies;
(d) qualified class IX examination by obtaining minimum Grade D in all the five subjects (excluding 6th additional subject) of study under Scholastic Area A and grades in subjects under Scholastic Area B and Co-Scholastic Areas at least one year earlier than the year in which she would take the Secondary (class X) examination conducted by the Board/ School affiliated to the Board; and passed class IX examination from a school recognized by/affiliated to any other recognized Board in India at least one year earlier than the year in which she would take the Secondary (class X) examination conducted by the Board/ School affiliated to the Board.
ADMISSION TO EXAMINATIONS: REGULAR CANDIDATES
All India Secondary School 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 has been registered 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:
(a) possesses the academic qualifications as laid down in Examination Byelaws;
(b) has not passed equivalent or higher examination from this Board or equivalent or higher examination of any other Board or University;
(c) is on the active rolls of the School;
(d) has completed a "regular course of study" as defined and detailed in Examination Byelaws in a school and in the subjects in which she would appear in the examination;
(e) bears a good moral character and is of good conduct;
(f) that she satisfies all other provisions, applicable to her, of the Examination Byelaws and any other provision made by the Board governing admission to the examination concerned, if any.
Attendance requirement for Regular Course of Study
• at least 75% of attendance in the classes held; counted from the day of commencement of teaching of class IX/X up to the 1st of the month preceding the month in which the examination of the School/Board commences. Candidates taking up subject(s) involving practical examinations shall also be required to have put in at least 75% of the total attendance for practical work in the subject in the laboratory.
• 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 IX/X, 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 examinations shall also be required to have put in at least 60% of the total attendance for practical work in the subject in the laboratory.
• The candidates who had failed in the same examination in the preceding year and who re- joins classes IX/X 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 up to 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 IX/X 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 up to the 1st of the month preceding the month in which the examination of the School/Board commences.
• In the case of migration from other institution, attendance at the institution/ 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.
RULES FOR CONDONATION OF SHORTAGE OF ATTENDANCE
(a) If a candidate's attendance falls short of the prescribed percentage in case of students appearing for the examination conducted by the Board, 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 the 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 attendance by the Chairman, CBSE, who may issue orders, as he may deem proper. The Head of the School, in her letter requesting for condonation of shortage in attendance should give the maximum possible attendance by a student counted from the day of commencement of teaching of class X (beginning of the session) upto 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 candidate during the aforesaid period.
(b) Shortage up to 15% only may be condoned by the Board in respect of those students appearing for the Secondary School Examinations conducted by the Board. Cases of candidates with attendance below 60% in class X, 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.
(c) The following may be considered valid reasons for recommending the case of the candidate 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 consideration;
(iii) any other reason of similar serious nature; (iv) authorised participation in sponsored tournaments and Sports' meet of not less than inter school level and at NCC/NSS Camps including the days of journeys for such participation shall be counted as full attendance.
(d) authorized participation in sports at National level organized by recognized Federations/ CBSE/SGFI.
ELIGIBLITY FOR PRIVATE CANDIDATES
(a) A candidate who had failed to qualify at the All India Secondary School Examination of the Board.
(b) Teachers serving in educational institutions affiliated to the Board. Teacher candidates shall submit their application form along with a certificate by the 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.
(c) Regular candidate(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 in the syllabi and textbooks as prescribed for the examination of the year in which she will reappear.
PROCEDURE FOR SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS OF PRIVATE CANDIDATES
(a) The application forms for private candidates shall be countersigned by a member of the Governing Body of the Board or by the Head of an institution affiliated to the Board.
(b) A private candidate must submit within the prescribed date to the Regional Officer concerned, an application in the form prescribed, together with the prescribed fee for the examination and three copies of the passport size photograph duly signed by the candidate and countersigned by one of the authorities mentioned at subsection a above.
(c) If the application of a private candidate is received after the prescribed date, she shall pay late fee as prescribed.
(d) 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 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 candidates producing a false certificate or making false statement in the application, the full amount of fees shall be forfeited.
(e) Those regular candidates who have failed to obtain promotion to class X of the school affiliated to the Board or any other recognised Board shall not be admitted to the Secondary School Examination of the Board as private candidates.
(f) Every year in the beginning of the session, the Head of Schools shall send to the Regional Officer, Delhi, a list of female and handicapped students who have been detained in class IX containing student's name, date of birth, name of her father or guardian and the place of residence.
(g) (i) Women Private candidate shall not be allowed to offer Science with practical work, unless she has put in a regular course of study in an institution affiliated to the Board and produces a certificate to that effect to the satisfaction of the Board. However, notwithstanding this condition they can offer Home Science with Practical without such a certificate. (ii) Women private candidate can offer Mathematics and Social Science without producing a certificate of putting in a regular course of study for internal assessment from an institution affiliated to the Board.
(h) 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 institution.
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