CBSE Board Exam 2024: Last Day for Private Candidates to Apply Today

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will close the registration window for private candidates interested in appearing for Class 10 and 12 board exams 2024 today, October 18, 2023. Students who have not filled the form yet should apply on the official website immediately.

CBSE Board Exam 2024 Last Day for Private Candidates to Apply Today
CBSE Board Exam 2024 Last Day for Private Candidates to Apply Today

Though the last date ends today, students will get another chance to apply but with late fees. They can submit exam fees along with late charges upto October 25, 2023. For private candidates, the CBSE 2024 exam will be held along with the annual exams for regular students between February to April 2024.

Steps to Fill CBSE Board Exam Form

Private candidates should follow these steps to register for CBSE Board Exam 2024:

  • Go to CBSE’s official website –
  • Specifically look for link to application of private candidates and click on it
  • Now select the relevant application link and enter all required details as per it
  • Pay the application fee as applicable
  • Before final submission, carefully check the filled CBSE Board exam form for any errors
  • After verifying, click on submit button to complete the process
  • Finally, take a printout of the submitted form for future reference

CBSE Date Sheet 2024 to be Out Soon

The date sheet for Class 10 and 12 annual exams will be released by CBSE shortly. It is expected that the timetable will be issued on the official website within next few days.

Last Year’s Application Window

To give an idea of the schedule, in 2022 the registration window for private candidates was open from September 22 to October 31. For regular students of affiliated schools, the schedule was August 17 to September 30.

A similar timeline was followed this year as well. The board is expected to wrap up the registration process by October end.

Check Exam Pattern

With the application procedure now complete, students should start preparing for the board exams as per the revised pattern.

For Class 10, CBSE has shifted to a completely objective paper with MCQs from the earlier subjective writing format. The exam will be of 40% weightage in final marks.

Class 12 exams will be conducted in subjective style for core subjects as earlier. However, objective MCQs have been introduced for select subjects.

Students are advised to thoroughly read the sample papers and marking scheme released by CBSE to understand the latest exam pattern. With over 2 months still left for the exam, consistent practice will help improve score.

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