CBSE 12th Optional Exam 2020: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Thursday announced that the optional exams for improvement of Class 12 board exams is proposed to be held in September. The board will release the dates of the CBSE optional exam in a few days. Also Read - CBSE Results 2020: Class 12 Compartment Exam Results to Be Declared by October 10

The board also informed that marks obtained in these exams will be considered as the final result. Students can apply for the optional exams by approaching their respective schools. Alternatively, private students can apply directly on the CBSE website. Also Read - CBSE Compartment Exam Admit Card 2020: Board Releases Hall Tickets For Class X, XII Students | Steps to Download And Important Instructions Inside

“Optional examination for class 12 students whose result has been declared based on the assessment scheme and wish to improve their performance, are proposed to be conducted in September, along with the compartment examination for both class 10 and 12 students. Dates will be announced soon,” said CBSE Examination Controller Sanyam Bhardwaj in a statement. Also Read - DU First Cut Off 2020 to be Released on This Date | Here Are The Details

“The marks obtained by a candidate in these optional examinations will be treated as final for those who have opted to take these examinations,” he added.

While the regular candidates have been asked to approach their respective schools for application, private candidates are required to apply directly using the link on the board’s website.

Here’s how to apply online for CBSE 12th Optional Exam 2020:

Step 1: Visit the official CBSE website –

Step 2: Go to the section for private students or click here

Step 3: Enter details like your roll number, school and centre no. as mentioned in the admit card

Step 4: Enter your address and select the Class 12 subject for improvement

Step 5: Submit the application and note down your ‘Application ID’

Step 6: Upload your recent colour photograph (size up to 50 KB, jpg) and signature

Step 7: Your application is complete, you will receive a confirmation from the CBSE.

Earlier on Wednesday, the National General Secretary of the All India Students Association, on behalf of over 800 students from across the country, approached the Supreme Court seeking intervention in the CBSE’s decision to conduct Class 10 and 12 compartment exams amid COVID-19 pandemic.

In their petition, the students demanded that the CBSE Compartment Exam 2020 be cancelled as coronavirus cases have been mounting in the country and conducting exams will only expose them further to the deadly infection.

It must be noted that the CBSE has not declared examination dates for compartment exams yet.