New Delhi: The CBSE Board exams will begin from Friday (February 15). This time, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) would be conducting vocational subject exams first. All academic subject exams will be held in March.

Around 13 lakh students are set to appear for the CBSE Class 12 exam, while more than 18 lakh would be appearing for CBSE Class 10 exams.

This year, the CBSE is said to have made some changes in the question paper pattern foEr both Class 10 and 12 board exam, say reports. The board has increased objective type questions in the papers this year. Also, the number of options would also be higher.

A report said that in 2019 board exams, around 25 per cent questions will be objective type. In previous board exams, up to 10% of the questions were objective type.

More objective type questions would help students score better. Also, this year, students would have  33 per cent more question options to choose from.

This year, each question paper will be divided into sub-sections so that students can attempt the exam in a more systematic manner. All objective type questions will be in one section and then, there will be questions carrying more marks.

Last year, there was a furore over the leakage of Class 10 Maths and Class 12 Economics paper. So, the Board will track the centre superintendents who would collect “confidential material” via a mobile application.

This app will track the movement of centre superintendents, right from collection of question papers to reaching exam centres and opening packets.