CBSE Board Exams 2019: The Central Board of Secondary Education Class 12th exam for Science stream has begun. The students sat for English paper today. The exam began at 10:30 AM and will go on for three hours. Also Read - COVID-19 Lockdown: CBSE to Rationalise Syllabus For Classes IX-XII to Make up For Loss Time

As per the board’s guidelines, a student must reach the examination centre by 10 AM or they will not be permitted to enter. Also Read - CBSE Class 10, 12 Exams 2020: Check Subject-wise Maximum And Minimum Pass Marks at cbse.nic.in

A student must also note that they need to carry their school IDs along with them and must come in their school uniform. Also Read - CBSE to Conduct 13th Edition of Central Teacher Eligibility Test on December 8

This time around, the CBSE has tried to prepare a datasheet in such a way that the exams don’t coincide with the competitive exams.

Students must note that the Central board might increase optional questions this year in order to give students a wider scope in answering questions.

Around 1287359 students, 748498 boys, 538861 girls and 6 transgender are expected to write CBSE class 12th exam, stated news agency ANI earlier.

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.

Further, this year the board is providing psychological counselling to students and parents for them to overcome exam-related stress. The 22nd edition of the psychological counselling service, focusing on resolving issues related to exam stress, will end on April 4 and will be available between 8 AM to 10 PM on all days.

The facility of Interactive Voice Response System is available on a toll-free number from where the students/parents/stakeholders can obtain a pre-recorded useful information on tackling board exams which includes tips for better preparation, time and stress management, FAQs along with live telecounselling services