The new National Curriculum Framework (NCF), aligned with the updated National Education Policy (NEP), suggests several changes, including biannual board exams, compulsory Indian language study, and an expanded minimum subject requirement for students in grades 9-12. This framework was formulated by the national steering committee, led by former ISRO chief K Kasturirangan.



CBSE Datesheet 2023


CBSE has decided to conduct the 2024 examinations from February 15, 2024.

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is preparing to announce the timetables for the Class X and Class XII exams, which will be available on and These important examinations are scheduled to take place in February. Students and schools eagerly await the release of the detailed subject-wise schedule, which is expected to be unveiled in December 2023. This timetable will provide crucial information to students, allowing them to plan and prepare effectively for their examinations, and marks a significant step in the academic calendar for countless students across India.


What is the Confusion?


CBSE Board Exam And NCF Recommendations

Ministry of Education released the National Curriculum Framework (NCF).

New recommendations made National Curriculum Framework (NCF) of Ministry of Education, made students confused about whether CBSE will also conduct the board examination twice a year or not.


National Curriculum Framework (NCF) & its Recommendation


Board exams, twice a year from the next session

Mandatory studying of 2 Indian languages

Increased number of minimum subjects for classes 9-12

The compulsion to choose subjects on the basis of stream in 11th and 12th is over.


Present Curriculum Vs. New Changes


Now, compare the changes made by the Ministry of education in its updated NCF recommendations based on National Education Policy 2020.