CBSE Class 12 Exam 2023: Admit Card (Out), Date Sheet (Out)

Exam Date

Feb 15, 2023 to Apr 5, 2023

Shubhi Shriti

Updated on Mar 24, 2023 by Shubhi Shriti

Shubhi Shriti

Shubhi Shriti Updated on Mar 24, 2023

CBSE class 12 exam for Informatics Practices and Computer Science was conducted today, 23rd March 2023. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) started conducting practical exams for private candidates on 10th March 2023. The practical exams will conclude on 29th March 2023. Moreover, the CBSE class 12 exam 2023 started on 15th February 2023. Similarly, the CBSE class 12 theory exam will conclude on 5th April 2023. Exams are conducted in pen and paper mode, and students must carry their CBSE class 12 admit card. The board released the same on 7th February 2023 for both the regular and private candidates.

However, regular students had to collect their CBSE class 12 exam 2023 admit card from the schools, while private students had to download it from the website. Check out the CBSE Practise Paper Class 12 here.


Also read: CBSE Exam Seating Arrangement 2023

CBSE Class 12 Books 2023 CBSE Class 12 Sample Papers
CBSE Class 12 Syllabus 2023-24 CBSE Class 12 Preparation Tips

Latest Updates

  • 23rd March 2023: CBSE class 12 exam 2023 will conclude on 5th April 2023. 

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About CBSE Class 12 Exam 2023

CBSE class 12 exams are conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education. It is a national-level education board in India. It emerged in 1952 as a standardized government education system. Today, the Union Government of India controls CBSE. It has over 19,316 affiliated schools in India and 211 schools in 28 different foreign countries.

This year, one annual CBSE exam will be conducted instead of a semester unlike during Covid-19. CBSE class 12 syllabuses and sample papers for practice are also released. Students must download the admit card and report to the allocated examination centre. Moreover, CBSE question banks are also provided to guide students and help them prepare well for the CBSE class 12 exams.  


CBSE Class 12 Exam 2023 Highlights

CBSE handles providing better education to children. It handles administration for the affiliated Secondary and Higher Secondary Schools. Besides, CBSE conducts two main exams. The Secondary School Certificate exam is for class 10th. The Higher Secondary School Certificate exam is for class 12th. Check out this important information for CBSE class 12:

Highlights of CBSE 12th Board Exam 2023
Conducting authority Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)
Category Class 12th examination
Exam level National
Frequency Once a year
Mode of application Online
Mode of conducting exams Offline
Medium of question papers Bengali, English, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu.
Exam duration 180 minutes
Official website
Enquiry Tel. 011-22509256, 22509257, 22509258, 22509259
CBSE helpline number 1800-11-8002
Email ID [email protected]

CBSE Class 12 Important Dates 2023

CBSE class 12 exam dates added here are derived from historical data. Check out the CBSE class 12th board exam's important dates here: 

CBSE 12th Important Dates 2023
Event Date
Practical exam date

15th November 2022 - 14th December 2022 (winter-bound schools)

2nd January 2023 - 14th February 2023 (regular schools)

CBSE class 12 timetable release date

29th December 2022

CBSE class 12th admit card release date

7th February 2023

Theory exam date 15th February 2023 - 5th April 2023
Registration form date August 2022
Last date to send the list of candidates 31st August 2022
Result date 2nd week of July 2023 (tentative)
Result re-check/Revaluation June/July 2023 (tentative)
Supplementary/Compartment exam date 3rd week of August 2023 (tentative)

CBSE Class 12 Admit Card 2023

Admit cards are vital for appearing in the CBSE class 12 exams. CBSE class 12 admit card has been released on the official portal on 7th February 2023. Students are advised to check all the details mentioned in the CBSE class 12 admit card 2023. Keep the following pointers in mind while handling the CBSE Class 12 admit card:

  • Candidates will only be permitted inside the exam halls with a valid admit card.
  • Private candidates can download their CBSE 12th admit card from the board's official website.
  • In contrast, regular candidates must collect admit cards from their respective schools.
  • Students must take printouts of the admit cards. They should keep a photocopy of the same.
  • They may contact the authorities in case of discrepancies.

CBSE Class 12 Date Sheet 2023

The CBSE board has released the time table for the class 12th exam on 29th December 2022. The CBSE  12th theory exam began on 15th February 2023. Practical exams/internal assessments/projects for class 12 regular schools started on 2nd January 2023. CBSE 12 practicals for winter-bound schools started on 15th November 2022. Check the date sheet to make a note of the important dates for conducting the CBSE class 12th exams. The CBSE class 12 date sheet contains the timings, rules, regulations and guidelines.

Events  Commencement Dates
CBSE Class 12 Practical Exams (Winter-bound schools) 15th November 2022
CBSE Class 12 Practical Exams (Regular Schools) 2nd January 2023
CBSE Class 12 Theory Exams 15th February 2023
CBSE Class 12 Practical Exams (Private Candidates) 10th March 2023

Read More: CBSE Class 12 Date Sheet 2023

CBSE Class 12 Registration 2023

All candidates must register on the CBSE portal to appear for the CBSE 12th board exam. There are distinct CBSE class 12 exam registration methods for regular and private candidates. Regular candidates must carry out the CBSE 12th registration through their respective schools. Private candidates appearing for the CBSE class 12 exam can register themselves via the official website.

Moreover, candidates must be cautious while filling out the registration form. This information must be accurate as it will reflect on the CBSE class 12 exam admit card. Schools had sent the list of class 12 candidates appearing for the CBSE 12th exam 2023 by August 2022.

Read More: CBSE Class 12 Registration 2023

CBSE Class 12th Eligibility Criteria 2023

Students must pass class 11th of any government-recognized state or national board. Anyone currently studying in class 12th may appear for the CBSE class 12 board exam 2023. The CBSE class 12 eligibility criteria for students are:

  • In case of failure, students may re-appear next year as private candidates.
  • Teachers submit a certificate along with the application issued by the institution head.
  • Female residential candidates in Delhi NCR may appear as private candidates.
  • Physically disabled students in Delhi NCR must have a gap of at least two years between passing class 10th and sitting for class 12th.
  • They have to present a certificate of disability issued by a registered doctor.
  • The certificate must prove their inability to attend regular school for subjects.
  • The certificate must prove their inability to be uninvolved in any practical training or examination.

Note: Applicable for teachers and females. They must pass class 10th or at least two years before appearing for the class 12th exam.

Women and disabled students will have to fulfil the following criteria additionally:

  • They must complete the prescribed curriculum while they are unable to attend school.
  • They were unable to attend classes at school.
  • There were valid reasons for them to choose private candidature.

CBSE Class 12 Application Process 2023

Students will need a provision to complete the CBSE class 12 application process themselves. The portal is only accessible by the school authorities.

Regular candidates:

  1. CBSE regular candidates must fill out the form under their school's guidance.
  2. Students appearing for the CBSE class 12 exam must deposit the relevant fees as instructed by their schools.
  3. Schools will then complete the registration online through their respective login portal by submitting the LOC (List of Candidates).

Private candidates:

  1. CBSE private candidates must fill out the application form carefully.
  2. Keep three copies of their passport-sized photographs ready.
  3. Pay the application form fee and submit it to the Regional Head Office of CBSE.

The following documents/details are required to complete the CBSE class 12 application process:

  • E-mail ID
  • Aadhaar number
  • Caste certificate
  • Contact number
  • Photo in JPEG format
  • Address
  • Signature

CBSE 12th Registration Fee Details 2023

Students must note the registration fee details for the CBSE class 12th exam. The board will charge late fees for any delays. The fee for the practical examination and CBSE migration certificate is also mentioned here.

Fee Slab Fee to be Remitted per Student in INR Schedule for Online Submission of LOC Schedule for payment of fee
Schools in India Schools Outside India
Without late fee Rs. 1500/ per candidate for 05 subjects Rs. 10,000 per candidate for 05 subjects

31st August 2022

17th September 2022 - 30th September 2022

Rs. 1200 per candidate for 05 subjects for SC/ST candidates of Government Schools in Delhi Not applicable
Rs. 300 per subject for additional/ optional subject per candidate Rs. 2000 per subject for additional/optional subject per candidate
Practical fee Rs. 150 for each practical subject per candidate Rs. 350 for each practical subject per candidate
With late fee Last date with late fee of Rs. 2000 per candidate (in addition to fee subscribed)


1st October 2022 - 7th October 2022

Migration certificate Rs. 350

CBSE Class 12 Syllabus 2023

CBSE has released a new syllabus for the upcoming CBSE board exams for class 12. All schools must follow the latest CBSE class 12 syllabus based on the NCERT curriculum. CBSE class 12th syllabus includes different subject groups like Science, Commerce, Arts, language subjects, elective subjects, and many foreign language subjects as optional subjects. Check CBSE class 12th reference books here.

The following table consists of the subjects under each stream of Science, Arts, and Commerce:

CBSE 12th List of Major Subjects
Stream Major Subjects
Science Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology, English, Computer Science
Commerce Accountancy, Business Studies, Economics, Mathematics, English
Humanities/Arts History, Geography, Political Science, English, Psychology, Sociology

CBSE Class 12 Exam Pattern 2023

On 22nd April 2022, CBSE announced that they were scrapping the two-term exam model for class 12 students for the academic year 2023. Students will now write a 3-hour final exam covering the entire syllabus.

Read More: CBSE Class 12 Exam Pattern 2023

CBSE 12th Exam Marking Scheme/Passing Criteria

The minimum mark required to pass a subject in the CBSE class 12 exam 2023 is 33%. Also, a candidate has to score an aggregate of 33% to pass the exam. Even if a candidate scores an aggregate of 33% but fails to secure 33% in any subject, they will have to appear in the compartment exam. In addition, one has to score 33% marks separately in theory and practical for the CBSE 12th exam.

In 2023, the board will calculate the final marks based on the marks obtained in the CBSE class 12 board exam and internal/project/practical papers. Also, grace marks are awarded on a scale of 2 to 5 in a subject. Check out the detailed grading system for CBSE class 12 below.

CBSE Class 12 Grading Scheme
Marks Grades Grade Points
91-100 A1 10
81-90 A2 9
71-80 B1 8
61-70 B2 7
51-60 C1 6
41-50 C2 5
31-40 D 4
21-30 E1 -
0-20 E2 -

CBSE 12th Assessment Policy 2023

Question papers for the CBSE class 12 exams in 2023 will have 20% MCQs or objective questions. 30% of the questions would be competency-based. The subjective or short/long answer questions would make up the remaining 50%.

CBSE 12 Assessment Scheme 2023

Type of questions Class 12
Objective Type Questions 20%
Competency-Based Questions 30%
Short/ Long Answer Type Questions 50%

Internal Assessments of the CBSE class 12 exams include practicals, projects, research activities and unit tests.

CBSE Grading System CBSE Class 12 Passing Marks

CBSE 12th Exam Day Guidelines 2023

Students must follow these guidelines before they appear for the CBSE 12th exam 2023:

  • Students must report to the exam hall at 10 AM.
  • They must appear for the test in school uniforms only.
  • CBSE Class 12 admit cards must be carried to the allotted examination centre.
  • No extra time will be given once the exam hours are over.
  • Students must not carry banned electronic items like mobile phones, calculators, smart watches or any kind of cheating material to the exam hall.

CBSE 12th Result 2023

Candidates can check out the final CBSE 12th results 2023 on '' or the official results website. Candidates are required to provide the necessary credentials such as "Roll Number", "School Number", and "Centre Number" while checking their  CBSE class 12 results 2023. Moreover, a direct link to check results will also be updated on this portal once the board announces it. Also, the board will announce CBSE 12th results re-evaluation/rechecking dates via its official website.

Steps to Check CBSE 12th Results 2023

Students can check CBSE 12th exam 2023 results by following the steps below.

Step 1: Visit the official website of the board -

Step 2: Click on the "Results" link.

Step 3: A new window opens with the "Senior School Certificate Examination (Class XII) 2023" link.

Step 4: Click on the link. Enter your "Roll Number" and "School Number" details. Once the details are filled in, click on "Submit".CBSE 12th Result 2022

Step 5: CBSE 12th results will be displayed on the screen. Download it and save it for future reference.

Ways to Check CBSE 12th Results 2023

Candidates can also check their CBSE 12th exam 2023 results from DigiLocker, UMANG, via SMS, IVRS, and the SMS Organiser application. The following are the online results page details for the CBSE class 12 exam:

  1. Name of subjects including, compulsory and optional
  2. Maximum marks
  3. Marks obtained
  4. Total marks
  5. Percentage marks
  6. Grades

Also Read: CBSE Class 12th Compartment Results 2023

CBSE 12th Answer Key 2023

The board is expected to release the answer keys of all the subjects. Students can use the answer key to estimate the marks they might obtain. Students can refer to the unofficial ones provided by different coaching academies. Later, CBSE will issue the official answer key.

Each question carries one mark. Incorrect and unattempted answers will fetch zero each. Note that the official answer key issued by CBSE might also contain errors. Therefore, keeping track of CBSE's latest news for class 12 regarding the CBSE 12th answer key and evaluation is necessary.

How to Download CBSE 12th Answer Key 2023?

Follow these steps to download the CBSE 12th answer key:

Step 1: Visit the official website of CBSE:

Step 2: Click on the "Academic website" link.

Step 3: Under the "Announcements" head, find the link for the answer key under the sub-head "Academic".

Step 4: A new page will open. Click on the subject whose answer key you want.

Step 5: The answer key PDF will open in a new tab. Download and save the file.

CBSE class12 exam answer key plays a vital role for students who appear for the exam:

  • Calculate the score for every subject which has objective questions.
  • Recheck or re-evaluate any particular answer in case the student needs any justification.
  • Raise any objections to the authorities.
  • Track students' performance in CBSE class 12 board exams.

Read More: CBSE Class 12 Answer Key 2023

CBSE Class 12th Revaluation and Rechecking 2023

Students unsatisfied with their marks may apply for CBSE Class 12th revaluation.

  • They are allowed to recheck their CBSE class 12th answer book.
  • Once the CBSE class 12 results are declared, the CBSE board will release the application form for revaluation within a week.
  • The revaluation results will be considered final. No further changes will be allowed.

Read More: CBSE Class 12th Revaluation

CBSE Class 12th Compartment Exam 2023

CBSE conducts the class 12th compartment exam for candidates who cannot pass one subject in the 12th final exam. Thus, the CBSE compartment exams help students reappear and pass the failed subjects. The compartment exam for 2023 will be conducted in June/July 2023 (tentative). To appear in the CBSE class 12th compartment exam 2023, candidates must apply by visiting CBSE's official website.

CBSE Class 12th Compartment Date Sheet 2023

The exams are only for subjects like English, Physical Education, Business Studies, Accountancy, Computer Science, Mathematics, and the likewise. Candidates can appear for the following subjects for the CBSE class 12th compartment exam 2023:

  • Hindustani Music Voc
  • Hindustani Music Mel Ins
  • Painting, Graphics
  • Sculpture
  • App/Commercial Art
  • Bharatnatyam Dance
  • Multimedia, Design, Yoga, Early
  • Childhood Care, Artificial Intelligence
  • Retail, Information Technology
  • Web Application, Automotive
  • Financial Markets Management
  • Tourism, Beauty & Wellness, Agriculture
  • Food Production, Front Office Operations, Banking
  • Marketing, Health Care, Insurance, Horticulture
  • Typography & Computer Application
  • Geospatial Technology, Electrical Technology
  • Taxation, Cost Accounting
  • Office Procedures & Practices
  • Shorthand (English), Shorthand (Hindi)
  • Air-conditioning & Refrigeration
  • Salesmanship, Mass Media Studies
  • Library & Information Science
  • Fashion Studies, English Elective
  • Hindi Elective, Urdu Elective
  • Sanskrit Elective, History, Political Science

CBSE Class 12th Compartment Registration Form 2023

CBSE class 12th compartment exam candidates must fill out and submit an application form. However, the application procedure is slightly different for regular and private candidates. 

Regular candidates - The respective schools will submit a "List of Candidates (LOC)" through the CBSE website.

Private candidates - Directly visit the official website and download the CBSE SAY exam application form instruction PDF along with the exam circular with details about the fee structure, eligibility, steps to download, etc. After that, keep the necessary documents ready, as mentioned in the notification PDF.

Note: In both cases, candidates must submit their online application forms before the deadline to avoid penalties.

CBSE Class 12th Compartment Application Form 2023 Fee Details

Application Window (Pvt Candidates) Fees
By 30th July 2023 Rs 300/- (India) Rs. 2000/- (Outside India)
31st July 2023 - 1st August 2023 Rs. 2000 /- (Late Fees)

CBSE Class 12th Compartment Results 2023

CBSE will release the class 12th compartment exam results in the second week of August 2023 (tentative). Therefore, candidates can follow these steps to check the CBSE class 12th compartment results 2023 online:

Step 1: Visit the CBSE official results website -

Step 2: Click on the "Senior School Certificate Compartment Examination Results" link on the home page.

Step 3: Fill out all the details such as "Roll Number", "School Number", "Centre Number", and "Admit Card ID". Click on the "Submit" button.

Step 4: The CBSE class 12 compartment result 2023 will appear.

Step 5: Candidates can take a printout of the CBSE 12th compartment results for further reference.

Read More: CBSE Class 12 Compartment Exam 2023

CBSE Class 12 Improvement Exams 2023

CBSE 12th improvement exams are conducted for students dissatisfied with their performance. While making the final scorecard, the best score between the CBSE class 12th final exam and improvement exams will be considered. 

The eligibility criteria to apply for the CBSE 12th improvement exam are:

  • Candidates appearing for the improvement exams must not have a compartment in any subject.
  • Candidates will be allowed to appear for the improvement exam only for the subjects they previously appeared for.
  • Only candidates who want to raise their marks can appear for the improvement exam.
  • Improvement exams are conducted only for the five main subjects.

CBSE Class 12 Sample Papers 2023

CBSE has released the latest and updated sample question papers for class 12th students to give them an idea of the final exam questions. Candidates must solve many sample papers to get familiar with the new exam pattern and marking scheme.

Download the year-wise sample paper PDF files and prepare for the CBSE class 12 board exams. 

CBSE Class 12 Sample Papers (Year-wise) Download Link
CBSE Class 12 Sample Papers 2023 Click to Download
CBSE Class 12 Sample Papers 2022 Click to Download
CBSE Class 12 Sample Papers 2021 Click to Download
CBSE Class 12 Sample Papers 2020 Click to Download
CBSE Class 12 Sample Papers 2019 Click to Download

Check CBSE class 12 sample papers 2023 page to download the sample papers for different subjects.

CBSE Class 12 Question Bank

CBSE issues question banks for students to practice with. The question banks are prepared under the final exam question paper pattern.  The practice of questions from the question bank helps students attempt more questions easily. They get an idea of the paper's time management and difficulty level. Moreover, students can download the question banks from the Academic website of CBSE. Here is a list of the download links to the question banks issued by CBSE:

CBSE 12th Question Banks
Sl No. CBSE 12th Subject-Wise Question Bank Download Links
1. Business Studies
2. Physical Education
3. Political Science
4. History
5. Sociology
6. English Core
7. Mathematics
8. Accountancy
9. Economics
10. Chemistry
11. Computer Science
12. Informatics Practices

Read More: CBSE Class 12 Question Bank

CBSE Class 12 Mock Test 2023

After completing the syllabus, students must complete CBSE mock tests for class 12th to analyze their progress.

  • Practising mock tests will help them identify the topics they still need to improve, their strong and weak areas.
  • The test will also give you an idea about the CBSE 12th exam pattern.
  • CBSE class 12 mock tests are available for all the subjects taught in class 12th. 

CBSE Class 12 Preparation Tips

Class 12th board exam results play a decisive role in students' life regarding their choice of career. They also have to cope with peer pressure and family expectations. The enormous stress might put all hard work in vain if the study and revision need to be appropriately planned. Let's go through some tips to avoid unnecessary stress cramming and excel in the final exams:

  • Start Preparing On-Time: Start preparing as soon as you receive the syllabus and be consistent throughout the year.
  • Practice Previous Year Questions: Analyse the previous year's questions and mark the areas from which questions have been asked consistently. Revise those parts harder. 
  • Fix Targets: Fix short-term targets for completing topics or chapters. Fix them as per your capacity. 
  • Identify Your Weak Areas: Identity and work on your weak areas. Focus on them from the beginning of the academic session. Thus you will get maximum time for your weaker areas. 
  • Take Sufficient Rest: Take a break of 10 mins after every 1-2 hours of continuous study. Regular breaks will enhance your brain's capacity and prepare you to endure exam stress. 
  • Don't Be Monotonous: Leaving everything and only studying throughout the day for months can make you less enthusiastic and bored.

However, it's important to note that you keep pursuing your hobbies. You can follow them in your idle time to give diversity to your mind.

Read More: CBSE Class 12 Preparation Tips 2023

CBSE Class 12 NCERT Textbooks

The National Council for Educational Research and Training (NCERT) conducts thorough research for designing the curriculum of K12.

  • NCERT textbooks are the go-to material for exam preparation at any level, be it school level or a competitive exam. 
  • A comprehensive reading of the NCERT books accompanied by some reference books covers the entire syllabus and scope of forming questions.
  • CBSE Class 12 NCERT Textbooks and PDFs are available for download for free on the NCERT website.
CBSE Class 12 NCERT Textbooks Best Reference Books for CBSE Class 12th

CBSE Class 12 E-Books

E-books are a great reference for the CBSE class 12 exam as they are convenient. CBSE has published e-books for different subjects for class 12th. They are portable and can be easily accessed from any smart device. Therefore, students can refer to them by visiting the official website.

The e-books will help students closely analyze the CBSE curriculum and exam patterns for subjects like English, Computer Science, Engineering Graphics, Legal Studies, Information Science, and many more. Some of the essential e-books published by CBSE are listed below:

CBSE Class 12th E-Books
Books Download Links
Library and Information Science Download
Supplementary Reading Material in Business Studies: Class XII Download
Computer Science Download
Engineering Graphics Download
Entrepreneurship Download
English Language and Skills Download
Legal Studies Download
Computer Science Download
Human Rights and Gender Studies Download

Read More: CBSE Class 12 E-Books and Supportive Material

CBSE Scholarships

CBSE offers scholarships to students studying in classes 11th and higher or those preparing to appear for the CBSE class 12 exam. A separate scholarship is also offered for female students who have passed class 10th. College and university students can also avail of the CBSE scholarship 2023. Below is a list of the scholarships offered by CBSE to its students:

  • Central Sector Scheme of Scholarships for Colleges and Universities

  • CBSE Single Girl Child Scholarship Scheme

    • Single female children who have qualified in class 10 from CBSE schools since 2021-22 and are studying in class 11 from CBSE-affiliated schools are eligible to apply for this scholarship.

    • Students must have passed the CBSE class 10 examination with a minimum of 60 per cent or more and are continuing their school education in Class 11 and 12 should apply to this scheme.


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How can marks obtained in CBSE class 12 exam 2023 be transferred to NIOS?

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