Class 10th and 12th examinations are popularly known as board examinations in India, primarily because they are conducted by several government-led and private boards at national-level and state levels.
The examinations in Indian are conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSC), International Baccalaureate (IB) and all state boards. Passing Class 10th and 12th exams with flying colours is important because depending on your score in these exams, you will be selected for pursuing your future education. The exams are usually conducted during February and March. After passing Class 10, students take up the All India Secondary School Examination (AISSE) conducted by the CBSE. State boards on the other hand conduct secondary school certificate exams which are the state equivalent of the exam held by CBSE.
Students appearing for the CBSE exam have to follow the NCERT syllabus. State boards on the other hand have different syllabus. The CBSE has also started Continuous and Comprehensive Education (CCE) exams, with scoring marks in pointers. One can achieve the secondary school leaving certificate on successful completion of Class 10th.
The AISSE course concepts help students select a stream out of science, humanities and commerce for future studies as many of the schools and junior colleges admit students for Class 11 and 12 depending on their AISSE scores. Class 12th results are important as they play an important role in selection of colleges for higher education. Though majority of colleges have entrance exams for admissions, a good Class 12 score is always preferred.
The main subjects in class 10 are English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Sanskrit or Hindi. Class 12 subjects differ depending on the stream a student is pursuing.
Class 10th and 12th results are usually out by May. One can check their results on the day of announcement by logging on to their official site. It is advised to refer to the site for any information.