CBSE Announces Special Exams for Student-Athletes in 2024 Board Exams

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is planning to conduct special examinations for students actively participating in national or international sports events and international Olympiads during the scheduled Class 10 and Class 12 board exams in February-March 2024. This initiative aims to support the educational goals of young individuals engaged in both sports and academic competitions.


These distinct exams are crafted to accommodate students whose exam dates coincide with their participation in national and international sports events, as well as international Olympiads, including relevant travel dates in 2024. To be eligible for these special exams, students must have sports recognition from the Sports Authority of India (SAI) and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), while Olympiads must be endorsed by the Homi Bhabha Center for Science Education (HBCSE).


It’s crucial to note that there won’t be separate opportunities for compartment or practical exams in the CBSE 2024 examination schedule. Schools intending to apply for these special exams must submit applications to the relevant regional office by December 31, accompanied by recommendations from the Sports Authority of India and the Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education. Additionally, students participating in these exams must secure a certificate of participation from the designated officers of the respective organizations.


Since March 2018, CBSE has been facilitating special exams at a later date for students actively involved in National/International Sports Events when the CBSE Board exams align with the event dates, including travel dates for events recognized by SAI and BCCI. [Official Notification](#)