CBSE tightens affiliation rule

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has discontinued the provision of granting permanent affiliation to schools run by private managements and public sector undertakings (PSUs).
Now the private and PSU-run schools will have to apply for renewal of application every three years or five years, in a move decried as the national board's attempts at "commercialisation". The CBSE charges a fee of Rs 25000 for processing applications for renewal of provisional affiliations.
Last week CBSE amended its bylaws to scrap the system under which schools that had been provisionally affiliated to the CBSE for more than 10 yrs and were fulfilling all the requirements like land, building and teachers were given permanent affiliation.
"The board has decided to discontinue the provisions of permanent affiliation bylaws," said a circular issued by CBSE secretary on January 3.
The circular was issued after CBSE governing body decided to tighten its affiliation rule at its meeting on December 18 last year. Earlier, the affiliation committee of the CBSE had suggested such a measure.
The board has around 19500 affiliated schools, including 15000 private institutions.
The CBSE has been giving provisional affiliation to new private schools, regular one time affiliation to government schools and permanent affiliation to private and PSU-run schools having completed provisional affiliation for 10 years.
Now in general, this can be interpreted that the system of renewal of applications has been made to ensure continuous scrutiny and maintenance of standards in schools. However, the regular one time affiliation for government schools will continue as usual.   
(Source: Telegraph - edited)

CBSE Board Exam Date Sheet 2018 for Class 10 and Class 12

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As per our prediction (CBSE News: CBSE Board Exam 2018 - 10th, 12th Practical Examinations in January, Theory Exams time table awaited) the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class X and Class XII board examinations 2018 will be held from 5th March. CBSE has released class 10 and 12 board exams date sheet. Class 10 examinations will end on 4th April 2018 and Class 12 examinations on 12th April 2018.
All CBSE affiliated schools will have to conduct the practical exams between mid-January and end - January 2018.
The Class 10th and 12th CBSE Board Exams 2018 time table are now available on the official website To check the complete CBSE 2018 Board Exams schedule (subject wise Exam Time Table), simply click on the relevant link provided below which will take you to CBSE official windows.
Alternatively, you can manually check the same at
·      Go to the official website
·      Click on the link, 'CBSE Date Sheet Class 10, Class 12'
·      After clicking the same, the date sheet will be displayed on the screen
·      Take a printout for future use
According to CBSE scroll, over 16 lakh students, including six transgender students, will sit for for Class 10th exams while 11.86 lakh students, including two transgender students, will appear for Class 12 exams. This will be the first batch of students to appear in the CBSE Class X exams after the board decided to junk the Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) and reintroduce CBSE Board Exams.
According to a leading daily, CBSE is reportedly planning to sum up the examination in a month, thus giving enough time to teachers to evaluate answer sheets.
CBSE Date Sheet is very important as it is required to make preparation-planning for the last few days before beginning of the examination. It is said that once the planning is done, 70 percent work is done. March ahead sincerely with proper planning, the results will automatically come. Only ‘hard labour’ is not enough until it is a ‘skilled labour’. Date Sheet helps in making a ‘Plan’ ahead, and planning is important for ‘Time Management’.
With Best Wishes from CBSE Guide NCERT Solution for its readers particularly, 2018 Class 10 and Class 12 examinees ..  

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Very Short Answer Type CBSE Guess Questions (VSQ)
Question 1. Which bones are present in pectoral girdle?
Question 2. Write down the formula of vertebral column.
Question 3. Name the cells/tissues in human body which
(a) Exhibit ameboid movement
(b) Exhibit ciliary movement.
Question 4. Write down the phallangel formula of human forelimb.

Short Answer Type CBSE Guess Questions (SQ)
Question 5. Differences between kyphosis and lordosis?
Question 6. Name the different bones of
(i) Middle ear.
(ii) Pelvic Girdle.
Question 7. Name the type of joint between the following:-
(a) atlas and axis
(b) carpal and metacarpal of thumb
(c) femur and acetabulum
(d) between cranial bones.
Question 8. What is the difference between the matrix of bone and cartilage?

Long Answer Type CBSE Guess Questions (LQ)
Question 9. Describe structure of actin and myosin proteins.
Question 10. Distinguish between
(a) Pronator and supinator
(b) Abductor and adductor
Question 11. Explain the bones of rib cage.

Very Long Answer Type CBSE Guess Questions (VLQ)
Question 12. How does calcium affect the process of muscle contraction?
Question 13. Explain sliding filament theory of muscle contraction.
Question 14. Explain the bones of fore limbs.
Question 15. Describe the various types of joints present in human body with examples.

CBSE Board Exam 2018: 10th, 12th Practical Examinations in January, Theory Exams timetable awaited

Posted: 10-Dec-17

CBSE 2018 Class 10 and Class 12 Practical Board Examinations (Time Table) is out - CBSE News image
The time table for class 10 and class 12 practical board exams has been released by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). CBSE date sheet for class 10, 12 board exam theoretical papers is expected to be released in January 2018.

According to media reports, CBSE is understood to have issued a circular on December 8, 2017 which has been dispatched to all CBSE affiliated schools to conduct class 12 and class 10 practical examinations 2018 from January 16, 2018 as well as upload the practical marks on the website by February 25, 2018.

Depending on the nature of the subject, CBSE board examination comprises of internal or practical exam and external or theory exam for assessing the performance of class 10 and 12 students. In practical examinations along with experiments a student has to face viva voce from internal or external examiner.

As per CBSE norms for senior school certificate exam, in theory subjects candidates have to obtain 33 per cent marks in order to qualify; however for those subjects which have theory and practical examinations, candidates have to obtain 33 per cent marks in both the exams to qualify.
As per the report, CBSE date sheet for 2018 (timetable / exam schedule) is expected to be released by the end week of December or in the first week of January, 2018.
Schooling education in India is mainly regulated by School Boards at national level or Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) as well as at state level too. The Central Board of Secondary Education or CBSE established on November 3, 1962 is the central body of Government of India to conduct the secondary and senior-secondary school examinations in India. At present there are more than 9000 schools affiliated to CBSE spread in 19 countries all over the world with approximately 12.5 million students studying in those schools. All Sainik Schools, Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KV), Tibetan Schools, Railway Schools, the Navodaya Vidyalayas along with many private schools are affiliated to CBSE.

CBSE also prepare syllabus for the schools affiliated to it. The exam it conducts for class 10 is called All India Secondary School Examination (AISSE) and the one for class 12 is called All India Senior School Certificate Examination (AISSCE).

For details and update about CBSE date sheet (exam time table, exam schedule), CBSE circulars candidates may visit CBSE official website  

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Question.1: When and who appointed the Company as Diwan of Bengal?

Answer: On 12th August, 1765, the Mughal emperor appointed the East India Company as the Diwan of Bengal.

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Question.2: Write short notes on:
i. Permanent Settlement.
ii. Mahalwari System.
iii. The Munro System (Ryotwari System).

        (i)        Permanent Settlement: The Bengal economy fell sharply was facing a deep crisis after the company was given the rights of Diwan. The company officials realized that it was due to their lack of planning which led to the downfall in Indian economy and their revenue collection.  The zamindars were not investing for the improvement of land. In order to encourage investment in land and improve agriculture the company introduced the Permanent Settlement in 1793.It was devised by Lord Cornwallis. According to this system The Rajas and Taluqdars were recognized as Zamindars. They were agreed to collect rent from the peasants and pay revenue to the Company. The amount to be paid (revenue) was fixed permanently that it was not to be increased ever in future. The condition was that the Zamindars had to pay this revenue rigidly on due date even if the crop had failed for some reason as otherwise the land was auctioned. It was felt that this would ensure a regular flow of revenue into the Company’s coffers and at the same time encourage the Zamindars to invest for improving the land because the zamindar would benefit if he could increase production from the land by his own efforts. On the contrary the Company officials ultimately discovered that the zamindars were not interested in investment for improvement of the land. It was also discovered that the revenue which had been fixed was so high that the zamindars found it difficult to pay. The peasants were in distress as they found the system extremely oppressive. So ultimately the ‘Permanent Settlement’ system was not successful as expected. 

      (ii)        Mahalwari System: As the Permanent Settlement system became unsuccessful so, the Company introduced another system popularly known as Mahalwari System. This system was devised by Holt Mackenzie which came into effect in 1822 in the North West provinces of Bengal Presidency. The revenue was not fixed and the Government could increase the same whenever it was in need of money to meet its expenses of administration. The estimated revenue of each plot within a village was added up to calculate the revenue that each mahal (village) had to pay. The charge of collecting the revenue and paying it to the Company was given to the village headman. Thus the ‘village’ and the ‘village headman’ would benefit since there was no middleman between the British and the village headman. The village headmen had a scope to negotiate with the Company if they were unable to pay the revenue fro some reason and also continued to cultivate the land.

     (iii)        The Munro System (Ryotwari System): In the British territories of the south a similar system existed as the Permanent Settlement. The new system was known as the ‘ryotwari system’. Captain Alexander Read tried this on small scale in some of the areas annexed after the wars with Tipu Sultan. Since this system was developed by Thomas Munro so, it is also known as Munro System. It was gradually extended all over South India. Read and Munro found that there were no traditional zamindars. This settlement had to be made directly with the cultivators (ryots) who had tilled the land for generations. The fields of cultivators had to be carefully and separately surveyed before the assessment of revenue. Munro had the idea that the British should not act as paternal father figures who would protect the ryots under their charge. But within a few years it was felt that all not well as nothing happened as it was expected. The revenue officials fixed too high a revenue demand. Ryots were not able to pay the revenue. As a result they fled to the countryside and villages became deserted. Although it was expected that the new system would transform the peasants into rich farmers, but it failed to happen.   

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M.M.-80                                                                                Time-3-31/2 hrs.
General Instructions:
1. Questions 1 to 5 are one mark questions. They are to be answered in one word or one sentence.
2. Questions 6 to14 are two marks questions. They are to be answered in about 30 words.
3. Questions 15 to 23 are three marks questions. They are to be answered in about 50 words. 
4. Questions 24 to 26 are five marks questions. They are to be answered in about 70 words.
5. Question 27 to41are multiple choice questions based on practical skills. Each question is a one mark question. You are to choose one most appropriate response out of the four a, b,c and d provided to you.

1 Which animal tissue is commonly known as packaging tissue?     1                                        
2. Calculate the formula unit mass of CaCO3 (given at masses: Ca = 40. 0µ, c=12 0µ, 0 = 16.0µ1
3. An ion M 3+ has 10 electrons and 14 neutons
   What is the atomic number and mass number of M ?     1
4. State the wave property that determines ‘pitch’ of sound.     1
5. How does the speed of sound change on increasing the temperature?      1
6. What do you mean by photoperiod? Name two processes that are dependent on photoperiod.    2
7. What will happen if:
    i) The skin epithelium is not stratified.
    ii) Stratified squamous epithelium lines blood vessels.      2
8. Name the target organ/organ system of AIDS virus. What is the cause of death in case of          
    people suffering from AIDS?      2                                                                                             
9. What is meant by (i) a solute and (ii) a solvent in a solution? Identify the solute and the solvent in a homogenous mixture of iodine and alcohol.      2
10. A housewife churned full cream milk with a milk churner.
     (i) What did she observe after churning milk?
     (ii) What could be the possible reason for this observation?             2
11. The average atomic mass of a sample of an element ‘X’ is 16.2µ. What is the percentage of
      each isotope  16X  and  18X in the sample?      2                                                                                                                                                                                                    
12. Why does a wooden block float and an iron block sinks when both are placed on the surface of
     water ?      2                                                                                                                     
13. The gravitational force of attraction between two masses is 16 N. What would be the force of attraction between them if each mass and the distance between them are doubled?      2
14. A child winds his toy car by moving its key. Name the type of energy –
      i) used up in the process
     ii) energy transformation taking place in it
       The car then runs on the floor of the room. Give the transformation of energy taking 
       place in it now.      2
15.  To increase productivity per unit area ,the farmers grow two different types of crops on  
        the same field in definite rows. What is this practice called? What care is required to be  
       taken before selecting two crops for such practice and why? Give any two reasons.      3                                                 
 16. Draw a neat diagram of the leaf epidermis showing pores through which exchange of gases   
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17.   i) Which of the following diseases are protozoan in origin?    
  a) Dengue      b) Malaria          c) Kalaazar          d) AIDS
       ii) Suggest any two ways you would like to adopt, to prevent being infected by them.               
18. Write two properties each of a solution, suspension and a colloid with respect to
      stability and filterability.      3           
19. (i) State ‘Law of constant proportions’.
      (ii) Taking the example of water, explain the law of constant proportions.
     (iii) Which postulate of Daltons’ atomic theory explains this law?                                 3

20.    (i) Write the names of the compounds represented by the following formulae:
             a) Na 2S                      b) KNO 3
        (ii) Write the chemical formulae of :
a)     Aluminum Chloride
b)     Magnesium oxide
             (iii) Find out the mass of 12.044 × 10 23 atoms of magnesium (Given at mass of  Mg = 24.0µ)            3          
21. A stone is dropped from the edge of the roof.
    a) How long does it take to fall 4.9 m?
    b) How fast does it move at the end of the fall?                                       
    c) What is its acceleration after 1s and 2s?                                              
         (given that g = 9.8 m/s2)                        

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Class 12 Viva Voce guide with questions and answers for CBSE Science - Surface Chemistry

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Question 1. What is a true solution?  Give an example.
Answer: A homogenous mixture of two substances, in which particles of both possess molecular dimensions (i.e., 10-10 to 10-9 m). For example, a solution of common salt in water.
Question 2. What is a colloidal solution?  Give an example.
Answer: A colloidal solution is a two-phase heterogeneous system in which a substance is distributed in colloidal state (particles having diameter between 1 to 100 nm) in a medium. The particles of the dispersed substance (of colloidal size) are called dispersed phase; while the medium in which they are dispersed, is called dispersion medium.  For example, milk, butter, smoke, etc. 
Question 3. What is the size of colloidal particles?
Answer: Diameter of colloidal particles is between 1 - 100 nm.
Question 4. What are lyophilisation and lyophobic sols?
Answer: A lyophilic sol is a colloidal solution in which there is great is affinity between colloidal particles and the dispersion medium. For example, starch sol, gum sol etc.
A lyophobic sol is a colloidal solution in which there is little affinity between colloidal particles and the dispersion medium. For example, sulphur sol, gold sol, etc. For example, starch sol is a lyophilic sol whereas sulphur sol is a lyophobic sol. 
Question 5. Give two examples of positively charged sols.
Answer: Ferric hydroxide sol and aluminium hydroxide sol.
Question 6. Give example of negatively charged sol.
Answer: Arsenious sulphide sol.
Question 7. Why cannot we prepare a colloidal solution of a gas in a gas?
Answer: The mixture of any two gases is always a homogeneous mixture whereas a colloidal solution is always heterogeneous.
Question 8. How can a colloidal solution and a true solution of the same colour be distinguished from each other?
Answer: A colloidal solution and a true solution of the same colour can be distinguished by passing a powerful beam of light through true and colloidal solutions, each kept in glass vessel. Only colloidal solution exhibits Tyndall Effect whereas true solution does not.    
Question 9. Define the term “Dialysis”. Tell about the use of dialysis.
Answer: The process of separating electrolytes from a colloid by means of diffusion of the former through an animal or vegetable membrane is called Dialysis.
Dialysis is used for purifying colloidal solution. In the presence of excess of electrolytes, the colloidal solutions get coagulated.
Question 10. Can we make Dialysis fast? If yes, how?
Answer: By circulating hot water instead of cold water, in container or by applying electric field across the dialyser.
Question 11. What is “Coagulation”?
Answer: Coagulation is the process of changing the colloidal state into an insoluble precipitate, by including aggregation of colloidal particles.
Question 12. Name a few methods of coagulating lyophilic colloids.
Answer: (i) Addition of electrolyte. (ii) Addition of a liquid in which the dispersion medium is soluble.
Question 13. What is meant by “Peptization”?
Answer: The method of breaking down a precipitate into colloidal form by shaking with the dispersion medium in presence of an electrolyte is called “Peptization”.     
(To be continued ...)
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