At Secondary Level, a Skill subject may be offered as additional sixth subject along with the existing five compulsory subjects. If any student fails in any one of the three elective subjects (Science, Mathematics and Social Science), then it will be replaced by the Skill subject (offered as a 6th subject) and result of Class X will be computed based on best five subjects. However, if you desire to reappear in the failed subject, you may appear along with the compartment examination.
CBSE offers students the flexibility of making a vocational choice of a short duration module, of 12 hours for each module, at a stage in their early academic career (either at Class VI, VII or VIII). In this way they will be able to spend relevant time period pursuing this choice as per convenience of school, while benefiting from access to courses that are broader based.
This would give them the necessary orientation early on, so that they are able to make a choice at a later stage to pursue Skill courses at Secondary and Senior secondary level, or choose a higher vocational degree. In essence this flexibility will keep multiple career possibilities open for each student, instead of the current situation of rigidity once the first choice is made.
At Middle level (Classes VI to VIII), one Skill Module of 12 hours duration could be offered as an option to the students for single academic session as per convenience of Schools. Schools and students are free to opt Skill Module either at class VI or class VII or class VIII.
If any student fails in any one of the three elective subjects (Science, Mathematics and Social Science), then it is replaced by the vocational subject (offered as a 6th additional subject) and result of Class X Board Examination is computed accordingly.
Applied Mathematics (840) cannot be offered as skill Elective at Class XI from the session 2020-21 as this subject will be offered as an Academic subject with modified syllabus with different subject code from the session 2020-21.
Also, Skill Electives - X-Ray Technician (Code no. 815), Music Production (Code no. 832), Applied Physics (Code no. 838) and Applied Chemistry (Code no. 839) have been discontinued w.e.f. session 2020-2021.