In order to upgrade the skills and proficiency of the young generation and also to provide them awareness to explore about various career options, the CBSE has started offering 15 Vocational Courses in different sectors at Secondary level and 40 courses at Senior Secondary level. Many of these courses are offered in collaboration with the professional organisations.
The skill education envisions imparting the procedural knowledge and skills to the students that will enable students to excel and emerge successful in real situation of both work and life. It works towards imparting an education that is holistic, meaningful and skill oriented which instils among the youth a sense of usefulness and responsibility.
At Secondary Level, vocational subject may be offered as additional sixth subject along with the existing five academic subjects. If any student fails in any one of the three elective subject (Science, Mathematics and Social Science), then it will be replaced by the Vocational subject (offered as a 6th additional subject) and result of Class X will be computed based on best five subjects. However, if a candidate desires to reappear in the failed subject, you may appear along with the compartment examination.
Similarly, at Senior Secondary level, schools can offer any Skill Based professional courses out of 40 courses, which can orient the students to explore new avenues and acquire pre-professional skill to face the challenges of life in future.