CBSE 10th, 12th Compartment Exam schedule 2018: Registration begins for CBSE 10th, 12th class

CBSE will conduct its Compartment exam for 10th and 12th classes in the month of July. Registrations for CBSE Compartment exam are open for private students.

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has begun the registration process for the CBSE 10 and 12th Compartment Exam. The board will conduct the CBSE Compartment examination in the latter half of the month of July 2018. All CBSE students who have been placed in the compartment category as per their CBSE results 2018 will have to apply for the exam.

Students from CBSE-affiliated schools who have been placed in the compartment category in their results, which essentially means that they have to sit for a re-exam, are advised to approach their schools, which will facilitate them with the Compartment registration process. Private students or students who have not been able to clear the exam even at their second attempt are supposed to approach the board directly.

Private students: How to apply for CBSE Compartment exam 2018

Class 12th:

  • Private candidates who were declared as compartment in two subjects can appear for the compartment exam in any one subject in which they are placed as compartment.    
  • Private candidates who have been declared as passed, but could not clear one subject can appear in the subject in which they have been declared as compartment.
  • This will be the last chance for private candidates who had appeared for the examination held in March 2017 but could not clear the exam.    

Class 10th:

  • All students who have been declared as compartment in one or two subjects can apply for the compartment exam in any one subject in which they have received a compartment.

CBSE Compartment exam important dates 2018

The process of submitting applications for the CBSE 10th and 12th Compartment exam 2018 began on June 12th; the last date to apply for the CBSE Compartment 2018 exam is June 21st. Parents need to register online for the exam and submit the application copy directly to the CBSE Regional Office or post it to the regional office within 7 days.

The board will release admit cards for the CBSE 10th and 12th Compartment exam in the second week of July and students will be able to download it from the official CBSE website.

CBSE 10th, 12th Compartment exam 2018 fee payment

Parents need to pay a fee of Rs.200 if they are directly submitting CBSE Compartment registrations to the Delhi office. If they send applications by post, they will have to add Rs.55 as postal charges. A late fee of Rs.1,000 is applicable if the application is processed after June 21st, but before June 27th. The late fee is Rs.5,000 if processed between June 28th and June 30th.

How to register for the CBSE 2018 compartment exam

  1. Click on this direct link to access the registration page for private candidates.
  2. Select the relevant class (10th or 12th) for which one is applying.
  3. Fill in the application and submit and note down the Application ID.
  4. Upload a soft copies of colour photograph (max 50 kb) and signature (max 4 kb), both in JPEG format.
  5. Pay the requisite fee for the CBSE Compartment exam.
  6. Take a printout of the confirmation page and sign where required.
  7. Send the confirmation copy with a copy of the CBSE mark sheet to the CBSE’s Regional Office. The exact address is provided in the confirmation page.
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Swara Bhasker: Sharp objects has to be on the radar of every woman who is tired of being “nice”

The actress weighs in on what she loves about the show.

This article has been written by award-winning actor Swara Bhasker.

All women growing up in India, South Asia, or anywhere in the world frankly; will remember in some form or the other that gentle girlhood admonishing, “Nice girls don’t do that.” I kept recalling that gently reasoned reproach as I watched Sharp Objects (you can catch it on Hotstar Premium). Adapted from the author of Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn’s debut novel Sharp Objects has been directed by Jean-Marc Vallée, who has my heart since he gave us Big Little Lies. It stars the multiple-Oscar nominee Amy Adams, who delivers a searing performance as Camille Preaker; and Patricia Clarkson, who is magnetic as the dominating and dark Adora Crellin. As an actress myself, it felt great to watch a show driven by its female performers.

The series is woven around a troubled, alcohol-dependent, self-harming, female journalist Camille (single and in her thirties incidentally) who returns to the small town of her birth and childhood, Wind Gap, Missouri, to report on two similarly gruesome murders of teenage girls. While the series is a murder mystery, it equally delves into the psychology, not just of the principal characters, but also of the town, and thus a culture as a whole.

There is a lot that impresses in Sharp Objects — the manner in which the storytelling gently unwraps a plot that is dark, disturbing and shocking, the stellar and crafty control that Jean-Marc Vallée exercises on his narrative, the cinematography that is fluid and still manages to suggest that something sinister lurks within Wind Gap, the editing which keeps this narrative languid yet sharp and consistently evokes a haunting sensation.

Sharp Objects is also liberating (apart from its positive performance on Bechdel parameters) as content — for female actors and for audiences in giving us female centric and female driven shows that do not bear the burden of providing either role-models or even uplifting messages. 

Instead, it presents a world where women are dangerous and dysfunctional but very real — a world where women are neither pure victims, nor pure aggressors. A world where they occupy the grey areas, complex and contradictory as agents in a power play, in which they control some reigns too.

But to me personally, and perhaps to many young women viewers across the world, what makes Sharp Objects particularly impactful, perhaps almost poignant, is the manner in which it unravels the whole idea, the culture, the entire psychology of that childhood admonishment “Nice girls don’t do that.” Sharp Objects explores the sinister and dark possibilities of what the corollary of that thinking could be.

“Nice girls don’t do that.”

“Who does?”

“Bad girls.”

“So I’m a bad girl.”

“You shouldn’t be a bad girl.”

“Why not?”

“Bad girls get in trouble.”

“What trouble? What happens to bad girls?”

“Bad things.”

“What bad things?”

“Very bad things.”

“How bad?”


“Like what?”


A point the show makes early on is that both the victims of the introductory brutal murders were not your typically nice girly-girls. Camille, the traumatised protagonist carrying a burden from her past was herself not a nice girl. Amma, her deceptive half-sister manipulates the nice girl act to defy her controlling mother. But perhaps the most incisive critique on the whole ‘Be a nice girl’ culture, in fact the whole ‘nice’ culture — nice folks, nice manners, nice homes, nice towns — comes in the form of Adora’s character and the manner in which beneath the whole veneer of nice, a whole town is complicit in damning secrets and not-so-nice acts. At one point early on in the show, Adora tells her firstborn Camille, with whom she has a strained relationship (to put it mildly), “I just want things to be nice with us but maybe I don’t know how..” Interestingly it is this very notion of ‘nice’ that becomes the most oppressive and deceptive experience of young Camille, and later Amma’s growing years.

This ‘Culture of Nice’ is in fact the pervasive ‘Culture of Silence’ that women all over the world, particularly in India, are all too familiar with. 

It takes different forms, but always towards the same goal — to silence the not-so-nice details of what the experiences; sometimes intimate experiences of women might be. This Culture of Silence is propagated from the child’s earliest experience of being parented by society in general. Amongst the values that girls receive in our early years — apart from those of being obedient, dutiful, respectful, homely — we also receive the twin headed Chimera in the form of shame and guilt.

“Have some shame!”

“Oh for shame!”




“Do not bring shame upon…”

Different phrases in different languages, but always with the same implication. Shameful things happen to girls who are not nice and that brings ‘shame’ on the family or everyone associated with the girl. And nice folks do not talk about these things. Nice folks go on as if nothing has happened.

It is this culture of silence that women across the world today, are calling out in many different ways. Whether it is the #MeToo movement or a show like Sharp Objects; or on a lighter and happier note, even a film like Veere Di Wedding punctures this culture of silence, quite simply by refusing to be silenced and saying the not-nice things, or depicting the so called ‘unspeakable’ things that could happen to girls. By talking about the unspeakable, you rob it of the power to shame you; you disallow the ‘Culture of Nice’ to erase your experience. You stand up for yourself and you build your own identity.

And this to me is the most liberating aspect of being an actor, and even just a girl at a time when shows like Sharp Objects and Big Little Lies (another great show on Hotstar Premium), and films like Veere Di Wedding and Anaarkali Of Aarah are being made.

The next time I hear someone say, “Nice girls don’t do that!”, I know what I’m going to say — I don’t give a shit about nice. I’m just a girl! And that’s okay!

Swara is a an award winning actor of the Hindi film industry. Her last few films, including Veere Di Wedding, Anaarkali of Aaraah and Nil Battey Sannata have earned her both critical and commercial success. Swara is an occasional writer of articles and opinion pieces. The occasions are frequent :).

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This article was published by the Scroll marketing team with Swara Bhasker on behalf of Hotstar Premium and not by the Scroll editorial team.