The board said the exams will be objective-type and the duration of the tests will be 90 minutes. The exams will start from 11.30 am instead of 10.30 am, keeping in view the winter season.
The board has directed that the schools may be inspected in such a manner that at least each category of schools -- private, government, KVS and NVS -- is covered.
Yash Handa, a student of KR Mangalam World School, Gurugram, termed the CBSE's decision as a big relief.
It has also said moderating the marks in consonance with the overall average score of the district, national, and state average 'was absolutely unreasonable, illogical and punitive'.