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Bihar Board Exam 2020: Date, Syllabus, and Pattern

Updated On - July 23rd 2019 by SUJATA GAUR

Bihar School Education Board is a statutory body founded to conduct examinations at the secondary and senior secondary level of education in both government and private schools; under section 3 of Bihar School Examination Act 1952.

The board also carries out departmental examinations such as Diploma in Physical Education, Teachers Eligibility Test, etc. 

Latest - Bihar Board Exam 2020 dates have been released. Class X board exams are going to held from February 3 - 13, 2020.

Bihar Board Exam Highlights

Board NameBihar School Examination Board (BSEB)
Examination TypeIntermediate Exam High School Exam
Exam ModeWritten Exam (Offline)
Exam LevelState Level
Total number of students appeared for Class XII Exam.13.15 lakh
Result Date 2019April 30, 2019
Pass percentage79.76%
Total number of students appeared for Class X Exam.16.35 lakh
Result Date 2019April 6, 2019
Pass percentage80.73%

Bihar Board Exam Dates

As per the recent notification, the exam date for Class X and XII has been released. Below given are the exam dates for the same.

Class XII Board Exam
Online application form filling and fee submissionJune 29, 2019 - July 8, 2019
Practical Exam DatesJanuary 10 - 21, 2020
Class XII Board Exam DatesFebruary 3 - 13, 2020
Class X Board Exam
Online application form filling and fee submissionJuly 1 - 10, 2019
Practical Exam DatesJanuary 20 - 2, 2020
Class X Board Exam DatesFebruary 17 - 25, 2020

Passing Marks

Candidates must score more than 30% marks in theory and more than 40% marks in practical in order to pass the board examination. If a candidate is unable to score more than the required percentage in theory or practical, he/she will be considered failed in the board. The divisional cutoff is as follows:

First Division300
Second Division225

Criteria for Grace Marks

Students will be awarded grace marks if:

  • He/she needs less than 8% marks to pass in one subject.
  • He/she needs less than 4% marks to pass in two subjects.
  • A student has 75% aggregate marks but needs less than 10% to pass in one subject.

Bihar Board Examination Fees

Class XII Examination Fees

Registration Fee for Candidates belonging to Regular CategoryINR 370/-
Registration Fee with Late Fee for Candidates belonging to Regular CategoryINR 470/-
Registration Fee for Independent CandidatesINR 670/-
Registration Fee with Late Fee for Independent CandidatesINR 870/-
Registration Fee for Other Regular Category Candidates of BoardINR 520/-
Registration Fee with Late Fee for Other Regular Category Candidates of BoardINR 720/-
Registration Fee for Other Board Independent CandidatesINR 820/-
Registration Fee with Late Fee for Other Board Independent CandidatesINR 1120/-

Class X Examination Fees

Online Application FeeINR 50INR 50
Registration FeeINR 150INR 150
Permission Fee-INR 100
Online Date Entry FeeINR 50INR 50
Total Amount (Without Late Fine)INR 250INR 350
Late FineINR 100INR 100
Total Amount (With Late Fine)INR 350INR 450

Guidelines for Students

  • Students must enter the examination center latest by 9:20 am for the morning shift and at 1:35 pm for second shift.
  • Wearing shoe-stocking is strictly prohibited in the examination center.
  • A student can only take the admit card and pen to the center.
  • Use of calculator, mobile phone and(or) any electronic gadget is not allowed in the center.
  • Use of whitener, eraser, nail, blade, etc. on OMR or answer sheet will declare them invalid.
  • All the examination centers are under CCTV surveillance, so avoid cheating.

Bihar Board 2020 Result

Class XII Results

Class XII Result of different streams i.e. science, commerce, arts, and the vocational stream will be declared in March 2020, in the state of Bihar.

Result dateMarch, 2020
Total no. of appearing students10.19 lakh (approx)
Total Pass percentage79.76%
Pass percentage(science stream)81.20%
Pass percentage(commerce stream)93.02%
Pass percentage(arts stream)76.53%

How to check Bihar Board Result?

Below given are the steps to check board exam results

  • Visit the official site of Bihar Board i.e. 
  • Fill in all the details with your hall ticket number. 
  • Click on submit. 
  • Download your result. 

Bihar Board Compartment Examination 2020

Students who fail in less than three subjects are eligible for the compartment examination. Compartment exams for class XII students are conducted in the month of May 2020.

Compartment Class XII Datesheet

Date of the ExamsDay of the Exams1st sitting (9:30 AM to 12:45 PM)2nd Sitting (1:45 PM to 5:00 PM)
May 1, 2020WednesdayPhilosophy (I.A.) N.R.B (I.Sc. & I.Com)Economics (I.Com) M B (I.Sc. & I.Com) Foundation Course (Vocational Course)
May 2, 2020ThursdayLanguage Subjects (I.A) Entrepreneurship (I.Com.) English (Vocational)Computer Science (I.A, I.Sc & I.Com) Multimedia & Web Tech (I.Sc, I.Com. & I.A.) Yoga & Physical Education (I.A.)
May 3, 2020FridaySociology (I.A.) Biology (I.Sc.) Vocational Trade-I (Vocational)Mathematics (I.Sc. & I.A.) Vocational Trade-II (Vocational)
May 4, 2020SaturdayChemistry (I.Sc.) Music (I.A)Accountancy (I.Com) History (I.A.) Vocational Trade-III (Vocational)
May 8, 2020WednesdayPsychology (I.A) Agriculture (I.Sc.)Political Science (I.A.) Business Studies (I.Com)
May 9, 2020ThursdayHome Science (I.A) Language Subjects ( I.Sc I.Com) R.B Hindi (Vocational Course)Geography (I.A.) Physics (I.Sc.) Economic (I.Com)
May 10, 2020FridayNRB (I.A)Related Subject (Vocational Subjects)M B (I.A.)
Time – 9:30 AM to 12:45 PM (1st Shift)Time – 1:45 PM to 5:00 PM (2nd Shift)Exam Date
Higher maths, Economics, Commerce, Sanskrit, Maithili, Farsi, Arabi, Home Science, Music, Dance and ArtsMay 14, 2020 (Wednesday)
ScienceSocial scienceMay 15, 2020 (Thursday)
Hindi, Urdu, Bangla, and MaithiliSecondary Indian LanguageMay 16, 2020 (Friday)
MathsEnglish (General)May 17, 2020 (Saturday)

Class 12th Compartmental Exam Fees Structure 2020

Sr. No.ContentFees (in Rs.)
1.Online Charge₹ 20/-
2.Exam Form Fee₹ 125/-
3.Examination Fee₹ 113/-
4.Miscellaneous Charge₹ 400/-
5.Mark Sheet Charge₹ 150/-
6.Total Fee to be paid by the student₹ 808/-

Bihar Board Class X Compartmental Exam Fees Structure 2020

ParticularsGeneral CategoryReserved Category (SC.ST, BC-1)
Online Exam Application FeeRs.60/-Rs.60/-
Examination FeeRs.100/-––
Miscellaneous FeeRs.350/-Rs.350/-
Marks Sheet ChargeRs.150/-Rs.150/-
Provisional Certificate FeeRs.100/-Rs.100/-
Internal Exam FeeRs.50/-Rs.50/-
Online Entry FeeRs.20/-Rs.20/-

How to check the compartment exam result?

  • Visit the site
  • Click “Result of Compartment class 12” for Class XII
  • Click “Result of Compartment Class X” for Class X
  • Fill in your login credentials such as roll code and roll no
  • Click on submit button and download your result

Bihar Board Previous Year Toppers

Class XII 2019 Toppers

Pawan Kumar of Arwal and Rohini Prakash of Nalanda topped the board with 94.6%. Satyam Kumar came in second with 94.4% and Sonu Kumar came in third with 94%. The pass percentage this year was 79.76%

Name of the TopperPercentage
Pawan Kumar94.6%
Rohini Prakash94.6%
Satyam Kumar94.4%
Sonu Kumar94%
Manish Kumar92.6%
Vikas Kumar92.4%
Mahanur Jehan92.4%
Satyajeet Suman92.3%
Md Ahmed92.2%

Class X 2019 Toppers

9 of the 10 toppers were from Simultala Awasiya Vidyalaya. Sawan Raj Bharti topped the Class X Board with 97.25%. Rounit Raj stood second with 96.9% and Priyanshu Raj came third with 96.2%.

RankNamePercentage ScoredSchool
1Sawan Raj Bharti97.2%Simultala Awasiya Vidyalaya
2Rounit Raj96.6%Simultala Awasiya Vidyalaya
3Priyanshu Raj96.2%Simultala Awasiya Vidyalaya
4Adarsh Ranjan96%Simultala Awasiya Vidyalaya
4Aditya Roy96%Simultala Awasiya Vidyalaya
4Praveen Prakhar96%Simultala Awasiya Vidyalaya
5Harsh Kumar95.8%Simultala Awasiya Vidyalaya
5Roshan Kumar95.8%Simultala Awasiya Vidyalaya
9Ankesh Kumar95.4%Alok Bharti Shikshan sansthan
10Abhinav Kumar95.4%Simultala Awasiya Vidyalaya

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College


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