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About CBSE Board Exam

The Central Board of Secondary Education (abbreviated as CBSE) is a Board of Education for public and private schools, under the Union Government of India. Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has asked all schools affiliated to follow only NCERT c

CBSE conducts the final examinations for Class 10 and Class 12 every year in the month of March. The results are announced by the end of May. The board earlier conducted the AIEEE Examination for admission to undergraduate courses in engineering and architecture in colleges across India. However the AIEEE exam was merged with the IIT-Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) in 2013. The common examination is now called JEE(Main).

CBSE also conducts AIPMT (All India Pre Medical Test) for admission to major medical colleges in India. In 2014, the conduct of the National Eligibility Test for grant of junior research fellowship and eligibility for assistant professor in institutions of higher learning was outsourced to CBSE. Apart from these tests, CBSE also conducts the central teachers eligibility test and the Class X optional proficiency test. With the addition of NET in 2014, the CBSE has become the largest exam conducting body in the world.


In order to execute its functions effectively, Regional Offices have been set up by the Board in different parts of the country to be more responsive to the affiliated schools. The Board has regional offices in Allahabad, Ajmer, Bhubaneshwar, Chennai, Dehradun, Delhi, Guwahati, Panchkula, Patna and Trivanthapurm. Schools located outside India are looked after by regional office Delhi. The headquarter constantly monitors the activities of the Regional Offices. Although, sufficient powers have been vested with the Regional Offices, issues involving policy matters are, however, referred to the head office. Matters pertaining to day-to-day administration, liaison with schools, pre and post examination arrangements are all dealt with by the respective regional offices.

Main objectives of CBSE are :

1. To define appropriate approaches of academic activities to provide stress free, child centered and holistic education to all children without compromising on quality.

2. To analyze and monitor the quality of academic activities by collecting the feedback from different stakeholders.

3. To develop norms for implementation of various academic activities including quality issues; to control and coordinate the implementation of various academic and training programmes of the Board; to organize academic activities and to supervise other agencies involved in the process.

4. To adapt and innovate methods to achieve academic excellence in conformity with psychological, pedagogical and social principles.

5. To encourage schools to document the progress of students in a teacher and student friendly way

6. To propose plans to achieve quality benchmarks in school education consistent with the National goals

7. To organize various capacity building and empowerment programmes to update the professional competency of teachers.

8. To prescribe conditions of examinations and conduct public examination at the end of Class X and XII. To grant qualifying certificates to successful candidates of the affiliated schools.

9. To fulfill the educational requirements of those students whose parents were employed in transferable jobs.

10. To prescribe and update the course of instructions of examinations.

11. To affiliate institutions for the purpose of examination and raise the academic standards of the country.

The prime focus of the Board is on:

1. Innovations in teaching-learning methodologies by devising students friendly and students centered paradigms.

2. Reforms in examinations and evaluation practices.

3. Skill learning by adding job-oriented and job-linked inputs

4. Regularly updating the pedagogical skills of the teachers and administrators by conducting in service training programmes, workshops etc.

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About CBSE Board Exam