Board of Secondary Education, Odisha

The Board of Secondary Education, Odisha (abbreviated BSE) is a board of education for public and private schools under the state government of Odisha, India.

BSE, Odisha
Board of Secondary Education, Odisha
FormationNovember 3, 1994 (1994-11-03)
TypeState Governmental Board of School Education
HeadquartersBajrakabati Road, Cuttack, Odisha, India
Official language
Odia & English
Parent organisation
Department of School and Mass Education, Government of Odisha


The BSE was formed under the Odisha Education Act 1953. The board controls and maintains all the necessary secondary education in the state of Odisha. Under this board various courses are offered to students for different occupations and to prepare the students for university.[1]


The BSE affiliates all state schools, private schools and colleges in the state of Odisha. It also established and manages the Secondary Board High School, Cuttack, as a model high school. This school shares the same campus as BSE's head office at Cuttack.


The board conducts final examinations for various state sponsored courses.

  • OTET (Odisha Teacher Eligibility Test)
  • HSC Examination (High School Certificate Examination)
  • CT (Teachers' Certificate Examination)
  • C.P.Ed (Certificate course in Physical Education Examination)
  • Prathama
  • Madhyama
  • NRTS (Middle School Scholarship / National Rural Talent Scholarship Examination)

Regional officesEdit

In addition to the central zonal offices in Cuttack, there are 6 branch offices at Bhubaneswar, Balasore, Baripada, Berhampur, Jeypore and Sambalpur.[2] The revenue district under its jurisdiction includes offices situated at Jajpur, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Dhenkanal, Angul, Puri, Khurda, Nayagarh, Balasore, Bhadrak, Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Ganjam, Kandhamal Gajapati, Boudh, Koraput, Nowrangpur, Malkanagir, Rayagada, Sundargarh, Sambalpur, Jharsuguda, Deogarh, Baragarh, Bolangir, Sonepur, Kalahandi and Nuapada.[3]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "BSE Odisha". BSE Odisha. Retrieved 7 April 2011.
  2. ^ "Zone Offices". Retrieved 30 May 2017.
  3. ^ "BSE Odisha". BSE Odisha. Retrieved 7 April 2011.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 20°28′05″N 85°53′10″E / 20.468°N 85.886°E / 20.468; 85.886