Board of Secondary Education, Odisha
|Formation||November 3, 1994|
|Type||State Governmental Board of School Education|
|Headquarters||Bajrakabati Road, Cuttack, Odisha, India|
|Odia & English|
|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.
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)
- NRTS (Middle School Scholarship / National Rural Talent Scholarship Examination)
In addition to the central zonal offices in Cuttack, there are 6 branch offices at Bhubaneswar, Balasore, Baripada, Berhampur, Jeypore and Sambalpur. 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.