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Central Board of Secondary Education

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 curriculum.[1]

Central Board of Secondary Education
Logo of Central Board of Secondary Education
Abbreviation CBSE
Formation 3 November 1962 (55 years ago) (1962-11-03)
Type Governmental Board of Education

New Delhi, India

  • "Shiksha Kendra", 2, Community Centre, Preet Vihar, Delhi-110 092
Official language
Hindi, English
Mrs. Anita Karwal (31st August of 2017 onwards).
Parent organisation
Ministry of Human Resource Development



The first education board to be set up in India was the Uttar Pradesh Board of High School and Intermediate Education in 1921, which was under jurisdiction of Rajputana, Central India and Gwalior.[2] In 1929, the government of India set up a joint Board named "Board of High School and Intermediate Education, Rajputana". This included Ajmer, Merwara, Central India and Gwalior. Later it was confined to Ajmer, Bhopal and Vindhya Pradesh. In 1952, it became the "Central Board of Secondary Education".


CBSE affiliates all Kendriya Vidyalayas, all Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas, private schools and most of the schools approved by central government of India.


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.[3] 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.[4] Apart from these tests, CBSE also conducts the central teachers eligibility test and the Class X optional proficiency test.[4] With the addition of NET in 2014, the CBSE has become the largest exam conducting body in the world.[4][5]

On November 10, 2017, Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, cleared a proposal for creation of a National Testing Agency (NTA) which will conduct various entrance examinations.Currently, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) conducts Joint Engineering Entrance (JEE) Exam, National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), Central Teacher Eligibility Test (twice a year) UGC’s National Eligibility Test (twice a year) and the entrance test for Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas.

Regional offices

See also


  1. ^ "Only NCERT books at all CBSE schools". 
  2. ^ "History (and the Expansion) of the Central Board of Secondary Examination". 16 December 2017. Retrieved 16 December 2017. 
  3. ^ "CBSE Results Announcement Dates: Class 12 on May 25, Class 10 on May 27". 23 May 2015. Retrieved 23 May 2015. 
  4. ^ a b c "After UGC's failure, CBSE to conduct NET". Retrieved 24 July 2014. 
  5. ^ "NET to be held under CBSE's watch". The Hindu. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 
  6. ^ "Contacts". CBSE. Retrieved 2016-12-03. 

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