Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)
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. CBSE affiliates all Kendriya Vidyalayas, all Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas, private schools and most of the schools approved by central government of India. The prime focus of the Board is to encourage innovations in teaching methodologies and propose reforms in examinations and adding skill improvement lessons. The Board also focuses on regular updating of pedagogical skills of teachers and administrators.
History of CBSE
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 spread to Ajmer, Bhopal and Vindhya Pradesh and it was only in 1952, that it became the "Central Board of Secondary Education".
Main objectives of CBSE are
- To define appropriate approaches of academic activities to provide stress free, child centered and holistic education to all children without compromising on quality
- To analyze and monitor the quality of academic activities by collecting the feedback from different stakeholders
- 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.
- To adapt and innovate methods to achieve academic excellence in conformity with psychological, pedagogical and social principles.
- To encourage schools to document the progress of students in a teacher and student friendly way
- To propose plans to achieve quality benchmarks in school education consistent with the National goals
- To organize various capacity building and empowerment programmes to update the professional competency of teachers
- 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.
- To fulfill the educational requirements of those students whose parents were employed in transferable jobs
- To prescribe and update the course of instructions of examinations
- To affiliate institutions for the purpose of examination and raise the academic standards of the country.
Examinations Conducted by CBSE
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. It also conducts JEE Mains. NEET-UG is also conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), for admission to MBBS/BDS Courses in India in Medical/Dental Colleges run with the approval of Medical Council of India/Dental Council of India under the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India.
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Tel: 011-22467263, 22023737, 23220154
Fax: 011-22515826, 23232961
Enquiry: Tel. 011-22509256, 22509257, 22509258, 22509259
CBSE Helpline Number 1800-11-8002