The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is a Board of Education for private and public schools. Schools that are affiliated from CBSE get a special recognition worldwide. CBSE got its name in the year 1952. At that time, the main objectives of the board were; helping the educational institutions in an efficient manner, to be approachable whenever there is an educational need of students whose guardians were employed in the Central Government and had transferable jobs. Around 1,000 schools in India and other countries are affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). | ALSO READ: CBSE UGC NET 2017 Registration starts soon, read eligibility criteria for online application. | NEET 2017 Results Declared at cbseneet.nic.in: Know how results are calculated based on marks, age and categories.
The functions of CBSE are governed under the overall supervision of the Controlling Authority which is vested with the Secretary Education, Government of India, HRD Ministry. CBSEs governing body is constituted as per its rules and regulations.
Various examinations are conducted by CBSE every year. The Central Board of Secondary Education conducts the All India Senior School Certificate Examination (AISSCE) for Class 10th and 12th. It also conducts AIEEE exam for admission to undergraduate courses in engineering and architecture in many colleges spread over India. It also conducts NEET exam for admission to main medical colleges in the nation. CBSE also conducts Central Teachers Eligibility Test (CTET) and JEE (Main). The Central Board of Secondary Education is responsible for preparing the syllabus for the schools affiliated under it. CBSE is one of the recognized boards of school education in the world. The pattern offered by CBSE has been adopted by many Indians schools abroad.
CBSE had officially announced to introduce a grading system for Class X from the year 2008. CCE has been introduced in CBSE schools which are a new nine point scale system. In CCE system, students studying in CBSE schools would have to get qualifying grades in four of the five subjects to get promoted to the next level. The pass or fail status is not carried in the mark sheets of the students. Students are awarded grades from A to E. Many changes have been made by the board for the continuous development of the education system.
The education system of India has witnessed many contributions of the board in the development of the quality of education.Regional offices of CBSE are located in; Delhi (NCT of Delhi, Foreign Schools), Chennai (Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Goa, Puducherry, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Daman and Diu), Guwahati (Assam, Nagaland, Manipur, Meghalaya, Tripura, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram), Ajmer (Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Dadra and Nagar Haveli), Panchkula (Haryana, Union Territory of Chandigarh, Punjab, J&K, Himachal Pradesh), Allahabad (Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand), Patna (Bihar, Jharkhand), Bhubaneswar (West Bengal, Orissa, Chhattisgarh), Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala and Lakshadweep), and Dehradun (Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand).
The Central Board of Secondary Education envisions a vigorous, vivacious and holistic school education that will prompt distinction in every area of human endeavour. CBSE is committed to provide quality education to promote social, intellectual and cultural vivacity among the learners. CBSE commits itself to offer a stress-free environment that will develop skilled, confident and innovative citizens who will encourage harmony and peace.A uniform curricular is followed by schools affiliated to CBSE affiliated. Schools follow a uniform curriculum with a flexible scheme of studies that complies with the needs of each and every student.
Notwithstanding the geographical variations, the schools and students studying in CBSE schools enjoy and share common privileges as regards the examinations, curriculum and academic innovations. The Central Board of secondary education has commenced the on-line affiliation process which is a move to support accountability as well as transparency for good governance.