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Central Board of Secondary Education

Central Board of Secondary Education
Logo of Central Board of Secondary Education
Logo
Abbreviation CBSE
Formation 3 November 1962  (1962-11-03)
Type Governmental Board of Education
Headquarters New Delhi, India
Location
  • "Shiksha Kendra", 2, Community Centre, Preet Vihar, Delhi-110 092
Official language Hindi & English
Chairman Vineet Joshi
Parent organization Ministry of Human Resource Development
Website www.cbse.nic.in

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.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Affiliations 2
  • Examinations 3
  • Regional offices 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

History

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. 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".

Affiliations

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

Examinations

The board conducts final examinations every spring for All India Senior School Certificate Examination (AISSCE) for Class 10 and 12. The board also annually conducted the AIEEE exam for admission to undergraduate courses in engineering and architecture in numerous colleges spread over India. However the AIEEE exam was merged with the IIT-Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) in 2013. The common examination is now called JEE (Mains). 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.[1] Apart from these tests, CBSE also conducts the central teachers eligibility test and the Class X optional proficiency test.[1] With the addition of NET in 2014, the CBSE has become the largest exam conducting body in the world.[1][2]

Regional offices

Presently CBSE has 10 regional offices:[3]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c "After UGC's failure, CBSE to conduct NET". Retrieved 24 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "NET to be held under CBSE’s watch". The Hindu. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 
  3. ^ http://cbse.gov.in/contact.htm

External links

  • Official website
  • CBSE Reference Website
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