The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is a Board of Education for public and private schools that falls under the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) (formerly the Ministry of Education) of the Government of India. It is a Government Board of Education that was established on November 3, 1962, with the primary aim of creating a uniform standard and foundation for all students in the nation.
The CBSE is a national board of education for schools. It has the power to accredit schools, run the Secondary School Examination and the Senior School Certificate Examination, and give out certificates.
It works to provide a teaching methodology and atmosphere that equips the next generation of people to lead the growing knowledge society on a global scale. The Board places a strong emphasis on the overall development of students by offering a stress-free learning environment that will produce competent, self-assured, and entrepreneurial citizens who will uphold peace and harmony.
The main goals were to better serve educational institutions and to respond to the educational needs of children whose parents held frequently-transferable positions in the Central Government.
CBSE motto is “Asto ma Sad gamay” (असतो मा सद्गमय ) – “O God ! Please lead me towards truth from untruth”.
History of CBSE
The Indian government established the “Board of High School and Intermediate Education, Rajputana” in 1929. Ajmer, Merwara, Central India, and Gwalior were among the cities included. It was later restricted to Ajmer, Bhopal, and Vindhya Pradesh. It was renamed the “Central Board of Secondary Education” in 1952.
Every year in March, CBSE gives the final exams for Class 10 and Class 12 students. By the end of May, people will know what the results are. Before, the board ran the AIEEE Exam, which students took to get into engineering and architecture programmes in India’s colleges. But in 2013, the AIEEE test was combined with the IIT-Joint Entrance Exam (JEE). The common test is now called JEE (Main), and it will be given by the National Testing Agency from now on.
CBSE Regional Offices
- Delhi: Covering NCT of Delhi and Foreign Schools.
- Chennai: Covering Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andhra Pradesh, Daman and Diu, Goa, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu and Telangana.
- Guwahati: Covering Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura.
- Ajmer: Covering Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.
- Panchkula: Covering Chandigarh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab.
- Allahabad: Covering Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.
- Patna: Covering Bihar and Jharkhand.
- Bhubaneswar: Covering Chhattisgarh, Odisha and West Bengal.
- Thiruvananthapuram: Covering Kerala and Lakshadweep.
- Dehradun: Covering Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.
Objectives of CBSE
- 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.