Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)


Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is the educational board for public and private schools. Formed in 1962, the education board is affiliated by Union Government of India.

The board follows universal pattern and is a great choice for parents having transferable jobs, as many of mentioned schools have been affiliated by CBSE – Kendriya Vidyalayas, Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas, Private Schools and most of the Schools approved by Central Government of India.

Important facts –

  • Total 17201 schools in India follow CBSE curriculum and this number is increasing each year
  • CBSE schools are operational in 24 countries other than India, in countries like Malaysia, UAE, USA, Japan etc.
  • National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) is a separate education body that provides academic assistance to CBSE affiliated schools, and works on improving academic content for the board
  • CBSE annually conducts All India Engineering Entrance Examination for Engineering and Architecture (AIEEEEA) exam for undergraduate admissions in engineering and architecture. Along with All India Pre Medical Test (AIPMT) for medical college admissions
  • The board conducts talent search examinations and scholarship examinations like State Science Talent Search Examination (SSTSE), National Standard Examination (NSE) etc. at local and national level
  • CBSE has recently introduced Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation System (CCE) for grade 6th to 10th, eliminating marking scheme and introducing grading scheme on the basis of curricular and extracurricular activities evaluation
  • The board conducts the final school exams for All India Senior School Certificate Examination (AISSCE) for class 10th and 12th, every year in spring


  • CBSE is recognized all over India, and is well accepted in all colleges in India
  • Quality of books provided by CBSE is excellent and tutors can be found easily for almost any class
  • The curriculum focus is majorly on enhancing science and mathematics while developing application based learning
  • Students studying in CBSE schools gather good amount of knowledge exposure of their subjects
  • CBSE also approves of both Hindi and English as a medium of instruction in schools
  • CBSE curriculum is constantly changing and adapting on teaching methodologies, in order to enhance learning experience and overall standard of the board
  • Transfers from one school to other are quite easy in CBSE affiliated schools, due to being centralized and wide acceptance in India
  • Diversity factor is rich in these schools because of students being from different backgrounds studying in a single class


  • Fees are on higher side in CBSE affiliated schools
  • Limited options for Arts and Literature students
  • State university colleges provide only a few seats for CBSE students, which could be a problem while taking admissions for undergraduates

CBSE Website

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