State Boards

In India, State government conducts Primary, Secondary and Higher Secondary examinations through State Boards in their respective state. All states follow their own syllabus and grading strategy.

State boards are the primary education boards in public schools, giving access of education to every individual. The board comes in direct control of state government and thus the curriculum is revised or modified as per the government norms.

 Examinations conducted by State Boards in India –

  • Secondary School Certificate (SSC) – This board exam is conducted for 10th
  • Higher School Certificate (HSC) – This board exam is conducted for 12th


Important Facts–

  • State Boards are operational in every state and union territory of India
  • State Boards are recognized by state government as well as central government
  • Some of the boards like Rajasthan Board conduct examination for 8th
  • The board promotes regional language learning along with core subjects
  • Academic content is more relevant as per local level
  • Little variation to NCERT books can be seen in different boards
  • Millions of students appear for SSC and HSC examinations every year
  • Financial aid is also given in public state board schools by government to support education facility through all economic zones


Advantages –

  • Low school fees
  • Suitable for children whose parents don’t have transferable job
  • Curriculum is moderately complex giving enough scope to pursue extracurricular activities
  • Reserved seats in state recognized colleges
  • Tuitions and textbooks are easily available



  • Quality of education is completely dependent on State Government
  • Schools can lack basic infrastructure facilities
  • Quality of content in books is not up to the mark
  • Teaching quality can be comparatively lower

List of Recognized and Non- Recognized Boards of Secondary and Senior Secondary Education

Some of the boards of education which have been recognized by the Indian Government are :

  1. Andhra Pradesh Board of Intermediate Education
  2. Andhra Pradesh Board of Secondary Education
  3. Board of Secondary Education, Assam
  4. Assam Higher Secondary Education Council, Assam
  5. Bihar School Examination Board
  6. Board of Higher Secondary Education, New Delhi
  7. Board of Secondary Education, Madhya Pradesh
  8. Board of Secondary Education,Madhya Bharat Gwalior M.P.
  9. Board of Secondary Education, Rajasthan
  10. Chhattisgarh Board of Secondary Education
  11. Central Board of Secondary Education
  12. Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations
  13. Goa Board of Secondary & Higher Secondary Education
  14. Gujarat Secondary Education Board
  15. Haryana Board of School Education
  16. Himachal Pradesh Board of School Education
  17. Jammu and Kashmir State Board of School Education
  18. Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board
  19. Kerala Higher Secondary Examination Board
  20. Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education
  21. Meghalaya Board of School Education
  22. Mizoram Board of School Education
  23. Nagaland Board of School Education
  24. National Institute of Open Schooling
  25. North East National Board of School Education
  26. Orissa Board of Secondary Education
  27. Orissa Council of Higher Secondary Education
  28. Punjab School Education Board
  29. Tamil Nadu Board of Secondary Education
  30. Tripura Board of Secondary Education
  31. Telangana Board of Intermediate Education
  32. Telangana Board of Secondary Education
  33. Uttarakhand Board of School Education
  34. Board of High School and Intermediate Education Uttar Pradesh
  35. West Bengal Board of Primary Education
  36. West Bengal Board of Secondary Education
  37. West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education
  38. West Bengal Council of Rabindra Open Schooling
  39. West Bengal Board of Madrasah Education
  40. Indian Board of School Education West Bengal
  41. West Bengal State Council of Vocational Education and Training

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