The Bihar School Examination Board is popularly known by its acronym i.e. BSEB. The BSEB is the primary agency entrusted with the task of holding and conducting Board examinations at secondary and higher secondary school levels. As per the general trend, the Board conducts the annual matric exam for Class 10 students and the intermediate exam for Class 12 students in the months of February and March
The Uttar Pradesh Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad (UPMSP) is the apex school-level educational body that looks after the development, promotion and regulation of school education in the state. The Board of High School and Intermediate Education Uttar Pradesh conducts the annual UP Board High School Exam for Class 10 students and UP Board Intermediate Exam for Class 12 students.
The Directorate of Examination is known as the Andhra Pradesh SSC Board in the state. It is also known as the BSEAP or the Board of Secondary Education, Andhra Pradesh. The Board works directly under the guidance of the Ministry of Secondary Education, Government of Andhra Pradesh.
The Telangana Board of Secondary Education is a Board of education for public and private schools under the state government of Telangana. The Board controls and maintains all the necessary secondary education in the state of Telangana. Under this Board, various courses are offered to students for different occupations and to prepare the students for university.
The Maharashtra State Board of Secondary & Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE), Pune was founded in the year 1965 under the Maharashtra Act No. 41 of 1965. The jurisdiction of the board extends over the nine divisional boards located at Pune, Mumbai, Aurangabad, Nasik, Kolhapur, Amravati, Latur, Nagpur and Ratnagiri.
The Board of School Education Haryana, Bhiwani was established in the year 1969. The board conducted its first examination at the Secondary Level in the year 1970 and Higher Secondary in the year 1976. The board was established to improve the education standard in the state.
The Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) was established in the year 1969 through an Act of State Assembly of Punjab for promotion and upgradation of school education in the state. In the year 1987, the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) was granted autonomous status and was authorized to prescribe the curriculum, courses of studies and textbooks for school education in the state.
Before the establishment of Tripura Board of Secondary Education (TBSE) in the year 1976, it had been the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education that reserved the rights to grant affiliation to High and Higher Secondary Schools of Tripura.
The Jammu and Kashmir State Board of School Education, renowned as the JKBOSE is actually a governmental body that is responsible for the development as well as maintenance of Jammu and Kashmir school education. Under the state government administration, this governmental body acts as the autonomous body of education. Apart from this, the JKBOSE also looks after the quality of the education which is provided to the student at a school level through 10,609 affiliated schools in the state.
There are two separate boards for regulating High School Education and Higher Secondary Education. The Council of Higher Secondary Education, Odisha is in existence since the year 1982 and was established in accordance with the Odisha Higher Secondary Education Act 1982. The duties of CHSE, Odisha include regulating and monitoring the policies to develop Higher Secondary Education in the state of Odisha. The Board of Secondary Education, Odisha is a Body Corporate constituted under the Odisha Secondary Education Act, 1953. The BSE is located at Bajrakabati Road, Cuttack and is functioning as an education body since 1955.
The Haryana Open School was formulated by the Board of School Education, Haryana with the vision to meet such objectives as "Education For All At Their Door Steps" for the students of Haryana. Another target of the HOS is to meet its goal of "Universalisation of Education" at the school level.
Established in 1965 under the Madhya Pradesh Secondary Education Act, 1965, the MPBSE is the sole custodian of school level education in the state. The Board monitors, regulates and looks after the development of secondary level school education. As part of its responsibilities, the MP Board also conducts Board Exams for Class 10 and Class 12 Students. The MP Board HSC and HSSC Exams are conducted in the month of Feb – March every year.
Established during the British era in 1910, the Tamil Nadu Board of Secondary Education (TNBSE) is the highest authority in the state that looks after the propagation, development and maintenance of school level education in Tamil Nadu. Later on, the Directorate of Government Examinations was also formed under the aegis of Department of Education, Government of Tamil Nadu to conduct the SSLC level Board Exams for Class 10 students and HSC Exam for Class 12 students.
The Chhattisgarh Board of Secondary Education (CGBSE) is functioning since the year 2001. The first board examination was conducted by the CGBSE in the year 2002. The board regulates the academic guidelines for a few courses, apart from conducting the yearly state level examinations for Class 10 and 12.
The Goa Board of Secondary & Higher Secondary Education (GBSHSE) was established in the year 1975 through the Goa, Daman and Diu Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board Act, 1975. The GBSHSE conducts the annual Board exams for SSC and HSSC students every year in the month of March-April followed by the declaration of Goa Board Result in the month of May.
The Himachal Pradesh Board of School Education (HPBOSE) came into existence in 1969 with its office in the city of Dharamshala. Formulating policies, school syllabus, conducting the examination, evaluating board examination copies come under its jurisdiction. It regulates and supervises more than 8,000 schools in the state of Himachal Pradesh. Under its HP Board Examination, more than five lakh students participate yearly.
The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) was established to replace the Cambridge School Education Certificate and it took over three decades to reach to its current form. The first ICSE (Class 10th) and ISC (Class 12th) examinations were conducted in the year 1986, in accordance with the New Education Policy 1986. The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) also conducts Certificate of Vocational Education Examination at higher secondary level.
The Directorate of Higher Education, Kerala was established in the year 1990 in accordance with the National Education Policy. The Higher Secondary, Secondary and Vocational Higher Education in the state of Kerala are monitored by the Directorate of Higher Secondary Education (DHSE). The DHSE conducts the SSLC examination at the Secondary (Class 10) level and the HSC examination (CLASS 11 and 12) at the Higher Secondary level.
Popularly known as the NBSE, the Nagaland Board of School Education is the primary school education board in the state of Nagaland. The board operates under the Nagaland state government and looks after the development and propagation of school education in the state. The foundation stone of this education board was laid on November 15, 1973, but it commenced working from October 1, 1974.
The Mizoram Board of School Education (MBSE), established in 1975, is an autonomous governmental body for academic administration in Mizoram, India. It has the power to regulate, supervise and control school education in Mizoram. Its primary function is to prepare academic programmes and organise examinations, especially for state level High School Leaving Certificate (HSLC) and Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate (HSSLC).
The Council of Higher Secondary Education, Manipur was established in the year 1992 under the provisions of the Manipur Higher Secondary Act, 1992. Prior to the establishment of the Council, the 10+2 courses in the state were conducted by the Board of Secondary Education, Manipur as Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate course in the Higher Secondary Schools and Pre-University course by the Manipur University in the College.
The Jharkhand Academic Council came into existence through the Jharkhand Academic Council Act 02 July 2003, on 26 December 2003. An Act to establish the Jharkhand Academic Council was enacted by the Jharkhand State Legislature and assented to by the Governor of the State on 26.12.2003, which was known as Jharkhand Academic Council Act 02.7.2003.
The West Bengal Board of Secondary Education is the Education Board that has been entrusted the task of managing the secondary level school education in the state of West Bengal. The Board was established through the West Bengal Secondary Education Act, 1950, though it started functioning only around the year 1951.
The Meghalaya Board of School Education was set up as per the 1973 MBOSE Act. The board has the right to control, regulate and look after the matters associated with school education in Meghalaya. The education board also conducts examinations for secondary school leaving certificate for students.
The Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSEB) was established on May 1960, to administer and regulate the higher education system in the state. The GSEB conducts the annual exams for Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and the Higher Secondary (School) Certificate (HSC). Apart from the secondary and higher secondary examination board also conducts Engineering Entrance Examination (GUJCET).
The Assam Class 10 Board is well known as the Secondary Education Board of Assam (SEBA) across the state. The SEBA was established on January 29, 1962. There are many governments and private schools affiliated with this board. The SEBA looks after the development and propagation of secondary level education in the state of Assam. In addition to this responsibility, the board also conducts the annual Assam SSLC Board Exam every year in the month of February – March.
The Uttarakhand Board of School Education (UBSE), which was established back in 2001, regulates the secondary level education in the state. Before its formulation, the Uttaranchal Shiksha Evam Pariksha Parishad used to conduct the board level examinations in the state. However, the Parishad was later renamed Uttarakhand Board of School Education (UBSE) in the year 2008. Currently, the UBSE has more than 10000 affiliated schools and every year over 1 lakh students participate in the UK Board 10th Examination.
The Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board (KSEEB) was established to function as a regulatory and supervisory board, to formulate and implement education policies of the Karnataka Government. The Department of Pre-University, Government of Karnataka is a regulatory body that manages and looks after the higher secondary education in the state. The PUE Department, Karnataka also conducts the annual Karnataka 2nd PU Board Exam in the state.
NIOS or the National Institute of Open Schooling is an Open School Board. The foundation stone of NIOS was laid by CBSE i.e. Central Board of Secondary Education in the year 1979. Since then, the NIOS Board has been working to provide quality and relevant education at the school-level, upto pre—degree level.
The Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education (RBSE) was established in 1957. It has around 6,000 affiliated schools and more than 15 lakh students participate in the examinations conducted by the BSER. It is an examination and academic education regulatory body in the state of Rajasthan and it conducts the Rajasthan 10th Board exams and the Rajasthan 12th Board exams. The board is the sole body responsible for the development and promotion of secondary education in the state.