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CBSE Board Explained

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) plays the supervisory role in implementing all the norms
as per the NCERT curriculum. Although constituted in the year 1929, the board was renamed as the “Central
Board of Secondary Education” in 1952. Following extension of jurisdiction of its activities with fresh
amendments in its provisions of functioning, the board acquired absolute authority in exercising control
over the schools, which have affiliations from it.
Right now, the board runs 1500 affiliated schools in India and in 24 nations all over the world.
The Board takes all the initiatives to develop curriculum keeping in view the nationwide requirements for education.
As it keeps the standards of quality as its prime objectives, it continuously carries out research and development to
keep its curriculum at par with the best in the world.
The curriculum targets to provide adequate space for the holistic development of the children, both physically and
mentally. From time to time, it has adapted and innovated upon unique methods to achieve the peak of academic
excellence. Its students have always proved their mettle in various fields by performing exceptionally well.  
The curriculum also broadly targets capacity building and empowering and igniting the minds of the young
The curriculum broadly includes the following contents:
1. Languages
2. Humanities
3. Drama, Dance, Music, Drawing, Painting, Crafts, and Culture ( Listed under the category of performing
    and Visual Arts)
4. Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Computer Science ( All placed under ‘Science’ stream)
5. Mathematics
6. Health and Physical Education

Academic Term
Under the CBSE system, for classes 6th to 9th, the assessment tests are held throughout the year instead of
quarterly, half-yearly and annual examinations. These tests fall under the category of Formative Assessment
(FA) and Summative Assessment (SA).
Assessment and Evaluation
At present, the pattern of the examination consists of two semesters with the following assessment patterns;
Formative Assessment- Formative Assessment constitutes 3 activities and 10 marks allotted to each activity:
1. Making Chart, model, and project etc (Individual activity
2. Skit, Model making, Project presentations etc (Group Activity)
3. Written (Final) examination

Summative Assessment- The pattern of summative assessment is as follows;
- Written Examination- 90% Theory and 10% Practical
- Final Weight-  30 Marks
- Total Marks in every Semester- 50
Two semesters would carry 100 marks in total for the entire academic year.
The Board also conducts various other important examinations, such as All India Pre-Medical and Pre-Dental
Entrance Education and Joint Engineering Entrance (JEE) examination. The board has now launched websites,
where the students could check their Std-X and Std-XII results of the Board examinations.
The students could log on to to check the results of
Std-XII examinations.
They could also log on to to check the results of
Std-X final examination.
For assessment and evaluation, CBSE has introduced a uniform code that does away with the disparities among
the schools, which had earlier introduced their own evaluation systems. Only after getting feedback about
students’ inconveniences during transfer of schools, it rolled out the new uniform code that all the schools would
mandatorily follow for conducting examinations and appraising the results of the students in various subjects.
Admission Process
A new student seeking admission to a class in a particular school would have the eligibility for the same on
the following grounds:
1. He or she was studying earlier in a School recognized by or affiliated to CBSE Board or any other board
with due recognition of secondary education in India;
2. The student must have gone through the qualifying or corresponding qualifying examination that makes
him or her eligible for admission in a particular class;
3. The student needs to attain the right age limits (prescribed under minimum and maximum limits) as
deemed fit by the State or U.T. Government and particularly applicable to the place, where the school
is situated;
4. The student needs to produce the following documents at the time of his/her admission;
a. The School Leaving Certificate, or  transfer certificate
b. Documents or mark-sheets mentioning the marks of the students of the last passing examination
c. Birth Certificate of the student as obtained from the Registrar of Births and Deaths.

The above document needs to get signed by the head of the institution where the student was studying last or
counter-signed by both of them.  The following needs to get executed as per the Bye-laws given by CBSE from
time to time.
Acceptance in Higher Education

Through its focused pattern of education, CBSE has tried its best to build up character and values in the
personalities of the students. Ultimately, this has resulted in the acceptance of increasing number of students in
the higher temples of learning in the fields of higher education.
Too long to read?

Central Board of Secondary education (CBSE) has always laid emphasis on stress-free holistic learning for
the young boys and girls in India. With the passage of time, it has developed an extremely student friendly
curriculum for the students of every age group. As it’s course pattern is extremely structured, parents can
assuredly avail only the best in education for their children.


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