CBSE Full Form
CBSE full form is Central Board of Secondary Education, headquartered in New Delhi, is a national level board of education. It is one of the leading boards in public and private sectors controlled and managed by the Union Government of India. Anita Karwal, IAS, has been the chairman of CBSE since 31st August 2017. CBSE affiliates all Kendriya Vidyalayas, all Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas, private schools and most of the schools approved by the Central Government of India. CBSE was established on 3 November 1962. All affiliated schools of CBSE follow only NCERT curriculum.
Key Objectives of CBSE
- To define appropriate academic approaches for stress-free, holistic and child-centred education without compromising on quality
- To monitor and analyze the quality of academic activities on the basis of feedback collected from different stakeholders
- To propose plans to improve education in schools consistent with the National goals
- To organize capacity building programs to update the skills and professional competence of teachers
- To prescribe the format and conditions of exams and conduct final exams for 10th and 12th class
- To prescribe and update the guidelines or instructions for CBSE examinations
- To affiliate institutions that fulfil the requirements of CBSE.
Regional Offices of CBSE
CBSE presently has 10 regional offices which are mentioned below:
- New Delhi (Headquarter)
Examinations conducted by CBSE Board
- The Central Board of Secondary Education conducts final examination every year for class 10th and 12th students.
- It conducts AIEEE (All India Engineering Entrance Examination) every year. It is a competitive examination in all India level for admission into various undergraduate courses in Engineering and Architecture.
- It also conducts National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) every year which is a competitive examination for admission to major medical colleges across India.
- It also manages Central Teachers Eligibility Test (CTET) every year to recruit teachers for central schools.
- It is responsible for National Eligibility Test (NET) for the selection of professors at colleges and universities and Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) for the selection of school teachers.
Scope of Students studying in CBSE Board
Similar to CBSE Board there are other educational boards such as ICSE, SSC, etc. ICSE and CBSE are the most recognised educational boards in India. But, there is a major difference between CBSE and ICSE syllabus, the scope and pattern of learning. The syllabus of CBSE creates a major impact on the students right after they complete Class 12 because of the type of competitive exams to enter into a Bachelor field, like JEE MAIN, medical field like NEET, etc. For the students to prepare for such entrance exams, they have to study NCERT Books to qualify in the entrance exams.
As mentioned that the CBSE board follows NCERT books, therefore, it would be helpful for the students to crack the entrance exams easily if they prefer CBSE affiliated schools from the beginning of the student education. In comparison to other boards, the CBSE Board syllabus is easier whereas ICSE is very complex.