Central Board of Secondary Education popularly known as C.B.S.E. is the central governing body for school education in India. It came to existence in 1952 and was reformed in 1962. As a result of this reconstitution, Delhi Board of Secondary Education was merged with Central Board of Secondary Education.
All the institutions affiliated to Delhi Board also became a part of the Central Board. All the schools located in Union Territory of Chandigarh, Andaman and Nicobar Island, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim and now Jharkhand, Uttaranchal and Chattisgarh have got affiliation with C.B.S.E. board.
In 1962 there were 309 schools affiliated to Central Board of Secondary Education which was around 9000 in March, 2007. There are around 900 Kendriya Vidyalayas, 1800 Government Schools, 5800 Independent Schools, 500 Jawahar Novodaya Vidyalayas and 14 Central Tibetan Schools in March, 2007.
CBSE is a self financing body which manages all its expenditure without taking any financial aid from Central government or any other source. The annual examination charges, affiliation fee, PMT admission fee, AIEEE and sale of Board’s publications constitute the source of income for Central Board of Secondary Education.
CBSE Examination Date Sheet
Two major board examinations All India Secondary School Examination for class X and the All India Senior School Certificate Examination for class XII are conducted by CBSE every year. CBSE 2010 examination for Class Xth and XIIth are starting from 3rd March, 2010.
Syllabus for CBSE Examination
Central Board of Secondary Education has revised curriculum for 2009 examinations. There are large options of subjects available for student to choose from.
CBSE main objective is overall mental development and personality growth of student, that plays a very vital role in career growth. For more information regarding syllabus click here.
As May comes to end, every student who has appeared either for Class Xth or Class XIIth CBSE examination has curiosity in its mind for results. These results are deciding factor for shaping student careers. For information regarding CBSE Results click here
CBSE Regional Offices
CBSE has setup regional offices across the country for carrying out functionalities for affiliated schools. Schools which are outside India are governed by regional office Delhi. Although power was given to regional offices, major decisions are always taken by the head office of CBSE The regional offices of C.B.S.E. are located in Allahabad, Ajmer, Chennai, Guwahati, Panchkula and Delhi. For detailed list of Regional offices, click here
For information regarding online application for school affiliation with CBSE, Click Here.