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CBSE Full Form: Central Board of Secondary Education

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CBSE  full form or meaning is the Central Board of Secondary Education.

CBSE is an acronym related to the Indian education system and its full form is the Central Board of Secondary Education. CBSE is a national board of Indian education for both public and private schools. The Union government of India takes control over it.

CBSE-affiliated schools only follow the NCERT curriculum for the syllabus. It conducts board examinations for class 10th and 12th every year and these exams are called AISSE and AISSCE respectively.

CBSE is also known to conduct other examinations such as the National Eligibility Test (NET) and the IIT entrance exam earlier.

CBSE full form
CBSE full form

History of CBSE

The government of India founded a co-operative board named “Board of High School and Intermediate Education, Rajputana”.

It was started before the independence of India in the year 1929. This board covered the regions of Ajmer, Merwara, Gwalior, and central India.

at that time, it was bound to only Ajmer, Vindhya Pradesh, and Bhopal.

In 1952 the government named this board “Central Board of Secondary Education” which is the present-day CBSE.

Objectives of CBSE

 CBSE as the Union body focuses on a better education eco-system for both students and teachers. Its primary objectives are as follow –

  • Provides educational facilities to students whose parents transfer a lot from place to place.
  • Uplifting the academic standards of the country through affiliated institutes in each part of the country.
  • It prescribes conditions of examinations and grants qualifying certificates to students.
  • Conducts in-service training and workshops for teachers and administrators.
  • Adds job-oriented and job-linked inputs to learn various skills.
  • Provides student-centred paradigms.

CBSE Pass Criteria

The condition of passing or promoting 10th or 12th board examination in CBSE is very easy.


Students must score at least 33% in Theory and Practical subjects to pass the CBSE Class X examination.


To pass 12th in CBSE Board, students are required to score at least 33% marks in Theory and Practical subjects.

CBSE Results

Every year in the month of March, CBSE conducts examinations of class X and XII and declares the results in the month of May.
Due to covid 19 in 2020 and 2021, the exam could not be done at the right time and the result was also published late, but usually CBSE follows the exam pattern in March and the result in May.

CBSE official website for Result

cbseresults.nic.in is the official website for CBSE results.

Grading System of CBSE for 10th & 12th Students

When CBSE prepares the mark list of the students, then along with the marks scored by the students, a grade is also given, the performance of the students is graded by the following method-

Grade                        Criteria
A1 Top 1/8 of passed students in that particular subject
A2Next 1/8 of passed students in that particular subject
B1Next 1/8 of passed students in that particular subject
B2Next 1/8 of passed students in that particular subject
C1Next 1/8 of passed students in that particular subject
C2Next 1/8 of passed students in that particular subject
D1Next 1/8 of passed students in that particular subject
D2Last 1/8 of passed students in that particular subject
EFail Students, either in Practical or Theory or both

Regional offices of CBSE with address

 The CBSE has its regional and administrative offices all over India. Here are the name and address of its most common regional offices –


(for Kerala & Lakshwadeep state)

Block – B, 2nd floor, LIC Divisional Office Campus, Pattom, THIRUVANANTHAPURAM – 695004, Kerala

States/UT’s/Areas covered

Kerala & Lakshadweep

PuneRLM Business Park, SR. NO. 28/4/A, Old Kharadi Mundava Road, Opposite to Bollywood Multiplex, Kharadi, Pune – 411014 Maharashtra

States/UT’s/Areas covered

Maharashtra, Goa, Daman & Diu, Dadra & Nagar Haveli


Prayagraj (Allahabad)

(for UP and Uttarakhand state)

35 B, Civil Station, M.G. Marg, Civil Lines, Prayagraj (Allahabad)-211001


Patna (for Bihar and Jharkhand state)Ambika Complex, Behind State Bank Colony, Near Brahmsthan, Sheikhpura, Raza Bazar, Bailey Road Patna-800 014

States/UT’s/Areas covered

Bihar, Jharkhand


Panchkula (for Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab & Jammu and Kashmir)Sector- 5 , Panchkula – 134109 (Haryana)

States/UT’s/Areas covered

Haryana, Himachal Pradesh


NoidaA-83, Sector -136, Noida, G.B. Nagar (U.P.) – 201305

States/UT’s/Areas covered

Agra, Aligarh, Baghpat, Bareilly, Bulandshahar, Etah, Faridabad, Gautam Budh Nagar, Ghaziabad, Hapur, Hathras, Kasganj / Kashi Ram Nagar, Mainpuri, Mathura, Meerut, Pilibhit, Shahjahanpur and Shamli


Guwahati (Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Tripura, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Sikkim state)Shilpo gram Road (Near Sankar dev Kalakshetra), Panjabari, Guwahati-781037

Assam, Nagaland, Manipur, Meghalaya, Tripura, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram


Delhi WestC-128 & C-129, Mangolpuri Industrial Area, Phase-1, Delhi – 110083.

West Delhi, North West Delhi, North Delhi, North East Delhi and Central Delhi



Delhi East ()PS-1-2, Institutional Area, I.P.Extn. Patparganj, Delhi-110 092.

East Delhi, South East Delhi, South Delhi, South West Delhi, New Delhi, Shahdara and Foreign Schools


ChandigarhSCO-34 To 37, Jubilee Square, Airport Road, Mohali, Punjab

U.T. of Chandigarh, Punjab, J&K, U.T. of Ladakh


BhubaneswarPlot No. 4(PT), Saileshree Vihar, Chandrasekharpur, District Khordha – 751 021 Odisha

West Bengal, Odisha, Chhattisgarh


BhopalRohit Nagar, Phase-II, Ward No.53, Bawadia Kalan, Bhopal-462039

Madhya Pradesh


BengaluruDegree College Building No. 57, Heserghatta Main Road, Near Sapthagiri Hospital, Chimney Hills, Chikkabanavara, Bengaluru – 560090



AjmerTodarmal Marg, Ajmer-305030

Gujarat & Rajasthan


Advantages of CBSE board

 These are prime qualities of CBSE, very beneficial for its students –

  • Simple and light syllabus
  • Schools situated to each part of the country
  • CBSE students score many marks than state boards or other central boards
  • CBSE students are more fluent in English
  • High-quality standard rules for affiliated schools


 There is not really anything bad of this board unless the quality of the school you choose, however, a few drawbacks can be as follow –

  • The board controls the system so there are some unnecessary rules
  • Sometimes takes unjustified decisions
  • The unfair result can cause pressure on students
  • It lacks meticulousness

Is CBSE better than state boards?

 CBSE is the centreboard so is accepted anywhere. It is better than other boards in terms of the syllabus.

Its syllabus that is based on NCERT is easier than any other board and all the main entrance exams such as – NEET and JEE are based on it.

Interesting facts about CBSE

  • CBSE has a global presence across 21 countries of more than 140 affiliated schools.
  • CBSE is self-financed for all of its expenditure even though it was established by the Indian government.
  • CBSE is the largest exam conducting body in the world.
  • In the year 2020, more than 12 lakh students applied for the 12th board exam in the CBSE board, while more than 18 lakh students applied for the tenth board.
  • More than 91% of the tenth board students passed in 2020, while more than 88 per cent of 12th students passed.

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