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CENTRAL BOARD OF SECONDARY EDUCATION
Central Board of Secondary Education
CBSE
Abbreviation CBSE
Formation November 3, 1962 (49 years ago)
Type Governmental Board of Education
Headquarters New Delhi, India
Location Floor, 47-48, Nehru Place, New Delhi- 110019
Official languages Hindi & English
Chairman Vineet Joshi
Parent organization Ministry of Human Resource Development
Website www.cbse.nic.in

The Central Board of Secondary Education (abbreviated CBSE) is a Board of Education for public and private schools, under the Union Government of India.

History

The first education board to be set up in India was the Uttar Pradesh Board of High School and Intermediate Education in 1921, which was under jurisdiction of Rajputana, Central India and Gwalior. In 1929 the government of India set up a joint Board named "Board of High School and Intermediate Education, Rajputana". This included Ajmer, Merwara, Central India and Gwalior.

Later it was confined to Ajmer, Bhopal and Vindhya Pradesh. In 1952, it became the "Central Board of Secondary Education".

Affiliations

CBSE affiliates all Kendriya Vidyalayas, all Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas, private schools, and most of the schools approved by central government of India

Examinations

The board conducts final examinations every spring for All India Senior School Certificate Examination (AISSCE) for Class 10 and 12.The board also annually conducts the AIEEE exam for admission to undergraduate courses in engineering and architecture in numerous colleges spread over India.It also conducts AIPMT All India Pre medical Test for admission to major medical colleges in India.

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