Board Exams

Class 10th and 12th examinations are popularly known as board examinations in India, primarily because they are conducted by several government-led and private boards at national-level and state levels.

The examinations in Indian are conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSC), International Baccalaureate (IB) and all state boards. Passing Class 10th and 12th exams with flying colours is important because depending on your score in these exams, you will be selected for pursuing your future education. The exams are usually conducted during February and March. After passing Class 10, students take up the All India Secondary School Examination (AISSE) conducted by the CBSE. State boards on the other hand conduct secondary school certificate exams which are the state equivalent of the exam held by CBSE.

Students appearing for the CBSE exam have to follow the NCERT syllabus. State boards on the other hand have different syllabus. The CBSE has also started Continuous and Comprehensive Education (CCE) exams, with scoring marks in pointers. One can achieve the secondary school leaving certificate on successful completion of Class 10th.

The AISSE course concepts help students select a stream out of science, humanities and commerce for future studies as many of the schools and junior colleges admit students for Class 11 and 12 depending on their AISSE scores. Class 12th results are important as they play an important role in selection of colleges for higher education. Though majority of colleges have entrance exams for admissions, a good Class 12 score is always preferred.

The main subjects in class 10 are English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Sanskrit or Hindi. Class 12 subjects differ depending on the stream a student is pursuing.

Class 10th and 12th results are usually out by May. One can check their results on the day of announcement by logging on to their official site. It is advised to refer to the site for any information.

Top Board Exams in India

  • Andhra Pradesh Board of Secondary Education
  • Andhra Pradesh Open School Society
  • Assam Board of Secondary Education
  • Assam Higher Secondary Education Council
  • Assam State Open School
  • Bihar Board of Open Schooling & Examinations
  • Bihar School Examination Board
  • Cambridge International Examinations (University of Cambridge)
  • Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)
  • Chhattisgarh Board of Education
  • Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE)
  • Goa Board of Secondary & Higher Secondary Education
  • Gujarat Secondary Education Board
  • Gujarat State Open School
  • Gwalior Board of Education
  • Haryana Board of School Education
  • Haryana State Open School
  • Himachal Pradesh Board of School Education
  • Himachal Pradesh State Open School
  • International Baccalaureate
  • International General Certificate of Secondary Education (University of Cambridge)
  • Jammu and Kashmir State Board of School Education
  • Jammu and Kashmir State Open School
  • Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board
  • Karnataka State Open School
  • Kerala Higher Secondary Examination Board
  • Kerala State Open School
  • Madhya Pradesh Board of Secondary Education (Madhya Bharat Gwalior)
  • Madhya Pradesh State Open School
  • Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education
  • Meghalaya Board of School Education
  • Mizoram Board of School Education
  • Nagaland Board of School Education
  • National Institute of Open Schooling
  • Orissa Board of Secondary Education
  • Orissa Council of Higher Secondary Education
  • Punjab School Education Board
  • Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education
  • Rajasthan State Open School
  • Tamil Nadu Board of Secondary Education
  • Telangana Board of Intermediate Education
  • Telangana Board of Secondary Education
  • Tripura Board of Secondary Education
  • Uttar Pradesh Board of High School and Intermediate Education Allahabad
  • Uttarakhand Board of School Education
  • West Bengal Board of Madarsah Education
  • West Bengal Board of Primary Education
  • West Bengal Board of Secondary Education
  • West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education
  • West Bengal Council of Rabindra Open Schooling
  • West Bengal State Council of Vocational Education and Training