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List Of Education Boards In India

Do you want to send your child to school? Obviously yes, here’s the perfect information to find out the way for your toddlers to say hello to the outside world i.e., preschools. There will be numerous amounts of questions hitting your brain regarding school or syllabus to follow? 



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How you as a parent will choose between these? is really a tough question before finding out the best school for your child. Since the last few years, the education system in India became so popular. To parents, these new boards often seem confusing as their curriculum changed as compared to past years. The education system in the entire world keeps evolving with new methodologies and ideas. 


It is important to find out about every board that is present in India. Figuring out the good board is the best. Here’s a brief outline of the Educational Boards in India to understand the different syllabus and boards.

State Boards


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There are overall 52 state boards in India. Each state of India poses its own Education Board with its own curriculum for the schools. State boards give preference to their regional language, culture, and concept of local relevance.

They establish a minimum base by skill levels and are based on state-level topics which are varied from one state to another. West Bengal is home to six different boards: Board of primary education, Board of secondary education, Council of higher secondary education, Board of Madrasah Education, State Council of Vocational Education and Training, Council of Rabindra Open Schooling.

Other state boards are the UP Board, Jammu and Kashmir state board of Education, Board of Secondary Education Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh Board of School Education, Punjab School Education Board, Haryana Board of School Education, and so on…

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)

 It is one of the oldest Education Boards in India since 1962. Headquarters are situated in Delhi. The Board reports to the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD). It is opted by many private and government schools in the country. Its syllabus is commonly followed everywhere. Usually considered tough as compared to state boards. CBSE conducts 2 exams – AISSE for 10th and AISSCE for standard 12th. CBSE also started the CCE pattern which aims to test students on a continuous basis throughout the year instead of a single annual exam pattern.

Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE)

It was established in 1958. CISCE certificate is issued by the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE). It is a non-governmental, private institution council. It was started as a national alternative to British and American systems. It aims to provide a higher quality of education with the help of a practical approach.

International Baccalaureate (IB)

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 established in 1968, run by the no-profit, International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO), based in Geneva. It is mainly based on language, analytical skills, humanities, and arts. It is mainly focused on exploration rather than bookish knowledge. It’s a program for the students age 3-19 years.

National Institute of Open Learning (NIOS)

founded in 1989 by the Ministry of Human Resource and Development. It is the Board of Education under the Government of India. It provides education universally and motivate literacy and provide flexible learning. Most friendly Education Board as one can learn from remote areas. It also offers Vocational training.

Cambridge International Examinations (CIE)

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founded in 1858, provides international qualifications to approx. 10,000 schools in around 160 or more countries. It is costly as one has to pay a higher price for international education and is opted by those students who want to study in abroad or whose parents settle in abroad.  

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Parents should be aware of how boards are helpful in building their children’s strength. Parents must aware of their childhood environment and their learning styles as some boards have preferred teaching styles. Boards also manage changes between playschool, KG, school, college, graduation. All these changes are really tough for a small kid and as a parent, it’s your responsibility to choose a better carrier option for your child. You as a parent look for all possible flexible options with the right budget. Your little toddler is now ready to start building its foundation to the future doctor, engineer, artist, or lawyer.

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