The Central Education Board (CBSE) was established in 1952 and reconstituted in the year 1962. Around 17,000 schools are affiliated with the CBSE in almost 25 countries including India. There are 8 regional offices of the Board located at Ajmer, Chennai, Allahabad, Delhi, Guwahati, Panchkula, Bhubaneshwar and Patna. Innovative idea of CBSE establishment subscribes to Equity and Access by providing a uniform curriculum to government schools, government-aided and private schools.
The Board demonstrates constant innovation and improvement in school education with the intent of burden less study, making learning more interesting and useful. CBSE believes in a student friendly approach with primary focus on preparing an individual for life and world of work along with moral education system.
Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation(CCE) is applied to assess the effective, cognitive and psychometric development of students right up to Class X. Assessment of students is given by grades instead of marks. Students are assessed on a grading scale with no fail/pass upto Class V and on a defined grading scale in Classes VI to VIII. CCE has also been introduced in classes IX and X in three parts. Part I where performance is reflected in the form of grading on the basis of 4 Formative and 2 Summative Assessments in a year. Part II comprises of assessment of co-scholastic areas including attitudes and values to be assessed on a grading scale. Part III takes into account the level of participation in different activities also assessed on a grading system.
The students from schools affiliated to CBSE participate at various levels. CBSE has well designated programmes on Life Skills, Value Education and Globalist Education System . Vocational courses are also provided to students by CBSE under vocational studies. CBSE demands students talents in Sports, Math, Science & Technology and Computer Science.