As A Result of BSE…
The Board of Secondary Education is one of the gargantuan support
organizations which have made the dissemination of secondary education
possible in a large and diverse country like India. This board can be
compared to an octopus wherein the main authority is the head of the creature
and its various departments are akin to the eight arms which extend in
different directions and help the organism to meet its basic survival as well
as functional needs.
As its name suggests, the main function of this body is the organization and
provision of secondary education in the country and thus design rules and
regulations which help in the successful accomplishment of this objective.
Secondary education could be described as a bridge connecting primary
education with higher level education and therefore is meant for children
between 14 to 18 years as a form of preparation to enable them to gain entry
into the world of practical skills and employment.
Courtesy of the Board of Secondary Education, the following educational
structure has been implemented in all the affiliated schools so as to ensure
uniformity of method as well as conformity to the specified standards:
- All schools affiliated to the BSE offer education in three stages to
their students namely primary, middle and secondary. While the primary stage
lasts from class I to class IV, the middle stage lasts from class V till
class VII and the secondary stage includes all the higher classes from class
VIII to class XII.
- There is a minimum age restriction for admission to class I and apart
from a few exceptions it is applicable to all the schools granting admission
to new students.
- While English is compulsory in all the schools, teaching Hindi is also
mandatory because it is a national language. In addition to these two
languages, regional language may also be included as a part of the curriculum
but as this differs from state to state in India, its teaching is limited to
the primary stage or at the most middle level only and not beyond that.
- One of the main responsibilities of the Board is to conduct public
examinations for the Xth and XIIth standards and in this respect the onus is
on the individual schools to ensure that the age restriction as well as the
other qualifications as demanded by the board has been duly met by individual
- Laying down stipulations like the minimum number of working days,
beginning and ending of academic session, provision of free admission and
determining the amount of tuition fee per child also come under the
jurisdiction of the board.
Over the years the Board of Secondary Education has made a paradigm shift
towards child centric teaching methods and has ensured through its various
programs that education of students does not suffer at any cost. Thanks to
these efforts, there are thousands of students who have benefitted from this
system of education and some of the new introductions in a bid towards
- Personality tests in which 20 personality dimensions are assessed and the
student is guided towards building a holistic personality.
- Aptitude tests in which various abilities of the students are tested and
their knack adjudged from the results.
- Interest tests through which the likes and dislikes of the students are
identified through their performance in 14 areas.
- Skill building module for enabling the students to gain a competitive
edge and for teaching them life skills.