West Bengal Board of Secondary Education (WBBSE)
The Board of Secondary Education was established in 1951 under an Act of the State Legislature called the West Bengal Secondary Education Act of 1950.
The West Bengal Board of Secondary Education is the West Bengal state government administered autonomous examining authority for the Standard 10 examination (or secondary school level examination) of West Bengal, India. The examination for the 10th standard is called theMadhyamik Pariksha or secondary examination. The Madhyamik examination is conducted annually and simultaneously all over the state ofWest Bengal and also in affiliates of the board located outside West Bengal, elsewhere in India. More than 7,50,000 examinees take the exam each year.
All sorts of examination and other administrative works save the management of schools are being done by the four Regional Council offices in Kolkata, Burdwan, Midnapore and North Bengal from 1974. Conducting of Camp Offices in districts for distribution of examination related papers to the students and the concerned schools. Publication of results of Secondary Examination in the WEBSITE. Operating help-lines during examination. Publication of Parshad Barta, an organ of the Board (from December 1974) which acts as a forum for sharing of experiences and views
To promote and develop the aspect of secondary education in the state of West Bengal. To act as the advisory organ to state government on the matter of scientific advancement of secondary education. To take steps to Recognise High Schools especially girls' high schools so that students including girl students and those from far flung areas get opportunity to study after completion of their primary education. To frame curricula and syllabi in consonance with the rapid changes in the socio economic milieu of the country and the world. To conduct the secondary examination Better known as Madhyamik Pariksha after completion of class X which becomes the first public examination in the students' life.