Every year, more than 1 crore students appear in CBSE, ICSE, and state board class 10th and 12th exams. While CBSE, ICSE are some centralized boards that have affiliated schools in every state, there are some different state boards functioning in one or two given Indian states only. Currently, there are 30 state boards working in India.
For school education, these board conducts Secondary School Examination (class 10th) and Senior School Certificate Examination (class 12th). These exams are commonly known as Board exams among students.
Here in this blog, we have provided the details regarding the total number of students in all-state boards. Along with this, we have mentioned details such as the number of students appearing and qualifying board exams, total passing percentage, and the total number of schools affiliated with each board.
Name of Board
|Total Students Appeared in 10th Board Exam||Qualified Students||Total Girls Appearing in the Exam||Total Boys Appearing in the Exam|
|Name of Board||
|Total Students Appeared in 12th Board Exam||Qualified Students||Total Girls Appearing in the Exam||Total Boys Appearing in the Exam|
Andhra Pradesh State Board of Secondary Education is also known as Directorate of Government Examinations. It was established in 1953. Every year board of secondary education conducts SSC/OSSC exam in March. In this state, class 10th examination is conducted by Board of Secondary Education, Hyderabad and 12th class examination is conducted by the Board of Intermediate Education AP, Hyderabad.
Total number of students appeared in 2018 Andhra Pradesh board exams – 11,07,427
Medium of Instruction in Andhra Pradesh State Board - Students can select any language Telugu, Urdu, English in the exam paper.
Official Website - http://main.bseap.org/
Assam State Board of Secondary Education is called SEBA. It was established in 1961. Every year board of secondary education conducts HSLC/HSEC exam in the month of February-March.
Total number of students appeared in 2018 Assam board exams – 5,93,032
Medium of Instruction in Assam State Board - The modern languages include Assamese, Hindi, English.
Official Website - https://sebaonline.org/
Bihar School Examination Board was established in 1952. The board conducts secondary and Senior Secondary School examinations in February-March.
Total number of students appeared in 2018 Bihar board exams – 29,64,168
Medium of Instruction in Bihar State Board - The languages include Hindi and English.
Official Website - http://biharboardonline.bihar.gov.in/
Chhattisgarh State Board of Secondary Education (CGBSE) was established in 2001. Every year, CGBSE conducts the examinations for Class 10th and 12th in the month of March.
Total number of students appeared in 2018 Chhattisgarh board exams – 6,56,392
Medium of Instruction in Chhattisgarh State Board - The languages include Hindi and English.
Official Website - http://cgbse.nic.in/
GBSHSE is the board who conducts Secondary and Higher Secondary Examination every year. The class 10th and 12th exam are conducted in March. It is established on 27 May 1975 under "The Goa, Daman and Diu Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board Act.
Total number of students appeared in 2018 Goa board exams – 38,005
Medium of Instruction in Goa State Board - The languages include English, Marathi, and Hindi, Konkani.
Official Website - https://gbshse.gov.in/
Gujarat State Board of Secondary Education was established in 1972 which conducts 10th & 12th class examination in March. GSEB has changed State level Examinations from JEE(Mains) to GUJCET.
Total number of students appeared in 2018 Gujarat board exams – 17,12,854
Medium of Instruction in Gujarat State Board - The languages include English, Gujarati, and Hindi.
Official Website - http://www.gseb.org/
Haryana Board of School Examination (HBSE) was established in 1969. The board conducts the exam for class 8th, 10th, and 12th class. First and second semester exams are conducted in September and March respectively.
Total number of students appeared in 2018 Haryana board exams – 6,11,262
Medium of Instruction in Haryana State Board - The languages include English, Hindi, Punjabi.
Official Website - http://www.bseh.org.in/
HPBOSE came into existence in the year 1969. The exams are conducted in March for Secondary and higher secondary in 1650 exam centres.
Total number of students appeared in 2018 Himachal Pradesh board exams – 2,08,061
Medium of Instruction in Himachal Pradesh State Board - The languages include English, Hindi, Punjabi, and Urdu.
Official Website - http://hpbose.org/
The Jammu and Kashmir Board of Secondary Education (JKBOSE) has been formed in the year 1975. The board has taken the responsibility to conduct final examinations for 10th & 12th standard students in March.
Total number of students appeared in 2018 J&K board exams – 92,903
Medium of Instruction in J & K State Board - The languages include English, Hindi, Urdu.
Official Website - http://jkbose.jk.gov.in/
Karnataka State Board of Secondary Education was established in 1966 which conducts the 10th and 12th exam in the month of April. It is also called KSEEB. Every year the student strength is increasing tremendously in Karnataka.
Total number of students appeared in 2018 Karnataka board exams – 15,28,240
Medium of Instruction in Karnataka State Board - The languages include Kannada, English, Sanskrit, Telugu, Tamil.
Official Website - http://kseeb.kar.nic.in/
It conducts the class 10th and 12th examination in March- April. Every year, Kerala board has the highest passing score in India.
Total number of students appeared in 2018 Kerala board exams – 8,42,103
Medium of Instruction in Kerala State Board – Malayalam, English.
Official Website - http://www.education.kerala.gov.in/
It was established in 1965. MPBSE executes the exam of board class 10th and 12th in the month of March.
Total number of students appeared in 2018 Madhya Pradesh board exams – 19,11,875
Medium of Instruction in Madhya Pradesh State Board - The languages include English, Hindi.
Official Website - http://mpbse.nic.in/
Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) was established in 1965 (amended in 1977). It is conducted class 10th and 12th level examination. The exams are usually held in the months of March, and October every year. The marks of March are the end of the educational year, and June marks the beginning of the new educational year in the state of Maharashtra.
Total number of students appeared in 2018 Maharashtra board exams – 30,45,599
Medium of Instruction in Maharashtra State Board - The languages include Marathi, English, Hindi.
Official Website - https://mahahsscboard.maharashtra.gov.in/
The Board of Secondary Education, Manipur was established by an act of Manipur Legislative Assembly in 1972. It conducts the secondary and higher secondary examination in the month of February- March.
Total number of students appeared in 2018 Manipur board exams – 89,020
Medium of Instruction in Manipur State Board - The languages include Manipuri, English, Nepali, and Mizo.
Official Website - https://bsem.nic.in/
To control the secondary and higher secondary examination, the Meghalaya Board of School of Education (MBOSE) was set up in 1973. The board exams are conducted in March-April every year.
Total number of students appeared in 2018 Meghalaya board exams – 79,917
Medium of Instruction in Meghalaya State Board – The major language included in education medium is English.
Official Website - http://www.mbose.in/
Mizoram Board of School Education (MBSE) conducts class 10th and class 12th board examination since 1975. It is also conducted State Technical Entrance Examination (STEE) from 2012.
Total number of students appeared in 2018 Mizoram board exams – 25000 (almost)
Medium of Instruction in Mizoram State Board - The languages include English, Mizo.
Official Website - http://www.mbose.in/
The Nagaland Board of School Education (NBSE) was set up through an Act by the Nagaland Legislative Assembly and received the assent of the Governor in 1973. Every year in March, NBSE conducts the High School Leaving Certificate Examination and secondary examination.
Total number of students appeared in 2018 Nagaland board exams – 36,996
Medium of Instruction in Nagaland State Board - The major language included in education medium is English.
Official Website - http://www.nbsenagaland.com/index.htm
It is also called Board of School Education (BSE). The BSE was formed in 1953. It maintains all the necessary secondary and higher secondary education examination which is conducted in March/ April every year.
Total number of students appeared in 2018 Odisha board exams – 9,71,074
Medium of Instruction in Odisha State Board - The languages include Odia, English, and Hindi.
Official Website - http://www.bseodisha.nic.in/
Punjab School Education Board was established in 1969 by the government of Punjab. The exam of class 10th and 12th conduct in March/ April month.
Total number of students appeared in 2018 Punjab board exams – 6,68,712
Medium of Instruction in Punjab State Board - The languages include Punjabi, English, and Hindi.
Official Website - http://www.pseb.ac.in/
With the promulgation of the Rajasthan Secondary Education Act in 1957, this Board was set up in Jaipur on 4th December 1957. It was shifted to Ajmer in 1961. The class 10th and 12th class examination held in the month of March by Rajasthan Board.
Total number of students appeared in 2018 Rajasthan board exams – 18,71,079
Medium of Instruction in Rajasthan State Board - The languages include English and Hindi.
Official Website - http://rajeduboard.rajasthan.gov.in/
Tamil Nadu Board of Secondary Education (TNBSE) is under the purview of the Department of Education, Government of Tamil Nadu, India. It was established in 1910. The exam conducts in March for 10th and 12th class.
Total number of students appeared in 2018 Tamil Nadu board exams – 19,23,219
Medium of Instruction in Tamil Nadu State Board - The languages include Tamil, Telegu, Urdu, English.
Official Website – http://tnresults.nic.in/
The Department is responsible for conducting the SSC/OSSC Public Examinations which is conducted in March- April every year. It is also called Directorate of Government Examinations which is an independent department functioning under ministry of Secondary Education.
Total number of students appeared in 2018 Telangana board exams – 9,67,000
Medium of Instruction in Telangana State Board - The languages include Tamil, Telegu, Urdu, English.
Official Website – http://bse.telangana.gov.in/
Tripura Board of Secondary Education was established in the year 1973. TBSE conducts 10th and 12th board exam in February-March.
Total number of students appeared in 2018 Tripura board exams – 80,000 (almost)
Medium of Instruction in Tripura State Board - The languages include Mizo, Hindi, and English.
Official Website – http://tbse.in/new/welcome.html
Uttar Pradesh State Board of Secondary Education was established in 1921 by United Provinces Legislative Council act. The first board examination was conducted in 1923. UP Board is Asia’s largest board in terms of the number of students. It conducts High school examination and Intermediate examination in the month of April. It is also called Board of High School and Intermediate Education Uttar Pradesh (BHSIEUP).
Total number of students appeared in 2018 Uttar Pradesh board exams – 56,32,860
Medium of Instruction in Uttar Pradesh State Board - The languages include Hindi, Urdu, and English.
Official Website – http://upmsp.edu.in/
It was formatted in 2001 by Uttaranchal School Education act but in 2008, the institution was renamed Uttarakhand Board of School Education by the Uttaranchal Legislative Assembly. It conducts 10th and 12th level examination in March-April. It is also known as UBSE Board.
Total number of students appeared in 2018 Uttarakhand board exams – 2,78,547
Medium of Instruction in Uttarakhand State Board - The languages include Hindi and English.
Official Website – http://www.ubse.uk.gov.in/
West Bengal State Board of Secondary Education(WBBSE) was established in 1951 by State Legislature act. It is responsible for secondary and Higher secondary board examination which held in March/ April every year.
Total number of students appeared in 2018 West Bengal board exams – 18,89,073
Medium of Instruction in West Bengal State Board - The languages include Bengali, Hindi, and English.
Official Website – http://wbbse.org/
CBSE is a national level board which follows only NCERT curriculum. CBSE was formatted in 1962. It conducts the final examinations for Class 10 and Class 12 every year in the month of March. It conducts engineering, architecture, Medical courses such as IIT JEE, AIEEE, NEET, UGC NET Exam also. CBSE is the largest exam conducting body in the world.
Total number of students appeared in 2018 CBSE board exams – 28,10,988
Medium of Instruction in CBSE Board - The language includes English.
Official Website - http://cbse.nic.in/newsite/index.html
NIOS was established in 1989 by the Ministry of Human Resource Development of the Government of India. It is also called National Open School. It is similar to other board which conducts class 3rd to class 12th level examination.
Total number of students appeared in 2018 NIOS board exams – 20,12,962
Medium of Instruction in NIOS Board - The languages include English and Hindi.
Official Website - http://www.nios.ac.in/
It was established in 1986 which was affiliated to French Board of Examination. It is a private board of education in India. It is also called ICSE Board.
Total number of students appeared in 2018 ICSE board exams – 2,61,543
Medium of Instruction in ICSE Board - The languages include English and Hindi.
Official Website - http://www.cisce.org/
Note: - Some states and union territory such as Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Puducherry, Jharkhand, Andaman and Nicobar, Daman & Diu, Dadar and Nagar Haveli, Lakshadweep do not have their own education boards. They come under central or adjacent state boards.
In India, there is a number of government and private sector schools. Below, in the following table, we have shown the number of schools as per ownership type according to the provisional statistics of the Eighth All India School Educational Survey:
|Category of School||
Public Sector Schools
Private Sector Schools
|Government||Local Body||Private Aided||Private Unaided|
|Sector Wise Total||1,024,767||282,225|
Government Educational Institute: There are run by the Central Government or state governments, public sector undertaking or autonomic organizations and are wholly financed by the government. Local body institutions: These are run by municipal committees/ corporations/ NAC/ Zilla Parishads/ Panchayat Samitis/ Cantonment Board, etc. Private-aided institutions: These are managed privately but receive a regular maintenance grant from the government, local body, or any other public authority. Private unaided institutions: These are managed by an individual or a private organization and do not receive maintenance grant either from the government, local body, or any other public authority.
Note: - There are only 22% of private schools out of a total number of schools in India. While, if we consider secondary and higher secondary schools then we have found 56% of private schools among total schools.
We hope now, you have an idea about how many numbers of candidates appeared in class 10th and 12th board exam and which board are suitable for you. However, if you have any query related to this article then ask us freely in the comment box below.