1. CBSE has PAN India presence through its more than 24000 affiliated schools spread all over the country and also has approximately 240 schools in 26 countries across the world.
  2. Through its extensive presence, CBSE provides the best options for parents with transferable jobs/shifting from one place to another.
  3. The Board believes in the policy of transparency & functional autonomy to its schools under the ambit of norms of the Board/concerned State Education Department.
  4. The curriculum provided by CBSE is based on National Curriculum Framework-2005 and seeks to provide opportunities for students to achieve excellence in learning.
  5. As per National Achievement Survey (NAS)-2017, students from CBSE fared better than those from various state boards in all disciplines across India.
  6. The CBSE extends flexibility to students to pick subjects of their choice from a basket of as many as 211 subjects. The students can freely opt for subjects of their choice (except for few pairs of similar subjects) as the CBSE does not bind students in streams.
  7. The CBSE curriculum provides ample scope for the physical, intellectual, and social development of students by integrating innovations in pedagogy, knowledge, and application.
  8. In order to bring in transparency and efficacy in its procedures and to provide easy access of its services to its stakeholders, the Board has made most of its procedures online such as Online School Affiliation & Monitoring System, Online Exam Centre Management System, E- Pariksha, E- CBSE, Parinam Manjusha, CBSE Scholarship Portal and OASIS R-2.0 etc.
  9. The CBSE offers 42 skill education courses in collaboration with professional organizations like ROLTA India Ltd, NIFT, WWI, CII, NHMIT, Med varsity Online Education, Intel, etc to upgrade the skills and proficiency of the younger generation of students.
  10. The CBSE encourages innovative approaches in teaching, learning & Evaluation. The revamped Bye-Laws provide opportunities to encourage Innovative schools in the field of skill development, sports, arts, science etc.
  11. The Board provides platform to its students to excel in sports at Cluster/ Zonal and National level every year. CBSE has been recognized as National Sports Promotional Organization (NSPO) by Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports , Govt of India.
  12. CBSE awards scholarship to students under various categories based on eligibility and merit.
  13. The Board lays stress on safety & security of its students as per provisions mentioned in NCPCR & NDMA guidelines.
  14. The Board organizes various training programmes for its teachers and principals to enhance their understanding of curriculum and delivery mechanism and other professional qualities.
  15. CBSE provides results of class X & XII on CBSE website(s) and also through other mediums such as Digilocker, mobile apps, IVRS, SMS, Search Engine, etc. The schools get their schools result on registered email id’s .
  16. The post result processes of Class X & Class XII has also been made online on CBSE’s website to make system expeditious, transparent and hassle free for students.
  17. CBSE provides free of cost Psychological counselling to Class X & XII exam aspirants through students and trained counsellors.
  18. CBSE has opened 16 Regional Officers & COEs to facilitate schools, teachers and students.
  19. The CBSE offers hassle free, transparent Online Affiliation System starting from submission of application to final approval.
  20. To promote inclusive education, the Board has made provision of extending exemptions/concessions extended to Children with Special Needs (CWSN) students.
  21. CBSE has made available its podcast platform entitled-“CBSE shiksha Vani”- to disseminate crucial information related to the Board’s activities in a timely, educative, lucid and seamless manner for utility by CBSE school’s fraternity.



  1. CBSE affiliates schools for the purpose of Board Examination for Secondary & Senior Secondary level.
  2. More than 24000 schools are affiliated to CBSE as on date. The updated list is available at link.
  3. The Board leads in innovation in teaching-learning methodologies by devising student centered paradigms.
  4. The Board strives for continuous reforms in examination and evaluation practices.
  5. The Vocational curriculum designed students is industry-oriented & focuses from academics to employability.
  6. The Board is committed to upgrading the pedagogical skills of teachers by conducting in-service training programmes and workshops etc.
  7. The Board encourages best teaching practices through yearly CBSE & National awards for outstanding teachers/school leaders in various disciplines.
  8. The CBSE Promotes Sahodaya schools (Group of neighbourhood schools) to share innovative practices in all aspects of school education including curriculum, design, evaluation and pedagogy and also providing support services for teachers and students.
  9. The Board with the policy framework for affiliated schools to share, co-operate and learn from each other by forming a small group of schools as Hubs of Learning to raise the standard of school education in the country.
  10. The Board has revised the land norms for schools located in Municipal limits of cities, hilly areas, Northeastern states, Sikkim, Jammu and Kashmir, NCR region, Island, Municipal authorities of Metropolitan cities of Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata, and Mumbai.
  11. The Board has reduced the period of lease of land from 30 years to 15 years for affiliation with the Board.
  12. The school is now required to upload the only certificate issued by District Education Officer as per appendix II or III as applicable of Affiliation Bye-Laws along with affidavit as per appendix IV as compared to the earlier provision to submit various documents at the time of application for Affiliation.
  13. CBSE ensures adequate infrastructure in affiliated schools such as spacious and functional building, classrooms, well-equipped labs, halls, open fields, games equipment and sanitation facilities, libraries, provisions for different labs like physics, chemistry, computer science and biology, art and craft workshops, playgrounds, assembly area, multimedia rooms boost the overall development of the child.
  14. The CBSE lays the stress of regular training of teachers assumes greater significance in the wake of the Right to Free and Compulsory Education Act-2009 to ensure the target achievement proposed in the Act.