The Indian Union Minister has announced the establishment of a regional administrative office of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in Dubai. This effort intends to improve the educational experience and streamline operations for CBSE-affiliated schools in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). He also announced the acceptance of CBSE schools' long-standing request to establish a regional administrative office in the UAE. The new office will open in the Emirate of Dubai, UAE. The Indian Union Minister further stated that new challenges and possibilities would arise with the implementation of the National Education Policy in 2020.
The following table gives you an overview about the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE):
Name of Board
Central Board of Secondary Education
Ministry of Education
Language of examination
English and Hindi
100 CBSE-Affiliated Schools in UAE
- Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan emphasised the presence of over 100 CBSE-affiliated institutions in the UAE.
- On his first day in the UAE, he met with Education Minister Ahmad Al Falasi and signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen educational collaboration.
- Among other cooperation, the MoU includes measures for student and teacher mobility.
- The Education Minister emphasised the need of India and the UAE working together to develop a knowledge bridge, highlighting the importance of both nations - the UAE as a worldwide economic centre and India as a global talent powerhouse.
About Central Board of Secondary Education(CBSE)
CBSE is an Indian national-level education board for private and public schools that is run and governed by the Indian Union Government.
The CBSE board is our country's national board, appointed by the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT).
The major goal of the CBSE board is to promote the entire development of the student's character and intellect.
- CBSE Full Form- Central Board of Secondary Education
- Official language-Hindi and English
- Head office- New Delhi, India
History of CBSE
- The Uttar Pradesh body of High School and Intermediate Education, which was under the administration of Rajputana, Central India, and Gwalior, was established in 1921 as India's first educational body.
- The Indian government founded the Board of High School and Intermediate Education in 1929.
- The Indian Government approved a resolution in 1929 for inter-state integration and collaboration in secondary education, calling for the formation of a joint board known as the Board of High School and Intermediate Education.
- The combined body was renamed the Central body of Secondary Education (CBSE) in 1952.
CBSE Regional office
There are several regional offices of CBSE located all over India.Here are a few CBSE regional offices:
Examinations conducted by the CBSE Board
Exams administered by the CBSE Board:
- The examination conducting body for the Class 10 and Class 12 Board examinations is the CBSE, and it takes place in March each year.
- CBSE used to conduct the JEE exam till 2018 which is a competitive examination for admission to undergraduate architecture and engineering schools in India.
- The CBSE also used to conduct the NEET (National Eligibility and Entrance Test) till 2018, a competitive test for admission to major medical institutions throughout India, on a yearly basis.
- It also holds the CTET (Central Teachers Eligibility Test) every year to hire instructors for Central Education Schools.
- The CBSE is in charge of appointing university teachers through the NET(National Eligibility Test) exam.
- CBSE also administers the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) to choose teachers for central schools throughout India.