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Gujarat Secondary Education Board
GSEB board is running under the government of Gujarat. The board is in charge of taking care all the important ways in educational process that includes administration, development of examination process etc.
Mission, Vision and Objective
Their main mission is to provide education to the children and finding out how to improve the education system to improve the skill of students.
To discuss the role of the board, it is important to mention three sections mentioned below:
In this section board has to decide the syllabus and curriculum for all the secondary schools and suggesting books for the authorization of Government. Listing new minor schools and keeping all the records of state’s secondary schools are also important tasks. Apart from that the board checks up how the schools are working and obeying the command of the board. And recommending the suitable timing and holidays and all kinds of examination process are amongst the jobs Gujarat Secondary Board looks after.
There are two examinations that have been conducted by GSEB :- SSC and HSC. SSC examination is for the 10th standard and the later one is for 12th standard students. Except that the board arranges a talent hunt competition every year and students from 8th and 9th standards are allowed to participate only. 335 centers have been carrying out SSC examination and there are over 7 lakh students involved. There are 101 subjects board has suggested for students and in different languages all the query papers are put, like Gujarati, English, Marathi, Hindi, Tamil and Sindhi. HSC examination is carried out in 158 hubs and over 2 lakh students are part of it. There are 168 subjects the board has recommended for all kinds of HSC students and all the papers for examinations are put in Gujarati, Hindi and English languages. Except that there is a talent hunt competition the board arranges where many students participate to check their skills.
Research and Development
This Research and Development section of the board gets involved in different projects and also brings out research papers. The division carries out training courses for all the teachers and other officers. R&D division puts out a particular journal called 'Madhyamik Shikshan & Parikshan'. The journal talks about some concerns on secondary education, and all the schools in the state get this magazine free of charge. There is a section called Academic Panel Inspection run by the division and they try to solve problems of the schools that don’t perform up to the mark.
The Gujarat Secondary Education Board holds all the examination between March and July. The SSC examination takes place in the month of March and over 9 lakh students attend the examination. For HSC examination over 4 lakh students attend. There are three languages the students can have as their choice, to attend the question papers :- Gujarati, Hindi and English.
In the first and fourth semester all the HSC science examinations take place. First and third semester examinations take place in the month of October and November every year and second and fourth semester exams in April. Science students can choose Mathematics or Biology or both together.
Apart from that, there are some examinations the GSEB board carries out every year. They are,
- GUJCET examination is for those who are willing to choose engineering and medicine. Over 1 lakh students show their interest in this.
- Teacher’s Aptitude Test takes place and teachers from senior to junior have to go through the test, which is a compulsory rule. The amount of teachers emerges for this test is quite overwhelming.
Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board
Sector 10, Near Old Sachivalaya,Gandhinagar - 382043
Phone: (079) 23220538
Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board,
Maratha Mahollo, Navapura, Vadodara - 390001
Phone: (0265) 2433245