The Haryana Board of School Education is the apex body that looks into and conducts various examinations in Haryana, namely public exams at the middle, secondary and senior secondary level through their affiliated schools.
It was established in the year 1969 and in 1970 it conducted its first examination at the matric level. Subsequently, in 1976, it conducted its first examination for middle school and in 1987 it conducted examinations for 10+2. The board also started Vocational Examination in 1990 as it was relevant and needed at that time due to the ever-changing economic scenario. The board has, through the time, tried to provide education to all those who were not registered in the formal education system and hence took steps to impart knowledge to all.
It is an organization that is owned by the Department of School Education, under the Government of Haryana. It established Haryana Open School in the year 1994 to reach out to all those who were not in the educational network. The board started with only 100 staff members, now has over 650 officials and is conducting examinations for over one million students. They take steps to make these exams transparent, fair and free of biases and have been able to successfully do the same for all these years.
It is not just examination that concerns the Haryana Board of School Education. It is their goal to raise the standard of literacy and education in the state.
Haryana Board of School Education – Mission, Vision and Objective
The Board’s mission is:
- To prescribe relevant syllabus and books
- To conduct exams regularly and fairly and release and evaluate the results
- To use Communication and Information technology to provide better service
The Board’s Vision is to contribute to the quality, relevance, access and equity effectively.
The objectives of the Board include proper affiliation to schools, proper prescription of books and syllabus, making provisions for re-evaluation, promoting CCE, helping and providing the necessary infrastructure to students of an Open school, making productive and benefiting changes to the syllabus of D. Ed. and motivating the students and teachers with awards.
It conducts examinations two times a year for classes 8, 10 and 12. Since it follows a semester system, the first-semester exam is in the month of September while the second-semester exam is in the month of March. HBSE also conducts examination for Haryana Diploma in Education entrance exam once a year, for students of senior secondary. It further conducts the HTET or the Haryana Teachers Eligibility Test.
Steps taken by HBSE to meet the changing needs
The board has two goals that It wishes to achieve. The first is to improve the quality of education while the other is to maintain the sanctity of the examination process. In order to reach these goals, they have made changes in the way of functioning. These changes are in terms of various steps taken so as to curb the use of unfair practices during exams and laying out severe penalties for the same. They also underwent a process of self-introspection so as to understand the flaws in their own system, loopholes in their own practices and take steps so as to rectify them. With the changing time, the Board has also adopted Information Technology whenever and wherever necessary. Grievance redressal has become easy and fast now because there are various ways in which a stakeholder can reach the board. The board has a toll free number 18001804171 and a WhatsApp number 8816840349 so as to address all queries and grievances. The official website of the board is extremely easy to understand and is updated regularly so as to provide the necessary information to all the stakeholders, including students, on a regular and timely basis.
Some Frequently Asked Questions pertaining to results, admissions and general functioning of HBSE
- Can a student, who has failed in one subject in their matric examination take up science or commerce at 10+1?
Ans: Yes, but only with the condition that they cleared the same subject in the next two immediate changes.
- When should a student take admission in any school after being issued the migration certificate?
Ans: Guided by the rules of enrolment, it should be done within 20 days.
- Can a student opt for computer science in any of the streams of senior secondary?
Ans: yes, it can be taken up as an elective subject.
- In case of a loss of the pass certificate, how can a student get a duplicate copy?
Ans: The student needs to apply for a duplicate certificate. There is a fee levied depending on the urgency of the same. Rs. 500 needs to be paid to get the certificate of the same day, Rs. 300 needs to be paid to get the certificate within a week by post and Rs. 200 needs to be paid to get it in routine by post. For the application, the student needs to fill up a form and attach a photograph on the same. It then needs to be attested by the School Principal and submitted.
- When should a student apply for rechecking of an answer sheet after the declaration of the result?
Ans: a student must apply with 30 days after the declaration of results for rechecking purposes.