The Board of School Education Haryana, Bhiwani came into existence in 1969 as per Haryana Act No. 11 of 1969 with its head-quarters at Chandigarh later shifted to Bhiwani in January 1981. The Board started with a staff of 100 officials allocated from Punjab University, Chandigarh and conducted the first examination of matriculation level (10th Class) in 1970. The Board started conducting the Middle examination with effect from 1976 to improve educational standards at Middle level. The Board adopted 10+2 pattern of education and conducted XII class examination under the new scheme with effect from 1987. It started conducting 10+2 Vocational examination in 1990, keeping in view the need and relevance of vocationalization of education in the backdrop of the fast changing economic scenario. Further, in order to reach out to the unreached, the Board established Haryana Open School in 1994 and thereby started bringing into the fold of education those who could not get formal education or could not continue it due to varied reasons.
Now, endowed with the strength of more than 650 officials/officers and examining 10 lakh(one million ) candidates in examinations conducted by the Board, elaborate arrangements are made by the Board for the conduct of these examinations in a fair manner devoid of copying and other malpractices. Besides performing the function of conducting examination, the Board is earnestly committed to its long term goal of raising the standard of education in the State.
Keeping in view the twin ideals of maintaining sanctity as well as reliability of examinations on the one hand and overall improvement in the quality of education on the other, the Board has recently initiated various innovations in the different facets of school education. The wide spectrum of these reforms though unfolded with curbing unfair practices in the examination and stringent punishment laid out for the same, it entailed a reality check done on almost very aspect of the functioning of the Board and strong doses of reforms being introduced whenever and wherever required.
Substantial use of information technology has made this board a technology – savy organization and this has enormously benefited all the stakeholders, particularly the students. We are indeed exploring the other means and ways of getting innovative in our endeavour to improve the quality of education in the State of Haryana.
This Board has introduced the semester system of education from academic year 2006-2007. It is the first Board in India to do so. It is also the first Board to introduce relative grading, CCE (Continuous & Comprehensive Evaluation) in board classes i.e. Secondary & Senior Secondary.