Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board came in to existence in the year 1966. It has been conducting SSLC and other examinations. Every year the students strength is increasing tremendously.For the academic year - March 2009 about 8.69 Lakh students are appearing for the SSLC examinations. The board has been successfully conducting the examination since it was established.
The board has ventured to conduct the supplementary examination for the failed candidates of the examination of March in June month of every year itself, this will enable the students who would be successful in the June examination to join higher education courses from July itself. This process was introduced first time in the country
Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board has been conducting many examinations for a number of years. As the number of students grew and number of examinations increased, the Government felt the necessity of having two separate directorates. Hence two directorates one for S.S.L.C. and one for all other examinations came into existence from December 1997.
The Directorate conducts 13 main examinations or 57 subsidiary examinations throughout the year. Some examinations are job oriented (like D.Ed, C.P.Ed, Hindi Shikskak): some for developing the cultural and classical languages (like Sanskrit and Arabic); some for aesthetic and artistic purpose (like Music, Dance, Drawing); and some cater to social needs (K.O.S., Multi-category etc).
In short, the Director, officer and members of the staff under the able guidance of Education Secretary and Commissioner for Public Instruction are conducting the examination smoothly and results are announced well in time.
KSEEB conducts various examinations. These are :-
1. SSLC - Secondary School Leaving Certificate
2. D.ED - Diploma in Education is a two year course, wherein candidates are trained to become Primary School Teacher
3. PPT - Pre-primary Teacher Education course is a one year course whether candidates are trained to become teachers in pre-primary schools.
4. D.PEd - Diploma In Physical Education is a two year course wherein teacher are trained to become Physical Education teacher in Primary Schools.
5. Special Music And Tala Vadya Exams
6. Drawing Grade Exams - These exams are conducted for high school students aiming to enhance their creative skills in the field of Art. It consists of lower and higher grade.
7. KOS - Karnataka Open School Exams are a unique exams conducted by the board in order to bring back school dropouts and underprivileged students who were unable to attend school during their school going age.
8. Hindi Shikshak - It is an examination for candidates who take up course in Hindi shikshak Training
9. Sanskrit Examinations
10. Veda Examination
11. Arabic Exams
12. Commerce Examination
Board Divisions / Sections
General administrative Section
Centre Formation Section
Bangalore South, Shimoga, Haveri
Bangalore North, Kolar, Chikkaballapur
Bangalore Rural, Chitradurga, Davanagere
Tumkur, Madhugiri, Mandya, CR Nagar
Chikkamangalore, Hassan, Kodagu, Mysore
Bijapur, Bagalkot, Gadag, Koppal
Belgum, Chikkodi, Dharwad
Mangalore, Udupi, Karwar, raichur
Gulburga, Yadgiri, Bidar, Bellary
Objectives / Mission Of The Board
(a) To Hold -
(i) Karnataka Secondary School Leaving Certificate Examination
(ii) The Teachers Certificate Examination (Higher)
(iii) The Teachers Certificate Examination (Lower)
(iv) Any other examination which the State Government may from time to time by notification specify
(b) To make regulations for all or any of the matters as per specifications
(c) To make regulations for imposing penalties for acts of misconduct committed by students seeking admission to and appearing for examinations
(d) To appoint Examiners and Supervisors and to fix their remuneration and to arrange for the conduct of, and for publishing the results of, examinations
(e) To fix, demand and receive such fees and other charges as may be prescribed by regulations
(f) To award certificates to students passing examinations
(g) To receive bequests, donations, endowments, trusts and transfers of any property or interest therein or right thereto
(h) To hold any property, interest or right referred to in clause (g) and to manage or deal with the same
(i) To borrow moneys with or without security for such purposes as may be approved by the State
Government from the Central Government, the State Government or incorporated bodies approved by the State Government
(j) To award stipends, scholarships, medals, prizes and other rewards
(k) To exercise such other powers and perform such other duties as may be conferred or imposed on it by or as may be prescribed
(l) To do all such acts and things as may be necessary to carry out all the tasks
(m) To provide various types of concessions and exemptions for the children of various learning disability and instructions
The Board consists of a Chairman, a Vice-Chairman and other members as per required. The Commissioner for Public Instruction shall ex-officio to be the Chairman of the Board For more details :http://www.kseeb.org