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Higher Secondary Examination

Higher Secondary Examination (also known as HSC or 12th board examination) is a centralised examination for class 12 students in India and Nepal. All the State School Education Boards, CBSE, CISCE and NIOS conduct exams during the period of March–April every year for students in their affiliated private and public schools. The number of subjects, types of examination (theoretical, practical or both) and grading methods differ among the boards and states. Clearing HSC is mandatory for pursuing Higher education or under graduate courses in India.

Higher Secondary Examination is called by different names in different states of India. CBSE, CICSE, and state boards of education conduct 12th class examination on their level for class 12 students in their respective schools. The examination time frame may be the same or different for different boards. Each board issues its separate time table for higher secondary examinations.

CBSE calls it All India Senior School Certificate Examination (AISSCE).

CISCE calls it Indian School Certificate Examination (ISC).

ISDE call it ""Institution Of Secondary Distance Education"" Private Non-Governmental Board of School Education {}

NIOS calls it Senior Secondary Examination.

Intermediate Examination

Higher Secondary Examination is also called Intermediate exam in some Indian states. The Indian states of Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana and some other states conduct 12th class exam as intermediate exam.

Higher Secondary Examination Time and Schedule

Higher Secondary Examination is usually conducted from February to March and April months every year. The exam schedule is defined by the individual boards based on their suitability. CBSE 12th board exam schedule is decided by the government of India and CBSE board.

All states in India have their separate State Education Boards. CBSE, CISCE and NIOS have schools which follow their scheme of education all over the country.


Similar to 10th class examination, 12th class exam or HSC exam is conducted at the state level by the state boards of education and at the National level by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). This examination is conducted once a year.

Higher Secondary Examination Results

The result declaration process for higher secondary exams start from mid-April and continues to June–July. Most of Indian education boards declare their HS exam results within this time frame.[1] CBSE 12th results are usually declared in mid-May.

See also


Maharashtra HSC Result Declared Today (27th May 2015)
CBSE Board 10th, 12th Results 2015 CBSE exam preparation tips CBSE 10th Results 2015 CBSE 10th Results 2015