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Looking at the title, and landing up on the page means even you have been researching about the best board that can help you in the long run. All over the country and even overseas CBSE has gained popularity amongst the students. Parents and educators continuously laud and promote CBSE over any other board education and even certain state boards are implementing CBSE pattern of teaching and have started following NCERT textbooks that are the preferred books by CBSE.

What makes CBSE so popular?

CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) is the most loved and sought after board of education in India. Why is that so? Well! There are many points to back the statement as CBSE schools have many perks over ICSE and other state boards. Let’s check out some of the perks one by one.

1. Grading System

While all the other boards majorly have their marking system in numbers, CBSE follows a pattern of grades and allows the student a larger margin of improvement in a subject he/she falls weak.

When a board follows the percentage system, a student is judged by every single mark he/she scores and it has been observed that such kind of stiff competition leads to stress, unhealthy pressure and depression amongst students.

They start competing for every single mark and overload themselves with expectations. If they lose by a narrow margin in this cut-throat competition, it tremendously affects their young minds. This situation can be harmful for their tender and growing years.

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Keeping this in mind, CBSE has come up with the grading system where students score the same grade for a bracket of marks gained by them. Which means there are slots with lower and upper limits defined by a single grade and students aren’t judged on the basis of every single mark. If two students score 89 and 90 marks respectively, both will earn ‘A’ grade and will be treated as equally qualified. This helps the students to learn and improve at their own pace.

2. Ease at competitive examinations

CBSE has designed the syllabus as such that it provides aid for students who are planning to appear for various competitive entrance exams conducted across the country. The two main examinations for engineering and medical colleges, IIT-JEE and NEET are based on the syllabus included in CBSE and tutors also recommend NCERT textbooks to the students who are preparing for these exams.

As most of the students are inclined towards clearing these examinations and aspire to pursue their higher studies in prestigious colleges of the country, they go for CBSE schools since their formative years so that they get used to the pattern and method of teaching.

Students from CBSE schools are likely to perform good at these competitive entrance exams as compared to those of other state boards.

3. Accessibility in English and Hindi

India is a diverse country with different cultures and conditions. It is nearly impossible to accumulate the pattern and style of education into just one language. Hindi being the national and widely used language in India, earns its place in CBSE textbooks. CBSE provides the feasibility to the students to learn in English or Hindi as per their choice. NCERT textbooks are available in both languages and schools can choose one or both mediums to teach their students.

This feature of CBSE helps students from vernacular backgrounds to come forward and adopt CBSE for their further studies.

4. Precise and Crisp Syllabus

CBSE is known to have a precise and crisp syllabus that makes it student-friendly and easier for the teachers to explain the concept. CBSE doesn’t emphasize much on detailing and just hits the precise points a student needs to know. It leaves the rest for the interested students to explore on their own. CBSE primarily focuses on building mental aptitude of the students and includes HOTS (Higher Order Thinking Skills) exercises after each chapter which are at student disposal to attempt. This allows the students to choose to delve deeper into their favourite subjects and just study the fundamentals for the ones they don’t enjoy.

5. Availability of Schools

CBSE is also popular amongst those parents who have transferable jobs as CBSE schools are spread in a large number across the country and the transfer process is comparatively easy.

If a student is compelled to change boards every couple of years, he/she might get confused and also the syllabus might become iterative. Chances are high that they might lose out on some important topics in this chaos.

CBSE comes to rescue here as it provides a uniform method of teaching and the same NCERT textbooks all across the country and students can comfortably change schools without worrying about the teaching pattern.Also, the teachers and tutors at CBSE schools undergo uniform training programs from CBSE itself to train them to follow a uniform method of teaching. This helps both teachers and students to maintain a standard.

Final Words

CBSE works best because of its flexibility and student-friendly curriculum. The syllabus design aids and prepares students for competitive entrance examinations and they don’t have to spend extra time and efforts to prepare for the same. Number of CBSE schools is higher as compared to other boards so it becomes easier for students to change schools and cities if they want. Therefore, choosing CBSE is the wisest and best decision for Indian students.

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