BSEB: Bihar School Examination Board

BSEB or the Bihar School Examination Board is the main education board in the state of Bihar. The Bihar board is responsible for conducting the Class 10 (Matric) and Class 12 (Inter) exams every year within the state for all the schools affiliated to BSEB.

Latest Notification: This year, the Class 10 Bihar Exams 2021 have been cancelled. In the meantime, a large section of Class 12 students have taken to Twitter demanding for the cancellation of board exams, in view of the rising cases of Covid-19. Amidst this second wave of COVID-19 pandemic in the country, students are demanding that their Class 12 exams should be marked either on the basis of online exams or internal assessment like in the case of Class 10 students. However, till now the exams have only been postponed like with every other state board, and it is expected to be reviewed post a discussion between the authorities on 1 June 2021, depending on the situation then.

In this article, we have provided the overview of the Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB), details pertaining to the board and its exam, as well as links to access the study materials to prepare for the Bihar Board Classes 10 and 12 exams.

BSEB Table of Contents:

  • BSEB Overview
    • Class 10 Exam (Matric)
    • Class 12 Exam (Intermediate)
  • Bihar Board Syllabus
  • Bihar Board Exam Pattern
    • Class 10 Exam Pattern
    • Class 12 Exam Pattern
  • BSEB Textbooks
  • Bihar Board Exam Dates
    • Class 10 Exam Dates
    • Class 12 Exam Dates
  • Bihar Board Online Results
  • Bihar Board Examination Materials
    • Model Papers
    • Question Papers
    • Exam Blueprint
    • Sample Papers
    • Preparation Tips

BSEB Overview

The Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) is an autonomous body under the state education department of Bihar. It is a statutory body under section 3 of Bihar School Examination Act – 1952 and functions under the Bihar Government. The main function of Bihar education board is to conduct the Matric exams (i.e. Class 10 exams) and Intermediate exams (i.e. Class 12 exams) every year for all the affiliated schools.

BSEB Full Form Bihar School Examination Board
Founder Government of Bihar
Establishment Year 1952
Headquarters Patna
Chairman Anand Kishore, IAS
Secretary Shri Anup Kumar Sinha
Address Campus 1 – Sinha Library Road,

Patna – 800017, Bihar.


Campus 2 – Buddh Marg,

Patna – 800001, Bihar

Contact Phone No.- 0612-2226926


Fax No.-0612-2222575

Apart from conducting class 10 and 12 exams, BSEB also has various other roles. It was set up with the aim to improve the quality of education in the state. Some main functions that the Bihar board oversees are;

  • Conducting Matric and Inter exams
  • Conducting other departmental exams like Diploma in Physical Education, TET, etc.
  • Prescribing various courses of study, syllabus, and books
  • Carrying out duties, which are stated in the Bihar School Examination Act

Bihar School Examination Board Matric Exams

The BSEB Class 10 exams i.e. Matric exams are conducted by the BSEB every year in the month of February (tentatively) every year. This year the results were out on 26 May 2020. Almost 16 to 17 lakh students, take the exam every year and the pass percentage has seen a rise in recent years. The Bihar board also conducts the supplementary exams for the students who fail to clear the Class 10 exams.

Bihar Board Intermediate Exams

The Bihar board also conducts the BSEB Class 12 exam i.e. Inter exams for the affiliated schools, across the state. The Class 12 exams are generally conducted in the month of February and the results are declared in March. This year Class 12 results were announced on 24 March 2020. Just like the Class 10 supplementary exams, the BSEB also conducts the Class 12 supplementary exams, for all the three streams which include science, arts, and commerce.

Bihar Board Pass Percentage Details for Class 10 and Class 12 Exams:

Bihar Board Class 10 and 12 Pass Percentages over years

Bihar School Examination Board Syllabus

The BSEB syllabus for all the classes is prescribed by the State Government of Bihar. The subjects in Class 10 include Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology), Maths, Social Science (History, Political Science, Geography, Economics), and English. After Class 10, students get options to choose either the Science stream, Commerce stream, or Arts stream. The syllabus of all the subjects are streams are decided by the board and the Government.

The syllabus for both secondary classes and senior secondary classes are designed strategically by thorough research and implementing brain mapping methodologies. The complete BSEB syllabus for all the classes is provided here, which students can go through and get acquainted with the topics that they need to study in the respective classes.

BSEB Exam Pattern

For both the Matric and Inter exams, the pattern is decided by the Bihar School Examination Board. In the exams, each paper will have 50% objective type questions which consist of 1 mark each. The students are also provided with OMR sheets for the 1 mark MCQs. The papers will also consist of descriptive type questions. Apart from that, there are subjects which have the provision of practicals, which hold the weighatge of 30 practicals + 70 written. Check the latest Bihar board exam pattern here and get completely acquainted with it. To get more familiar with the question types for class 10 exams, students can download and solve the bihar board previous year question paper 10th pdf

BSEB Textbooks

Students of BSEB have the provision to download all the Bihar state books and refer to them according to their own convenience in offline mode. The Bihar State Text Book Publishing Corporation Ltd. is dedicated to providing online books. Students can also download Bihar board books from BYJU’S and start their preparation instantly.

Bihar Board Exam Dates

Bihar board exam or Bihar board pariksha for Classes 10 and 12 is generally conducted in the month of February, across various test centres in the state. All the students from the affiliated schools take up the Matric and Inter exams, every year to continue with their higher education. Students can check the BSEB exam dates here and prepare for their board exams accordingly.

Bihar State Board Exam Online Results

After the commencement of Matric and Intermediate exams, BSEB declares the results on their official portal. The results for Classes 10 and 12 are generally declared by June and the notification for supplementary exams are out thereafter. The supplementary exams are conducted every year for the students who fail to clear the board exams.

Bihar Board Examination Materials

Find the links for other Bihar Board Examination materials in the table below:

Bihar Board Previous Year Question Papers
Bihar Board Last 5 Year Question Papers
Bihar Board Model Papers

Frequently Asked Questions on Bihar Board


What is the full form of BSEB?

BSEB is actually a acronym. The full form for it is known as Bihar School Examination Board, a statutory body under the section 3 of bihar school examination act-1952, functioning under the govt of bihar.


When will Bihar Board 10th Result 2020 be declared?

In 2020, the result of Class 10 board exam is expected to be out soon. Last year, it was declared on 06 April 2019, by the Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) and 80.73% of over 16 lakh students who registered for the exams, successfully passed the examination.


How do I check my Bihar board results 2020?

Post the declaration of Bihar board results for Classes 10 and 12 , the results will be made available on the official website of the board i.e. Boards’ official website – Bihar board Students will be able to fetch their results by entering BSEB Intermediate and Matric Results 2020 by clicking on the respective links given for each class and entering the roll code and roll number in the specified space. Meanwhile, students can also check their Matric result on phone via SMS by typing BSEBROLLNUMBER and sending it to 56263.


What is the Passing Marks of Bihar Board Matric Exam?

Bihar board students have to get a score of at least 30 marks out of 100 in each subject. Overall, the students should score an aggregate of 150 marks. They should pass in all subjects except English and optional subjects if they are to be declared as passed. In social science, a student has to pass in theory and Internal assessment (literacy activity and project work) altogether obtaining at least 30 marks out of 100.


From where can I download the previous year’s question paper Class 12 of the Bihar board?

Most students look for resources from where would be able to find previous year or sample papers. There are various online resources from where students can download the Bihar board Class 12 previous year question papers. And one such resource made available for the convenience of the students is the Class 12 previous year papers at BYJU’S.


How do I appear for the Bihar Board Class 12 Compartmental Exam?

Bihar Board started the BSEB application process for the Class 12 compartment and special examinations from April 5, 2019. Candidates, who wish to apply can do so through the official website. This year, the exams were conducted in April. In order to appear in Bihar Board Compartmental Exam 2020, students will have to fill in the online exam form and pay the requisite fee of Rs 70 via online mode. Students can download the Bihar Board Inter/12th Compartmental routine 2020 from official website i.e.


Who Can Appear For Bihar Board Compartmental Exams?

Students who were not satisfied by the result or not able to pass the examination in the main subjects except Language can appear for the Compartmental Examination 2020.




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