The West Bengal Board of Secondary Education is the West Bengal state government administered autonomous examining authority for the Standard 10 examination (or secondary school level examination) of West Bengal, India. The examination for the 10th standard is called the Madhyamik Pariksha or secondary examination. The Madhyamik examination is conducted annually and simultaneously all over the state of West Bengal and also in affiliates of the board located outside West Bengal, elsewhere in India. More than 10, 50,000 examinees take the exam each year.
The administration of the Board is run in a democratic and decentralized fashion (the Board members are elected from relevant constituencies) There are eight subject in this board.It is constituted with sixty-five members with the President is at the helm.Of the sixty-five members thirty-six are elected from amongst the teaching and non-teaching staff of the recognized institutions and the others are ex officio members. The different constituencies from which the elected and nominated members are appointed is clearly spelt out in the act, while the ex officio members include the Director of School Education, Presidents of West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education, West Bengal Board of Madrasah Education, West Bengal Board of Primary Education etc.
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