Skill development vocational courses | CBSE to make students employable

Taking education a step further, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has now introduced Skill Development in schools from standard 9 onward.
With its recent changes in curriculum, the Board has asked affiliated schools to start Skill development vocational courses. This will prepare students to handle challenges of the job market with ease.
CBSE has shortlisted some private institutes which offer special training programs for Skill development. 
In order to take this initiative to a maximum number of students, CBSE has asked schools to tie up with these private institutes. 
The list, drawn up by CBSE, includes 35 skill knowledge providers in 11 areas, including retail, information technology, security, automobile, banking and insurance, hospitality and tourism, mass media and media production, health and beauty, music production, design, and medical diagnostics. 

CBSE Chairman, Mr.Vineet Joshi said, “This course is essential for students to excel and emerge successful in real life situations of work. 
This course will give them basic information of a working environment as they graduate from school. Skilled manpower and right exposure will help students to attain the best positions in various organizations.” 
The objective of introducing such a subject is to create a positive impact for the inclusive growth of students. 
Students studying in CBSE-affiliated schools will be given a choice to opt for these competency-based skill courses along with the general academic subjects in order to enhance their skills in their chosen field. 
Skill development courses will not only ensure employment of students post school but will also help them in pursuing higher studies in their favorite field due to the academic teaching given to them during this span.

CBSE Contact Addresses and Phone Numbers 2015

CBSE has set up a dedicated Call Centre for handling routine enquiries and grievances pertaining to various activities and functions of the Board. Students presently studying in various CBSE affiliated schools, candidates appearing in private examination, pass out students of CBSE Board, parents, School management, new school seeking CBSE affiliation, awardees of CBSE scholarship schemes, aspirants and applicants for NEET, JEE, CTET, JNVST and general public can approach the CBSE Call Centre for obtaining information of the procedures/rules and regulations of various activities of the Board.

General Enquiry: 011-22509256 – 59, 011-22239177-80

CBSE Helpline Number: 1800 11 8002

JEE (Main) Helpline Number: 8506061071-78

Note: One can call on all working days from Monday to Friday between 9:30 am to 7 pm.
One can also e-mail queries to,
One can also contact CBSE through a postal letter on the following address:
Central Board of Secondary Education [CBSE], Shiksha Kendra
2, Community Centre, Preet Vihar, Delhi-110301 INDIA
For better accessibility and convenience of the students, CBSE has for the first time setup a Centralized Call System. The students can call on the above number and get in touch with counselors for one to one telephonic counseling from 8 a.m upto mid-night.
For further convenience of the students, a toll free number has now been installed. Students can call the number from any part of the country. The operators will answer general queries and also connect them to the counselors for counseling.


Central Board of Secondary Education Head Office
“Shiksha Kendra”, 2, Community Centre, Preet Vihar, Delhi – 110 092.

ChairmanVineet Joshi, IASTel. 91-11-22023737, 23220154


Affiliation, Administration and Scholarship Matters
Secretary & CVO
Tel. 91-11-22549627, 22549628

Tel. (CVO) : 91-11-22524152, Fax:22025545

Examination MattersM C Sharma,
Controller of Examination
Tel.   91-11-22515828
CTET/JNVPitam Singh
Director (Special Exams & CTET)
Tel.  91-11-22235774
Fax: 91-11-22235775
Training & AcademicsDr Sadhana Parashar
Director (Training)
Tel.  91-11-23212603,23234324
Fax. 91-11-23234324
AdvisorB.M Gupta
Tel . 91-11-22542693
Email :
I.T. DepartmentDr. Antriksh Johri
Director (IT)

Kamal Kumar Khandelwal
Deputy Secretary (IT)

Tel. 91-11-22239188


EDUSAT & Vocational Education;P I Sabu
Director (EDUSAT)
Delhi RegionM V V Prasada Rao
Director (Delhi Region)
Tel: 011-22248885
Fax: 011-22248990
JEE (Main)Rajbir Singh
Joint Secretary

J K Yadav
Deputy Secretary

Tel. 91-11-22246095


NEETJoseph Emmanuel
Joint Secretary (OSD)
Tel. 91-11-22059683
Online Affiliation and Affiliation websiteShambhu Lal Prasad
Tel: 011-22520242, Fax: 011-22540655
CTETJaiprakash Chaturvedi
Assistant Secretary (CTET)
Tel. 22240104
Public RelationsMrs Rama Sharma
Public Relations Officer/ Public Information Officer
Tel. 91-11-22440083
Telefax. 91-11-22440083
Library and Information Officer
Tel. 91-11-22521081
Scholarship Matters
011-22509256-59 Ext. 218
General Enquiry
Tel. 91-11-22509256 – 59
RO Delhi: 22239177-80
JEE (Main) Helpline850606107178
CBSE Helpline Number

Regional Offices

Director (Delhi Region):
M V V Prasada Rao
Tel: 011-22248885

Regional Office
Central Board of Secondary Education, PS-1-2, Institutional Area, I.P.Extn. Patparganj, Delhi-110 092.
NCT of Delhi, Foreign Schools
Fax: 91-11-22248990 

Regional Officer:
D T S Rao
Tel: 91-44-26162213-14, 26161100

Regional Office
Central board of Secondary Education, Plot No. 1630 A, “J” Block, 16th Main Road
Anna Nagar West, Chennai-600040.
Tamil Nadu,Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Goa, Puducherry, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Daman and Diu
Tel. 91-44-26162214 /26162213
Regional Officer:
K K Choudhary
Tel: 0361-2229992-94, 85

Regional Office
Central Board of Secondary Education, Shilpogram Road (Near Sankardev Kalakshetra),
Panjabari, Guwahati-781037
Assam, Nagaland, Manipur, Meghalaya, Tripura, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram.
Telfax:91-361-2229992, 2229995
Regional Officer:
Pushpa K Wadhwa
Tel: 0145-2627460, 2629928

Regional Office
Central Board of Secondary Education, Todarmal Marg, Ajmer-305 030
Rajasthan,Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Dadra and Nagar Haveli
Regional Officer:
R. J. Khanderao
Tel: 0172-2585193

Regional Office
Central Board of Secondary Education, Sector- 5 , Panchkula – 134109 (Haryana)
Haryana,U.T.of Chandigarh, Punjab, J&K, Himachal Pradesh.
Tel: 91-172-2585193/2583547
Regional Officer:
S Devadas
Tel: 0532-2407970, 2407710

Regional Office
Central Board of Secondary Education, 35 B, Civil Station, M.G. Marg , Civil Lines, Allahabad-211 015
Uttar Pradesh, Uttaranchal

Regional Officer:
S U Sorte
Tele Fax: 0612-2295008

Regional Office
Central Board of Secondary Education, Ambika Complex, Behind State Bank Colony, Near Brahmsthan,
Sheikhpura, Bailey Road
Patna-800 014.
Bihar, Jharkhand
New Regional Office opened
Tel: 2295008, 2295080  

Regional Officer: 
A S Verma
Tel: 0674-2547312

Regional Office
Central Board of Secondary Education, 6th Floor, Alok Bharti Building, Shaheed Nagar, Bhubaneswar
West Bengal, Orissa, Chhattisgarh
New Regional Office opened
Computer Section91-674-2548412
Asstt Secretary91-674-2548212
AB Cell91-674-2548712

Teacher not able to Clear CTET ( Mandatory Test ) of CBSE

KOCHI: It has been made mandatory by the government for schools to appoint teachers who

have cleared the central teacher eligibility test (CTET) to improve the quality of teachers. However, with hardly any CTET-qualified candidates available in the state, the CBSE schools are busy hiring teaching staff before the academic session begins in June.

Sources reveal that hardly 5% teachers selected in CBSE schools in the state have cleared the test conducted by the board. Meanwhile, the state government has already made entrance exam compulsory for recruitment of teachers in government and aided schools.

“The CBSE has given five years to existing teachers in CBSE schools to clear the entrance exam but not many from the state are appearing for the test. Also, CBSE insists that the qualifying exam for new appointments should be CTET, but we barely come across teachers who have cleared CTET. We appoint teachers with NET or SET,” said Kerala CBSE school management association president T P M Ibrahim Khan.
CTET is conducted for the appointment of candidates at two levels — primary-level teachers (Class 1 to V) and junior-level teachers (Class VI to VIII) — in accordance with the provisions of the Right to Education Act.
The rationale for including CTET as a minimum qualification for a person to be eligible for appointment as teacher is that it would bring national standards and benchmark of teacher quality in the recruitment process. Sources said it was also expected to induce teacher education institutions and students from these institutions to further improve their performance standards besides sending a positive signal to all stakeholders that the government lays special emphasis on teacher quality. The validity period of CTET qualifying certificate for appointment is seven years from the date of declaration of results for all categories. There is also no restriction on the number of attempts a person can take for clearing the test. A person who has qualified CTET may also appear again for improving his/her score.
“We get almost 25 to 30 candidates for one teaching post. But none of them are CTET qualified. At present, we have difficulty in getting a teacher with language proficiency, good communication skills and excellent subject knowledge. In such a scenario, we can’t really hope to hire a CTET-qualified candidate,” said K Unnikrishnan, president of the Confederation of Kerala Sahodaya Complexes.
Sources reveal that hardly 5% teachers selected in CBSE schools in the state have cleared the test conducted by the board.

CBSE 12th Improvement Exam Admit Card 2014-15

This tutorial helps you to get an info about CBSE Improvement Exam Admit Card 2014-15. Hope it helps. Also consider similar posts that i had written on CBSE 12th Improvement Rules, CBSE 12th Improvement FAQ’S and CBSE 10th Improvement (EIOP) Rules
Candidates (For Improvement Exam, Compartment Exam and Private Candidates) willing to sit in examinations conducted by board will receive an intimation letter from CBSE pertaining to roll number and examination centre. Candidates are requested to show the letter at the examination centre they are allotted to collect their admit card from the centre itself.
Further you have to show this letter and collect your Admit Card and verify your date sheet from the above noted centre, from 15th February onwards. Please check all entries of your admit card including photo and in case of any discrepancy contact the CBSE office immediately on third (IIIrd) floor in case of Class XII and fourth (IVth) floor in case of Class X.

CBSE Admit card 2013 will soon be released by the Central Board of Secondary Education on their official website. So, students looking for CBSE admit card or Hall Ticket 2015 should visit this page frequently for regular updates or can follow the official website of CBSE for getting the required information on CBSE admit Card 2013.
The admit card of CBSE Improvement Exam will may or may not be posted to your homes, It depends on your CBSE region. If you get a letter from CBSE about your new exam center then you may have to collect your admit card from there.
Students appearing for CBSE Improvement Exam will get a letter from CBSE informing them about the exam center allotted to them. Then students will have to contact the exam center and collect the admit card from their respective exam centers. You may receive the admit card by post itself.
You will have to confirm from the respective exam center that weather they have collected the admit cards from the CBSE for you or not. Generally they collect the admit cards from CBSE by 15th February and allow students to collect admit cards from there by 25th February. Kindly note that these dates can change and you should contact your exam center as soon as you get the letter from CBSE.
If you don’t get the admit card even 2-3 days before the exam then you should Contact CBSE offices at your nearby location.

CBSE Private Candidate Admit Card 2014 

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) governs the regular as well as private exams for providing the comprehensive education to the students. The private exams are for those students who have not managed to pass the regular exam and want to reappear in the subsequent Board Exam. The private forms can be filled in for the class 10th and class 12th standards. The forms are made available in the regional offices of the CBSE in the months of Sept/Oct. it can be obtained by filling up the Application Form, three photographs of passport size and paying the charges within the last date. The Admit Card for the exams can be obtained from the official website or from the Regional Offices of the CBSE.

Procedure to Download Admit Card for CBSE Private Exam: 

1. Visit the official link of the CBSE and open the link for the CBSE Private Admit Card for Class 10th or Class 12th. 
2. Enter the details such as Name, Date of Birth, and Father’s Name Etc. in the spaces provided and gets the Admit Card through online. 
3. Print this Admission Card so as to bring it on the exam dates. Information regarding Admit Card for the private exam can also be received from the Regional Offices of the CBSE and in case, the Admit Card is lost, it can be issued from the R.O against the submission of application and charges required. 
NOTE: The Admit Card for the theory paper exams should be retained till the marks card or qualifying status for the exam is received. Students can get more info regarding CBSE Private Admit Card from the Official Website of the CBSE:

List of Syndicate Bank Branches for CBSE 12th Improvement 2014-15

CBSE students who are willing to apply for the improvement exam or the Private Candidates who are from Delhi or NCR can get examination form and deposit forms at the following branches of Syndicate Bank in Delhi/New Delhi area.
Private forms can be submitted to the said branches of Syndicate bank along with the examination fee. All the details about eligibility criteria and other procedure is mentioned in the form-cum-prospectus.
The application forms for Improvement examination will be available from July onward. You can purchase the forms of class X and XII from these syndicate bank branches in Delhi. Kindly note that application forms for private/Improvement Candidate will be available in these branches during normal business hours i.e.10.00 A.M. to 02.00 P.M.
*Marked branches where the timings will be 9.00 A.M. to 1.00 P.M.


Sr.Name of BranchAddressWeekly Off
1.East Patel NagarSethi Bhawan, Rajendra PlaceSunday
2.R K PuramTamil Sangam Building, Sec. 5, R K PuramSunday
3.Old Rajinder NagarOld Rajinder Nagar Main MarketMonday
4.Peera GarhiDTC Depot, Outer Ring RoadSunday
5.Asaf Ali RoadAsaf Ali Road, Humdard BuildingSunday
6.Azad PurA-257, G. T. Karnal Road, Derawal Nagar, Azad PurWednesday
7.Najafgarh1643, Thana Road, NajafgarhSunday
8.Punjabi BaghBuilding No. 2 and 3, Central Market, Main West Punjabi BaghSunday
9.Kashmere GateChurch Road Near Ritz CinemaSunday
10.Lajpat Nagar-IVDelhi Institute for Hotel Management, Behind Lady Sriram College for WomenSunday
11.Nangloi1 Najafgarh RoadMonday
12.Narela2114, Bawana RoadSunday
13.Mayur ViharA-1, Acharya Niketan, Mayur Vihar Phase-1Sunday
14.PatparganjDTC DepotSunday
15.I. P. EstateBahadur Shah Jafar MargSunday
16.Ashok ViharCentral Market Near Deep CinemaMonday
17.Hauz Khas2, Kaushalaya Marg ParkSunday
*18.Yamuna ViharDTC DepotSunday
*19.Nand NagariDTC DepotMonday
20.Seema PuriDTC DepotSunday
*21.Dev Nagar16B/6 D B Gupta RoadMonday
22.G.T.B. NagarKingsway Camp GTB NagarSunday
23.Janak PuriC-31, Community Center Near Janak CinemaSunday
24.Malviya NagarC-35, Malviya Nagar VSunday
25.RohiniCSC-2 Competent Plaza Comm Complex Sec. 5, RohiniSunday
26.K.G. MargConnaught Place, Jevan Prakash BuildingSunday
27.Nirman ViharVikas MargSunday
28.Sukhdev ViharOkhla DTC DepotSunday
29.Uttam NagarWZ-13 A and B, Main Najafgarh RoadSunday
30.Paschim ViharB-2 DDA Market, opp. Gurudwara, Paschim ViharSunday