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    What to choose between CBSE and SSC

    Confused between CBSE and SSC Boards? Wondering which one is better and easier? No worries, find advice from experts for all your concerns on this page.

    My sister has completed 8th standard from SSC Board, Andhra Pradesh. She is brilliant in her studies and gains minimum of 90% in all examinations. Now her parents want her to move to CBSE in 9th standard.
    She hesitates to join CBSE assuming that CBSE is tough than SSC when adopted at this level.
    Could you please suggest if this is a better idea to join her in CBSE in 9th standard?
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  • My opinion is that let her continue in SSC and after SSC she can go for +2. I don't feel any advantage for a good student who concentrates on the studies whether he is in SSC or CBSE. For all practical purposes, both are same. Many students who are getting good ranks and getting seats in prestigious institutes are also from SSC and Intermediate stream also. My brother's son done Intermediate after SSC. He secured very good rank in IIT entrance and got admitted to IIT Gowhati for B.Tech in CSE.
    Another accept you have to look is the student's interest also. As you say she is hesitating to join. As such, I feel it is better if she continues in the same stream and guides her in such a way that she will get a good percentage and good rank in the entrance tests for further studies as per her interest.

    always confident

  • If the parents are in transferable jobs, liable to be transferred to other states, then CBSE is the proper choice as there would not be difficulty, rather will be more easy in migrating to a CBSE school even in another state.

    However there is no such problem of transfers, then, having come up to this level it will be difficult for the student for a transplant . Let her continue in the same board and school.That will give her comfort and confidence to study well and get good grades.

    But she may be encouraged to learn more than what is taught under the syllabus and acquire a wider knowledge and practice in the subjects and communication skills,so that she will find it easy in any institution she joins after passing SSC.

  • The CBSE standard is very high, and is far ahead of any State Board. This is one truth that should be accepted.

    That said, please do note that the transition to the CBSE syllabus is not that very difficult. May be, a little bit of private coaching for your sister, in mathematics, may only be needed. The secret is to join the school immediately, and get your sister coached on the portions of the CBSE, even now, before the school re-opens.

    Those in the CBSE standard of education, find it far more easy and naturally more able, to crack the IIT JEE or the NEET examinations.The standards in these competitive examinations is much higher than that of the State Board.

    So, just do not hesitate. Counsel your sister and instill confidence that she can do it. She will. In fact, she can launch herself into whatever suits her best, in the plus two stage.

    All the very best.

  • The education system is split into primary, secondary and senior secondary levels. These levels play a significant role in building up one's career goals and achievements. SSC stands for Secondary School Certificate and CBSE stands for Central board of Secondary Education. Both are in a secondary level. Syllabus of both board is also tough. Vedic Mathematics teach in state board syllabus but in CBSE board there is a different level of maths taught. If she wants to prepare for competitive exams then it is bettar to choose CBSE board.
    The Central Board of Secondary Education (abbreviated as CBSE) is a Board of Education for public and private schools, under the Union Government of India. Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has asked all schools affiliated to follow only NCERT curriculum. CBSE School is responsible for preparing the syllabus for the secondary and senior secondary levels. CBSE affiliates all Kendriya Vidyalayas, all Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas, private schools, and most of the schools approved by central government of India.
    CBSE is recognized by the NCERT (National Council of Educational Research and Training) with the aim to operate a chain of central schools (Kendriya Vidyalaya) that could cater to the government employees who are in transferable jobs.
    Although the certificates provided by CBSE is globally valid. yet CBSE has a better footing in the subcontinent than SSC. The syllabus prepared by CBSE is more suitable for qualifying in various entrance examinations, including the medical and engineering professional exams. CBSE is extremely focused on science and maths with a lot of attention paid to the application of knowledge. The CBSE remains a popular choice for a number of reasons. The Board exams, which are one of the first few public examinations that a student appears for, are based on the syllabus for one year.

  • It seems that this has become a new fashion trend. Every year the difference in syllabus between CBSE and State Boards is being reduced, and every year people are shifting their children to CBSE. I think there is absolutely no need to shift your sister from State Board to CBSE.

    If you are determined to shift the student, do it after Xth Board examination.

    "If you are killed in action, you go to Heaven. If you win, you rule this Earth (as beautiful as Heaven). That is why, O son of Kunti, take a firm resolve and fight!"-- Shrimad Bhagwad Gita

  • There is a concept in the minds of the people that CBSE has got an advantage over SSC when appearing for various entrance exams like IIT. To some extent, it may be true that due to a match between the CBSE syllabus and pattern of the exam in these coveted places.

    The fact is if the student is laborious and intelligent he can cover the concerned syllabus as well as try the question banks of CBSE as well as the SSC so that he gets a thorough idea of the subject. This will give him the flexibility of appearing in any competitive exam.

    There is no such rule that a CBSE student should not try the questions on the pattern of SSC and vice versa. So it does not make much difference for a hardworking and laborious student that he takes admission in CBSE or SSC pattern college.

    Knowledge is power.

  • You will be different views for this common question. So, please gather suggestions and then make an informed decision. Most people and experts rank CBSE higher than state board in order of difficulty. You sister is brilliant and scores a minimum of 90%.

    I would suggest to go positive for the change over. With the CBSE degree in 10th and 12th, the vital benefits are her chances of getting into the competitive exams (IIT-JEE) and doing well would be better.

    Initially, she may find some difficulty and would need some external support after school hours but she would catch up. I say this because, if she manages 9th in CBSE with support, she would be better placed to do well in the important CBSE X exams and further on. CBSE is widely accepted in any university in India and she would not have any difficulty to consider education beyond Andhra Pradesh. My suggestion would be instead of discouraging, encourage and give her the chance to change over and most importantly you and parents have to support her during the initial months of her IXth in CBSE so that she does not get discouraged or disheartened about the difficulties.

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