NEB- National Examination Board

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The National Examination Board (NEB) is an essential institution in Nepal’s education system, responsible for conducting and managing examinations for Class 10 (Secondary Education Examination, SEE) and Class 11 & 12 (School Leaving Certificate Examination, SLCE) at national levels.

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Established in 2016, NEB plays a very important role in ensuring quality, fairness, and consistency in educational evaluations all across the country.

Key Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Developing and conducting examinations: NEB manages and administers two key examinations:
    • Secondary Education Examination (SEE): Conducted at the state level for Class 10 students.
    • School Leaving Certificate Examination (SLCE): Conducted at the central level for Class 11 and 12 students.
  • Maintaining examination standards: NEB ensures consistency and fairness in exams across the country, upholding high quality and promoting equality in assessment.
  • Guiding school education assessments: NEB provides support and guidance to schools and local authorities in conducting internal and external assessments at different levels.

Composition and Governance:


NEB operates as an autonomous body governed by a diverse board. This board consists of renowned educationists, representatives from relevant ministries, educational institutions, and subject experts.

Composition and Structure:

Board MemberRoleRepresenting
ChairmanHeads the BoardGovernment of Nepal (appointed based on recommendations)
Vice PresidentAssists the ChairmanMinistry of Education
MemberSupports the BoardJoint Secretary to the Ministry (School Education)
MemberProvides expertiseDirector General, Education Department
MemberOffers insightsExecutive Director, Curriculum Development Center
MemberRepresents vocational trainingMember Secretary, Council of Technical Education and Vocational Training
MemberEnsures quality controlController of Examinations, Tribhuvan University
Member (3)Contributes diverse perspectivesBoard nominees with expertise in teaching, education administration, and examination (at least 2 women)
Member (2)Represents school leadershipMinistry nominees from community and institutional secondary schools (at least 1 woman)
Member SecretaryManages Board operationsMinistry-designated senior employee from Nepal Education Service

Provincial and Branch Offices of the Board:

The 7 provincial offices and 5 branch offices of the National Examination Board are working in coordination with the district-based education development and coordination unit to provide services.

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NEB is committed to continuous improvement and innovation in the assessment system. Some current initiatives include:

  • Introducing new technologies: Utilizing technology to streamline exam administration and processing.
  • Developing new assessment methods: Exploring innovative ways to measure student learning.
  • Collaborating with stakeholders: Working with educational institutions and experts to strengthen the assessment system.

By fulfilling its critical role in Nepal’s education system, the National Examination Board contributes to fostering a well-educated and skilled workforce for the future.

By upholding its commitment to quality, fairness, and transparency, the National Examination Board plays a vital role in shaping Nepal’s future by nurturing a well-educated and skilled workforce. Readmore

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