CBSE vs State Board, Which is Better? Know Difference between State Board & CBSE

CBSE vs state board – Hello friends, there are many students in the country who are confused about selecting the board for XII after passing 10th class. They find it difficult to understand whether the State Boards will be right or the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). Because performance in 12th Class exam matters to a great extent for admission to good educational institutions for higher studies.

Difference between State Board and CBSE board-

On the basis of the 12th class result 2025, many higher educational institutions in the country allow admission to students, but there are some institutes where the entrance examination is conducted for graduation. 

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After the declaration of the Class 10 results 2025, the students who have passed class 10th are now appearing in a state of tussle between the CBSE and state boards for the studies of 11th and 12th.

CBSE vs State Board – Syllabus

CBSE and state boards follow the same pattern for intermediate studies. NCERT books are taught in both boards. Check latest CBSE 2025 syllabus class 10 and CBSE class 12 2025 syllabus.

CBSE vs State Board – Types of Questions

Talking about the questions asked in the exam, the level of questions in CBSE exams is higher as compared to state boards, which makes it easier for the students to prepare for higher education like engineering, management etc.

In state board examinations, there may be repetition of questions many times and, to a large extent, the questions can also be found from the ‘question banks’, whereas in CBSE it may be rare and its questions are not easy to predict.

CBSE vs State Board – Mental Development

The level of CBSE students is better than other state boards. This means that a CBSE board student may not need to prepare separately for competitive exams, like- JEE Main, NEET, etc. Whereas, a state board student may find it difficult to understand the questions in these entrance exams.

CBSE vs State Board – Marking Criteria

The marking scheme of CBSE is very good and students may get some marks even for writing half correct answers or drawing diagrams. State board’s marking scheme is also somewhat lenient.

CBSE vs State Board – Result 

CBSE board exam result is also good as compared to state boards. Apart from this, the average pass percentage is also better at CBSE as compared to state education boards.

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State Board vs CBSE – Conclusion

In fact, many experts believe that all the state boards of the country follow almost the same syllabus. It is also easier to crack the state board than CBSE, because the CBSE examinations are conducted in all CBSE affiliated schools simultaneously at the national level. 

It is seen that if students are expert at rote guessing, then they should feel free to choose state boards than CBSE, but if they can understand the concept and write answers in their own language, then CBSE is a better option for them.

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