CBSE releases Handbooks for Teachers and Students – Download Handbooks PDF here

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Friday 08/11/2019 issued a notification regarding the release of handbooks for students and teachers.

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Friday issued a notification regarding the release of handbooks for students and teachers. These handbooks aim to provide all important information required by students and teachers at one place.

These handbooks were released by the Minister of Human Resource Development Ramesh Pokhriyal on November 1. Both the handbooks are available at CBSE websites.

  1. Handbook for Teachers : With the focus on making students future-ready, it has been felt that in addition to being aware of the expectations from the teachers by the Board, our teachers must also be equipped with the information required by them regarding their learners and related to their career improvement and advancement. We believe that a well-informed teacher can do wonders in a classroom.

The Handbook for Teachers is a source of information to teachers for the procedures, policies, roles, responsibilities, awards and resources related to their professional life. Beginning from basic information about appointment and qualification, this Handbook also contains a range of information, such as, teacher self-evaluation framework, details about the board examinations, subjects offered, use of technology, disaster management procedures to be followed, awards that teacher may apply for, and several other important and much-needed information about CBSE policies in the matters involving teachers.

It is expected that this handbook will answer most of the queries pertaining to the professional lives of teachers with regard to their association with CBSE.

  1. Handbook for Students: Students have so many questions related to pedagogy, subject choices, examination, CBSE activities, procedures etc. To address all their queries, CBSE has prepared the Handbook for Students containing details about the matters pertaining to academics, examination, personality enhancement activities, disaster management, cyber safety and other usual administrative procedures related to subject and date of birth change. This Handbook will, thus, be a one-stop solution for students.

Both these Handbooks are now available at CBSE website. You are requested to ensure that the information about these Handbooks is given to all teachers and students of your school. You are also requested to download these Handbooks and arrange for a discussion on each.

Discussions/ activities on the Chapters of the Handbook for Students can be planned for students. Participation in these discussions/ activities can be credited for the Portfolio for internal assessment. For any query in this regard, you may write to

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