National Examinations Board of Nepal (NEB) has officially started its operation. Higher Secondary Education Board (HSEB) was transformed into National Examinations Board under the eighth amendment of Education Act, 2073. All the operations previously handled by then HSEB will now be under the operational responsibilities of NEB. The new website of NEB is

HSEB previously managed higher secondary schools operations and permission along with the scholarships. They shall now be managed by Department of Education. Meanwhile, curriculum development and related operations will be controlled by Education Development Center.

National Examinations Board will now control the examinations of Grade 11 and Grade 12 along with the examinations of Grade 10. NEB will also be responsible for conducting Grade 8’s examination in district level and managing Grade 10 examinations in regional or provincial level.

By the provisions of the Education Act, National Examinations Board of Nepal will be responsible for regulating and controlling the school level examinations in Nepal. Moreover, it will also be the controlling body to standardise examination system in the school level in Nepal.

Unlike HSEB, NEB has now been introduced as an important body responsible for the education development in the nation as per the Education Act. NEB has started functioning under their new seal as well as documents. Moreover, all the fixed and current assets of HSEB have also been transferred to National Examinations Board.

The Board in NEB will include members in the following designations:

  • Chairperson (1)
  • Vice Chairperson (2)
  • Members (7)
  • Member Secretary (1)

NEB Rights, Responsibilities and Duties

Following are the rights, responsibilities and duties of the National Examinations Board of Nepal

  • Responsible for working for the policies drafted by the Ministry of Education
  • Monitoring and evaluation of School Education Examination standards and controlling to enhance the quality
  • Planning and implementation of long-term plans for the board
  • Evaluate and permit the Board’s annual budget and programs
  • Manage necessary funding sources for the smooth functioning of the board
  • Preparation of term and annual report to the ministry
  • Controlling of other duties as defined

NEB Offices and Operations

The office that HSEB previously worked from has now been NEB’s central office. NEB has been conducting all of their operations from the office based at Sanothimi, Bhaktapur. NEB is regulating the examinations of Grade 11 and Grade 12 via Examination Controllers Office. Similarly, NEB is also controlling the examinations of Grade 10 with Examination Controllers Office.

The board is issuing certificates to the students from its central office as well as its district offices. The certificates include board’s stamp along with the statement of attesting that states. The certificate has been issued by the National Examinations Board under clause 41 (2) of the Education Act (8th Amendment), 2073 B.S. (2016 A.D.).

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National Examinations Board Working Area

National Examinations Board’s working area has been extended. NEB will control the examinations of Grade 10 as well as the examination that will be taken at the end of secondary education. As per the new amendment in the education act, Grade 11 and Grade 12 also come under secondary education level.

What to Study after NEB examination?

Everyone be confused thinking about the future. Mostly, after NEB class 12 examination and results Everyone gets worried on choosing the sector study after your NEB results. Thousands of people same like your tension are at present across the country.

You can go to any of the sector like: medical, engineering, pilot, forestry, agriculture, CA, BBA or even also towards journalism if you are a +2 science graduate, But if you have passed out your +2 in management, humanities or education, you have narrowed your fields and you can go into the field relating with these subjects only like teacher, BBA, BBS, CA, Journalism and so on.

Subjects to study for Science students

If someone wants to be a creator of things, design something or wants to get involved in creative sector, Science can be best option for them. For those who can manage their time and really wants to study hard after class 12 also, Science is the best option.

One can choose carrier in fields like Medical, engineering, Computer science, Agricultural science, BSC Nursing, Dental are most popular field of today’s generation. Carrier option varies from students passing grade 12 with physics, mathematics and chemistry (PCM) combo and for those with combo of physics, biology and chemistry (PCB).

For PCM:

Students can go through Engineering. Engineering involves several other branches: Computer engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil, Electronic, Electrical, Automobile etc.

They can also join Electronic sector, Environmental science, Computer Science or Hardware also.

For PCB:

These students carry a wider sector than another students. They can go through:

  • Medicines
  • Dental
  • Veterinarian
  • Lab technician
  • Home science
  • Forestry
  • Biosciences
  • Pharmacy

Subjects to study for management students

Commerce is only the backbone which controls the market and economy of any company. Most of the students are confused on what after 12th commerce. You can join:

  • Bachelor in Business Administration (BBA)
  • Bachelor in Business Studies (BBS)
  • Bachelor of Commerce (B.COM)
  • Bachelor in Hotel Management (BHM)
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Charter Accountant (CA)

Subjects to study for humanities and arts students

For those who are very creative, Field of Art and Humanities are best for them. But still, in our country humanity is taken as a subject having no scope. But Humanities and Art have a very diverse stream mainly dealing with literature, sociology and political science.

Mass Communication and Journalism can be the best options for students from this sector. Also Students can go towards travel and tourism, business management, English studies, trade and much more. They can also involve in the sector of Sociology.

Students can also take courses about Fashion designing, Radio Jockey, Aviation sector and so on.

What to do after NEB Examination?

In student life, there often comes situation when you have to take decisions for the future. One of such situations is after HSEB exam when the students keep asking themselves what to do after NEB examination. If you are the student who has just taken NEB exam, then this post is for you. This post will help you to understand the situation and take a right decision at that right time.

Let me ask you first. What did you do after SLC examination? What did you do in that holiday of about 3 months after SLC? Did you join some computer classes or take entrance preparation course? Or you didn’t do anything besides enjoying your holidays. If you really took some entrance course at that time, you know that had helped you in your entrance exam for +2 and that had increased your knowledge.

If you didn’t do anything at that gap, you probably regret when you think about that. You will also have some gap of several months just after NEB exam. What I mean to say is you should not waste that holiday gap. You can have fun but you should also utilize that holiday gap for your betterment.

Go through the following points that will help you to know what to do after NEB exam:

  • You should choose the field of study according to your interest.
  • Utilize the holiday gap after NEB exam by indulging yourself to some computer classes. Computer is essential for anyone these days.
  • If you want to be admitted in some top colleges or universities after NEB, then you have to take some entrance preparation course. The top colleges will choose students according to the student’s performance in entrance exam.
  • If you want to get scholarship, then you take some entrance preparation course and prepare yourself for the entrance exam of colleges and universities.

This is the world of competition. In every field, the competition is rising and you have to be smart to thrive in this world. It’s good for you if you don’t waste your gap of holiday after NEB exam. Hope this will help you to know what to do after NEB.