National Examinations Board Nepal, also known as NEB, is the board which is responsible for conducting examinations of class XI and XII as well as class 10 in Nepal.
Previously, the examinations of class XI and XII were conducted by HSEB and the examination of class 10 by SLC board, but as per the eighth amendment of amendment of education act 2073 done recently, the responsibility was given to NEB. Due to the amendment, another change that occurred was to categorise our educational level into two categories, i.e., Basic (Grade 1 to 8) and Secondary (Grade 9 to 12) instead of four.
National Examinations Board
To talk brief about NEB, NEB is the advanced form of HSEB to be simple. HSEB was established under Higher Secondary Education Act, 1989. Talking about manpower, the employees are not replaced, but those who were working under HSEB also work under NEB. But the topmost two employees i.e., Vice-chairperson and member secretary are replaced. At present, the member secretary of NEB is Dilli Ram Rimal. Being the central office at Sanothimi, Bhaktapur, the board runs its various services through 11 different branches in the way that all the 75 districts are covered.
The result of examinations conducted by NEB is expected to be published at about 3 to 4 months after the date of conducting examination and not more while previously it took more than seven months. To check the results, the students can go to the website of NEB or use other online and offline mediums. Various mediums provide the students with result through SMS too but the result is not complete, and the students are not satisfied. So, the online mediums are preferred. Among the online mediums, the common ones are the website of NEB itself as well as other websites like that of NEB.NTC.NET.NP. For information, the website of the board has changed from www.hseb.edu.np to www.neb.org.np.
National Examinations Board Roles
To conclude, not only the name of a board has changed from HSEB to NEB, but also it has added further responsibilities to the board. I won’t say only responsibilities are added, but I prefer to say it has invited various challenges in front of NEB. Challenges come from planning to formulation and implementation phase as well. For instance, the board has to plan the syllabus of class 9 and 10 for sure, but it also has to plan the syllabus of lower grades so as to match the level of class 9 and 10. Not only this, as the whole system is changing to the grading system, it has already shown certain drawbacks which have to be corrected or at least been addressed by NEB. If NEB moves positive in overcoming the challenges that come at the time of its operation, then we can be sure that NEB will produce capable manpower as per planned.
NEB National Examinations Board District offices
With education policies being revised along with amendment of new constitution, some major transformations have been seen in the education and the school system in Nepal. HSEB (Higher Secondary Education Board) has transformed into NEB (National Examination Board). Formerly, HSEB looked after and regulated the education and examination of only Grade 11 and Grade 12. But with inclusion of Grade 11 and Grade 12 at the secondary level in school, it will regulate School Leaving Certificate (SLC) too. There are NEB district offices in respective regions to regulate the education and control overall Grade 11 and Grade 12 schooling.
Previously, SLC was issued upon successful completion of Grade 10. It used to be nationwide examination. This was controlled by Examination Controllers Office. However, Grade 10 examination has now been transformed to be controlled by regional offices. It will be in the Provincial or the regional level. HSEB was transformed into NEB as per the eighth amendment to the Education Act, 1971.
NEB National Examinations Board District offices everywhere
As per the amendment all the higher secondary level schools will now be managed by DoE with the help of NEB. All the operations of HSEB will be regulated by NEB. All the staffs working in HSEB are also now officially the staffs of NEB. With the extension of role, NEB shan’t only regulate Grade 11 and Grade 12 examinations but will also look after Grade 10 and Grade 8 examinations further. So far, Grade 8 examinations shall be at the district level, SEE – Grade 10 examination will be in provincial level and Grade 12 examination is set to be national level examination.
National Examination Board will control and regulate all the works via its central office. Meanwhile, it will coordinate through its district offices for district level governance. The certificates of the examinations will also be available for distribution via NEB district offices. Currently, National Examination Board is functioning with 11 regional offices in coordination with District Education Offices. These regional offices will be providing all the NEB related services to the students and District based offices. NEB plans to establish district offices in coordination with District Education Offices in all 75 districts of the nation. With recent transformation of HSEB to NEB, lots of revisions and edits are yet to be made. The work area and responsibilities have been added. NEB has also been planning to make additional regional and provincial offices for smooth operation.
NEB district offices and NEB central office
The central office of NEB is at Sanothimi, Bhaktapur. The former office of the HSEB has now been the central office for National Examinations Board. All the operations are regulated from the office based at Bhaktapur. The works are also redirected to the regional and NEB district offices.
NEB National Examinations Board Contact Information
National Examinations Board
Tel: +977 01 6630848, 6631586, 6630598.
Contact Information on district offices, regional offices and provincial offices shall also be updated soon. As soon as the National Examinations Board starts their operation from their respective regional offices, the contact information shall be made available. Stay updated for more information on National Examinations Board, NEB Results, NEB Examinations Routine.