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.
HSEB to 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.