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Tamil Nadu State Education Board

Tamil Nadu is the largest South Indian state, which is known as one of the literate states in our country. As per the 2011 records, the rate of literacy in this state ranges from 80 to 81%, which is estimated above the national average. According to the education surveys for schools, students and teachers, Tamil Nadu state ranked number one position among all other Indian states.

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Latest Notification

  • The Directorate of Government Examinations, Tamil Nadu (DGE, TN) has released the Provisional Certificate for First Year Higher Secondary Examinations, 2021. Click here to download it.
  • The DGE, TN has released the list of registration numbers of the FIrst Year candidates whose marks have changed, following revaluation and retotalling of the Higher Secondary Examination, September 2021.
  • The DGE, TN has released a notification for the revaluation and retotalling of marks of the Hr Secondary Examination, September 2021, for the First Year candidates.
  • The DGE, TN has released the list of registration numbers of the candidates whose marks have changed, following retotalling of the SSLC, September 2021.
  • The DGE, TN has issued a notification for the candidates for retotalling of SSLC Supplementary Marks, September 2021.

Tamil Nadu Board of Secondary Education | TNBSE

The Tamil Nadu Education Board is one of the oldest education systems in India. The origin of the Education Department was first established in the year 1826 by the Governor of Madras Province, named Sir Thomas Munro. The main objective of the Board is to have the highest literacy both in the Tamil Nadu state and all over India. The first high school was opened in the year 1841, the State Secondary Education was established in the year 1910, and the first SSLC Public Examination conducted all over the Tamil Nadu state was in the year 1911.

Native Name

அரசு தேர்வுகள் இயக்ககம்

TNBSE Full Form

Tamil Nadu Board of Secondary Education


Governmental Board of School Education




Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Primary Language

Tamil, English

Key People

Director of Govt. Examinations: Mrs. D. Vasundara Devi

Secretary (sec.) & Joint Director (Personnel of Govt. Exam): Mrs. K. Sangamari

TN Board Class 10 Previous Year Question Papers

Students preparing for the Tamil Nadu state board exams can find the last Previous Years Question Papers solved in the links below for the respective years. These previous year papers listed below will help the students to practise well and ace the Tamil Nadu State Board exams. The last 5 year Question Papers for Class 10 with Solutions and just the Class 12 previous year papers are easily accessible from these subject-wise and year-wise links provided for the Tamil Nadu State Education Board exams.

Education System in Tamil Nadu

The minimum entry age for students joining pre-primary Classes in Tamil Nadu should be between the age group of 3 to 4 years. The structure of education in the Tamil Nadu State is mainly based on the national level pattern, which includes 12 years of schooling, consisting of pre-primary, primary, middle, higher and followed by the secondary school of education. Later, students are free to pursue their higher secondary school of education either at the university or in colleges, by selecting any of the general academic streams and other technical courses offered by their respective colleges or universities.

The Tamil Nadu State Board of Education evaluates the student performance and their improvement by conducting two different board exams –Class 10 and Class 12 before moving to their vocational courses and higher studies.

Chennai, the capital city of Tamil Nadu state is called the home for many educational and research institutions. IIT Madras, one among the top centres of engineering education in India, and Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship Chennai is considered as the top MBA institute in India. Altogether, the Tamil Nadu State has 2,550 schools, 1,150 colleges, and 37 universities.

In the year 2002, TN board of Education established a new board for school examination by merging the existing two different boards – Board of Secondary Education and Board of Higher Secondary Examinations and was named as Tamil Nadu Board of Secondary Education. The other streams include:

  1. The Anglo India stream.
  2. The Matriculation stream.
  3. OSLC – The Oriental School Leaving Certificate.
  4. SSLC – Secondary School Leaving Certificate stream.
  5. HSC – Higher Secondary Certificate stream for Class 11 and 12.

Tamil Nadu Board Latest News And Notifications

TN Board Date-Sheet

Students who are preparing for the exams can have a look at the exam dates here. The Class 10 and Class 12 Exams for 2021 were cancelled in 2021. This year, the Board has scheduled two revision tests, from January 19 to 28, 2022, and another from March 21 to 29, 2022. The Board Exams are likely to be held in May 2022. In case the Board Exams cannot be held due to the pandemic, the results will be published, depending on the performance of the Revision Tests. Hall-Tickets for the same can be downloaded from the official website. For latest date updates, check out pages TN Board SSLC Date-Sheet and TN Board HSE Date-Sheet.

The Curriculum or the Subjects for TN Board

There are both Tamil medium and English medium schools which are run both by the Government and private education system and are affiliated to the CBSE, ICSE, TN State Board or the TN Matriculation board. The main subjects for Class 1 to 10 include – Hindi, English, Tamil, Mathematics, Environmental Science (for Class I-III), Science (from III-X) and Social Science.

Tamil Nadu Board Exams and Results

The main exams of SSLC and HSC are generally held in between the months of March, and April and supplementary exams in the months of June and October. The other exams are conducted by the Tamil Nadu board according to the school standards. The results are released in between the months of June and July. However, owing to the COVID-19 pandemic situation, the time can defer slightly. Students can check and download all the TN Board Exam related information, including the timetable, Tamil Nadu State Board Syllabus, and results to stay updated.

TN Board Exam Resources

TN Board Syllabus

The entire syllabus for the Tamil Nadu state board is designed after extensive research by the subject experts, under the guidance of the Tamil Nadu Education system and are prepared according to the respective Classes. The TN Board syllabus is changed and updated periodically to provide the highest quality of education. All the Tamil Nadu State Board schools follow the Samacheer Kalvi syllabus in order to provide a good quality of education for all students without any discrimination.

TN Board Question Papers

Students will be more aware of the Tamil Nadu State Board exam pattern once they go through the previous year question papers. They will also get an idea of the marking scheme. Practising the Tamil Nadu Board question papers will help the students to increase their speed and make them more confident

TN Board Sample Papers

Solving a large number of sample papers is quite beneficial for students. By practising these sample papers designed for each subject, students can revise their chapters and can also gauge their preparation level. It will also help them to improve the time management skill and learn about the question paper pattern.

TN Board Class 12 Sample Papers

Tamil Nadu Board Class 11 Sample Papers

TN State Board Class 10 Sample Papers

Samacheer Kalvi Books

The Samacheer Kalvi books explain even the complex concept in a simple language. It is the best resource for students of Class 1 through 12. It gives proper and accurate information with the help of interesting examples and illustrations as required. The TN board textbooks also give a recap of the concepts and exercises given and provide the students with enough practice before the exams.

Get 6th-10th Samacheer Kalvi Books Download Free PDFs

Find Tamil Nadu State Board Books For Classes 11 and 12 – Download Free PDFs

Tamil Nadu SSLC Last 5 Year Question Papers with Solutions

Tamil Nadu SSLC Class 10 Maths Question Paper and Solutions

Tamil Nadu Board SSLC Class 10 Science Question Papers with Solutions

Tamil Nadu Board SSLC Class 10 Social Science Question Papers with Solutions

Tamil Nadu Board SSLC Class 10 English Question Papers

Tamil Nadu HSE 2nd Year Question Papers

Tamil Nadu HSE 2nd Year Class 12 Maths Question Paper with Solutions

Tamil Nadu HSE 2nd Year Class 12 Maths Question Papers

Tamil Nadu HSE 2nd Year Class 12 Physics Question Papers

Tamil Nadu HSE 2nd Year Class 12 Chemistry Question Papers

Tamil Nadu HSE 2nd Year Class 12 Biology Question Papers

Tamil Nadu HSE 2nd Year Class 12 Botany Question Papers

Tamil Nadu HSE 2nd Year Class 12 Zoology Question Papers


Introduction To TNSCERT

Formerly, TNSCERT was referred to as the State Institute of Education (SIE). It was established in 1965, and was responsible for resolution of problems related to school education, under the purview of the Directorate of School Education.

By the 1970s, SIE was upgraded to the State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT), which became a prominent state-level organisation responsible for designing the curriculum, developing and executing training programs. It is also the authority in implementing the Right To Education Act within the state of Tamil Nadu. TNSCERT also provides education and training for teachers, promotes professional skills and ensures that the requirements of all the stakeholders are met.

Academic Excellence

TNSCERT designs the curriculum based on specific needs and skill sets echoed by various industries. This means, education is intertwined with current trends and practices in various industries. It bridges the gap between the academic curriculum and professional knowledge, thereby ensuring employment.

Functions and Roles of TNSCERT

  1. TNSCERT organises programmes essential for Elementary Teacher Education
  2. Organises training programmes aimed at skill updation for teacher trainers/educators.
  3. Provide training to teachers in-service.
  4. Organises research work under the purview of the state.
  5. Development of curriculum aimed at Teacher Education
  6. Creation of resources aimed at Teacher Education
  7. Sets benchmarks for Quality of Teacher Education (both pre-service and in-service)
  8. Promotion and development of professional skills for teachers.
  9. Development of quality textbooks for Class 1 through 12
  10. Creation and development of software aimed at educational TV programmes.
  11. Promotion of quality in school education

Stay tuned with BYJU’S to get more information and latest notification on the Tamil Nadu Education Board, including the exam dates, results, hall tickets, syllabus, important question, sample papers, and other study materials like the Samacheer Kalvi 10th Books and more.

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