Uttar Pradesh Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad ((Hindi: उत्तर प्रदेश माध्यमिक शिक्षा परिषद्)) or Uttar Pradesh Board of High School and Intermediate Education is a board of school education in Uttar Pradesh State of India. The UP Board prepares syllabus for students from Class I to Class XII, for schools affiliated with it. It conducts three board examinations: the Middle School Exam for Class VII, the High School Exam for Class X and the Intermediate Exam for Class XII, which is a school-leaving examination. It provides the syllabus for these examinations, whose scores are necessary to gain admission in higher study institutes. Apart from Government Schools, i.e., Government Inter College (GIC) for boys and Government Girls Inter College (GGIC) for girls, the majority of private schools through the state also affiliate themselves with the UP Board. The medium for education provided by UP Board is either English or Hindi. Previously at High School level there were different streams of education namely, Arts, Science, Fine Arts, Agriculture, Technical Education, Commerce, etc.. But taking into consideration the need of a common core curriculum up to Class Xth, the Board revised its High School curriculum from its examination of the year 2000. Now in the new curriculum, there is no choice from several streams, instead there are 6 compulsory subjects viz., State language, i.e. Hindi, one other language, Social Science, Science, Mathematics and one subject of Moral, Physical, Socially Useful Productive and Social Work education, wherein, there is no external public examination, but continuous internal evaluation is done. There is only one optional subject.
UP Board is headquartered at Allahabad and governs 9,121 schools. The Board is holding the examinations and currently preparing the results of nearly 3.2 million students. It is the largest examining body in the world.
The U.P BOARD ensure that no child is deprived of secondary education of satisfactory quality due to gender, socio-economic, disability and other barriers. improve quality of secondary education resulting in enhanced intellectual, social and cultural learning. We ensure that all students pursuing secondary education receive education of good quality. We ensure to provide higher education to our students.. It aims to provide universal education for all children between 15–16 years of age. We help students in their education to choose the best path for their bright future.
The High school and Intermediate examination is conducted annually and simultaneously all over the state ofUttar Pradesh. Presently, the Board is holding the examinations and preparing the results of nearly 32,00,000 students.