Categories of schools and institutes (both government and private) affiliated to the Bhutan Council for School Examinations and Assessments (BCSEA) are as follows:

  1. Higher Secondary Schools
  2. Middle Secondary Schools
  3. Primary Schools (III, VI)
  4. Institutes/Schools for Language and Culture Studies
  5. Special Institutes

Conditions and Criteria for Affiliation

  1. The newly opened schools/institutes intending to enroll students for classes X and XII are required to start from classes IX and XI respectively. The BHSEC and BCSE are two-year courses and the school/institute should offer the complete courses.
  2. The concerned schools/institutes intending to affiliate to BCSEA have to formally apply for affiliation well in time with a copy of approval letter from the Ministry of Education.
  3. The schools/institutes upgraded to MSS or HSS are required to formally apply to BCSEA for registration of candidates for BCSE or BHSEC before the start of the academic sessions.
  4. The principal of the school/institute should be formally appointed by the Ministry of Education; a copy of the endorsed document should be sent to the BCSEA.
  5. The affiliation shall be granted only upon physical verification and fulfillment of the requirements of the BCSEA.