The Central Board Of Higher Education came into existence in 1956 as per with its head-quarters at New Delhi with different branches. The Board started with a staff of officials allocated from Punjab University, Chandigarh and various states conducted the examination of matriculation level (10th Class) and Intermediate(12th Class).
The Board started conducting the Middle examination with effect from 1957 to improve educational standards at Middle level. The Board adopted 10+2 pattern of education and conducted XII class examination under the new scheme with effect from 1957. It started conducting 10+2 Vocational examination from the board come under existence, keeping in view the need and relevance of vocationalization of education in the backdrop of the fast changing economic scenario. Further, in order to reach out to the unreached, the Board established Haryana Open School and thereby started bringing into the fold of education those who could not get formal education or could not continue it due to varied reasons.