Azad Jammu & Kashmir board of intermediate and secondary education is the only educational body which is providing its educational facilities and services to the aspirants of Azad Kashmir. Since the board came into existence, it is the only educational body which is working in Mirpur. In the past, before the establishment of AJK board, the Azad Kashmir area was integrated with Board of Intermediate and secondary education Lahore. All the educational affairs of this region were handled and managed by the officials of Lahore board even the aspirants were used to appear in their final matriculation and HSSC level exams under the supervision of the Lahore board.
BISE AJK started its functioning as an independent educational body for the Kashmir region in 1973 after the orders given by the government of Azad Kashmir.
The main aim behind the establishment of this board was to facilitate the students of the particular region in every possible way. Since its existence, this educational body just like the other educational boards across the country is organizing the secondary school certificate (SSC) and higher secondary school certificate (HSSC) level exams in strict and transparent environment.
The very first exams of the above mentioned levels under the command of BISE AJK board were organized in 1974 just after the one year of its establishment. At that time, almost six thousand one hundred and sixty were students were appeared in both matric and intermediate level annual exams.
There is no doubt that today this board is enjoying a great repute among the others because of its best educational facilities and services provided to the students of that region. The scope of activities both curricular and co-curricular of Board is increasing with every passing day. It is also the reason that the literacy rate is increasing in Kashmir and the neighboring areas and the board struggling hard to make the future best of the students of state.
The main aim of BISE AJK is to organize secondary school certificate and higher secondary school certificate exams for the students living and studying in Mirpur, Azad Kashmir and in the nearby areas.
Azad Jammu & Kashmir board is following the rules, regulations and the educational policies of the BISE Lahore board. Hence, it organizes the exams of SSC and HSSC level in the similar time frame in which the Lahore board organizes the exams for both regular and private students.
In March, annually it holds the exams of 10th class and 9th class. In the past, it conducts these exams in combined form however now since last few years the board is conducting these exams in parts for the ease of students.
Just like the matriculation level, the officials of board also organize intermediate level exams in parts and these exams are usually conducted every year in May.
Before appearing in the abovementioned levels exams it is compulsory for every candidate studying in 10th class or 12th class level and living in that region to get register through the board otherwise the board doesn’t permit them to sit in the exams.
The final exams result of 10th class and inter level every year announces after the interval of almost three months of conducting exams. Normally, the result of matric level announces in July while annual exams result of HSSC usually announces in September.
After the publicly announcement of annual exams result 2018, the higher authorities of board also grants cash prizes and certificates to the board toppers of 10th class and 2nd year.
Furthermore, every year, the chairperson of AJK board also announces merit based and need based scholarships mainly for matric level students to assist them in continuing their further studies.