Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board came into existence during the year 1966. It conducts examinations for class 10th of affiliated schools and 11 other examinations like Karnataka open school, Diploma in Education, Music etc. The Board has Bangalore as its headquarters. Examination related issues pertaining to four educational divisions are addressed by divisional secretaries or ex-officio Joint Directors of the Board at Belguam, Kalaburgi and Mysore. KSEEB headquarter at Malleshwaram, Bangaluru houses the Secretary’s office for Bangalore educational division also..

Every year nearly 8.5 lac students appear for the SSLC (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) examination which will be conducted in March/April of every year. The Board re conduct the same examination in the month of June for the benefit of the students who fail in main examinations. Nearly 2.20 lac students take the supplementary examination.