Before 1976, all the High and Higher Secondary Schools of Tripura were affiliated under the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education and the students of Tripura had to appear at the School Final and Higher Secondary Examinations conducted by the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education.
It was in 1976 that the Tripura Board of Secondary Education conducted its first Public Examinations - School Final Examination [old system], Madhyamik Pariksha (Secondary Examination) [new system], and Higher Secondary Examination [old system]. Subsequently, Higher Secondary (+2 stage) Examination [new system] was introduced in 1978.
With the abolition of old courses, the Tripura Board of Secondary Education now conducts 2(two) major Public Examinations --- Madhyamik Pariksha (Secondary Examination) and Higher Secondary (+2 stage) [ both General and Vocational courses ] Examination since 1981. With the passage of time the core curricula were also changed from time to time and ultimately adopted the syllabi as per NCF, 2000 guidelines from 2006. The Syllabi and Question Pattern as per guidelines of NCF, 2005 are under active consideration of the Board.
The Board has introduced the Madhyamik Madrassa Education in 2009.
Initially the Board started its journey in a rented building, and subsequently in the first 15 years of its existence had to shift from one rented house to another because lots of administrative logistic problems. However, it was in early 1992 that the Tripura Board of Secondary Education - find itself housed in a spacious present four storied building.
The Tripura Board of Secondary Education is one of the few Boards in the country which has introduced Centralised Evaluation system from its very inception.
Headed by the President of the Board, Tripura Board of Secondary Education is governed by a Governing Body. The Act provides for constitution of several Committees, and each Committee headed by the President , and the Secretary acting as its Convener.