Secondary Certificate is equivalent to the Xth standard. Eligibility for taking admission to Secondary Programme is minimum 14 years of age as on 31st August  for those who want to take the first exam in April-May and 28/29 February for those who want to take their first exam in October-November. There is no restriction on choice of subjects and combinations, except that minimum one language has to be taken. Learners can choose their subjects from the BOSSE List of Subjects as given below:

Table 1 : List of Subjects for Academic Courses

Group A (Language Subjects)

SR. NO.CODESUBJECT
1101Hindi
2102English
3103Urdu
4104Sanskrit
5105Bengali
6106Punjabi
7107Assamese
8108Nepali
9109Odia
10110Kannada
11111Malayalam
12112Tamil
13113Telugu

Group B (Non Language Subjects)

SR. NO.CODESUBJECT
1201Mathematics*
2202Science & Technology*
3203Social Science
4204Economics
5205Business Studies
6206Home Science*
7207Psychology*
8208Indian Culture & Heritage*
9209Accountancy*
10210Painting*
11211Date Entry Operations*