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CBSE Skill Expo and Guidance Festival 2023: Empowering Students for Future Success

Explore CBSE Skill Expo and Guidance Festival 2023, an event dedicated to empowering students for a successful future through skill development and guidance.

In a bid to foster innovation, creativity, and informed decision-making among students, teachers, and parents, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is back with an exciting event that promises to be bigger and better than before. The CBSE Skill Expo and Guidance Festival 2023, building upon the success of its previous editions, aims to provide a platform where students can explore various career paths, acquire job-ready skills, and receive expert guidance to navigate the complex world of career choices.

Inspiring Dreams and Exploring Pathways

One of the key highlights of the CBSE Skill Expo and Guidance Festival is its ability to inspire young minds to dream big. By showcasing success stories and role models from diverse fields, the event ignites a spark of motivation, encouraging students to focus on skill development and aim high. The festival also helps students discover an array of skilling and career options available to them, enabling them to make informed choices about their future endeavors.

The modern job market is rapidly evolving, with new industries and fields emerging at a swift pace. The CBSE Skill Expo and Guidance Festival bridges the gap between education and industry by offering insights into current trends and emerging sectors. Students gain valuable exposure to industries such as Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Data Science, and more. This insight assists them in aligning their skill development with the demands of the ever-changing job market.

Preparing for the 21st Century

The skill expo also emphasizes the importance of acquiring essential 21st-century skills. Communication, critical thinking, adaptability, and more are discussed to prepare students for the challenges of the future. These skills go beyond academic excellence, enabling students to thrive in a world characterized by constant change and innovation.

Guidance and Counselling

Recognizing the significance of expert guidance and counseling, the festival offers group counseling sessions for students. These sessions help students understand their strengths, interests, and potential career paths. This personalized approach empowers students to make well-informed decisions regarding their educational and career journeys.

Parental Involvement and Holistic Development

The involvement of parents is a crucial aspect of a student’s growth. The CBSE Skill Expo and Guidance Festival recognizes this by engaging parents in the skill development and career planning process. A supportive environment at home plays a pivotal role in facilitating better decision-making by students. Moreover, the event underscores the importance of holistic development, focusing not only on academics but also on skill acquisition and personal growth.

Themes and Guidelines

The festival is organized under themes such as ‘Local to Global’, ‘Future Tech’, ‘Health and Wellness’, ‘Hospitality & Tourism’, ‘Sustainability & Environmental Conservation’, and ‘AVGC Sector (Animation, Visual Effect, Gaming, Comics)’. Participating schools can register under different categories and present projects that showcase creativity, innovation, and real-world application. The use of eco-friendly materials is also encouraged to promote sustainability.

Themes for the Skill Expo 2023

Local to Global Sub-themes shall be intimated in due course of time through separate notifications
Future Tech
Health and Wellness
Hospitality & Tourism
Sustainability & Environmental Conservation
AVGC Sector (Animation, visual effect, Gaming, Comics)

Guidelines for Participation:

  • To participate, schools must register using the provided link mentioned in the notification. The registration timeline for the skill expo will be given separately, as per the schedule.
Eligibility for Participation

Eligibility for Participation:

Students can join in two categories:
Category I: Classes 6 to 10
Category II: Classes 11 to 12
A School Team includes:
1 teacher & 2 students per skill
1 mentor Skill teacher
The skill expo has two levels:
  • Schools can showcase a minimum of one and a maximum of three skills.
  • Each school can register at least two teams.
  • Once registered, the names of students and the mentor teacher cannot be changed during any stage of the exhibition.
  • The school team that participates at the Regional and National Levels must remain the same.
  • Once selected, themes/sub-themes and chosen skills cannot be changed.
  • Projects/exhibits can involve:
    • Processes used to create items/products.
    • Application of entrepreneurship.
  • Eco-friendly innovative materials should be used for exhibit preparation.
  • Contact Information:
  • Teams need to submit project details (title, description, materials used, images, video) within the given time-frame mentioned in the notification.
  • Entries will be screened before the regional/national level exhibitions.
  • Schools can independently present a skill or involve experts in the respective field.
Exhibit Assessment Criteria

Exhibit Assessment Criteria:

Criteria Weightage
Creativity and imagination 20%
Originality and innovativeness 15%
Scientific thought/principle/approach 15%
Technical skills, workmanship, craftsmanship, etc. 15%
Entrepreneurship, scalability, and societal utility 15%
Economics (low cost), portability, and durability 10%
Presentation effectiveness and relevant explanations 10%

Event Schedule

The CBSE Skill Expo and Guidance Festival 2023 will be held across various cities, with each city’s regional office overseeing the event. The schedule spans from September to November, with the grand National Event taking place in Trivandrum. This widespread approach ensures that students from all regions have the opportunity to participate and benefit.

Schedule of the Events

Schedule of the Events:

Sr. No Tentative Dates Duration of the Event Proposed City Concerned Regional Office of the Board
1 September 13, 2023 (Wednesday) 01 Day New Delhi Delhi East
Delhi West
2 September 20, 2023 (Wednesday) 01 Day Dehradun Dehradun
3 September 27, 2023 (Wednesday) 01 Day Guwahati Bhubaneshwar
4 October 5, 2023 (Thursday) 01 Day Surat Ajmer
5 October 11, 2023 (Wednesday) 01 Day Bangalore Bangalore
6 October 17, 2023 (Tuesday) 01 Day Chennai Chennai
7 November 01, 2023 (Wednesday) 01 Day Varanasi Prayagraj
8 November 14, 2023 (Tuesday) 01 Day Trivandrum Trivandrum
9 November 15, 2023 (Wednesday) 01 Day Trivandrum National Event


The CBSE Skill Expo and Guidance Festival 2023 serves as a bridge between education and the future job landscape. By inspiring dreams, exploring diverse pathways, and providing expert guidance, CBSE continues to empower students to make informed decisions about their careers. The festival is more than an event; it’s a journey towards holistic growth, innovation, and successful futures.

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