The Board was set up in the year 1921 at Allahabad by an act of United Provinces Legislative Council. This Board is one in India which, from the very start, had adopted 10+2 system of examination. The first public examination after 10 years education is High School Examination and after the 10+2 stage, there is Intermediate Examination. At present there are 9121 secondary schools recognized by the U.P. Board of High School and Intermediate Education.