- Board functions under Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
- Functions as regulatory body.
- It is a statutory body under the ministry, regulator the public. Exhibitions of films under the provisions of Cinematography Act (1952)
- U → Unrestricted public exhibition.
- A → Restricted to adults.
- U/A → Unrestricted public exhibition but with a word of caution. That parental discretion is required under 12 years.
- S → Restricted to any special class of persons.