The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations
) is a private, non-governmental board of school education in India
. It conducts two examinations in India
: the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education
) and the Indian School Certificate
). The CISCE was set up in 1956 at the meeting of the Inter-State Board for Anglo-Indian Education a proposal was adopted for the setting up of an Indian Council to administer the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate
's Examinations in India. It is an all-India, but not a government sponsored board (unlike the CBSE and NIOS). It is based in New Delhi
The Indian Certificate of Secondary Education
(ICSE) Examination is a K-10 public board examination for students in India who have just completed Class X (equivalent to the first two years of the 4 year High School
programme). Seven subjects are to be taken by the candidates, of which four are compulsory and three have a choice of subjects.
Similarly, the Indian School Certificate
(ISC) Examination is a K-12 public board examination for those completing Class XII (equivalent to the end of the 4 year High School
programme). Candidates must have English
and Environmental Education as two of their subjects, and then may choose either three, four or five more subjects to give exams for.
The CISCE does not accept private candidates, and they must come only through the (English medium) schools affiliated to the CISCE. The medium of examination is... Read More