Indian Certificate of Secondary Education Board(ICSE)

The Indian Certificate of Secondary Education Board is one of the standard board in India, responsible for conducting examination for class 10 (Class X). The examination is conducted by the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE). The Exam has been designed according to the New Education Policy came in 1986, in India, through the medium of English. Through that date, the demand for ICSE affiliated schools are increasing regularly. Read more: http://fullformdirectory.in/icse.html#ixzz43p1Utdxm


1) Total Number of Schools Affiliated with CISCE: Approx. 1000
2) Areas of Operation: India, UAE, Singapore, Indonesia
3) Subjects Offered ICSE in 2013-64 with 23 Indian languages and 12 are foreign languages.
4) Subjects Offered ISC in 2013- 50 with 23 Indian languages and 12 are foreign languages.


1) Course curriculum is wide, covering a range of topics to explore overall growth of students.
2) CISCE prefers to give more practical Knowledge and focus more on analytical skills.
3) Subject selection options available to students to follow their liking for a particular subject.
4) The CISCE board has equal focus on languages, science and art and encourages students to choose across diverse topics / subjects for their Class-12 exam.


1) Students may find syllabus a bit cumbersome.
2) Students would find it hard to shift to other boards or Pre-Science Colleges (11-12 Standards)
3) Higher Fees
4) Although Major Entrance Exams syllabus is based on CISCE, the fact that the seats for those courses are open for all students in India. And colleges which are coming under state universities have more reserved seats for students from state boards. So students from CISCE board who wouldn’t crack entrance exams face problems in getting admission in state university colleges as they have very less number of seats for CISCE Board.

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