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Indian Certificate of Secondary Examinations (ICSE)

Indian Certificate of Secondary Examinations (ICSE)

The Indian Certificate of Secondary Examinations (ICSE) is an examination conducted by a private educational body of India, The Council of Indian School Certificate Examinations. Founded in the year 1958, the sole purpose to establish such council was to replace the overseas Cambridge School Certificate Examination by an All India Examination. Apart from the Indian Certificate of Secondary Examinations (ICSE), CISCE is also conducts the Indian School Certificate (ISC) for Class 12. Both ICSE and ISC examinations are known for their voluminous and extensive exam syllabus.

CISCE’s Mission:

The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations is committed to serving the nation's children, through high quality educational endeavors, empowering them to contribute towards a humane, just and pluralistic society, promoting introspective living, by creating exciting learning opportunities, with a commitment to excellence.

Examinations conducted by CISCE:

The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) conducts three examinations, namely, the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) for Class X, The Indian School Certificate (ISC) for Class XII and the Certificate in Vocational Education (CVE) for Class 12. The subject choices and syllabuses prescribed for these examinations are varied and aimed at nurturing the unique gifts of individual pupils.

THE ICSE (CLASS X)

The Indian Certificate of Secondary Education has been designed to provide an examination in a course of general education, in accordance with the recommendations of the New Education Policy 1986, through the medium of English. There are 7 subjects in the examination, out of which 4 are compulsory subjects, and 3 have a choice of subjects.

THE ISC (CLASS XII)

The Indian School Certificate Examination is an examination, through the medium of English, designed in accordance with the recommendations of the New Education Policy 1986, after a two-year course of studies beyond the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (Year 10) examination or its equivalent examination.

THE C.V.E (YEAR 12)

The Certificate of Vocational Education Examination (CVE - 12) has been created as an examination, in accordance with the recommendations of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) through the Joint Council of Vocational Education (JCVE) established under the National Policy of Education 1986. This examination can be taken by candidates after a two-year course of studies beyond the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (Year 10) examination or its equivalent examination, through the medium of English.

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