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ICSE & ISC

The Council has been so constituted as to secure suitable representation of: Government of India, State Governments/Union Territories in which there are Schools affiliated to the Council, the Inter-State Board for Anglo-Indian Education, the Association of Indian Universities, the Association of Heads of Anglo-Indian Schools, the Indian Public Schools’ Conference, the Association of Schools for the ISC Examination and members co-opted by the Executive Committee of the Council.

The CICSE short for Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination is a private board of school education in India. Founded in the year 1958, the council is committed to serving nation’s children through high quality of education. The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) is the conducting body for three national level examinations, namely Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) for Class 10 and Indian School Certificate (ISC) for Class 12 and Certificate of Vocational Education Examination (CVE - 12). Both ICSE and ISC exams are renowned for their lengthy syllabus.

 

Examination

The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations conducts three examinations, namely, the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE –Class X); The Indian School Certificate (ISC - ClassXII) and the Certificate in Vocational Education (CVE - Year 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. Private candidates are not permitted to appear for this examination.

  • 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.

 

ICSE Curriculums Details and Exam Pattern:

  • Class 1-5

The focus is basically on skills refinement of the students. Schools that are under CISCE can select their own textbooks from class 1 to 5. The board has set certain guidelines that every school have to follow so the syllabus is relevant to all the students studying under ICSE board.

  • Class 6 to 10

There is no prescribed syllabus but only guidelines are provided for the students of class 6, 7 and 8. However, for class 9 and 10, council provides a well-structured syllabus. A list of books is also provided by the council for the schools to choose the best ones for their students. There are no specific books set by the council.

  • Class 11 to 12

Students can select their own stream. It can be either Science, Arts or Commerce. A well-planned syllabus is prescribed the board to help teachers in preparing a creative and effective curriculum.

 

Some Important ICSE Preparation Tips

Dedication and hard work are the key to cracking any exam of any board and same goes for ICSE also. However, there are certain preparation tips specific for some subjects. Go through these ICSE subject wise preparation tips to get a detailed insight into every subject.

  • Mathematics: You need to build your basic concepts first for Maths. First and foremost, the important thing to do is getting thorough with your school books and then only think to move to R. S Aggarwal for Olympiad’s preparation. The conceptual questions of this book help you to build a strong base.
  • English: Grammar and Writing section needs an extra focus as these are the sections where students usually end up losing marks. Practice ISCE 10 and ISC 12 Previous year questions papers and refer to revision notes for an adept preparation of writing sections.
  • Science: These are the years which forms the groundwork for the upcoming competitive exams. Hence, you are advised to pay undivided attention to Physics and Chemistry. Biology doesn’t require that much attention as it is mostly theoretical in this stage. Do your practice well and make sure that you grasp all the concepts of Physics and Chemistry.
  • Social Science: Mugging up Social Science is a myth. The concept becomes so much clearer when you get the basic information about working of our government or the incidents that happened during the independence period of India. No need to by heart the complete subject, instead understand the subject which will help you to recall more during the exams. You will also be able to relate it current affairs and events.
  • Hindi: One the best advantages of this subject is that it is very scoring if you do your writing practice well. Solve a plethora of ICSE Class 10 Previous year question papers to make sure that your writing skills improve drastically.