The CISCE further regulates the norms of the schools, which are in turn following the CISCE education syllabus, and are wide spread with its presence all over the country, but are not sponsored by the Indian government, mostly the Anglo-Indian schools in India would fall under this category.


A private and non-governmental body of school education, namely the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) was established in the year 1956 in India in order to act as the governing body of Indian council to administer the education syllabus, adhering to the education standard of the University of Cambridge in India. Further, it conducts two types of examinations, namely the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) examination and the Indian School Certificate (ISC) examination, well the ICSE is meant for k-10 public board examination and is equivalent to the first two years of high school program in India, and the ISC is equivalent to the K-12 public board examinations, equivalent to the 12th standard public examinations in India.


The ICSE examinations are conducted for the class 10 board examinations, besides designed for providing education under the category of general education and also in accordance with the New Education Policy, 1986 in India with English as medium of instruction. Private candidates are not allowed to appear in for the examinations and thus, the candidates are accepted only through their schools, which in turn is affiliated to the CISCE board.


To get the ‘pass certificates,’ it is essential to appear for 7 subjects, including second language, out of which the pass marks are expected at least from 5 subjects, which mandatorily should include English. The ‘supplementary pass certificates’ will be issued to the candidates who have attained the pass certificates in addition to the pass standard in one, or more of the subsequent examinations too, the pass mark for each subject accounts to around 35%.


The ISC is an examination meant for the 12th grade, which accepts the students who have completed the ICSE examinations in their 10th grade. The students are allowed to choose their desired subjects from a wide range of offerings, such as fashion design, biology, political science, etc… This examination is followed in many countries worldwide, for example in Scotland, the ISC examination is considered as equivalent to the senior examinations in the University of Scotland, and in also in many universities in UK, Dubai Modern High School, and DPS International Singapore, etc… With more, or less the same procedures and education policies as that of the ICSE, the ISC accepts the candidates who have been awarded with the pass certificates in their ICSE level with mandatory pass marks in English and other five subjects, moreover it also doesn’t allow any private candidate to join in the study course.


Under ISC, the pass certificates are bestowed to the students who attain a pass mark in four, or more subjects in addition to achieving pass marks in the internal social productive work and community service, which is assessed internally at the school. The supplementary pass certificates are issued to the students who have scored the pass certificates, besides the achievement of pass marks in one, or more subjects.

The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) is a school board in India, Which conducts ICSE and ISC Exams.