ICSE is an examination conducted by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination. In December 1967, the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) was registered as a Society under the Societies Registration Act, 1860. In 1973, the Council was listed in the Delhi School Education Act 1973 to conduct “public” examinations. The ICSE Full form is the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education, a private board of secondary education in India. Here, students will find the complete details of the ICSE Board, which will include the council’s mission, the ethos of the council and examinations conducted by it.
The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) is committed to serving children through high-quality education. The council aims to empower them by creating exciting learning opportunities with a commitment to excellence.
- Trust and fair play.
- Minimum monitoring.
- Allowing schools to evolve their niche.
- Catering to the needs of the children.
- Giving freedom to experiment with new ideas and practices.
- Diversity and plurality – the basic strength for the evolution of ideas.
- Schools to motivate pupils towards the cultivation of:
- Excellence – The Indian and Global experience.
- Values – Spiritual and cultural – to be the bedrock of the educational experience.
- Schools have an ‘Indian Ethos’, strong roots in the national psyche and are sensitive to national aspirations.
The CISCE vast experience and wisdom is called upon in many forums such as the Council of Boards of School Education in India (COBSE), State Education Departments, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), the National Council for Educational Research and Training (NCERT), the Ministry for Human Resource Development and the Planning Commission. The CBSE board is a prominent companion of the ICSE board. Although both the boards strive to provide quality education to students, ICSE vs CBSE is still a topic of conversation for many parents and students.
The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations conducts 3 examinations as mentioned below:
- The Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE – Class X)
The ICSE Class 10 examination has been designed to provide a course of general education, in accordance with the recommendations of the New Education Policy 1986, through the medium of English. Therefore, private candidates are not permitted to appear for this examination.
- The Indian School Certificate (ISC – ClassXII)
The ISC Class 12 Examination is designed per the recommendations of the New Education Policy 1986, after a two-year course of studies beyond the ICSE examination or its equivalent examination, through the medium of English.
- The Certificate in Vocational Education (CVE – Year 12)
The CVE – 12 has been created as an examination, in accordance with the recommendations of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD). It was established under the National Policy of Education 1986 through the Joint Council of Vocational Education (JCVE). This examination can be taken by students after a two year course of studies beyond the ICSE exam or its equivalent exam, through the medium of English.
The subject choices and syllabuses prescribed for these examinations are varied. We hope this information has helped students in understanding the ICSE Board in a better way.