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The Council was established in 1958 by the University of Cambridge Local Examination syndicate and is governed by Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) CISCE).

It is registered under the societies Registration Act No. XXI of 1980.

Aims & Objectives

  • To equip the students with an in depth curriculum covering a major gamut of academic / vocational subjects.
  • To enhance and hone language skills.
  • To apply the knowledge acquired in unfamiliar and real life situations.
  • To develop a scientific temper, attitude and problem solving skills.

Structure / Examination

  • The Council conducts an examination at the end of the X year of schooling .
  • The ICSE Council only gives the scope of syllabus, it does not prescribe any text books except in English (Grades IX and X).
  • ICSE prescribes syllabi only for IX and X .
  • It gives freedom to its schools to adapt the curriculum and teaching methodology for the student’s benefit.


Group I (Compulsory)
External - 80 Marks / Internal - 20 Marks
2nd Language
External - 80 Marks / Internal - 20 Marks
History, Civics and Geography
External - 80 Marks / Internal - 20 Marks
Group II (Any Two)
External - 80 Marks / Internal - 20 Marks
Group III (Any One)
External - 80 Marks / Internal - 20 Marks
  • Choice of Subjects given.
  • The candidates appear for II papers in 7 subjects.
  • The council awards pass certificates to student who have attained the pass standard in at least 5 subjects which must include ENGLISH.
  • Pass marks for each subject are 33%.

Salient Features

  • Communicative approach to language teaching.
  • Updated information collaborated with technological skills.
  • Holistic development through co scholastic school based evaluation.
  • Value education through an integrated curricular approach.

Subjects Offered

Group I (Compulsory)
Second Language
History, Civics and Geography
Group II (Any Two)
Group III (Any one of 13)
SUPW (Social Useful Productive Work)

Life Skills

After Grade 10

  • The INDIAN SCHOOL CERTIFICATE examination conducted by the ICSE at the end of Grade 12.
  • Students have to appear for English as a compulsory subject plus three, four or five elective subjects as per the desired stream.
  • Equivalent to pre University courses and A Levels.

In a nutshell…

  • The ICSE gives priority to content and its application. It concentrates on building blocks of knowledge.