The International General Certificate of Secondary Education is offered by the University of Cambridge Assessment International Examination (CAIE)
It is equivalent to Grade X of CBSE/ICSE.
As a skills based curriculum, IGCSE uses a wide range of assessment processes and techniques as an effective and appropriate means of measuring attainment.
The assessment pattern complements formal written examinations with
English Language is compulsory. Students ideally choose 5 or 6 subjects from the list of subjects offered.
An eight-point scale of grades is used
In order to obtain IGCSE certificate the students have to appear in any 5 subjects from any of the following categories :
If the student is able to pursue 7 subjects (two languages and one each from the remaining four groups and one more from any other group), then the student is able to procure the prestigious group award ICE (International Certificate of Education)