Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE)

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Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) has cancelled the compartment tests for the Class 12 board exams 2024.

About Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE)

  • CISCE is a privately held national-level board of school education in India that Supervises and controls the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE).
  • It was established in 1958. Over 2,100 schools in India and abroad are affiliated to the CISCE.
  • It has been designed to deliver an examination in the course of general education through the medium of English, in accordance with the recommendations of the New Education Policy 1986.
  • CISCE conducts three examinations, namely, the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE –Class X); The Indian School Certificate (ISC - Class XII) 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
  • CISCE approves English as the medium of instruction.
  • It does not allow a private student to appear for the exam, which has not been studying in ICSE affiliated school.
  • 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.

Q1) What is the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)?

It is a national-level educational board for both public and private schools in India. CBSE is under the direct supervision of the Indian government. Every year, CBSE also holds its national board examinations for students in classes 10th and 12th. The CBSE board follows the NCERT curriculum for all of its affiliated schools. 

Source: CISCE Board cancels ICSE, ISC compartment examinations; new re-evaluation scheme to be introduced in 2024