Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations

Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) which was established in 1958 is a national level, private, Board of School education in India that conducts the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education and the Indian School Certificate examinations for Class X and Class XII respectively.

History of CISCE


In 1952, an All India Certificate Examinations Conference was held under the Chairmanship of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, Minister for Education with the main objective to consider the replacement of the overseas Cambridge School Certificate Examination by an All India Examination. 

The inaugural meeting of the Council was held on 3rd November, 1958. In December 1967, the Council was registered as a Society under the Societies Registration Act, 1860. In 1973, the Council was listed in the Delhi School Education Act 1973, as a body conducting "public" examinations.

Examinations Conducted by CISCE


The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations conducts three examinations, namely, the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education for Class X popularly known as ICSE and Class 12 known as ISC. Variety of options are available for students to choose from.

ICSE (CLASS X)

The Indian Certificate of Secondary Education of Class X has been designed to provide an examination in a course of general education and ensures holistic development of the students. Private candidates are not permitted to appear for this examination.

ISC (CLASS XII)

The Indian School Certificate Examination is an examination, through the medium of English, after a two-year course of studies beyond the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (Year 10) examination or its equivalent examination.

THE C.V.E (YEAR 12)

The Certificate of Vocational Education Examination (CVE - 12) has been created as an examination, in accordance with the recommendations of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) through the Joint Council of Vocational Education (JCVE) established under the National Policy of Education 1986. This examination can be taken by candidates after a two year course of studies beyond the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (Year 10) examination or its equivalent examination, through the medium of English.

Awards Offered by CISCE

Derozio Awards

The Derozio Awards is given to principals and teachers for exemplary service to school education and human enrichment to those who have nurtured and motivated young talent.

National Award for Teachers
Every year the Government of India gives public recognition to meritorious services of outstanding teachers through the scheme of National Awards. From the year 2000 the Department of Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India has allotted five such awards to teachers of schools affiliated to Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations, New Delhi.

ICT AWARD

The Government of India, Ministry of Human Resource Development implemented National Awards for teachers for "Using ICT for Innovations in Education". The Award proposes to felicitate those teachers who have enhanced student learning by effectively and innovatively integrating technology in daily curriculum.

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