CISCE, New Delhi

The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations, New Delhi


The council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) is committed to serve the nation's children through high quality educational endeavors, empowering them to contribute towards a humane, just and pluralistic society, promoting introspective living, by creating exciting learning opportunities, with a commitment to excellence.


In 1952, an All India Certificate Examination Conference was held under the Chairmanship of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, Minister for Education. In October 1956 at the meeting of the Inter-State Board for Anglo-Indian Education, a proposal was adopted for the setting up of an Indian Council to administer the University of Cambridge, Local Examinations and Syndicate's Examinations in India and, to advise the Syndicate on the best way to adapt its examination to the needs of the country.

The main focus of the Council is educational, and includes the promotion of science, literature, the fine arts and the diffusion of useful knowledge by conducting school examinations through the medium of English. The Council exists solely for educational purposes and not for profit.

Key Advantages

  • Enriched Curriculum: highly recognized all over India & Abroad especially at Std X & XII level.

  • ICSE (X) / ISC (XII) curriculum prepares students for all kind of competitive exams.

  • Board is distinguished by their holistic grounding and strong English language skills.

  • Curriculum is integrated and has greater emphasis on development & testing of the Application/ Logical thinking skills and creativity of students.

  • Bifurcation of subjects like Science into Physics, Chemistry & Biology and Social Studies into History Civics & Geography right from class VI onwards.

  • Examination pattern is more of application level i.e. objective & Subjective.

  • Option of Science & Commerce streams available from class IX itself to prepare a strong foundation.

  • A large variety of compulsory & optional subjects offered along with nine foreign languages. (Click here to know the subjects offered at SGVP)


For more information about the Council and subject-wise syllabus, you may visit the official website: