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The full form of ICSE is: INDIAN CERTIFICATE OF SECONDARY EDUCATION

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What is the ICSE board?

ICSE was formed to conducts examination for general schooling students and is Non-governmental board for secondary school certificates. 

How is the ICSE board different from the CBSE board?

  • ICSE is considered tougher when compared to CBSE. The syllabus is more lengthy and requires a higher level of analytical skills.

  • ICSE students don’t have a mandated textbook to study from, unlike CBSE which recommends NCERT. 

  • ICSE gives equal priority to all the subjects whereas CBSE gives preference to maths and science. 

  • ICSE is more expensive and less popular than CBSE. CBSE schools can be found in any district of India. 

Is ICSE Recognised by the Indian government?

ICSE is recognized by the Government of India and also by all the Schools, Colleges and Universities across the country.  

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What are the advantages of being an ICSE student?

  1. ICSE encompasses all the subjects with equal priority and has a detailed syllabus for them.

  2. Students studying in ICSE will have better command on English which proves advantageous in exams like TOEFL.

  3. ICSE syllabus caters well to students interested in Humanities and management. 

  4. Focuses on the practical explanation of the subject and building analytical skills of the students. 

Who controls the ICSE Board?

The ICSE is controlled by the Council of ISCE (CISCE), it was established in 1958. The Board was established by the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate.

The Council was set up to control the main mechanism of a country, the education system; it secures the adaptation of its examination patterns in Indian educational system.

ICSE was registered as an infrastructure in 1967 under the Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860. In 1973, it was listed under the Delhi School Education Act. ICSE conducts school examinations in English medium.

What are the differences of ICSE and CBSE syllabus?

Both the ICSE and CBSE conduct 10th and 12th standard national examination in India but in terms of syllabus they are quite different. The CBSE syllabus is recognized by the NCERT (National Council of Educational Research and Training).

Likewise, the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE) is responsible for creating ICSE syllabus. CBSE Board tries to balance Science, Arts and Humanities and the students are more prone to Mathematics and Science.

Whereas ICSE’s focal points are Language, Arts and Science. The syllabus for both of the Board remains same throughout India.

Is ICSE Board tough?

Among all the Boards in India one can safely say ICSE is one of the toughest Boards managed by CICSE. ICSE has based its structure on CBSE that is why it is similar to AISSE (All India Secondary School Examination).

What are the disadvantages of ICSE?

  • ICSE has a rather long and extensive syllabus which can be a bother sometimes.

  • Most of the competitive exams of India is CBSE Board based, hence it is a bit of a drawback. 

Which board is easier to score  ICSE or the CBSE?

CBSE has much easier syllabus than ICSE but the scoring of CBSE is stricter when compared to ICSE. ICSE along with theory focuses on analytical skills too.

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