The Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) examination is an examination conducted by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations, a private, non-governmental board of school education in India. The examination is designed to provide a course of general education as per the New Education Policy 1986 (India) through the medium of English. Private candidates are not permitted to appear for this examination.
Previously called the Senior Cambridge, it was adopted for Indian requirements. The Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) is the examination conducted by the Council for Class 10 and the Indian School Certificate (ISC) is the examination for Class 12.
The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations, the governing body for ICSE was established, in 1958 by the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate with the assistance of the Inter-State Board for Anglo-Indian education. In 1973, the Council was listed in the Delhi School Education Act 1973, as a body conducting "public" examinations.
The Work of the Council : The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination conducts three examinations, namely, the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE - Year 10); The Indian School Certificate (ISC - Year 12) 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.
The Indian Certificate of Secondary Education examination is a school examination and the standard as per the same is a course of ten years duration (Classes I-X).
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The ICSE board is moderated and designed by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations conducted by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations, a private, non-governmental board of school education in India, for grade 10.
The governing council for ICSE was established in 1958 by the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate and was registered as a Society under the Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860 on 19 December, 1967.
Following are the conditions for the entry into ICSE curriculum:
Subjects of Examination:
Part I: Compulsory- Internal Examination or Internal Assessment
Candidates for the examination are required to have completed satisfactorily, courses in:
(a) A third language from at least Class V to Class VIII (Internal Examination).
(b) Art (Internal Assessment).
(c) Socially Useful Productive Work and Community Service (Internal Assessment).
(d) Physical Education.
(e) Education in Moral and Spiritual Values.
(f) Environmental Education (as per syllabus prescribed).
GROUP I: (Compulsory)
1. English 80% 20%
2. A Second Language 80% 20%
3. History, Civics 80% 20% and Geography
4. Environmental Education 80% 20%
GROUP II: (Any two of the following subjects)
5. Mathematics 80% 20%
6. Science 80% 20% (Physics, Chemistry, Biology)
7. Economics 80% 20%
8. Commercial Studies 80% 20%
9. Technical Drawing 80% 20%
10. A Modern Foreign 80% 20%Language
11. A Classical Language 80% 20%
12. Computer Science 80% 20%
13. Environmental Science 80% 20%
14. Agricultural Science 80% 20%
GROUP III: (Any one of the following subjects)
15. Computer Applications 50% 50%
16. Economic Applications 50% 50%
17. Commercial Applications 50% 50%
18. Art 50% 50%
19. Performing Arts 50% 50%
20. Home Science 50% 50%
21. Cookery 50% 50%
22. Fashion Designing 50% 50%
23. Physical Education 50% 50%
24. Yoga 50% 50%
25. Technical Drawing Applications 50% 50%
26. Environmental Applications 50% 50%
27. A Modern Foreign Language 50% 50%
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