A private, non-governmental body of school education, it conducts two qualifying examinations – the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) and Indian Certificate of School Education (ISC). Though it is an all-India board, it is a non-governmental body (unlike CBSE).
An autonomous, non-governmental body of school education, the Council for The Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) is an All-India body that conducts public examinations. The Council is responsible for the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE), Indian School Certificate (ISC), and the Certificate of Vocational Education (CVE) examinations.
CISCE: Key Focus Areas
The CISCE lays special emphasis on the usage and application of the English language in its schools. The CISCE prescribes the textbooks to be used for English subjects. The medium of instruction is also compulsory English.
CISCE has made the teaching of Environmental Education compulsory at all levels.
Internal assessment is a key part of the evaluation system. The overall scores are aggregated at the ICSE and ISC levels with the scores students attain in the external assessment examinations.
The CISCE has maintained a firm stand on the continuation of the board exams (unlike CBSE), which they see as an essential part of their system.
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