ICSE  Entrance -  Indian Certificate of Secondary Education

About  ICSE:
ICSE or Indian Council of Secondary Education India is an autonomous educational body which is known for its standard educational pattern that allows students to get quality education without bottleneck pressure that can hamper students’ creativity. This board is recommended as an instructional delivery institution. It also offers distance education programs and hence, students who are staying away from institutions, can get the facility to complete the courses as per their convenience. ICSE India has done a remarkable contribution in education and due to this; students from any part of this country get quality education with a robust learning environment, which makes them capable to fulfill any kind of job-oriented requirement. The most positive aspect of this board is that it analyzes students’ learning requirement thoroughly and balances these with the current job-oriented needs and finally, it designs each syllabus, which gives students requisite knowledge as per their standard. The board provides several streams of study and for that, it prepares worthwhile study materials that make students’ learning experience flourish.
  • The ICSE board was established in 1958 and it was started to replace the Cambridge school certification examination. This prestigious board is run by the ICSE council and this council was registered in 1967 under the Societies Registration Act, 1860.  Later in 1973, it got listed under the Delhi School Education Act of 1973. The board was listed as a body, which conducts public examinations. ICSE board conducts examinations in English medium in India.
  • The board maintains a viable educational system which is especially designed by keeping in mind the needs of working professionals, who can improve their skills and expertise as per the current job-oriented demands. Moreover, the board also offers scholarships to the meritorious students for their further studies. The board maintains a worthwhile learning procedure to meet some specific needs of students all over India and world. It provides the best educational pattern in this country as each syllabus, learning method and other study materials are designed under the strict supervision of real teachers, who practically interact with the students and understand their problem areas. Most importantly, according to the global trends, each ICSE syllabus is modified from time to time and hence, pupils, who are studying under this board, can keep themselves updated in all respects. It gets its recognition due to its well-accepted syllabi and examination pattern. 
  • With this board students can get extensive option while choosing subjects. The board does not impart the textbook-oriented education. Rather it takes care of the overall development of students and gives the lenience to choose different books including contemporary books. It offers standard syllabus for English and therefore, it makes each student eligible to communicate with others globally. The board includes more projects and practical works in each syllabus so that students can learn each subject thoroughly without memorizing concepts blindly. These practical and project-based assignments give students the opportunity to become more familiar with each subject.
  • The main objective of this board is to give students a standard educational platform where they not only get requisite subject knowledge as per their standard, but also can get all-round development in all respects. The board was started to meet the objective to provide a world class standard in education. It has been designing well-accepted syllabi and other useful study materials including sample papers, question papers and others since its inception. The board conducts examinations for different standards including 10 and 12. This eminent board not only examines the general education of students, but also assists them in nurturing their skills in a requisite manner.


Some Positive Aspects of ICSE Board:

The board does not offer textbook oriented education and hence, students get freedom to nurture their creativity and qualities. 
  • The board maintains a world class educational standard and also offers extensive subjects. 
  • ICSE board makes students involved in active learning and it develops the habit of research  on various topics, as well.
  • Students’ proficiency level in education is judged thoroughly.
  • ICSE course structure is quite congenial.
ICSE  Syllabus:
Syllabus is a worthwhile learning material, which consists of relevant information as per students’ learning demands and it is generally designed systematically to make students more interactive with the subjects that they need to understand in each standard. Syllabus is structured on the basis of the conclusion of the extensive research, which is usually conducted by the educational boards to evaluate students’ learning needs in a thorough manner. Additionally, the concerned board also analyzes the global trends and job-oriented requirements before prescribing any syllabus. The objective of preparing syllabus is that to make students more familiar with the course or subjects. In short, syllabus shows them the right way to understand the entire course properly. Additionally, it provides the pertinent information, as well. A well-prepared syllabus is the evidence of the standard of education offered by the concerned board.
A well-structured syllabus not only contains the subject matters but also represents the topics allotted for each class, marking process for each chapter, course schedule and other relevant information. Syllabus is equally useful for teachers/ instructors and students. Syllabi are generally designed under the supervision of proficient academic experts by following some standard guidelines as syllabi play an imperative role in students’ education. Syllabus guides a student starting from the academic session. A syllabus includes the following information.
  • A clear perception about the course objective
  • All relevant information about the course
  • A viable list of topics and their sub-topics
  • Activities need to be done to accomplish the course 
  • List of useful reference books 
  • Schedules of tests and assignments
ICSE board is an eminent educational board of India. The board provides a standard educational pattern along with a worthwhile syllabus format. The associated academic experts analyze the current educational needs and review the students’ performance at regular intervals and based on that, it amends each ICSE syllabus in a required manner. The board’s education system gets huge appreciation due to its viable and positive approach towards education. Based on an extensive research, the board chooses right textbooks and also prepares suitable study materials, which assist students in understanding the entire syllabus in a thorough manner. Most importantly, each ICSE syllabus outlines the objective of each course, course expectations, course schedule, prescribed topics, sub-topics and other relevant information including the projects and assignments. Moreover, ICSE syllabi are carefully designed and each of these maintains a comprehensive feature so that most students can follow this syllabus in a right manner.
  • The subjects that are offered are divided into three groups. Group I includes Compulsory Subjects — English, History, Civics & Geography, and Indian Language, Group II which includes any two from Mathematics, Science (Physics, Biology, Chemistry) as separate subjects, Environmental Science, Computer Science, Agricultural Science, Commercial Studies, Technical Drawing, A Modern Foreign Language, A Classical Language and Economics, and Group III has any one from Computer Applications, Economic Applications, Commercial Applications, Art, Performing Arts, Home Science, Cookery, Fashion Designing, Physical Education, Technical Drawing Applications, Yoga, and Environmental Applications. All subjects have components of internal assessment, that are carried out by schools, on the basis of assignments/project work, practicals and coursework. There is 20% weightage for internal assessment in group I and II and 50% weightage for group III.
  • In subjects where there are more than one paper (e.g., Science), the marks obtained in the subject are calculated by taking the average of all the papers in the subject. Candidates appearing for the examination have to study six subjects, with one to three papers in each subject. For subject HC&G the paper 1 consists of History & Civics and paper 2 consists of Geography. Science consists of three papers each for Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. This makes for a total of eight to eleven papers, depending on the subjects. SSC results are taken from best five of six subjects (out of which English marks is compulsory).


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