01.The School must obtain a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the State Government for affiliation of the school to the Council. Schools may request the concerned authority in the Department of Education to mention in the NOC that the Government has no objection for grant of affiliation to the school from Pre-School to Class X or Pre-School to Class XII, as the case may be.

02.The school should be run by a Registered Society/ Trust/Company registered under Section 25 (1)(a) of the Companies Act, 1956 and one of the principal purposes of the Society/ Trust/Company must be Educational.

03.Each school must have a properly constituted Governing Body and Managing Committee.

04.The Society/ Trust/Company should have financial stability.

05.The medium of instruction in the school must be English and the scheme of studies must be in accordance with the scheme laid down by the Council for Secondary and Higher Secondary stages. Special importance must be given to English (including oral and aural English) for which a high standard is required to be maintained.

06.The staff must be qualified and trained in accordance with the qualifications prescribed by the Council. They must be paid salaries at rates, including allowances, not lower than those prevailing in State Government Schools.

07.There should be a Compulsory Provident Fund Scheme.

08.The school infrastructure should be adequate for accommodating the numbers and gender of pupils attending the school.

09.The playing fields and/or other facilities for extra-curricular and co-curricular activities must be adequate. Special attention must be paid to physical education, art and music, though it may not be the intention to offer such subjects for the examination.

10.The equipment should be adequate to enable all subjects to be taught efficiently and must include apparatus for practical work. Where Science, Home Science or Technical subjects are offered for the examination, the premises and the apparatus and equipment must be approved by the Council.
The school should have a well equipped library for its pupils and staff.

11.The number of working days and hours should conform to those prescribed by the Council from time to time.

12. The Certificate of Land is a mandatory document to be submitted electronically in a prescribed format for Provisional Affiliation. The format of the Certificate of Land can be downloaded from here, and is required to be completed and signed by the District Magistrate/Tehsildar/Sub Registrar or any other registering authority.

I.C.S.E. (Class X)

Indian Certificate of Secondary Education

The Indian Certificate of Secondary Education Examination has been designed to provide an examination in a course of general education, in accordance with the recommendations of the New Education Policy 1986, through the medium of English.

Private candidates are not permitted to appear for the examination.

  • Regulations & Syllabuses
  • Specimen Question Papers
  • English Language Skills – Internal Assessment

The Indian Certificate of Secondary Education Examination will ensure a general education without any diversification of studies as all candidates are required to enter and sit for six subjects and Socially Useful Productive Work.

The Indian Certificate of Secondary Education Examination is a school examination and the standard of the examination pre-supposes a school course of ten years duration (Classes I-X).

I.S.C. (Class XII)

The Indian School Certificate Examination has been designed as an examination, through the medium of English, in accordance with the recommendations of the New Education Policy 1986, after a two-year course of studies beyond the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (Year-10) Examination or its equivalent.

  • Regulations & Syllabuses
  • Specimen Question Papers
  • English Language Skills – Internal Assessment

All candidates must enter and sit for English (compulsory), with three, four or five elective subjects and must have been evaluated internally by the School and secured a pass grade in Socially Useful Productive Work and Community Service (compulsory).

Private candidates are not permitted to appear for the examination.

C.V.E. (Year 12)

Certificate of Vocational Education (Year 12)

The Certificate of Vocational Education Examination (CVE – 12) has been created as an examination, in accordance with the recommendations of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) through the Joint Council of Vocational Education (JCVE) established under the National Policy of Education 1986. This examination can be taken by candidates after a two year course of studies beyond the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (Year 10) examination or its equivalent, through the medium of English.

The C.V.E. course is intended to prepare candidates for specific vocations. Private candidates are not permitted to appear for these examinations.


Research, Development and Consultancy Division (RDCD)

The Research Development and Consultancy Division (RDCD) of the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations is entrusted with the responsibility of enhancing the educational and academic commitments of the Council.

The Research Development and Consultancy Division (RDCD) extends the operations of the Council beyond conduct of examinations, to wider frontiers of education and development, so as to help realise the Council’s commitment towards qualitative improvement of education through optimizing various dimensions of pupil growth, the proficiency levels of teachers and enhancing the outcomes from institutional inputs.

Some of the activities undertaken by the Research Development and Consultancy Division of the Council include

– Curriculum development and review including preparation of the ICSE, ISC and CVE syllabi.
– Design and development of Specimen Question Papers.
– Development of resource material for teachers and students.
– Preparation of the documents entitled “Analysis of Pupil Performance” both at the ICSE and ISC levels.
– Preparation of the Council’s Quarterly magazine “The Council Record”.
– Conducting studies based on contemporary broad based academic issues.
– Updating the Council’s website.

About the council

The Council has been so constituted as to secure suitable representation of: Government of India, State Governments/Union Territories in which there are Schools affiliated to the Council, the Inter-State Board for Anglo-Indian Education, the Association of Indian Universities, the Association of Heads of Anglo-Indian Schools, the Indian Public Schools’ Conference, the Association of Schools for the ISC Examination and members co-opted by the Executive Committee of the Council.

CISCE – Alumni

Sunil Bharti Mittal
Well known entrepreneur and the founder, chairman and CEO of Bharti Enterprises, Padma Bhushan awardee

Vinod Khanna
Renowned Indian actor, film producer and politician

Shankar Roychowdhury PVSM ADC (Retd.)
Former Chief of Army Staff and former member of the Parliament

Nargis Dutt
Well known actress and Padma Shri awardee

Dilip Sinha
Ambassador and permanent representative of India to the United Nations in Geneva. Currently Chairman of the Manipur Public Service Commission, India

Dr. Cyrus S. Poonawalla
Chairman of Poonawalla Group, Padma Shri awardee

Vikas Dilawari
Renowned conservation architect and winner of UNESCO ASIA PACIFIC Awards for Cultural Preservation in SE Asia

Altamas Kabir
Former Chief Justice of India

Neerja Bhanot
Sr. Flt. Purser with PanAm Airways, recipient of the Ashoka Chakra posthumously


Concessions to Children with Special Needs

The Council is prepared to give special consideration and make necessary arrangements in respect of candidates who are handicapped in any way, which might affect their performance in the ICSE (X) / ISC (XII) Examination.

When a candidate suffers some injury or bereavement or dire unforeseen circumstance which may adversely affect his or her performance in the examination, the Special Difficulty procedure is used. A form is forwarded to the Council by the Head of the candidates’ school and the candidates’ examination answer script is then given special consideration by a committee before the issue of the results.

The Council’s committee does not give a “blanket” concession but treats every case on its merit, for experience has shown that candidates working under similar unusual stress are affected in widely different ways. For this reason the Special Difficulty Form provides for the performance of the affected candidate to be compared with that of his/her other classmates.


Candidates passed in ICSE 2020


Candidates passed in ISC 2020


Number of Girls passed in ICSE


Number of Girls passed in ISC