What is the full form of ISC?

The full form of ISC is Indian School Certificate, which is the certificate that is awarded to students from schools that are affiliated to the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination(CISCE) after passing their class 12th Examinations.

ISC Examinations are class 12th board examinations conducted by Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination in compliance with the “New Education Policy” of 1986.

The class 10th board examinations that are conducted by CISCE is called ICSE.

Who can appear for ISC Examinations?

Under the current policies of CISCE, only class 12th students who are attending a full-time course at any of the CISCE affiliated schools can appear for ISC Examinations. Home-schooled students aren’t allowed to appear for ISC Examinations under normal circumstances.

The student must have a pass certificate for class 10th from any of the recognized educational boards.

Students from any caste, creed, religion, economic background, sect, gender, tribe or race can appear for these examinations.

A student appearing for ISC Exams must meet the minimum attendance criteria of 75% during the school year.


Where to find ISC Schools?

ISC schools are located all over India and a few other countries like UAE, etc. The official CISCE website has a school locator to help find an ISC School with ease. A majority of the best ISC schools are found in Lucknow, Mumbai and Kolkata. 

Advantages of ISC

  1. The syllabus of ISC covers each subject with a good amount of depth so that all the concepts are clear and properly understood by the students.
  2. ISC offers a lot of options when it comes to choosing which subjects a student want to study.
  3. It emphasis fluency in English which results in ISC students being more articulate in English than others.
  4. ISC also emphasizes on students becoming active problem-solvers with a good amount of practical skills rather than just being a good academics.
  5. Most high-education institutes all over the world accept ISC as an official educational qualification. 
  6. Some foreign, especially UK-based, institutes give a slight preference to ISC students over students enrolled in other Indian boards.
  7. Most ISC Schools encourage their students to pursue their interests rather than giving all of their times to academics.

How is ISC different from CBSE?

  • CBSE stands for Central Board for Secondary Education, which is an educational body controlled by the Government of India while ISC is governed by CISCE, which is a private organisation.
  • ISC is older than CBSE.
  • The number of schools affiliated to CBSE in India is many times more than the number of schools affiliated to CISCE, hence more students give CBSE exams.
  • ISC has a much more detailed and comprehensive syllabus than CBSE.
  • English is considered to be of much more importance in ISC than CBSE.

Where to check ISC Results?

ISC results can be checked by visiting this website and filling in the required details.