The Indian Certificate of Secondary Education Examination ensures a general education and all candidates are required to enter for six or more subjects and Socially Useful Productive Work (SUPW). Private candidates are not permitted to appear for the examination.
For the Pass Certificate, you 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). You may not enter for more than six subjects including the compulsory subject English.
In 1952, an All India Certificate Examinations Conference was held under the Chairmanship of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, Minister for Education. The main purpose of the Conference was to consider the replacement of the overseas Cambridge School Certificate Examination by an All India Examination. This set the agenda for the establishment of the Council.
The percentile ranking of those successful candidates who have entered and passed in English and four other subjects as required by the IIT - JEE, in the ISC 2017 Examination has been calculated category-wise for General, OBC, SC and ST candidates.
On November 3, 1958, a dream turned into reality with the formation of the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE). On November 3, 2018 that reality has been transformed into a legacy when CISCE reached the milestone of having completed 60 glorious years as one of the leading national examination boards in India.
The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) has reduced the score threshold to pass the Class X and XII boards from the academic session 2018-19. The pass marks for Class X students are reduced from 35% to 33%. The pass marks for Class XII are reduced from 40% to 35%. Over 2000 schools in India and abroad are affiliated to the CISCE.