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.
The subjects for the examination at the end of Class X are divided into three groups. Group I is compulsory.
Any two of the following subjects
Any one of the following subjects
It is expected that candidates will normally offer both Science and Mathematics from Group II.
The following subject combinations are not permitted for the ICSE Examination:
You may select one or two of the languages listed below:
Ao Naga, Assamese, Bengali, Dzongkha, Garo, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Khasi, Kashmiri, Kokborok, Lepcha, Malayalam, Marathi, Manipuri, Mizo, Nepali, Odia, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Tamil, Tangkhul, Telugu, Tenydie, Urdu or any other official Indian language approved by the Council provided the school has the required infrastructure and experienced teachers.
One of the Foreign Languages listed below provided the school has the required infrastructure and experienced teachers.
French, German, Spanish or any other foreign language approved by the Council.