ICSE (Indian School Certificate Examinations)

Indian School Certificate Examinations is a private board of secondary education governed by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CICSE). The board is a non-governmental organization designed to fulfil the recommendation of the New Education Policy 1986. ICSE approves English as the medium of instruction. It does not allow a private student to appear for the exam, which has not been studying in ICSE affiliated school. The number of schools in India and Abroad for ICSE is 2341. The standard of examination implies a school curriculum of ten years duration, i.e., for classes’ I-X. The CICSE conducts three examinations:-
1. ICSE – X
3. CVE- Year 12

Overview of ICSE

ICSE Full Form

Indian School Certificate Examinations

Conducting body

CICSE (Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations)


Overall development of the student

Medium of Instructions


Academic Year

 The middle of March and the first week of June each year.

The Hill schools may begin the academic year from February each year.

Exam Mode


Grading system



Council does not prescribe textbooks till class 8th

Registered Office

Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations
Pragati House, 3rd Floor, 47-48, Nehru Place,
New Delhi – 110019

Head Office

Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations
P 35-36, Sector VI
Pushp Vihar, Saket
New Delhi – 110017

Contact Number

(011) 26413820, 26411706, 30820091/94

Email ID


The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) will issue the admit card of ICSE and ISC on its official website. The ISCE / ISC exam is expected to be scheduled for February / March 2021. All the details related to the exam are available on the official website of https://cisce.org/.

Steps to download the admit card:-

  • Visit the official website of CISCE @ https://www.cisce.org/.
  • Now find the link to download the Hall Ticket on the home page's right-hand side under the "News" section.
  • Click the link. A new window will appear.
  • Fill in the credentials of the student.
  • Click on submit button.
  • Students can now view the admit card and take a printout for future use.