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Examination Boards in India

Examination Boards in India

As the New Education System emerges with increased number of Education Boards,  a thorough analysis of the learning approach and evaluation criteria will enable parents to arrive at a conclusion  on the best choice for their children.

CENTRAL BOARD OF SECONDARY EDUCATION- CBSE

      Around 18,006 CBSE affiliated schools controlled and managed by the Union Government of India.

  1. Objective– adapts innovative teaching methods to provide stress-free education.
  2. Syllabus-emphasis on the use of NCERT books on which most of the National Entrance examinations are conducted.
  3. Examinations
  • AISSE- All India Secondary School Examination  Class -10   
  • AISSCE- All India Senior School Certificate Examination – Class -12.           

COUNCIL FOR INDIAN SCHOOL CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION – CISCE –ICSE/ISC

Privately held national level board of school education in India.

1 .Objective– provide  high quality education through a practical approach.

2.  Syllabus– emphasis on Science, Arts and English to impart practical knowledge impart analytical skills.

3.  Examinations:

  • ICSE-Indian Certificate of Secondary Education     Class 10 
  • ISC- The Indian School Certificate                            Class 12
  • CVE- The Certificate of Vocational Education         Year 12  (specific vocations based course)

INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE- IB

Prestigious and globally spread, this is a  no-profit educational organization for children between 3 &19.

  1. Objective– produce global citizens focusing on analytical skills ,language arts  and humanities.
  2. Syllabus– freedom to explore the world based on international curriculum with few prescribed books.
  3. Examinations
  • PYP- Primary years programme  Kg to 5 Standard.
  • MYP- Middle years programme 6 to 10.
  • DYP-Diploma years programme 11 and 12 standard.

CAMBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL

Part of the University of Cambridge. This board offers a variety of routes for learners with a wide range of abilities.

1.Objective– develops an informed curiosity and passion for learning .

2. Syllabus– choice of 70 subjects at IGCSE  and 55 subjects at AS &A Level and a foreign language.

3.  Examinations-Cambridge Pathway  

  • Primary and Lower Secondary 5-9 years
  • Upper Secondary       14 -16 years
  • Cambridge Advanced   16-19 years

STATE BOARDS

Every state in India has its own Board of Education that sets the curriculum for the schools under it.

1.  Objective–   focus on state level topics and content of local relevance.

2. Syllabus– regional language and culture have a prominent place while following                NCERT books to prepare for pan-India exams.

3. Examinations

  • SSC –Secondary School Certificate Class 10
  • HSC – Higher Secondary  School Certificate Class 12.

Written by

Poonam Mehrotra

B.A, B.ed Lucknow University

Former Head of Department English, St. Anthony’s Sr. Sec School

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