According to the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE), a non-government, private board for school education in India, ICSE (Indian Certificate of Secondary Education) is an examination conducted for Grade X and ISC (Indian School Certificate) for Grade XII. CBSE conducts two main examinations – All India Secondary School Examination (AISSE) in Grade-X and All India Senior School Certificate Examination (AISSCE) in Grade – XII.

ICSE focuses on the child’s overall development and has a balanced pattern.Its syllabus is more comprehensive, structured and conceptual and aims to give practical knowledge and build all type of skills in students.

Students can also opt specific subjects. ICSE focuses on detailed study of each subject with an edge over English. ICSE considers internal assessments to be very crucial for a child’s overall development. The practical test results are aggregated with the overall scores.

ICSE is recognised by various abroad education systems. ICSE certificates are accepted by most of the schools and colleges in most of the countries so it is recommended for parents those who have to move in different countries.A career in English literature or language is best suited for ICSE/ISC students.