The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) 
The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE)

The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE)

About The Council

The Council has been so constituted as to secure suitable representation of: Government of India, State Governments/Union Territories in which there are Schools affiliated to the Council, the Inter-State Board for Anglo-Indian Education, the Association of Indian Universities, the Association of Heads of Anglo-Indian Schools, the Indian Public Schools’ Conference, the Association of Schools for the ISC Examination and members co-opted by the Executive Committee of the Council. (

Aim of the CISCE Curriculum

The curriculum aims to enable children to:

  1. become successful learners who enjoy learning;
  2. successfully apply core concepts learnt from various subjects;
  3. understand texts of different subjects so as to communicate knowledge and ideas in ways specific to the subject;
  4. articulate thoughts and ideas effectively using oral, written and nonverbal communication skills in a variety of forms and contexts;
  5. use technology to access and provide information and to communicate with others;
  6. understand cross-curricular linkages- connect learning across subject areas;
  7. become confident individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives;
  8. become responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society;
  9. understand and apply knowledge to real life experiences;
  10. develop a sense of responsibility towards others;
  11. function successfully in the local and world community;
  12. respect diversity (in terms of religion, gender, regions, etc. and differences of opinions and beliefs);
  13. exhibit sensitivity towards environmental issues;

The curriculum is child centered and encourages an integrated approach, where children see linkages across various curricular areas and are able to relate classroom learning to real life situations. Taking into account different learning styles, the curriculum suggests a range of pedagogical processes which can be adapted by the teacher, based on their needs and contexts and the requirements of the children. The curriculum focuses on learning by doing and learning through interaction with others, giving children opportunities to construct their own knowledge. Emphasis has also been placed in the curriculum on development of life skills. The curriculum encourages an inclusive approach and aims at bringing out the potential of each child.