Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations

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Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations
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Abbreviation CISCE
Formation 3 November 1958; 59 years ago (1958-11-03)
Type Non-Governmental Board of School Education
Headquarters New Delhi, India
Official language
Affiliations 2,100 schools (2017)[1]

The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) is a privately-held national level[1][2] board of school education in India that conducts the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education and the Indian School Certificate examinations for Class X and Class XII respectively.[3] It was established in 1958.[4][5] Over 2,100 schools in India and abroad are affiliated to the CISCE.[1]

The then Minister of Education- Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, presided over a conference in 1952 on pan-India level Certificate examinations. The aim was to consider the replacement of the overseas Cambridge School Certificate Examination by an All India Examination. [6]

This Indian Council was set-up on the grounds that a board was required to administer the examinations being conducted in India by the University of Cambridge and to optimally tailor them according to the nation's need. The future education policies were prepared under the aegis of the Cambridge varsity.[4]

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  1. ^ a b c "CISCE cuts pass marks for boards". 
  2. ^ Poldas, Bhaskar; Jain, Angela (September 2012). Students' Awareness of Climate Change and Awareness Raising Strategies for Junior Colleges in the Emerging Megacity of Hyderabad. BoD – Books on Demand. p. 5. ISBN 978-3-86741-826-3. 
  3. ^ Dutt, Sandeep (2007). Guide to Good Schools of India: The Top Residential Schools in India. English Book Depot. p. 170. ISBN 978-81-87531-18-0. 
  4. ^ a b Mishra, R.C. Theory Of Education Administration. APH Publishing. p. 136. ISBN 9788131301074. Retrieved 10 November 2014. 
  5. ^ Bigg, Margot (2011-03-15). Moon Living Abroad in India. Avalon Travel. p. 127. ISBN 9781598807424. Retrieved 10 November 2014. 
  6. ^ "Qualifications" (PDF). 2015. 

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