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The Indian School Certificate (ISC) is an examination conducted by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations for Grade 12, i.e., year 12. A student usually attempts this examination after first completing the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education in Grade 10, although the completion of a recognized equivalent level of education is normally sufficient. The examination has been designed to provide an evaluation in the field of general education. The exam criteria are in accordance with the recommendations of the Indian New Education Policy of 1986, through the medium of English.
The Indian School Certificate (Class XII) is recognised by UK universities and so applicants are no longer required to obtain ‘A’ level qualifications or complete bridging courses, while seeking entry to Universities in the UK and other overseas Universities in the Commonwealth. The Indian School Certificate qualification is the only qualification from India that has been granted this special recognition.
The Indian School Certificate (Class XI, until 1976) was treated as equivalent to Pre-University or Pre-Degree examinations in Indian universities for admission to University Graduate studies, except for professional courses in engineering and medicine. After 1976, Indian School Certificate (Class XII) is treated equivalent to Higher Secondary Certificate or Pre-University Certificate or Pre-Degree Certificate in Indian Universities for admission to all University Graduate Studies, including professional studies.
The Indian School Certificate Examination has been designed as an examination through the medium of English, in accordance with the recommendations of the New Education Policy 1986, after a two-year course of studies beyond the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (ICSE) or its equivalent. ISC offers substantial flexibility to the students to choose the subject combinations depending on their aptitude and interests.
English is compulsory for all. It is necessary to choose any 4 more elective subjects.
English, Psychology, Economics,Literature in English/Enviornmental Science/Mathematics/Fashion Designing(any one) &Art / Geometrical And Mechanical Drawing / Sociology (any one)
English, Economics, Accounts, Commerice, Environmental Science or Maths (any one)
English, Physics, Chemistry, Maths, Psychology & Biology / Computer Science / Geometrical And Mechanical Drawing / Economics (any one)
The general Fee structure of most ISC Schools and colleges is approximately Rs 1,50,000-4,00,000 d annually, depending on the grades / standards ,however this may vary as per the policies of individual institutions.