Education Boards in India – CBSE, SSC, ICSE,IB


India has 1.4 million schools making it the largest education system in worldwide.The education boards in India divesrisified though equally qualified into 4 categories which are as follows-


Secondary School Certificate (SSC)

The Secondary School Certificate also known as SSC  is a public examination which is followed in Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan  to conduct a secondary education examinations.This is equivalent to GCSE in England and the first two years of high schools in the United States.

Further, It is followed by Higher Secondary (School) Certificate (HSC) which means students who have completed their 10 years of schooling can opt for it from any of the following states-


Madhya Pradesh,


Andhra Pradesh and


State Boards in India has a narrow scope in comparison to other boards. The syllabus is easier in comaprision with other boards which reduces the stress of the student. The students are compulsory required to be well known with the state language.


Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE)

The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination is a private board providing general school education and conducting examination in India. It is followed by the recommendations of the New Education Policy 1986(India) which supports english medium schools.

Candidates who want to opt for this are required to study six subjects which will be subdivided further depending on the subjects making it 8-11 papers in total. ICSE evaluates the best five results amongst the six including English subject which remains compulsory.


Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)

CBSE is recognized as national level board in India comprising of approximately 20,299 schools in India and 220 schools in 28 foreign countries which includes both public and private schools. The functions of CBSE are managed by The Union Government of India. CBSE strictly mandates the afilliated schools to follow NCERT curriculum. The students need to score 33% in both theory and practical subjects and the ones who could not pass in minimum two subjects get a compartment option to clear it. If the students doesnt score the above mentioned marks in more than three course need to rewrite in all the subjects in the upcoming year.

IB School

This boards fullffils the requirement of those parents who wants their kids to travel the world and acquire overseas education. The enrollment for students is less comparitively but it focus on a quality education. The teaching methods are unique and interesting unlike the mainstream teaching which helps in the development of the student.


  1. State Boards


Each states have their respective state-recognised board of education that conducts board examinations for class 10th and 12th.These are generally followed by the cheaper schools who makes education accessible for under privileged ones.Students generate high marks comparatively in this board as the topics are locally related. This gives them oppurtunity to take admissions in good colleges through reserved seats. It is a favourable option for underprivledged family and gives chance to students who want to make career in extra curriculum activities by leaving ample time.