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REGULATIONS
INDIAN CERTIFICATE OF SECONDARY EDUCATION EXAMINATION
THE COUNCIL

Examinations

Origin

6. The Council conducts the Indian Certificate of
Secondary Education, the Indian School Certificate
and the Certificate of Vocational Education
Examinations.

1. The Council for the Indian School Certificate
Examinations was established in 1958 by the
University of Cambridge Local Examinations
Syndicate with the assistance of the Inter-State
Board for Anglo-Indian Education. It is registered
under the Societies Registration Act No. XXI of
1860.

7. There is a Committee on Examinations and Subject
Committees for drawing up and revising syllabuses
and receiving criticisms and suggestions. The
Council has its own teams of trained examiners,
specialists and advisers.

Recognition
INDIAN CERTIFICATE OF SECONDARY
EDUCATION EXAMINATION

2. The Delhi Education Act, 1973, passed by
Parliament, in Chapter 1 under Definitions Section
2 (s), recognises the Council as a body conducting
public examinations.

CHAPTER 1
A. Introduction

Constituents

1. The Indian Certificate of Secondary
Education Examination has been designed to
provide an examination in a course of general
education,
in
accordance
with
the
recommendations of the Education Policy
1986, through the medium of English.

3. The Council has been so constituted to secure
suitable representation of : Governments
responsible for affiliated schools in their
States/Territories - 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
I.S.C. Examinations and eminent educationists.

2. The Indian Certificate of Secondary Education
Examination will ensure a general education
and all candidates are required to enter and sit
for seven subjects (as detailed on pages 3 and
4) and Socially Useful Productive Work.

Administration

3. The Indian Certificate of Secondary Education
Examination is a school examination and the
standard of the examination presupposes a
school course of ten years duration
(Classes I-X).

4. The Council is administered by an Executive
Committee consisting of the Chairman and four
members. The Chief Executive and Secretary of
the Council is ex-officio Secretary of the
Committee.

4. Private candidates are not permitted to appear
for the examination.

5. The Chief Executive and Secretary acts as

Secretary to the Council under the authority of the
Chairman. Subject to the overall control of the
Council and the Executive Committee, the Chief
Executive and Secretary exercises all powers of the
Council related to the administration of the
examinations in accordance with the provisions of
the Regulations and of other rules and procedures
approved by the Council from time to time and for
the time being in force.

B. Conditions of Entry
1. Entry to the examination, in the case of
candidates who are being entered for the first
time, is restricted to candidates with a
minimum of 75% attendance of the
working days during each year of the two
year course at schools affiliated to the
Council and registered for the Indian
Certificate
of
Secondary
Education
1

Examination. The last date for computing
attendance at school is February 15, for each
year of the two-year course.

C. Minimum Attendance Requirement
Candidates whose attendance is below 75% of the
working days are ordinarily not eligible to sit for
the examination. However, the Chief Executive
and Secretary has the authority to condone the
shortage of attendance in the case of candidates
whose minimum attendance is not less than 60%
of the working days in each year of the two year
course. This is inclusive of absence due to illness
and other special circumstances. Heads of Schools
may represent, to the Chief Executive and
Secretary, cases of...
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