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    CBSE curriculum vs ICSE curriculum - which is better for average students?


    Do you want to know which would be a better curriculum to follow between the options of CBSE and ICSE for an average student? Check out the opinions and answers from the experts.

    With the change in exam pattern for class 10 in CBSE from 2017 onward, which would be a better curriculum to follow for average students - ICSE or CBSE - as both the systems now will be based on marks and most probably the grading system will be removed. Moreover, the students will now appear for board exams in CBSE compulsorily, unlike the previous years where they had an option of appearing for internal boards also.
  • #141255
    CBSE and ICSE are adopting to the state level boards. As most of the states in India have this pattern. And considering they have less burden on the students. So if you look at that then you can notice CBSE and ICSE have made changes accordingly. I think if you take the broader view of the syllabus and the exam system. In India, we have 10th and 12th system on the basis of which students take the admission in any class. And they are getting employed on the basis of the graduation marks mostly. CBSE and ICSE exam pattern change and the burden on student makes it harder for average student to keep consistent in the exams. So I think it'd be a wise decision for him to either choose state board if he can. If there is an option to choose between the less hectic syllabus out of CBSE and ICSE, then that can be done.

  • #141256
    ICSE (india certificate secondary examination) schools are lower in number as compared to the CBSE and the level of their education is also one year ahead of the CBSE.
    CBSE is Central Board of Secondary Education which conducts both 10th and 12th exam. ICSE and ISC exams are conducted by CISCE (Council for Indian School Certificate Examination). ICSE is for 10th and ISC is for 12th Grade exam. CBSE is recognized by Indian government whereas ICSE is not. Although the certificates provided by both of them are globally valid, yet CBSE has a better footing than ICSE. CISCE is now recognized by many foreign education systems as equivalent to senior examination or high school.
    CBSE students of class IX and X are evaluated on a 9 point grading system
    namely A1,A2,B1,B2,C1,C2,D,E1 and E2 A1 being the highest and E2 is lowest.Each grade is based on both formative and summative assessments. The step is regarded as a progressive move. The assessment shall be made on a five point scale i.e. A,B,C,D and E for subjects of internal examination in Class X.
    In ICSE, the grading system ranges from 1 to 9, 1 being the highest and 9 the lowest. In Socially Useful Productive Work and Community Service which is internally assessed,the assessment shall be made by grades A, B, C, D or E.

  • #141257
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    ICSE (india certificate secondary examination) schools are lower in number as compared to the CBSE and the level of their education is also one year ahead of the CBSE.
    CBSE is Central Board of Secondary Education which conducts both 10th and 12th exam. ICSE and ISC exams are conducted by CISCE (Council for Indian School Certificate Examination). ICSE is for 10th and ISC is for 12th Grade exam. CBSE is recognized by Indian government whereas ICSE is not. Although the certificates provided by both of them are globally valid, yet CBSE has a better footing than ICSE. CISCE is now recognized by many foreign education systems as equivalent to senior examination or high school.
    CBSE students of class IX and X are evaluated on a 9 point grading system
    namely A1,A2,B1,B2,C1,C2,D,E1 and E2 A1 being the highest and E2 is lowest.Each grade is based on both formative and summative assessments. The step is regarded as a progressive move. The assessment shall be made on a five point scale i.e. A,B,C,D and E for subjects of internal examination in Class X.
    In ICSE, the grading system ranges from 1 to 9, 1 being the highest and 9 the lowest. In Socially Useful Productive Work and Community Service which is internally assessed,the assessment shall be made by grades A, B, C, D or E.

  • #141263
    There is a general feeling that ICSE syllabus and exam system is more beneficial to students. In the last few years there were some discussions and debates on this in some states at the time of new academic year of college admission. Some states made some stringent parity making adjustments to enable their state syllabus students get admission to colleges. Still ICSE is easy for students. But in the long run it may not be good for them.

    In comparison, the CBSE has some standard syllabus. CBSE is suitable for children of those who are likely to be transferred all India on their job. The syllabus ha a general pattern and standard, a standard system of examination also. They have an all India flavour and local acceptance and adaptationat the same time.

  • #141837
    Both ICSE and CBSE have common pattern in syllabus as compared to the State level boards run by the respective state governments. ICSE in abbreviated terms is the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education and the Board responsible is one of the standard educational boards in India which conducts examination for class 10 (Class X). Here the more stress is given on English language and Mathematics as I happened to closely observe the difference from CBSE and other State Board examinations. While CBSE is a Central Government run Educational Board and its text books published by NCERT are treated as referral books for every competitor for Civil Service Examination. That itself shows the strength of the CBSE syllabus and more emphasis is laid on Physics and Chemistry as compared to the ICSE syllubus and I am confining my opinion about Maths, Physics , Chemistry and English. CBSE pattern is applicable for mostly in Kendriya Vidyalayas and Navodaya vidyalayas while ICSE pattern is followed by the Missionary schools and other institutions like Delhi Public school.

    Finally, you can have your own assessment about the student. If you feel that the ward is an average student then it is ideal that he should not be burdened and better shifted to the State Board for the betterment of his future.

    Regards,
    Jagdish


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