charankanya on September 30th, 2008

For a long time I have been meaning to write on the differences between ICSE and CBSE.  The problem however was that while I was familiar with ICSE, I didn’t know too much about CBSE.  Then I came across this very well written article by Chitra Aiyer.

If you are seeking admissions for your child in Indian schools, you are likely to ponder over the syllabuses to choose from. The present system of education in India offers students various options for their Class X examination. ……. In this post, I will list what people have to say about the CBSE and the ICSE syllabuses.

She goes on to describe in detail the differences between ICSE and CBSE, and is definitely worth reading.

However, with other choices being available now (namely, IGCSE and IB), this choice becomes a little more confusing.  I would recommend to focus more on the school than on the curriculum.  (Read my post: Choosing A School).  At the end of the day, it doesn’t really matter what curriculum your child studies in.  All curriculums will teach math, science, history, geography, etc..  However, what kind of teachers are there, what is the student-teacher ratio, what are the homework and examination policies….will determine the stress level your child goes through.  In addition, the type of extra-curricular activites offered by the school - sports, debates, art, music, dance, yoga, etc.. -  will determine the all-round development of your child.  Also, how long the commute to school is will determine the amount of down-time your child gets at the end of the day…..which is a very important factor as your child enters the higher grades, and there is more to study.

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83 Responses to “ICSE v/s CBSE”

  1. My son will be entering into 2nd standard and so far he has studies in few schools - overseas british International IB for play shcool and stateboard during the last 3 years in Tamilnadu.

    He is not interested to perform homework and overall not interested in studies but very active with other activities… wants to do very quickly.. jumping to one activity without completing the prior one etc..

    Now, I am thinking of putting him in either ICSE or Cambrige curriculum as I beleive both gives some practical approach of learning and I beleive this will make him ot focus on the studies.

    I would appreciate your your views.

  2. Hi Raju,
    In my opinion, IGCSE (Cambridge curriuculm) has more of applied learning as compared to ICSE. ICSE definitely has a lot of rote-learning and memorising, especially as one grows older. Whereas in IGCSE, the child needs to have a thorough understanding of the concepts, as opposed to memorising answers to questions.
    Hope this helps.
    CK.

  3. Mahesh Jaigadkar
    June 9th, 2009 at 11:31 pm

    Hi,

    I have to take admission for my daugher in junior kg and i am little bit confused about her admission. As i am not sure whether to put her in ICSE or CBSE. Most of the people say that ICSE is tough as compared to CBSE whereas CBSE is tough than state board. Also got the feedback that incase of studying at abroad in future ICSE is good. What will be the best whether ICSE or CBSE.

    Mahesh Jaigadkar

  4. Thanks for the information given to choose a school. But, still I have some confusion to select the board to be chosen as in the contest of India. I do not know what are the future courses available after IB 10th grade??

    Also what is to be selected after PYP IGCSE or IB MYP course ?

    How it will be valued in case we wanted to attempt for the Indian Medical or Engineering courses??

    Please guide me.. on above..

    Expecting your reply.

    Thanks & Regards,

    Ajay

  5. After IB 10th grade, the logical choice would be IB for 11th & 12th grades, also known as DP (Diploma Program).

    PYP and MYP are programmes in the IB curriculum (Primary Years Program and Middle Years programme). After PYP, again the logical choice is to do MYP, and after MYP (which ends at 10th grade), to do the DP program.

    Other options after MYP (10th grade) are the A-levels (IGCSE 11th & 12th) or the ISC curriculum.

    Don’t know about how it is valued for Medical or Engineering courses. A good option would be to talk to some school counsellors who would be better equipped to answer this question. If you could post the answer once you find out, it would help out many others as well. Thanks.

  6. I have to take admission for my son in KG I and i am little bit confused about his admission. As i am not sure whether to put her in ICSE or CBSE. Most of the people say that ICSE is tough as compared to CBSE whereas CBSE is tough than state board. Also got the feedback that incase of studying at abroad in future ICSE is good. What will be the best whether ICSE or CBSE.Could you pls advice on same and also my son can seek exams for IAS/Eng./Medical/Airline Pilot/Mercahnt Navy or can get admission in Delhi University.Is that he will be eligible for Govt Body jobs?

  7. Hi,

    I have the same repeated confusions that; I have come across these blogs, about which board can be preferred more CBSE or ICSE ? I have to take admission for my son in KG, but am unable to decide. Can anyone really guide me which of these board helps in overall grooming of the Ward, as per as studies are concerned I have an interest to personally help my child but other factors leading to self development which I may not be able to understand due to lack of environment or infrastructure which of these boards can really help my ward to develop and enrich ?

    Thanks

  8. Will you please rank the boards in order like cbse, icse, matric.
    which stands first?

  9. Hi,

    I am planning to go with IB for my kidz (PYP).
    I am looking for last minute comparisons with CBSE.
    Any help?

    Thanks

  10. ib, cbse, icse, state board

  11. sachin jalgaonkar
    April 19th, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    I have to take admission for my daughter in KG I. As i am not sure whether to put her in ICSE or CBSE. Most of the people say that ICSE is tough as compared to CBSE whereas CBSE is tough than state board but to get more score in % CBSE is good. Also got the feedback that incase of studying at abroad in future ICSE is good. What will be the best whether ICSE or CBSE.Could you pls advice on same and also my daughter can seek exams for IAS/IPS/Eng./Medical/Airline Pilot or can get admission in Delhi University. Is that he will be eligible for Govt Body jobs?

    Warm Regards

    Sachin Jalgaonkar
    Mumbai

  12. Hi ,
    My daughter Presently study in 10 std. CBSC curriculum in Malaysia.for junoir college can you suggest that I will cotinued her study for XI and XII in Malaysia or A level .
    After XII she has to give CET test for further study in INDIA.XII std pass can she eligible for MH CET exame.
    I have take admission to MUMBAI for junior college?
    Please suggest me.
    Thanks

  13. Hi,

    I have the same repeated confusions that; I have come across these blogs, about which board can be preferred more CBSE or ICSE ? I have to take admission for my son in KG, but am unable to decide. Can anyone really guide me which of these board helps in overall grooming of the Ward, as per as studies are concerned I have an interest to personally help my child but other factors leading to self development which I may not be able to understand due to lack of environment or infrastructure which of these boards can really help my ward to develop and enrich ?

    Thanks
    Arjun

  14. Hi,

    I have to take admission for my daugher in junior kg and i am little bit confused about her admission. As i am not sure whether to put her in ICSE or CBSE. Most of the people say that ICSE is tough as compared to CBSE whereas CBSE is tough than state board. Also got the feedback that incase of studying at abroad in future ICSE is good. What will be the best whether ICSE or CBSE.

    Thanks
    Prachi

  15. My son is a 4 year going to K4 program in U.S .
    They hardly teach him anything more than what is already taught to him at home.
    Comparing the indian standards with U.S standards of education, I am concerned as to what things he should know when he moves to junior or senior kg in an I.C.S.E OR C.B.S.E school in India.

    Do you have any website from which I can downlaod the curriculum for Kg?
    THANKS

  16. Hi,

    My son is 3-years old & i need to take admission.
    I am confused in ICSE & CBSE Board.
    Can anyone really guide me which of these board helps in overall grooming of the Ward Please, suggest me best way.

  17. Hi,

    I have to take admission for my son in junior kg and i am little bit confused about his admission. As i am not sure whether to put her in ICSE or CBSE. Most of the people say that ICSE is tough as compared to CBSE whereas CBSE is tough than state board. Also got the feedback that incase of studying at abroad in future ICSE is good. What will be the best whether ICSE or CBSE.
    Please advise

    -Sahana

  18. I did my schooling in the Kerala state syllabus, After SSLC shifted to MUmbai for higher education, FOund language shifting too hard in fact, Now I’am looking for school for my KID, and of course this time I have all the three options State, CBSE, ICSE, well I’am looking for a school with things like playground, and whch is near my home too, CBSE schools here are more of Education markets, State schools are less commercial, SO finally decided this school teaching ICSE, Had to finetune, First of all I want to learn Malayalam , if it is in the options, I will choose ICSE, or else will go for state syllabus.

    My choice is clear, Good playground, Near to my home, and the most important , He should be able to learn his own language first and best, Otherwise I will be denying him the chance to go through centuries of Malayalam literature , both prose and poetry, which will be cruel,

    I think kids needs a lot of playtime, CBSE schools just wanted to make parents believe their kids are working hard,

    This should be banned as this is equal to child labour and amounts to denying them their childhood, It is time Govt strictly banned HOMEWORK at least till the child reaches the teen age.

  19. Hi,

    I have to take admission for my daugher in nursary and i am little bit confused about her admission. As i am not sure whether to put her in State Board or ICSE or CBSE. Most of the people say that ICSE is tough as compared to CBSE whereas CBSE is tough than state board. Also got the feedback that incase of studying at abroad in future ICSE is good. What will be the best whether ICSE or CBSE.

    Milan Rana

  20. I have to take admission for my son in KG I and i am little bit confused about his admission. As i am not sure whether to put him in ICSE or CBSE. Most of the people say that ICSE is tough as compared to CBSE whereas CBSE is tough than state board. Also got the feedback that incase of studying at abroad in future ICSE is good. What will be the best whether ICSE or CBSE.Could you pls advice on same
    its urgent?

    thanks
    regards
    HEMANGI

  21. I am confused about IGCSE board as after completion of 12 th grade in IGSCE board how do the students can perceive opportunities in medical and engineering field for state government.In Maharshtra state ICSE,CBSE and maharashtra state board, after 10 th grade all students come together in 11 th class for appearing 12 th exam under common roof of Maharashtra state government so they are eligible to appear for common entrance test after 12 for medical and engineering.In IGCSE board as these students appear their 12 th separately,so are there students from IGCSE board eligible for giving common entranced test for medical and engineering in Maharshtra state ?
    Thanks & Regards
    Amol.

  22. For forieghen oppertunities which is the best board for teaching,the confusion on ICSE or CBSE

  23. I have two kids they are studiyng in 2nd & 5th in SSC Board but I am worried about their future and hence wanted to shift them to CBSE or ICSE. Both are good in study but am worried is it okay, if I transfer them now to other board instead of SSC.

    Please suggest shall I go for CBSE or ICSE and is it okay i take this step now?

  24. dear sir i have two kids are studing in 2nd and 5th in icse board but iam worried about their future and hence wanted to shift them CBSE or ICSE both are good in study but iam worried is it okay.
    please suggest shall i go for CBSE or ICSE is it okay itake thisstep now

  25. Dear sir/Madam,

    I am Amar pharale, I stay in Kolhapur, there are few schools who have the CBSE pattern & 1 School with the ICSE Syllabus. When I check for the Fees they are high apporximately Rs 30,0000 per month. If we consider the students who have studied in state syllabus have performed well in Board Exams or CET Entrance Exams compared wiht the CBSE OR ICSE Students. Is it worth to get the admission in CBSE OR ICSE. OR may I go with the State Syllabus.

    I have to take admission for my Son in nursery and i am little bit confused about his admission. As i am not sure whether to put him in State Board or ICSE or CBSE. Most of the people say that ICSE is tough as compared to CBSE whereas CBSE is tough than state board. Also got the feedback that incase of studying at abroad in future ICSE is good. What will be the best whether ICSE or CBSE.

  26. Hi,

    My son is 1.4 months i knw its too early to think about his education but todays world has become so competetive and we have to think when the kid is in womb :)

    both me and my husband have studied in state syllabus and do not have any idea regarding CBSE and ICSE. what i heard from my peer group and collegues is that ICSE gives more important to languages and CBSE to science and maths..is it so?

    if yes my problem is how will we decide the kids strenghth from such an young age and it obviuosly differes along the age and knoweldge, If i put my son in CBSE and want change in between is that option avilable and can ICSE student write the usual CET and related exams. pls provide me insights.

  27. I am in 9th std. in the US. is there any Indian schools that accept new 10th standards?

  28. is icse better than cbse????? or is icse got higher preference than cbse??????

  29. hello sir,
    well right now m in 10th icse, i m thinking of shifting to ib or igcse i want 2 go 2 us for further studies in aviation which wud b better?

  30. best suggestion for parents who are confused about schools, icse, cbse and vice versa please think practical today is modern world but that should make us think that our child need some modern school i suggest teach him at home and put him at a school nearby to your place (see that school is realy simple and good) icse sylabus is preferred thats it
    your kid will defnetly become a good adult and responsible person

  31. Dear Sir/Madam,

    My son is studying in VIIth std ICSE board. I want to change him in state board because there are classes up to VIIIth std. Please suggest me this is right decision or not. If my decision in not correct please suggest me good ICSE school in Navi Mumbai.

    Thanking you,

  32. Sunil K. Maheshwari
    May 21st, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    My daughter has passed 9th from ICSE and now I want to change the board (CBSE) means 10 form CBSE. Can i do this or any technical problem in changing

  33. Dear Sir,
    I have two sons. Both studied in ICSE board since 5th Standard. Today One is in class IX and other is in Class x. Please suggest, after completing class where should I get them enrolled. In fact, where should they study. Currently ther are studying at Pawar Public School at Pune and since the school does not have class XI & XII, need your suggestion on the subject.

    Thanks & Regards

  34. I think icse and igcse are better than cbse and state boards,because the former 2 syllabus are international standards.now a days people wish to go abroad for higher studies, so the international syllabus helps them a lot(those who studied in that syllabus). and the standard of English is much better.the 2(icse/igcse)gives more preference to english than any other language(hindi or regional language).we all know this is the world of competition,so the awareness of information technology and english knowledge give them preference.so go ahead with icse and igcse.

  35. My daughter Presently studing in IV th std in State Borad (Maharashtra) . As i am not sure whether to put her in ICSE or CBSE. Most of the people say that ICSE is tough as compared to CBSE whereas CBSE is tough than state board but to get more score in % CBSE is good. Also got the feedback that in case of studying at abroad in future ICSE is good. What will be the best whether ICSE or CBSE. And is it possible for to take the admmission for ICSE & CBSE after passing 3 years in State Board ?

    And what’s average fees for ICSE and CBSE …

    Please suggest me.

    Thanks

  36. Sir

    my childern studey in icse school..in hyderabad but i am not staisfied my childern studey… so i want live from this sylubus..and join state board… can you give any idiea for both system thanks…

  37. My son is presently studying in 2nd standard in maharashtra board’s school. I want to get admission for my son in a CBSE/ICSE school. Is it possible? please reply me.
    Thank & regards.

  38. Hello,
    Interesting point of view you have - about looking at schools first and then thinking about the board of education. Has its pros and cons but goes against my first instinct. Anyways would be back to read more on your blog.

    If you are interested in reading more on this topic, have a look at my blog on http://www.schoolcountry.com/sc/blog and you might find more articles on choosing a good school.

  39. My daughter is studying VIII STD with sanskirt as second lanuage and Hindi as third lanuage.If I have to shift my place to where only state board is avilable.Then what i have to do

  40. I have to take admission for my daughter in KG and i am confused about her admission. As i am not sure whether to put her in ICSE or CBSE. Most of the people say that ICSE is tough as compared to CBSE whereas CBSE is tough than state board. Also got the feedback that incase of studying at abroad in future ICSE is good. What will be the best whether ICSE or CBSE.

  41. Kunal:
    Hi. I did look at your blog, and your article about ICSE v/s CBSE should help solve the confusion of many parents. Even though looking at schools first and then thinking about the board of education goes against your first instinct, you have summed it up very well in your article that ” Ultimately the quality of instruction depends upon the school and less on the board. ”
    In my experience, I have come across parents who are very clear which board they want for their child….sometimes the decision of what school is simpler for them.
    Then there is a growing group of parents who don’t want the rat race and rote-learning for their kids. For these parents, the philosophy of schools would be more relevant as opposed to the board.
    CK.

  42. Hi,
    i am african, and my son has been studying in Africa since his birth. he is not doing too good so i thought it best to transfer him to India to complete his education. am a bit confused as to which of all this syllabus does not mandate him to study Hindi, Marathi and other indian languages because it will be difficult to cope for him.

  43. hi

    my son completed 3 years.i want a admission for his but i m confused with the cbse $ icse board.pls give me the right way.

  44. My daughter is 3 1/2 years old and i am planning to put her in LKG. My husband thinks that CBSE is more good for a kid who studies in India and I prefer to put her in ICSE. We are confused between the two. Kindly give me reply asap

  45. Both the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) are self-financing educational institutions. The CBSE and the ICSE have a different syllabus, education pattern, exams and other aspects.
    One of the differences that can be noticed is that the Indian government has recognised CBSE, but has not recognised the ICSE. Though the certificate given by both the institutions are valid globally, the CBSE certificate has more value than the one of ICSE.
    When talking about the syllabus, the CBSE has a more scientific approach. The whole syllabus is divided into several units. In each unit, is also specified the number of periods that are needed for completion. The syllabus also includes the amount of marks in each unit. The ICSE does not have such a scientific approach. Unlike the ICSE syllabus, the CBSE syllabus helps the teachers and students to plan for the exams in a more scientific way.
    Moreover, the ICSE syllabus is considered to be heavy when compared to the CBSE. While the ICSE has two papers on English, the CBSE has only one paper. The ICSE has three papers in the science group (physics, chemistry and biology), but the CBSE has only one paper. In social studies as well, the ICSE has two papers, geography and history, while the CBSE has only one social sciences paper. Another difference that can be seen, is that Environmental Education is compulsory with ICSE. On the contrary, it is not so with the CBSE.
    In terms of the exam pattern, the entrance examinations follow the CBSE. This means that those students studying ICSE have a disadvantage when taking competitive exams, unlike the CBSE students.
    Unlike the ICSE, the CBSE syllabi are frequently upgraded. The CBSE has a “Front Line Curriculum” concept that upgrades the syllabi with more relevant materials.

    Anogther difference that can be seen between the CBSE and the ICSE, is that a large number of schools have affiliated with the CBSE, but not with the ICSE. Moreover, the CBSE Board allows regular and private candidates to take the exams. On the other hand, ICSE will not allow students who have not been studying in ICSE affiliated schools to take exams.

  46. i want to know what are the drawback of igsce school for the competative exames in india

  47. Hello,
    i was wondering which syllabus I should pick for 11th and 12th… and is ICSE easier than cbse? kindly reply to this mail as soon as possible.
    thank you.

  48. first of all icse is the best if you plan to prepare your child for futher education in abroad .in tough situations your child may match up to your expectations .however do not strain your child try icse to your best and if it does not level up to what you expect then try the other boards. try to help your child get maximum exposure so that he can face all situations.beginning a child proves to be restless donot be disheartened as it is this kind of child that later grows well and becomes succesfull.

  49. i study in 8th in icse in the new cambridge high school bangalore .

  50. icse is much harder than cbse

  51. ICSE OM I THINK THAT FOR HARDERS IT IS NOT HARD AND THEY CAN DO WHATEVER THEY WANT TO DO

  52. Sir,

    My son is studying in class VII with ICSE syllabus in good school at Trivandrum. But due to heavy study portions, his performances are become weak and getting 55-60%, Now, we wish to change his syllabus to CBSE for the next year i.e for VIII. Will it be a good decision?. or shall we put him into a state syllabi school so that he could score high percentage of marks. please advise us. also, please suggest good cbse schools in Trivandrum.Thanks & Regards, Rajesh

  53. I m in 10th and frm Gujarat State Board but frm 11th I want to change the curriclum..I know it would be tough but I will be able to cope up..But I m confused between IB,Cambridge(IGCSE) and CBSE?
    Can u plz suggest me that how should I continue??

    -Suman

  54. I m in 10th and frm Gujarat State Board but frm 11th I want to change the curriculum..I know it would be tough but I will be able to cope up..But I m confused between IB,Cambridge(IGCSE) and CBSE?
    Can u plz suggest me that how should I continue??

    -Suman

  55. Dear Team Schoolcountry,
    first of all i would like to congratulate and salute to all team for running such a truly help full, sensible ,resolving services. as the subject which you are covering are most crucial decision as a parent..!

    i had gone through your blog as well web, noted the relevant & resolving points, and i want your comments/suggestion

    i m from middle class family living at satellite, ahmedabad. i had only one son & currently studying at Eurokids@nursary. seeking a admission@Jr.KG and wants to switch over to other school as after Sr.KG it will be very difficult to get admission other wise i believes that Eurokids is expert for preschool.My parents are favouring state board by giving more importance on mother tong as we all believes that language is not a bar if we really wants to learn something as we all had learnt through state board(Gujarati) and currently with experience we all are working with national/mnc company and had a good/fair control over language, but as regards to kids future after 20-25 yrs definitely english will be the only most convenient language for all communication, so english medium is not a problem, now it comes to next level CBSE/ICSE ! as per ur responses to other same question u had recommended slightly higher CBSE. if kid is taking a more interest with music/dance/sports then which board is preferable ? as i belive that kid interest is more important other than education.
    life is more beautiful if we are able to understood what actually our heart wants :)

    Regards,
    Harkishan Jagad.

  56. i have 2 kids.now one is in 1std and one is in pre kg.before elder one is in cbse syllabus.Because of my husband`s job we have to change her to icse pattern.is it is easy for her to study or we have to look for any cbse school.pls suggest me.

  57. My son akash is studying in 7 th class ICSE syllabus but we are planning to put him in CBSE syllabus which is comparatively easier but i have been hearing that Hindi subject is tough when compared to ICSE syllabus.
    Kindly advice can we have another subject apart from Hindi which can be taught from 8 th class , so that Hindi subject can be avoided.

    Regards
    venkataramana.k
    M-96860-99337

  58. Hi My daughter she is studying in 10th grade cbse school in dubai, she would like to do medicine with psychiatry as a creer.She is interested in doing IB curricullum for grade 11th & 12th grade in dubai, how does that help her in gettting admission in medical colleges ? Does IB curriculum have board exam which is recognised for pre medical test ?
    please reply soon.
    Thanks, kalpa.

  59. hello,my son is in class viii cbse boards.he will be going to hostel in class ix icse boards.will he face difficulties in regards to the change in syllabus?please reply.thanking you.

  60. I would like to know which of the two i.e. ICSE or CBSE will provide less stressful, more knowledgeable, better education much useful for childs future?

  61. Hi,

    I have to take admission for my son in junior kg and i am little bit confused about his admission. As i am not sure whether to put him in ICSE or CBSE. Most of the people say that ICSE is tough as compared to CBSE whereas CBSE is tough than state board. Also got the feedback that incase of studying at abroad in future ICSE is good. What will be the best whether ICSE or CBSE.

  62. The choice of board and school actually depends a lot on the child. Today it is relatively easier to change schools since a number of them have mushroomed in different localities. If the parent is in a transferable job it is always a good option to try out ICSE or CBSE initially. Agreed there is a lot of rote learning but if one is planning to continue in India for higher studies as well,this is inevitable. If the child is unable to cope with the vast number of subjects and vast portions in each, it is better to switch to IB. Largely this would mean the child would have to pursue higher studies abroad. Can you put in that investment ? If yes, then no issues. If no, then it is better to take the necessary steps to get the child to cope with the Indian Boards. After all, they are tried and tested .

  63. Hi everyone,

    My daughter is studying in 1st std CBSE syllabus now i am planning to change the school as the present one is the worst school in Delhi.
    My query is when i change school CAN I CHANGE THE SYLLABUS FROM CBSE TO ICSE ????? IS IT ADVISABLE. My daughter is a bright student.

  64. my son is studiyng 3rd std matriculation but I am worried about his future and hence wanted to shift them to CBSE or ICSE. Both are good in study but am worried is it okay, if I transfer him now to other board instead of ssc

    Please suggest shall I go for CBSE or ICSE and is it okay i take this step now?

    ALSO INFORM ME BENEFITS AND DISADVANTAGE OF ICSE AND CBSE

  65. what is difference between ICSE EDUCATION AND CBSE EDUCATION.
    WHAT BENEFIT FROM ICSE BOARD & WHAT BENEFIT FROM CBSE BOARD.
    PL HELP ME SIR.

  66. Icse is best than cbse.

  67. hi as an indian who keeps shifting to different states i feel that cbse would b a better option as u can get cbse schools as compared to the icse. as the previous respondents hav said the focus is more on english than the regional languages. Dont get carried away by fancy foriegn names. Make sure that ur child is nt overburdened by the school. Proximity, actitvities that bring out physical and mental growth, quality of education only these things matter for a child to shine

  68. Hi,
    My nameis Percy Mehta living at Vasai in Thane district. I have been reading your blog since a few weeks in regards to different boards in India. To cut my choices short for my son Zian’s admission in Sr.Kg I have CBSE and ICSE board as shortlisted ones from the many boards I have known from your blogs. As very well recommended by you for focusing more on the school than on the curriculum makes more sense and easy decision for parents to make while deciding what is best for their child’s education. The school which we have decided to get our son into is well know for its culture and discipline. It has a huge history to speak about its performance and principles. It offers ICSE board to its students. We always wanted our son to go to a CBSE board school but as there are many schools in the city which offers CBSE board we were confused which one from the bunch to select for our son. But that’s when your punch recommendation was handy in we selecting the school more then the board our son would be studying in. Thanks for making things simple and clear. Down the years to come this will surely be passed on to our son, for him to know what a good decision was taken by his parents in making him educate in the right school more then the board he educated in.

  69. I want to know which one is better IB or IGCSE

  70. @ b.ernest: you’ve hit the nail on the head.

    @ Percy Mehta: Glad to have been of help. The right school will make your child blossom and become confident…..far more important ingredients to success than jus the “right board”.

    @ Abi: In 1st standard, I don’t think it will matter if you change the board from CBSE to ICSE. The basics of learning (in English, Maths, Science, and other subjects) will be the same no matter which board.

    @ Kamaraj P: To shift from SSC in 3rd standard - it may be a good idea to talk to his current teachers who will know his abilities and shortcomings, and would probably be able to guide you better in making this decision.

  71. sir i want to know after icse science with 80% wher my son get admission in gujarat. and whatis scope in gujarat medicalcollage for icse student.
    otherwise where my son get admission .

  72. I have to take admission for my son in KG I and i am little bit confused about his admission. As i am not sure whether to put him in ICSE or CBSE. Most of the people say that ICSE is tough as compared to CBSE whereas CBSE is tough than state board. Also got the feedback that incase of studying at abroad in future ICSE is good. What will be the best whether ICSE or CBSE.Could you pls advice on same and also my son can seek exams for IAS/Eng./Medical/Airline Pilot/Mercahnt Navy or can get admission in Delhi University.Is that he will be eligible for Govt Body jobs?

  73. hi.
    i bilang to a middle class family.now i am facing a problem regarding admission in l.kg.i am confused between icse and cbse boards. pls. help me that in which board i admit my son.

  74. hi,my son is in standard viii,cbse boards.he will be sent to boarding school in class ix icse boards.will he face any kind of problem regarding the curriculums?i am greatly worried whether he will be able to cope up with the courses?please advice.

  75. What is the benifit of study under ICSC Board?

  76. I have to take admission for my daugher in nursary and i am little bit confused about her admission. As i am not sure whether to put her in State Board or ICSE or CBSE. Most of the people say that ICSE is tough as compared to CBSE whereas CBSE is tough than state board. Also got the feedback that incase of studying at abroad in future ICSE is good. What will be the best whether ICSE or CBSE

  77. hello mam,
    my daughter is studying in xth standard in hiranandani foundation school ICSE CURRICULUM,after xth which curriculum i should send my daughter,confused between icse/cbse,ib,igcse,state board

  78. hello
    i got my son admitted in bachpan play school when he was just 2 years old.right from the day 1 they started writing.i did not like the introduction of writing so earlier.today he has developed a fear of writing.he is excellent in orals but does not want to write at all.what should i do?should i detained him from this school?i would also like to know which school board is better ie.cbse or icse.i’ve heard that isce is tougher than cbse.please help me out.
    thanx

  79. By reading this blog, I got a idea that school should be more important then the Board. My 2 son studing in CBSE to be affilated school (not got affilated to cbse till now). I have very bad experience with a school name school in Dombivali. We have only 1 school affiliated in Dombivali where as we have many of well reputed state (SSC) affilicated schools. My preference was to send my kids in CBSE school where as these school in dombivali has very poor quality. which leads to disappointment to me. Should I transfer my Kids to State affilated School ?

  80. icse or cbse is good for kids

  81. I stay in mumbai my daughter is in 6th grade in icse board but maths and science are very hard for her and we are thinking to change the board to ssc same for my another daugther she is in grade 4th please reply me as soon as possible.

  82. Hi,

    I have to take admission for my son in junior kg and i am little bit confused about his admission. As i am not sure whether to put him in ICSE or CBSE. Most of the people say that ICSE is tough as compared to CBSE whereas CBSE is tough than state board. Also got the feedback that incase of studying at abroad in future ICSE is good. What will be the best whether ICSE or CBSE.

  83. I have to take admission for my Son in LKG and i am little bit confused about his admission. As i am not sure whether to put him in ICSE or CBSE. Most of the people say that ICSE is tough as compared to CBSE whereas CBSE is tough than state board. Also got the feedback that incase of studying at abroad in future ICSE is good. What will be the best whether ICSE or CBSE. Also i want to know about CBSE and ICSE teaching method. How it will be different from.

    Regards

    Jeevan

  84. Hey!! everybody ! My name is Ayush Mishra a Maths Professor of classes 11 and 12 th and the member of the council of Indian certificate examinations.(ICSE/ISE)
    according to me as far as my experience says ICSE is a better choice for the students rather than CBSE pattern. since in INDIA cbse is more relevant and is simple ,competitive, but as far as Icse is concerned it is some how holds a great advantage over CBSE. if a student he or she is posses talent in LANGUAGE and Skills , can blindly opt icse syllabus as it can be of a great help and can mould the child in the full English environment. ICSE focuses on the depth of the subject and its detailed notes and explanations can prove to be very technical for a student to expertise over the various subjects specially MATHS , SCIENCES and LITERATURE. This pattern is little tough than compared to other boards as it focuses on the basics and the language. This syllabus can be useful and the boards certificate can help a student to go abroad for admissions and education. ICSE every time and only focuses on the BASICS. ICSE ISE can be use ful in many fields specially in the Management MBA or In sciences specially in physics . a great focus is given to LITERATURE to mould a student’s thinking , writing and expressing qualities which can eventually improve a student’s flow of Grammer and spaking and expressing skills. A ICSE Student Knows HOw To stand In Excellence!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    i was the student in Boys High School& Collage Allahabd in ICSE ISE School. collage year (1995 to 2006).
    Ayush Mishra
    B.Sc/M.Sc Maths.
    Maths Expert
    Thanks!!!!!!

  85. Utkarsh Kumar Choubey
    January 1st, 2013 at 8:00 am

    I m studing in std 8 right now and I want to do SAT in future so which board i should choose either C.B.S.E. or I.C.S.E. What should i do for the preparation for SAT and i m in Patna, Bihar. I had given a SAT mock test in which i scored 1010. please tell me to what to do further

  86. Utkarsh Kumar Choubey
    January 1st, 2013 at 8:17 am

    i m right now in icse

  87. i have/admissio kg 1 and i am confused wich one better sellybus icse cbse tell difrent icse cbse

  88. Good education ..discpline…good company are more important than these boards.

  89. Hello
    I have to take admission for my son in montessory at beliaghata(Kolkata),now i am little bit confused about his admission. As i am not sure whether to put him in ICSE or CBSE. Most of the people say that ICSE is tough as compared to CBSE whereas CBSE is tough than state board.I was also studing on state board under calcutta university,so kindly give me details of ICSC or CBSE school overview to choose my child,for coming days.

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