ISC Class 12
The Indian School Certificate (ISC) examinations for Class 12 are conducted by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) The exam criteria follow the recommendations of the Indian New Education Policy of 1986 and are regulated by the University of Cambridge. ISC Class 12 examination is the only board examination from India to be recognized by some international academic institutions as being equivalent to their ‘A’ level qualifications , and the scores are accepted for their admissions as such.
The ISC syllabus is extensive and vast in terms of its coarse content. Emphasis is given to understanding and application of concepts, rather than rote learning. Students get to choose the subjects of their choice, however English is a compulsory subject. If a student is appearing for engineering entrance exams, physics, chemistry, and mathematics must necessarily be chosen.. Students appearing for medical entrance tests must choose biology, and maths can be dropped.