Different Curricula offered in Indian Schools

CBSE (Central Board for Secondary Education)

Central Board of Secondary Education, abbreviated CBSE, is one of the most widely adapted syllabuses for Secondary and Senior Secondary School levels in India. CBSE is recognized by NCERT (National Council of Educational Research and Training). CBSE follows national curriculum and conducts two examinations, All India Secondary School Examination, AISSE for Class 10th and the All India Senior School Certificate Examination, AISSCE for Class 12th in the month of March every year.

Competitive entrance exams such as IIT-JEE, AIEEE and AIPMT are based on the CBSE syllabus. Approved by government of India, CBSE is affiliated with Kendriya Vidyalaya (Central Schools) and a large number of private schools.

www.cbse.nic.in is the official website of CBSE board. Following information is available.

List of CBSE schools in Bangalore

ISCE (Indian Certificate for Secondary Education)

Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) is a private board of School Education in India. Established in the year 1958, the council conducts 3 examinations:

  • Indian Certificate of Secondary Education, abbreviated ISCE, is an examination conducted for Class 10th (X).
  • Indian School Certificate (ISC) for Class 12th (XII).
  • The Certificate of Vocational Education Examination (CVE).

www.cisce.org is the official website of CISCE Board. Following information is available.

List of ICSE schools in Bangalore


Secondary School Leaving Certificate, abbreviated SSLC is an examination conducted at the end of secondary schooling. In the state of Karnataka, SSLC exam is conducted by the Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board. The board regulates and supervises the system of Secondary education in Karnataka State.

List of SSLC schools in Bangalore

IB (International Baccalaureate)

The International Baccalaureate, abbreviated IB, is an international educational foundation headquartered in GenevaSwitzerland. Founded in 1968, IB is internationally well recognized and offers the following programs:

List of IB schools in Bangalore


International General Certificate of Secondary Education abbreviated IGCSE, is an internationally used English language curriculum offered to students to prepare for International Baccalaureate and CIE A-level and BTEC Level 3. Established by University of Cambridge International Examinations, the unique aspect of IGCSE syllabus is awarding of Qualification for each subject a student completes rather than a typical Certification of Completion offered by national level boards.

List of IGCSE schools in Bangalore