CBSE or ICSE or State Board which is better

November 19, 2018

CBSE in general, the syllabus is more aligned to future competitions like IIT JEE or NEET or NTSE or state board’s CET competitions etc.Maths and Science are compulsory subjects in CBSE. Many improvement steps being undertaken by CBSE board recently. CBSE is also a simpler choice for parents, as its much easier to get tutors for CBSE especially in subjects like physics and chemistry

ICSE syllabus is relatively advanced and tougher than CBSE. The syllabus is comparable to various international boards. If the student is hard-working, adaptable, communicative then ICSE gives them more skills depending on school and teachers they deal with. Whereas for majority of  average students, the syllabus is kind of over burden, and make them feel stressed scoring less marks and ranks.

State Boards  syllabus in many states much similar to CBSE. And in some states its more advanced than CBSE. Several state boards implement local launguage (one subject) mandatory until class 10th. In some areas or towns, the state board schools do not focus much on English and communication skills, which are must these days.

CBSE and Several State Boards treat Science as one exam which is rather easlily manageble for students upto 10th level.  Whereas  ICSE has three different exams for science ( Physics, Chemistry and Biology seperately). Many students in ICSE struggle to score top marks in Science subjects.

For Competitions like NTSE or KVPY or Olympiads, students from CBSE or State Boards do somewhat better compared to ICSE students, as the syllabus and exam patterns are little bit aligned to CBSE and State Boards.

The CBSE or ICSE or State Board the certificates are valid for further studies in Inda or Abroad. But when you are shifting your family abroad, its rather easier to transfer to any foreign school if your child is in ICSE.

Parents do not get misled by general belief that ICSE gives more scope for students to purse in management studies or GRE/TOEFL/IELTS  etc later on.  Their career after 10+2, depends purely on student’s abilities whichever board they are coming from.

Students career and future entierly depend on their attitude, hard-work, school, teachers and parents. It doesn’t matter really if they are in state board

Parents must consider the School’s academic/non-academic excellence before choosing any board of their choice

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