Programmes and syllabus ICSE-ISC

The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations

The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE) was established in 1958 by the University of Cambridge, local examinations syndicate with the assistance of the inter-state board for Anglo Indian education. It is registered under the Societies Registration Act no. XXI of 1860.

The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations is committed to serving the nation's children, through high quality educational endeavours, empowering them to contribute towards a humane, just and pluralistic society, promoting introspective living, by creating exciting learning opportunities, with a commitment to excellence.

The Sarala Birla Academy offers a comprehensive and balanced curriculum that falls under the purview of the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations, which is one of the leading recognised education boards approved by the All India Board of Secondary Education.

We conduct the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE – for Year 10) and The Indian School Certificate (ISC – for Year 12) Examinations. The subject choices and syllabi prescribed for these examinations are varied and aimed at nurturing the unique gifts of individual pupils.

CISCE syllabus equips students with knowledge that will enable them to gain life skills for their personal and professional development and grow into young adults who are aware of their responsibilities towards society. It prepares young minds to face challenges of life anywhere on the globe. Emphasis is placed on learning by asking questions, problem solving and through application to ensure that this learning lasts for a lifetime and we aim at making every stage of this process a joyous one

We offer the following choice of subjects in:

ICSE (For Grades IX and X): A minimum of 7 subjects should be taken to qualify for ICSE.

Group I (Compulsory)
  • English
  • Hindi
  • History
  • Civics
  • Geography
Group II (Compulsory at SBA)
  • Mathematics
  • Science (Physics, Chemistry and Biology)
Group III (Choose any One)
  • Economic Applications
  • Computer Applications
  • Commercial Applications
  • Physical Education
  • Art - Paper 1 & 2
  • Hindustani Music

ISC (For Grades XI and XII): A minimum of 5 subjects and a maximum of 7 subjects should be appeared for qualifying at ISC

Group I: Compulsory subjects
  • English
Group II: Elective subjects (Choose any two / three / four )
Science stream Commerce stream
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Mathematics
  • Accounts
  • Commerce
  • Mathematics
  • Economics
Group III: Subjects common to all the three streams (Choose any one)
  • Political Science
  • Computer Science
  • Hindi
  • Art
  • Hindustani Music
  • Physical Education

In case of further queries regarding the Academic Programmes, please contact: Academic Coordinator or the school office.

For more information about ICSE & ISC please visit council web site: