The Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) is an examination conducted by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination, a private board of school education in India. It has been designed to provide an examination in a course of general education, in accordance with the recommendations of the New Education Policy 1986(India), through the medium of English.
The examination allows secure suitable representation of governments responsible for schools (which are affiliated to it) in their states or territories. Private candidates are not permitted to appear for this examination. The Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) will reportedly conduct examinations for classes V and VIII from 2018. However, ICSE CEO Gerry Arathoon said there will be no pass-fail tags. He added the board examinations will be only a “periodical evaluation exercise to have an idea on the progress of the students’ learning after a particular level.”