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Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations
(abbreviated as CISCE
) is a national level, private, Board of School
education in India that conducts the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education and the Indian School Certificate examinations for
Class X and Class XII respectively. It was established in 1958.
The Minister of Education- Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, presided over a conference in 1952 on pan-India level Certificate examinations.
The aim was to consider the replacement of the overseas Cambridge School Certificate Examination by an All India Examination.
The Inter-State Board for Anglo-Indian Education came to a resolution that, it was necessary of setting up of an Indian Council to administer
the - Syndicate's Examination in India held by The Cambridge University. This Indian Council was set-up on the grounds that a board was
required to administer the examination's being conducted in India by the worldly-reputed University of Cambridge and to optimally tailor
them according to the nation's need. The future education policies were prepared under the aegis of the Cambridge varsity.
The Council was registered as a Society under the Societies Registration Act(1860) in December 1967.