The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) is a privately-held national level Indian board of school education, which conducts the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) and the Indian School Certificate (ISC) examinations for Class X and Class XII respectively. Established in 1958, the board has over 2,100 schools in India and abroad that are affiliated to it.
CISCE was founded with a sole objective to replace the overseas Cambridge School Certificate Examination by an All India Examination. The Indian Council was then set up to administer the examinations being conducted in India by the world-renowned University of Cambridge, and to optimally tailor them according to the nation's need. The education policies were prepared under the aegis of the Cambridge varsity.