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Everything about Different School Curricula in India

Children in India have more choices in education to pick a curriculum as per their preference. India mainly has 4-5 boards of school education. However, picking a curriculum and education can create a sense of confusion in children. It depends on several factors such as future goals of your children, extra-curricular, job relocation of parents, and also the affordability.

We understand your responsibility and concern as a parent. So, in order to minimize the hassle, our school search assistance team has jotted down a handy list of different types of School Curriculums in India.

1. CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education)

● CBSE follows its standardized NCERT textbooks.

● This Board affiliates all Kendriya Vidyalayas, all Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas, major private schools, and most of the schools approved by the central government of India.

● The Board mainly focuses on Maths and Science and less on other language subjects.

● CBSE Board is more suitable for you if you have a relocating job, as it has a standardized curriculum across India.

2. ICSE (Indian Certificate for Secondary Education)

● This Curriculum is wide and students have the option to choose from a large variety of subjects and cover several topics for the overall growth of students.

● It promotes practical knowledge and focuses more on analytical skills.

● ICSE education board equally focuses on all subjects such as language, art, and science.

● If you are more interested in applied knowledge rather than traditional learning, then ICSE is for you.

3. IB (International Baccalaureate)

● IB curriculum is popular all over the world and is recognized by UNESCO.

● It is divided into 3 sections:

PYP (Primary Year Program for K.G. to Class 5),

MY (Middle Year Program for 6 to Class 10),

DYP (Diploma Year Program for 11 and Class 12).

● This curriculum majorly focuses on arts, humanities, and analytical skills.

● If you’re someone who plans to send your children abroad for graduation, or you are planning to relocate abroad, the IB education curriculum is best for you.

4. IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education)

● It provides an international curriculum for classes 9th and 10th.

● The students have a choice to pick from core subjects as well as to pick from a group of subjects.

● This curriculum provides a wide range of subjects including science, Commerce, languages, and humanities.

● Its main focus is on Knowledge, not marks.

● IGC SE Board is most favored by students who want to pursue higher studies abroad or whose parents relocate globally regularly.

5. STATE BOARDS (Haryana Board, UP Board, etc.)

● The curriculum is different in every state in India.

● Students get an option to learn in one's own local language.

● Slightly easy as compared to other mentioned boards.

● It is designed so as to accommodate students with all abilities.

So now after going through all the different school curricula in India in detail, we hope you’re clear about which school curriculum is best for your child. If you're someone who wants to relocate abroad or within India and is looking for school search assistance, then get in touch with our Relocation expert at or give us a call at 82-82-82-7356 because #WeLove2MoveIt.

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