A recent national study conducted by NCERT has revealed that ICSE students have scored over the state boards and CBSE. The study showed that ICSE students scored 100/100 in English, while the CBSE wards managed to score 68. The scoring is similar with Mathematics and Science as well, where ICSE students bagged 61 and 68 respectively, compared to CBSE’s 50 and 57. In the Modern Indian Language paper, however, the performance of the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education is better than ICSE, where students scored 73 compared to ICSE’s 53.
The study put the students to multiple tests in five subjects—Mathematics, Science, Social Science, English and Modern Indian Language. The survey was conducted on 277,416 students in 7,216 schools across 33 states and Union Territories and Boards. Information was also gathered about background factors, including the school environment, instructional practices, qualification and experience of teachers.