IGCSE or ICSE/CBSE

#1 Oct 28th, 2007, 05:11
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Hi we r moving back to india. right now ny child is following GCSE curriculam. We r not very sure after moving to india which board will be good for them.Like if they want to sit for IIT or IIM.don't know after IGCSE they will be able to compete for Indian Competition or not. & which IGCSE schools are good in New Mumbai.
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The IIT or IIM exams are not related to what school one goes to .As long as your grades meet the criteria to their exams .

For example
Only those students who secure a first class (60%) or equivalent in the plus-two examination will be eligible for admission to the IITs.

There are a lot of good schools in navi mumbai now navi mumbai would be vashi ,belapur ?

Here are some school though not in navi mumbai
RIMS International School and Junior College
http://www.ecolemondiale.org/html/index.htm
http://www.cambridgeindia.com/igcse.html
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I guess most of the major schools in India would follow CBSE...however this should not be a concern..its not a hindrance to any admission for graduation or higher studies.
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#4 Oct 29th, 2007, 05:43
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hi,thanks for your feedback. want to know which board will be the good prepration for IIT or IIM exams as i heard CBSE is the best bet if u want to sit for these compititions.
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When I was in school, ICSE was reputed to be tougher than CBSE, but that was more than 15 years ago.
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There are more CBSE schools than ICSE schools.
It does not really matter whether the school follows CBSE or ICSE curriculum..... to get into any of the IITs or for that matter any top engineering college your child will have to take extra tutions/correspondence courses/ mock tests etc. this has to be at your own initiative.
IIMs .....thats after graduation and some work experience. They are least bothered about your schooling.
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is possible to do ISC or CBSE(12th) after IGCSE
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k88,

Additional information like what grade you child is currently in and which state/city you plan to stay in will help.

As far as I know, there are international schools in india that will allow your child to be admitted without a loss of grade. Most good Indian schools have extremely high admissiion standards. they will either not take you admit your child, osr ask that he/she drop a grade.

AFAIK, CBSE has the highest standard (and correspondingly most difficult to score high marks). as their children approach class 10. many parents opt to take their children out and put them in easier systems. Why? For those colleges that have admission test (IIT) only your test score matters.

But, lets say your child does not get through, then he has got to fall back on his 12th grades for admission. In that case, the lower scores on a CBSE school system will not help.
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hi thanks for the feedback but i want to know that is it possible to do ISC or CBSE(12th) after IGCSE or not.
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hi any feedback
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Anything is possible in India. The examination board itself does not control admission, the school does. so, whther or not you child is admitted will depend on the school. The better schools may want to review the syllabus and test the student before admission. Sometimes a hefty donation helps
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Hmmm...
if your kid is looking to go to an IIT,i think it is a safe bet to do schooling in CBSE.While the questions in an average JEE(IIT entrance) might not be out of the CBSE text,I can tell you that the range of testing is broadly based on the CBSE curriculum.
Net,net....CBSE is the best option .

And if he is looking to get into an IIM,just ensure that the kid does well in his 10th and 12th grades here.At least the IIM-Bangalore(one of the top 2 bschools of India-the other being the IIM-Ahmedabad) has come out with its selection criteria for 2007.The 10th and 12th board performance accounted for 25% weightage,as opposed to 20 for the CAT(which is the entrance test for the IIMs).

http://www.iimb.ernet.in/iimb/docs/pgpadmprocess07.pdf
7) For all candidates in the first shortlist as stated in Table 1, other than work experience or
professional course, the weights for the remaining four components (each of them being
standardized) were fixed as:
CAT = 20, 10th board=15, 12th board=10, Bachelors= 15.


So,it turns out that doing reasonably well in the school all along is safe.
And the CBSE exams and their marking schemes are not as difficult as they were 10 years ago.They are simpler these days.

And getting into CBSE from IGCSE should be a possiblity..
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Igcse Cbse Or Isce Or Ssc

Dear Friends
Sorry to enter in between as i dnt know how to create new question but it is related topic
My question is is it make any difference between boards of the schools, will it be smarter decision if i put my child in IGCSE board, currently they are in Sr. KG
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IGCSE ICSE or SSC

Which Board Is Better Igcse Or Icse Or Ssc
I Am Confused Between Them
Igcse Fees Are Higher Can You Please Tell Which Option Is Better
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If IIT is the goal, ICSE is better as maths is of a much higher standard than in CBSE. IGCSE is geared towards further education in the west.


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