We have found ICSE more beneficial to the students in the long run on the following grounds as compared to other boards in India.
  • Depending on one’s interest & inclination, ICSE offers many optional subjects for the board exams of class X. One can opt for music, art & painting, commercial studies, business studies, economics, and many more subjects instead of Maths & Science. As almost 90 % of students don’t pursue Engineering & Medicine, ICSE is a boon for them. They do extremely well in their preferred optional subjects. For example, a student interested in doing business in life, takes up business related subjects in 9 th & 10 th std. This gives them advantage over others at college level and at entrance examinations.
  • As compared to other boards ICSE curriculum is more comprehensive, project and application based thereby leading to better understanding of concepts.
  • Students interested in the lines of management & humanities will find the curriculum very interesting, challenging & fruitful.
  • ICSE is a well-recognized board.
  • Due to the extra emphasis laid on English language, students from this board hold a slight edge over other students in international examinations.
  • Though the number of subjects are more for board exams than other boards, students get into the habit of in-depth preparation which helps them in successfully cracking tougher examinations in future.
  • ICSE syllabus facilitates a deeper understanding there by making the conceptual base very strong.
  • One important distinguishing feature in ICSE is the importance given to project work from lower classes onwards. This makes the students capable of applying the concepts learnt, thereby improving his/her capacity to think & understand.
  • MRDA has produced 100% results in board exams right from start.
  • ICSE board is not controlled by the government. Hence there is stability in its policies based purely on academic merit.
MRDA follows the guidelines set by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE)

The Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) is an examination conducted by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations, a private, non-governmental oldest board of school education in India, for class 10, i.e., grade 10. It has been designed to provide an examination in a course of general education, in accordance with the recommendations of the New Education Policy 1986 through the medium of English.,

List of subjects for class 10 board exams offered by ICSE

English, History- Civics & Geography, and Indian Language.All subjects are compulsory.


Mathematics, Science (Physics, Biology, Chemistry) as separate subjects, Environmental Science, Computer Science, Agricultural Science, Commercial Studies, Technical Drawing, A Modern Foreign Language, A Classical Language and Economics.Any two subjects from this list.


Computer Applications, Economic Applications, Commercial Applications, Art, Performing Arts, Home Science, Cookery, Fashion Designing, Physical Education, Technical Drawing Applications, Yoga, and Environmental Applications.All subjects have components of internal assessment that are carried out by schools, on the basis of assignments/project work, practicals and coursework.There is 20% weightage for internal assessment in group I and II and 50% weightage for group III.In subjects where there are more than one paper (e.g., Science), the marks obtained in the subject are calculated by taking the average of all the papers in the subject.Candidates appearing for the examination have to study six subjects, with one to three papers in each subject. For subject HC&G the paper 1 consists of History & Civics and paper 2 consists of Geography. Science consists of three papers each for Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. This makes for a total of eight to eleven papers, depending on the subjects.Any one subject from this list