Secondary Education in India

Secondary Education in India

Secondary education is of two phases on the International Standard Classification Scale, the lower education is considered as the second and final of the basic education and it is also known as level 2 education. Level 3 secondary education is tertiary education. Usually, students from 14 to 17 years study in secondary education (i.e.) students who fall under the grade of IX and X (9th and 10th). Students who fall under the age of 17 to 19 years are in the category of higher secondary education (i.e.) XI and XII (11th and 12th). The admission requirement for secondary education is the completion of primary education. For higher secondary one needs the certificate of secondary education.

The curriculum and the boards: 

  1. National Council of Educational Research and Training ( NCERT ) is the apex body of secondary education and is located in New Delhi.
  2. State Government Boards of Education is where a state comprises of a government-aided school. These schools come under the State Government Boards of Education.
  3. Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE): – The CBSE curriculum from 1st to 12th grade and conducts examination for 10th and 12th grade. Their curriculum is a bit different and difficult from others.
  4. Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE): – It sets the curriculum for 1st to 12th grade and conducts three examinations for 10th and 12th grade.


Secondary education in India mainly concentrates on the basics of higher secondary education. It not only concentrates on the basics but also in detail about the main topics. In secondary education students faces the practical examination for the first time and also get experiences for future practical examinations. In CBSE students have five subjects including language and practicals and in matriculations, students will have six subjects with one optional subject. Students will have the option for the language.
Through secondary education, one can choose his or her career in the given options and to know only in secondary education you will about your dreams and goals. In secondary education, students will get broader practical knowledge or benefits and he or she will also get personal development in the way of communication, critical thinking skills, a greater sense of discipline and sense of accomplishment. The secondary education in India will tell you your way or will create a way for you because we have so many platforms and opportunities and we also don’t lack in ideas, if you don’t get one you will definitely have the other options in career, for example, if you pursue journalism and you don’t get any job related to journalism, it’s not that you have only that you can also become a content writer, photographer or anything that you have learned in the journalism subjects and that’s how our education system has been built. But all you have to do is you have to take a step to make a change, even though you have so many opportunities you should utilize it instead of wasting it, to note we don’t lack in ideas but we lack in using the given opportunities.

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