Indian Curriculum

Indian Curriculum

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is a renowned education system which prepares students from Classes 1 to 12 for competitive examinations while facilitating entry into the world's leading universities.

This pedagogical approach to holistic education enables students to focus effectively on academics, as well as pursue their interests in sports and extracurricular activities.

Key Features

The Indian education system is structured as follows:

  • Kindergarten: This is divided into lower kindergarten (3-4-year-olds) and upper kindergarten (4-5 year- olds)
  • Primary school: Grades 1-5 (6-10 ten-year-olds)
  • Middle school/Upper Primary school: Grades 6-8 (11-14-year-olds)
  • Secondary school: Grades 9-10 (14-16-year-olds)
  • Higher secondary or pre-university: Grades 11 and 12 (16- to 18-year olds). 

Graduation Requirements

Students has to secure 33% marks for promotion to the next grade.

In case a student does not meet the above mentioned criteria, he/she can still be promoted if:

  1. The student gets a minimum of 30% in 3 subjects other than the Ministry of Education subjects
  2. The student gets a minimum of 25 % marks in 2 subjects other than the Ministry of Education subjects
  3. The student gets a minimum of 20% marks in 1 subject other than the Ministry of Education subjects
  4. There is also a provision for retest if the student does not meet any of the above criteria.

Grade 10 and 12 have a board exam at the end of the academic year. Promotion to the next grade is as per the results declared by the CBSE Board.

Compulsory Examinations

As with all of the other curriculum offerings, academics are at the forefront of the CBSE programme. This commitment is exemplified by consistently outstanding test scores of students in both Grade 10 and Grade 12 in CBSE Board Examinations.

How does a student achieve the Shahadat Al-Thanawiya Al-Amma?

The following conditions for equivalency applies:

  1. Students must pass the UAE Ministry of Education Arabic Studies exam in Grade 12. This can be taken as either Native Arabic Studies (for students of Arab Nationality as shown on their passport) or as Non-Native Arabic Studies (for students of non-Arab Nationality as shown on their passport).
  2. Students must pass the UAE Ministry of Education Islamic Studies exam which is only applicable to Muslim students in Grade 12. This can be taken as either Native Islamic Studies (for students of Arab Nationality as shown on their passport) or as Non-Native Islamic Studies (for students of non-Arab Nationality as shown on their passport).
  3. The school has to apply the curriculum applied in their country of origin.
  4. The school has to synchronize their test schedules & timings with those of their native country.
  5. Certificates carrying the name of the school have to be issued by the Education Board or Ministry of Education of their native country.