Indian School Certificate CISCE

The Council for Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE) was established as a national examination board by the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate. The Council conducts examinations for the Indian School Certificate.

The University of Western Australia welcomes applications from students who have completed the Indian School Certificate program. To be admitted to the University, you must:

  • satisfy the University's English language competence requirement by satisfactory performance in one of the English subjects detailed in the table below
  • achieve a sufficient number of points to be offered a place
  • satisfy any prerequisite subject requirements for your chosen course and major

Minimum entry scores

Indian School Certificate students must meet equivalent entry standards to other applicants. The following table provides an overview of the points considered equivalent to various Australian Tertiary Admission Ranks.

Indian School Certificate Average ATAR Equivalent
50 75
60 80
70 85
76 88
80 90
84 92
88 94
92 96
98 98


  1. Applicants must have been awarded the Indian School Certificate issued by the Council for Indian School Certificate Examination.
  2. Average is taken from best four subjects, rounded down to zero decimal points.

Equivalent subjects

The following table shows Indian School Certificate subject equivalents to WA Certificate of Education courses, which will satisfy course and major prerequisites.

WACE Subject Indian School Certificate Equivalent
English English Core; 60% or higher
Mathematics Applications Mathematics; 40% - 50%
Mathematics Methods No equivalent
Mathematics Specialist Mathematics; 50% or higher
Chemistry Chemistry; 50% or higher
Physics Physics; 50% or higher
 Biology Biology; 50% or higher