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Top CBSE Schools in Pune

There are a number handful of good CBSE schools in the city, though CISCE schools offering the ICSE-ISC are also quite popular here. A large number of students in CBSE students aspire to study in Delhi or Mumbai University after Class 12, and given the sky-rocketing cut-off marks required for admission to Delhi University, there is a lot of pressure to score well in the CBSE examintions. The CBSE syllabus is well aligned with that of competitive examinations such as the Joint Entrance Exam and the Medical entrance examinations. These examinations, specially the IIT-JEE, are quite popular among CBSE students. There is also an increasing trend of heading for undergraduate studies abroad, especially to the UK, US or Singapore. 



Performance of CBSE Schools in Pune (Maharashtra) in Class 12 Board Exams of 2015

The Average Board Exam marks are presented below.
School CodeSchool NameNumber of CandidatesAverage Aggregate
SCHOOL CODE: : 06861 DELHI PUBLIC SCHOOL PUNE MAHARASHTRA9788.227
SCHOOL CODE: : 06863 D A V PUBLIC SCHOOL PUNE MAHARASHTRA18285.07
SCHOOL CODE: : 06815 ARMY SCHOOL BEG & CENTRE KIRKEE PUNE MR17282.094
SCHOOL CODE: : 06735 ARMY PUBLIC SCHOOL SOUTHERN COMMAND PUNE MR27381.768
SCHOOL CODE: : 06826 B K BIRLA CENTRE FOR EDUCATION SHIRGAON PUNE MR1981.274
SCHOOL CODE: : 06742 AIR FORCE SCHOOL VIMAN NAGAR PUNE MR6679.794
SCHOOL CODE: : 06751 KENDRIYA VIDYALAYA No 3 9-BRD A F S PUNE MR11278.132
SCHOOL CODE: : 06741 KENDRIYA VIDYALAYA NO 1 A F S NPA PUNE MR15377.595
SCHOOL CODE: : 06744 KENDRIYA VIDYALAYA R H E KIRKEE PUNE MR8176
SCHOOL CODE: : 06734 KENDRIYA VIDYALAYA B E G YERAWADA PUNE MR14275.935
SCHOOL CODE: : 06739 KENDRIYA VIDYALAYA CME PUNE MAHARASHTRA8475.61
SCHOOL CODE: : 06733 KENDRIYA VIDYALAYA S C TARAPORE ROAD PUNE MR15475.358
SCHOOL CODE: : 06736 KENDRIYA VIDYALAYA GANESHKHIND PUNE MR8375.323
SCHOOL CODE: : 06740 KENDRIYA VIDYALAYA NO.2 AFS AKASH NGR PUNE MR13074.794
SCHOOL CODE: : 06743 KENDRIYA VIDYALAYA NO 1 DEHU ROAD PUNE MR9673.488
SCHOOL CODE: : 06822 VIDYA PRATISHTHANS ENG MED SCH BARAMATI PUNE MR7472.668
SCHOOL CODE: : 06726 KENDRIYA VIDYALAYA I.A.T. GIRINAGAR PUNE MR3572.566
SCHOOL CODE: : 06873 SINHGAD PUBLIC SCHOOL LONAVALA PUNE MAHARASHTRA5271.119
SCHOOL CODE: : 06758 KENDRIYA VIDYALAYA ARMY AREA PUNE MR12870.163
SCHOOL CODE: : 06772 KENDRIYA VIDYALAYA No.2 O F DEHU ROAD PUNE6770.048
SCHOOL CODE: : 06738 KENDRIYA VIDYALAYA N.D.A KHADAKVASLA PUNE MR9569.324
SCHOOL CODE: : 06732 KENDRIYA VIDYALAYA I N S SHIVAJI LONAVLA PUNE MR2462.883

Schools with an average marks exceeding 80% in the board exams are among the very best in the country.


Contact details of a large number of CBSE Schools in Maharashtra are available here:

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CBSE vs ICSE/ISC vs IGCSE/IB: A quick summary of differences between the academic approach of these boards

The CBSE curriculum is considered to be more compact and manageable than that of ICSE till Class 10.
There are five compulsory subjects in CBSE, at the Class 10 level: English, Second Language, Science, Social Studies and Mathematics. 
The ICSE curriculum is more comprehensive till Class 10, with significantly higher standards in English. Shakespeare is introduced in Class 9, in many ICSE schools. There is also quite a bit of focus on practical and project work. Apart from that, there is also a sixth subject for which students may opt from a large variety of courses such as Computer Science, Economics, Art, Commercial Applications, Home Science and so on. Students have to appear for separate examinations in History/Geography and Physics/Chemistry/Biology, unlike CBSE where these are clubbed in single papers for Social Studies and Science. 
In Class 11 and 12 the ICSE-ISC syllabus is quite similar to that of CBSE. The Science syllabus in particular, is completely aligned with NCERT. 
IGCSE and IB are international boards and they have less emphasis on rote learning. IB in particular emphasizes a lot on developing the research abilities of students. 
There is a lot of focus on practical and project work. These boards are better suited for candidates aspiring to study abroad after high school. They might not be suitable for those wishing to appear for competitive examinations in India. In the past, IB students have also faced difficulty in the admission process to universities in India. This is one aspect which parents and students might need to look into. 
A large number of students from top ISC and CBSE schools have successfully managed to enter top universities abroad, after high school. Some students appear for "AP" tests to help make their application stand out. 
The comparison between various boards is often an overblown issue, and the main thing which matters is the school and the approach followed by it towards academics, extra-curricular activities and sports.