You can go through the following information and choose which ever board suits your needs
CICSE(Council for Indian School Certificate Examination) versus CBSE(Central Board of Secondary School Examination)
•All the national level entrance exams such as IIT-JEE(Joint Entrance Examination),AIEEE(All India Engineering Entrance Exam),AIPMT(All India Pre Medical Exam) are based on CBSE syllabus while international level exams such as SAT,TOEFL are based on CICSE syllabus .
•In higher classes children find it difficult to shift from CSBE to CICSE while shifting from CICSE to CBSE is easier.
•CBSE has more compact syllabus as compared to CICSE. It is seen that number of subjects for which exams are conducted is more in CICSE than in CBSE.
For eg. A child who took 6th standard CICSE exam wrote 13 subjects-English, Environmental Science, History+Civics , Geography , Physics , Biology , Chemistry , Mathematics ,Hindi ,General Knowledge.
7th standard CBSE student wrote 6 subjects: English , Sanskrit ,Hindi , Science , Mathematics ,Social Studies.
(History ,Civics ,Geography fall under Social Science while Physics, Chemistry and Biology fall under Science. ) Environment study is optional in CBSE.
•CBSE has more objective type questions and is application based and prepares children for national level exams.
CICSE has more of projects in curriculum which helps to develop analytical thinking.
•CISCE- conducts three examinations:
Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE-Class 10th)
Indian School Certificate (ISC-Class 12)
Certificate in Vocational Education(CVE-Class 12)
CBSE – conducts two exams
All India Secondary School Exam AISSE(Class 10)
All India Senior School Certificate Exam, AISSCE ( Class 12)
•Most of the parents in earlier classes put the children in CICSE so that their base becomes strong and then in higher class shift them to CBSE or State board so that they are at an advantage and get better scores.
•CICSE syllabus is recognised in many foreign schools and universities while CBSE is well recognised within the country.
•In CICSE more emphasis is laid on English as compared to CBSE.
•If the parents have transferable jobs then it is better to put the children into ICSE or CBSE .If the transfers are restricted to metros or urban areas then any of the two boards will do. But ,if transfer involves tier-2 cities it is better to choose CBSE syllabus as CICSE schools are rare.