The success of educational innovation is in many ways dependent on the examination system that the school follows. The long-term vision of Shikshantar is to prepare students to think originally, to work creatively and to help them recognize their inner strengths as lifelong learners. Shikshantar considers the choice of the examination board as critical for the development of its students.
Shikshantar is affiliated to the Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) , one of the two recognised and approved All India Boards of Secondary Education. This choice will enable the school to create a balanced curricular plan for students of the senior classes to develop an application based, conceptual understanding of the subjects they study in school. A balanced curricular plan also encourages students to excel in their areas of study and develop a competitive advantage for admission in desirable institutions of higher learning and academic universities.
The CISCE conducts examinations at the end of Class X and Class XII, referred to as the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) and the Indian School Certificate (ISC), respectively. The ISC examination has been granted equivalence to the British school leaving certificates by UCAS, a national admissions and accreditation agency in the UK. This implies that students with grades 1, 2 and 3 may be eligible for direct admission to some UK universities without appearing for a separate A-level examination or bridge courses.