The Council has been so constituted as to secure suitable representation of: Government of India, State Governments/Union Territories in which there are Schools affiliated to the Council, the Inter-State Board for Anglo-Indian Education, the Association of Indian Universities, the Association of Heads of Anglo-Indian Schools, the Indian Public Schools' Conference, the Association of Schools for the ISC Examination and members co-opted by the Executive Committee of the Council.
The Council is prepared to give special consideration and make necessary arrangements in respect of candidates who are handicapped in any way, which might affect their performance in the ICSE (X) / ISC (XII) Examination.
When a candidate suffers some injury or bereavement or dire unforeseen circumstance which may adversely affect his or her performance in the examination, the Special Difficulty procedure is used. A form is forwarded to the Council by the Head of the candidates’ school and the candidates’ examination answer script is then given special consideration by a committee before the issue of the results. The Council’s committee does not give a "blanket" concession but treats every case on its merit, for experience has shown that candidates working under similar unusual stress are affected in widely different ways. For this reason the Special Difficulty Form provides for the performance of the affected candidate to be compared with that of his/her other classmates.