CISCE makes changes in ISC and ICSE Board Exam 2019 pattern, compartment exams to be introduced

Published on: Dec 6, 2018 10:38 IST
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After CBSE, now CISCE has also decided to bring some changes in the existing pattern of ISC and ICSE examinations from next year onwards. The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) has decided to change the exam pattern for the class 10 and class 12 examinations, which is also known as ICSE and ISC exams. The CISCE board is planning to make the examinations ‘student friendly’. From next year, many significant changes will be observed by the students, as well as teachers. The most crucial and interesting change is the introduction of compartment examinations for both ISC and ICSE students.

As per the reports, from next year onwards, the students of class 10 and class 12 who have failed the examinations will have another chance to redeem themselves. The students who fail in either of the examinations will be given an opportunity to sit for the compartmental exam. Though, a candidate will be eligible to appear for one compartmental exam a year only, according to the official release. The compartmental exams will be held in July each year and the result for the same will be declared in August of the corresponding year.

According to the official notification, it has been claimed that from 2021 onwards, new subjects will be added for both the classes. For ICSE, group I history, civics and geography (Thailand) will be offered to aspirants of Thai nationality compulsorily while others can also opt for the same. The students will have a choice to study either history civics and geography or history civics and geography (Thailand). Media reports have claimed that for ISC aspirants, the new subjects are going to be that of hospitality management and legal studies. The Council has also declared to change the syllabus and that is why the question papers of class 10 and 9 to align the curriculum with that of class 6 and class 8.

The CISCE Board will make the examination related process including admission cards, customised timetables etc all online. From next year onwards, in addition to the subject-wise marks, paper-wise marks will also be provided for English, history, civics and geography and science on the statement of marks.

The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) has been in existence since 1958. Since its inception, the board has witnessed several changes in its constitution and jurisdiction. The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) was finally granted permission to conduct the public examination in the year 1973.

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