The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) has announced that the passing criteria for the ISC and ICSE students have been reduced from the academic session of 2018.
From the academic session of 2018, a student will require 33 instead of 35 percent for passing ICSE exams and 35 instead of 40 percent for ISC exams.
The Council for Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE) has decided to lower the pass marks for both class 10th and 12th board examinations.
The CISCE secretary and chief executive Gerry Arathoon has issued a circular mentioning “Kindly note that the change in the pass marks for the ICSE and ISC examinations will be effective from the examination year 2018 onwards and not 2019”.
The general secretary of the Association of Heads of ICSE Schools (West Bengal) Nabarun Dey stated that the notice has been sent to all affiliated schools in the state.
Last week, the CISCE released the ICSE and ISC 2018 examinations datesheets. The board exam for CISCE class 12th will commence from February 26, 2018, and end on March 28, 2018.
The ISC or class 10th examination will commence on February 7, 2018, and end on April 2, 2018.
The official website has also stated that the exam dates are subject to changes depending on the Assembly poll schedule in some states. The board has decided that they will give 15 minutes time prior to the exam for reading the question paper.
About Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE):
The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) was established to replace the Cambridge School Education Certificate and it took over three decades to reach to its current form. The first ICSE (Class 10th) and ISC (Class 12th) examinations were conducted in the year 1986, in accordance with the New Education Policy 1986.
The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) also conducts Certificate of Vocational Education Examination at higher secondary level. The Joint Council of Higher Education under the aegis of CISE was established complying with the National Policy of education 1986 on the recommendation of Ministry of Human Resource Development.