The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations has decided that it will reduce the syllabus of ICSE 10th and ISC 12th by 25% in the year 2020-21. The decision has been taken by the Council keeping in mind the significant reduction of the academic year due to the Coronavirus pandemic combined with loss of instructional hours. The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a substantial delay in the start of the academic year 2020-21.
A statement released by the Council said that a number of schools affiliated to CISCE have tried to adapt to the changing scenario and maintain teaching and learning process by means of online classe, the loss of instructional hours still have been significant. In order to make up for the loss during the current session 2020-2021, the Council, said in the statement, that based on working with subject experts, it will reduce the syllabus of all major subjects of ICSE 10th and ISC 12th levels.
The statement also included that the reduction in syllabus of ICSE Class 10 and ISC Class 12 has been done keeping in line with the linear progression across classes all the while ensuring that the core concepts related to a particular subject are retained.
On Friday, CISCE also disclosed the alternative assessment scheme for the pending exams of ICSE 10th and ISC 12th 2020. According to assessment scheme for the cancelled exams, students will be assessed on three parameters, namely, percentage subject project work, best of three marks, and subject project. Students will be awarded an average of the best three percentage marks obtained in the subjects for which the ICSE 10th and ISC 12th exams 2020 have been successfully conducted.
The percentage subject project is the percentage of marks secured by the candidate in the internal assessment of the papers while subject project category is the total marks secured by the candidate in the internal assessment of the papers.