In a major improvement, the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE) has revised a few policies which would benefit the students. Those of who could not secure a passing mark in their board exams will not have to wait for a year to reappear. From 2019, class 10 and class 12 unsuccessful students will appear in the compartmental exams in the same year within three months after publication of respective board results. Besides, CISCE has also introduced few changes for Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) and Indian School Certificate (ISC) candidates. CBSE Revises Class 10 & 12 Question Paper Format! List of All Changes Made by the Board for 2018–19 Exams.
According to media reports, the decision was announced by the Council and CEO secretary Gerry Arathon, while addressing the principals and teachers at the annual Association of Schools for the Indian School Certificate conference. The ICSE supplementary will be held in the third week of July every year, and the results will be published in August of the same year. For class 12, those who pass in English and two other subjects, can write the compartment exam if they fail in the fourth subject. Again, for class 10, the students who pass in English and three other subjects will have to appear for another chance if they fail in the fifth subject. Apart from the class 10 and class 12 compartment exams, the board also decided to revise a few of its earlier policies.
Separate Marks for Physics, Chemistry and Biology
Another significant revision is that ICSE class 10 students will get to know their scores in every subject. In Science, the students appearing in three separate papers—Physics, Chemistry and Biology, can score a maximum of 100 marks in each. Instead of an average ‘Science’ marks, the students will get to know their scores in each of these papers. On a similar note, the students would get to know their scores in both English papers; language and literature. GATE Is Not Mandatory Exit Exam for Engineering Students to Get B.Tech, B.E. Degrees.
Separate Syllabi for History, Civics and Geography
During his address, Arathon has also reported that the board has decided to have different syllabi for History, Civics and Geography for ICSE students. This new module is for the students who come from abroad and schools located in other countries affiliated to CISCE. They can opt for a different curriculum in these subjects.
Apart from all the above changes, from 2021, the students will get the flexibility to choose from only three textbooks of English literature instead of a plethora of options available at present. CISCE is also expected to publish a ‘customised time-table’ for the exams online soon.