As the COVID-19 has impacted all aspects of life globally, and in view of this and the subsequent lockdown across the country, the schools were shut for the past three months. The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE), the board which holds the ICSE and ISC annual exams, issued a notification to reduce the syllabus by 25 per cent for next academic year due to “significant shortening of the academic year and loss of the instructional hours” in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic.
Students can visit the official website of the CISCE at www.cisce.org to check the notification.
To make up for the loss in instructional hours during the current session 2020-2021, as per the statement, the CISCE has worked with its subject experts to reduce the syllabi for all major subjects at the ICSE and ISC levels.
Meanwhile, CISCE has released the marking scheme for pending ISC and ICSE or class 12 and 10 exams this year. The central education board claims that the formula to award marks to concern students has been devised by reputed statisticians from premier institutes in the country.
According to the latest circular released by CISCE, candidates will be marked on the basis of three parameters — best of three marks, percentage subject project work, and subject project. However, students will get an average of the best three percentage marks secured from among the subjects for which board exams have been held.