CICSE Examinations to start on February 22, 2018, Time Table out

The examinations of the Council for Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE) will commence from February 22, 2019, and will end on March 25, 2019, while the Time Table is already out. The candidates can visit cisce.org and download the Time Table, an NDTV report said.

This year, the class 10 exams under CISCE are starting four days earlier than last year. In 2018, the ICSE final examination began on February 26, and the ISC examinations started from February 7. The examination for ISC or class 12 students will start on February 4, 2019, and conclude on March 25, 2019. The ICSE examination will commence from Friday, February 22, 2018, with English Language paper 1 and will be completed on Monday, March 25, 2019, with Biology Science paper 3.

Examination Timings

The examinations are set to start in two different timings, i.e. from 9.00 am, and 11.00 am while they will be held in three different durations, 2 hours, 2 and half hours and 3 hours. According to ICSI timetable, in addition to the time indicated on the date sheet for writing the paper, 15 minutes is given for reading the question paper. The question paper may be distributed to candidates at 10:45 a.m. to enable them to start writing at 11:00 a.m. The CISCE recently announced that it would give unsuccessful candidates a second chance to pass the examination in the same year, from 2019.

CISCE secretary Gerry Arathoon said compartmental exams would be held for ISC candidates having failed in the fourth subject and ICSE candidates in the fifth subject, in the same year, shortly after the publication of the respective board results.

Students of Class 12, having passed in English and two other subjects but not in the fourth subject and Class 10candidates, making it in English and three other subjects, but failing in the fifth subject, won’t have to waste one year under the new system, he said.  Those candidates can sit for the supplementary (compartmental) test in June-July, Mr Arathoon said.  The results of the compartmental exam can then be published by August to enable successful students to enrol for higher studies, Mr Arathoon. Also, the Chief Executive of CISCE said.

Examinations

The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations conducts three examinations, namely, the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE –Class X); The Indian School Certificate (ISC – ClassXII) and the Certificate in Vocational Education (CVE – Year 12). The subject choices and syllabuses prescribed for these examinations are varied and aimed at nurturing the unique gifts of individual students.

Class X

The Indian Certificate of Secondary Education has been designed to provide an examination in the course of general education, by the recommendations of the New Education Policy 1986, through the medium of English. Private candidates are not permitted to appear for this examination.

Class XII

The Council, through the medium of English, is designed by the recommendations of the New Education Policy 1986, after a two-year course of studies beyond the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (Year 10) examination or its equivalent examination.

CVE  –  12

The Certificate of Vocational Education Examination (CVE – 12) has been created as an examination, by the recommendations of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) through the Joint Council of Vocational Education (JCVE) established under the National Policy of Education 1986. This examination can be taken by candidates after a two-year course of studies beyond the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (Year 10) examination or its equivalent examination, through the medium of English. The course is intended to prepare candidates for specific vocations. Private candidates are not permitted to appear for these examinations.

National Competitions

The Council conducts, the Frank Anthony Memorial All-India Inter-School Debate and the Albert Barrow Memorial All-India Inter-School Creative Writing competitions, thereby underpinning the critical importance of creativity and the ability to articulate one’s thoughts in writing and speech in school education.

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