The Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) issued a circular on Saturday, clarifying that ICSE Class 9 and 11 exams to be held in February/March 2020 will not be considered as board exams. The Council also said that they would only provide common question papers for select subjects to affiliated schools for these classes. Subject teachers from schools will set the remaining question papers. It mentioned that they had selected subjects where candidates often lose marks or tend to fail during the board exam.
The circular issued by the Council will benefit students, by exposing them to board like question papers which will reduce their anxiety and stress during actual board exams. It will help them to perform to their full potential.
The main objective of the Council was to help students get acquainted with the correct pattern, to ensure proper preparedness and completion of syllabi, to maintain uniformity in schools across the country and to standardize teaching and learning. It will make sure that there will not be an additional burden on students.
The students who are now in class 9 and ISC Class 11 will be the first batch to be tested under the new system. Their annual exams are scheduled for February-March next year.
To help students prepare effectively for their ICSE and ISC Board exams, we at BYJU’S provide study materials such as ICSE Syllabus, previous year question papers, textbook solutions, sample papers, etc so that they score well in their exam.