ICSE Board Full Form
The ICSE Board full form is Indian Certificate of Secondary Education. The Indian Certificate of Secondary Education has been formed to offer an examination in a curriculum of general schooling, in accord with the commendations of the 1986 Education Policy, by the medium of English. Private scholars are not allowed to appear for this exam. The mode of examination in ICSE is English. It is a private, non-governmental board of school education in India for Class 10th.
The ICSE syllabus is vast and lengthy and it gives emphasis on the detailed study of each subject with an edge over English. The ICSE syllabus is well-structured and compressive. It aims to impart analytical skills, problem-solving skills and practical knowledge to the students. ICSE is newer so it has fever scholarships and talent search examinations.
ICSE Council governs the ICSE Board which mainly aims at providing education for all and promotes within its sphere interests of science, literature as well as fine arts. It believes in bringing about a revolution in the impartment of useful knowledge for all.
Subjects in ICSE
The subjects offered by ICSE is divided into three parts. Part I, II and III. Given below are the subjects of Class 9 and 10 according to the groups. ICSE results are taken from best five of six subjects out of which English marks is compulsory.
Group 1 (Compulsory subjects)
|History/Civics & Geography|
Group 2 (Any 2/3 subjects)
|Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology)|
|A Modern Foreign Language|
|A Classical Language|
Group 3 (Any 1 subject)
|Mass media and communication|
|Modern foreign language|
ICSE Board Class 10 Marking Scheme
The marking scheme help students to get an idea about the overall structure of marks division for all the subjects. Students can prepare their studies accordingly as per the marks distribution giving more emphasis to important topics. The marking scheme of all the subjects from all the three groups are mentioned below.
|GROUP I: (Compulsory)||Percentage External Examination||Percentage Internal Examination|
|A Second Language (one/two)||80%||20%|
|History, Civics and Geography||80%||20%|
|GROUP II: (Any two/three of the following subjects)|
|Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology)||80%||20%|
|A Modern Foreign Language||80%||20%|
|A Classical Language||80%||20%|
|GROUP III: (Any one of the following subjects)|
|Technical Drawing Applications||50%||50%|
|A Modern Foreign Language||50%||50%|
Advantages of ICSE Board
- The syllabus covered by ICSE for all the subjects includes good amount of depth so that all the concepts are clear and properly understood by the students.
- It gives a lot of options to students when it comes to choosing which subjects a student wants to study.
- It emphasizes more on English fluency which results in ICSE students being more articulate in English than others.
- It also emphasizes on students becoming active problem-solvers with a good amount of practical skills rather than just being a good academics.
- All over the world, most high-education institutes accept ICSE as an official educational qualification.
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