In its 58th Annual General Meeting held at Bhubaneshwar, the CISCE (Council for Indian School Certificate Examination) decided that there will be a revision in the syllabus, infrastructure and training methods of Indian School Certificate (ISC) and Indian Certificate for School Education (ICSE). These changes will be effective from 2018.
As per the changes, ISC and ICSE syllabus will be aligned to that of Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). Primarily, there will be changes in the subjects of history, civics, geography, mathematics and physics.
As per a senior member of the CISCE, the revised syllabus will reduce the burden of each subject. The content of the syllabus will remain same, as per the guidelines of COBSE. Only few topics are shuffled among Class 9 and Class 11, to help them in preparation of engineering and medical entrance exams.
Board experts felt that the changes were necessary to ensure that more number of students qualify competitive exams like IIT-JEE & AIPMT. The board is also planning on introducing IIT-JEE (advanced) from 2017 onwards. It will drastically change ISC science syllabus.
Moreover IIT-JEE (advanced) trying to introduce changes from 2017 onwards, it will be important to revamp the science syllabus for ISC science.