The CISCE (Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations) has hereby announced that this decision of increasing the duration of science paper, with a combination of Physics, Chemistry and Biology papers from one-and-half hours to two hours timings.
Gerry Arathoon, chief executive and secretary of the council said that the mathematics paper shall remain unchanged at tow-and-half-hours. "We have revised the time schedule for science papers following students demand. We expect it to reduce stress among the examinees", he added.
Further, it was also decided to that the environment science paper of ICSE exams, that was scheduled on February 15, will be shifted to a new date with respect to the occasion of Saraswathi pooja.
An official of the council said ""In place of manual registration, the council has also proposed to start e-registration and e-affiliation from next year onwards. Students of class 9 and 11 can individually e-register with the council for taking the examination through schools. Similarly, schools can seek affiliation online. This will further make the system more efficient".
Mr.Arathoon said "The council has decided that the land required should not be binding for permanent affiliation and introduction of ICS XII. Schools, who were granted provisional affiliation prior to the implementation of the guidelines of affiliations in Mat 2006, can be inspected when they apply for permanent affiliation or introduction of ISC class 11".
In-fact he also revealed that English syllabus will undergo a sea change from 2015 onwards. He said "We have decided to reduce the syllabus. The number of prose has been cut short from 15 to 10 and poems too have been reduced from 15 to 10. The syllabus of other subjects has been revised in keeping with the modern day demand".
Well, this shall be a sweetening news to all ICSE students. Not to worry for the exam time, be calm and take up your exam as half-an-hour is increased just for you.