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ICSE: Class 11 to have new syllabi

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Bangalore: The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) is contemplating to revise the syllabus of class 11. The new syllabus will be introduced in the subjects of physics, chemistry, mathematics and biology .

Speaking to TOI Gerry Arathoon, chief executive and secretary of CISCE, on Saturday said: "The council will also bring uniformity to the syllabus of CBSE and ICSE syllabi, which vary a little in terms of sequence of chapters. Earlier, some chapters in CBSE were taught and later in ICSE; but with standardization in syllabus, the chapters in both boards will run parallel."

ICSE: Class 11 to have new syllabi

"We'll also re phrase the question paper for ICSE keeping up with the CBSE board and other competitive exams. This step is being taken to remove the misconception from the minds of the students about CBSE board being better to take up competitive or entrance exams. With this, ISCE will be on a par with other national boards as well as standards of entrance exams," Gerry Arathoon added.

Headquartered in New Delhi CISCE caters to over 2,000 schools affiliated to it across the country and over 2 lakh students.

However, around 80,000 students appeared for the ISCE and ISC exams from the North and East Zones while 35,000 students appeared from the South Zone.

Training centres:

"CISCE will build its first southern regional office and second office in Hyderabad, which will also be used as the training centre for ISCE teachers, principals and other administrative heads as a part of its internal training programme. The centre will start functioning in the next six months," said Arathoon, while attending a programme at Unity International School which recently opted for the ICSE board.

"Their schools have been exempted from implementing the 25% quota under the RTE Act as they are minority institutions," he added.

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