Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) has brought about new changes in the ICSE school rules. As per the new rule, for ICSE exam or Class 10 the pass mark will be 33% and it will be 35% for ISC exam or Class 12.
Such changes are happening at par with other boards in the country. 'The objective of this is to bring about a close conformity with other Boards in the country,' CISCE said in a notification.
CISCE changes effective from 2019
Nevertheless, these changes will be incorporated only from 2019 academic year onwards. In an official letter addressed to the Heads of all Council Affiliated Schools, Chief Executive and Secretary Gerry Arathoon has asked to implement the same pass mark in the Internal examination as well from the academic year 2018-2019 onwards.
What does the official have to say?
'The Council has participated in numerous meetings with the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, along with the other Examination Boards of the country and was nominated to be a member of the Inter-Board Working Group (IBWG) to discuss various examination related matters and make recommendations accordingly,' he said.
'Among the many recommendations made by the Inter-Board Working Group (IBWG), it was suggested that all boards in the country should have the same pass mark criteria. In view of this fact, the Council has decided to change its pass mark criteria. The objective of this is to bring about a close uniformity with other Boards in the country,' he added.
As for the safety precautions are concerned, it CISCE added that, "The safety of all students in our affiliated schools is of utmost importance and concern to the Council. Heads are requested to keep this safety aspect as a priority in their responsibility and duty while administering their respective schools." This was told, keeping in mind, the recent Ryan International School murder case.
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