The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) has announced the exam time-table for Class 12 (ISC) and Class 10 (ICSE) board exams for the academic session 2016-17.
According to the exam dates, the ISC examinations will commence from February 6, 2017 and will continue upto April 5, 2017. The ICSE exams for Class 10 board exam will begin on February 27, 2017 and will end on March 31, 2017.
For ISC (Class 12) the first paper will be Physics paper 2 practical. The ICSE exams for Class 10 will begin with English paper.
The examinations for Class 12 (ISC) will be conducted either at 9 am or 2 pm, while for the Class 10 (ICSE) will be held at 9am or 11am.
Last year, for ISC, the practicals started from February 8, 2016 and the exam began with Computer Science on Feb 22, 2016. For ICSE, English Language was the first paper that commenced from Feb 29.
According to the notification, apart from the paper's duration, the students will get an additional 15 minutes to read the question paper. Students can view the detailed time-table here.
For the academic session 2015-16 the CISCE had introduced certain changes in the marking scheme for ISC Class 12 board exams. According to the new scheme, the theory exam and practical exam will be conducted with a ratio of 70:30 marks respectively.
The same method of marking scheme is expected to be continued for this academic session also.
Previous year board exams also saw the introduction of LICR technology to compile results which helped in fast compilation of results.
In the 2015-16 session, about 1,58,833 candidates appeared for the CISCE class 10th exam 2016 in which 88,209 were boys and 70,624 were girls. For ISC, girls had achieved a pass percentage of 97.49% and boys had scored 95.27%.
The Council has been so constituted as to secure suitable representation of: Government of India, State Governments/Union Territories in which there are Schools affiliated to the Council, the Inter-State Board for Anglo-Indian Education, the Association of Indian Universities, the Association of Heads of Anglo-Indian Schools, the Indian Public Schools' Conference, the Association of Schools for the ISC Examination and members co-opted by the Executive Committee of the Council.