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Cambridge International School Exam to be Held in March

The Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) board has agreed to conduct the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) exam series for Class 10 students in March along with the other boards of education in India. Students so far were taking the exams in May–June or October–November. This had been creating problems for students from international schools, as they could not complete the exam in time for admission to schools and colleges.

Class 10 students will be able to sign up for 15 subjects, including popular subjects such as English, French, Hindi, ICT, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Accounting and Economics at the IGCSE level. From next year, Class 11 students will be given a choice of nine subjects to take their exam in March. Students from more than 100 schools have applied for the exams in March this year.

IGCSE has an internationally specialised English language curriculum which is designed to prepare students for international universities (Source: Wikipedia). The focus of the board is not only to get students into good international universities but also to prepare them for independent study and how to conduct their own research.

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