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CISCE to Conduct ISC, ICSE Exams Twice a Year for Academic Session 2021-22

The Council for Indian School Certification Examination (CISCE) has introduced a new method for conducting board exams for the Academic year 2021-22. As per the latest update, CISCE will conduct the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) and the Indian School Certificate (ISC) examinations twice a year.

The ICSE (Class 10) and ISC (Class 12) condensed syllabuses are divided into two parts for the Academic session 2021-22. This is approximately 50% of the syllabus that will be covered in each semester.


    Time Period

Type of Exam


   November 2021

Online MCQ bases exam based on reduced syllabus


   March/April 2022

Either online or offline mode, depending on the pandemic situation in the country and will be based on the reduced syllabus

Apart from semester end exams, students will also be assessed on practical's/project work. 

The curriculum is reduced for various subjects for the ICSE and ISC examinations. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the board has reduced the syllabus because of the disruption in educational activities.

Additionally, the semester-wise syllabus (theory) for Class 10 and Class 12 is currently available on the CISCE website-, under the ‘Publications’ tab.

Giving an update on the question paper for each semester, CISCE informed that the exam would be base on 80 marks for Class 10 and 70 marks for Class 12. 

Along with the theory paper, CISCE will also hold practical exams for students. If the situation is favourable, practical exams could be in schools. If not, they would take place via virtual mode. For practical's, schools would require to upload the marks of students. They have to keep a record of all work done by a student for practical's and internal assessment. If need be, the board can ask the respective school to send samples of work done by students.

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