ICSE set to become easier from 2012!

Meritnation|Dec 15th, 2009 09:37pm

Three cheers for the new reforms initiated by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) in its education system! Now, all you students from ICSE Board can breathe a little easy with some load off your backs!

From the academic year 2012, ICSE Board students no longer need to pass their second language (vernacular) paper to be declared successful in their class X exam. A student has to pass the English language paper and clear any other 4 subjects. Thus, you can choose to opt for only one language subject namely, English and of the remaining four subjects, you do not necessarily have to choose a language subject (as was the case earlier).

Another significant reform initiated by the Council, aimed to equip all ICSE Board students with skills for competitive exams is its attempt to give top priority to English. By introducing a listening and speaking skill component in its curriculum the Council intends to ensure that every child not only develops good writing skills in the English language, but also develops effective communication skills in the language. Under this component, a 20-mark oral examination in English will be conducted internally by the school to assess students’ communication skills. This, along with other initiatives such as introducing a new textbook, and increasing the duration of the English exam by ½ hour are reforms that are aimed to ICSE Board students’ English language skills.

In an attempt to further unburden the students, the Board is planning to completely do away with Environmental Education as a subject from the academic year 2012. However, keeping in mind the importance of teaching environmental studies and the Supreme Court ruling making Environmental Education compulsory from the primary classes till graduation, the Council intends to incorporate the essential components of Environmental Education into the other subjects like geography and biology. So, from the year 2012 all you ICSE Board students will not have to write a separate exam for Environment Education.

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  • 1. Tanmoy Banerjee  |  November 30th, 2012 at 11:27 am

    Nice to hear about the reform. Will it be implemented for students appearing for boards in March / April 2013? Please let me know as I wish to change school for my son. Thanks

  • 2. ajay sajeev  |  February 26th, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    why cant they start it from 2011????????????????????

  • 3. SANGAM  |  October 15th, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    dats gud…..:)

  • 4. Rajat chand  |  October 7th, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    That’s a good news for icse board student

  • 5. Cnade  |  February 25th, 2011 at 10:28 am

    Is Environmental Studies still compulsory for ISC Exam?

  • 6. Bismark  |  August 24th, 2010 at 7:43 am

    Yaaaa,its Nice

    English Will be tough because in 1/2 an hour we have to think & answer the oral paper…….

  • 7. kfjdr  |  July 14th, 2010 at 4:47 am

    i want all subjects and specialy for hindi all questions and answeres.

  • 8. Dragans  |  March 28th, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    How to get he answers from this rich website

  • 9. sureshbanu  |  March 28th, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    Hai meritnation . i want the solution for the a critical problem in hte probability lession

  • 10. VINAY  |  March 11th, 2010 at 10:37 pm


  • 11. yash  |  January 28th, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    i hope this news in confirmed . I am partying if so.

  • 12. KiCk1  |  January 10th, 2010 at 8:17 am

    Hi Meritnation ,

    I need u to know and help me….In Class VIII , Ncert Solutions..In last lessions…Bach or shamp .. U did give solutions of कहानी से आगे….

    Hope U update or help me our here….

    कहानी से आगे प्रश्‍न ४ … P
    lease write a essay on this and help me….I really need this for my project…
    I couldn’t type the question…So This is the a picture of the question… http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/8504/questionw.jpg
    In Ncert Solutions of Class VIII and in this lession they didnt give कहानी से आगे solutions…So Please help Thanks in Advance…Please HELP

  • 13. pratyush  |  January 10th, 2010 at 12:11 am

    that is nice

  • 14. Nistha  |  January 2nd, 2010 at 6:37 am

    well its gud but cant they do it frm academic year 2011

  • 15. Ishaan  |  December 22nd, 2009 at 2:51 am

    yaaaaaaaaaaaaaay, whooooooooopie, yahoooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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