CISCE'S ASSESSMENT PLAN FOR ICSE (CLASS X) & ISC (CLASS XII) FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2021-22
Dear Parents & Students,
In view of the continuing pandemic situation in the country and the disruption in educational activities brought about due to extended lockdowns, and the various alternate modes of syllabus transaction that need to be adopted, due to closure of schools, the CISCE had carried out an extensive exercise of Syllabus review.
As a part of this exercise, syllabi for various subjects at the ICSE and ISC levels specifically for Classes X and XII, for the Examination Year 2022 were examined by subject experts to identify portions which may be reduced, without compromising on the quality of content. This Reduced Syllabus for the ICSE (Class X) and ISC (Class XII) Year 2022 Examinations is available on the CISCE website under the PUBLICATIONS section.
In addition to reduction of Syllabus at the ICSE (Class X) and ISC (Class XII) levels, the CISCE will follow a different method of conducting Examinations for the Academic Year 2021-22. The details of this modified Assessment Plan for ICSE (Class X) and ISC (Class XII) levels for the Academic Year 2021-22 are given below:
DIVISION OF THE ACADEMIC SESSION 2021-22 INTO TWO SEMESTERS
The Academic Session 2021-22 will be divided into TWO Semesters, with approximately 50% of the syllabus being covered in each Semester. The Semester-wise Bifurcated Theory Syllabus for Classes X and XII is available on the CISCE website under PUBLICATIONS.
The CISCE will conduct Examinations at the end of each Semester.
FIRST SEMESTER EXAMINATION- The first Semester Examination will be conducted in November 2021 and will be based ONLY on the portion of Syllabus (Reduced Syllabus for ICSE/SC Examination Year 2022) specified for the First Semester. This will be an MCQ based examination, which will be conducted online.
SECOND SEMESTER EXAMINATION- The Second Semester Examination will be conducted in March/April 2022 and will be based ONLY on the portion reduced Syllabus for ICSE/SC Examination Year 2022 specified for the Second Semester. This Examination will be conducted in online/offline mode, depending upon the pandemic situation in the country.
The question papers for each Semester Examination will be of 80/100 marks for ICSE and 70/80 marks for ISC, as per the maximum marks currently allocated for the Theory component of the subjects. However, the weightage of marks for each of the semesters to be finally used for computation of the board results would be brought down to half.
PRACTICAL PROJECT WORK AT THE ISC LEVEL AND INTERNAL ASSESSMENT AT THE ICSE LEVEL
In addition to the Examinations conducted at the end of each of the two Semesters during the academic year 2021-22, candidates will also be assessed on Practical/Project Work at the ISC level. The Mark weight age of the same remains unchanged.
If the situation permits, the ISC Practicals will be conducted as per Option 1 (Visiting Examiners set the Practical Question Papers based on detailed guidelines and instructions from the CISCE). In case the situation is not conducive due to the pandemic, and candidates are unable to come to their respective schools to take the Practical Examination, Option 2 (Online/Virtual mode) will be exercised. Similarly, in addition to the Semester Examinations conducted by the CISCE during the academic year, candidates will also be assessed on Internal Assessment at the ICSE level. The Mark weightage of the same remains unchanged.
UPLOADING OF MARKS ASSESSMENT/SUPW GRADES FOR PRACTICAL/PROJECT WORK/INTERNAL
• Schools will be required to ensure that all candidates finish the stipulated Practical/Project Work/internal Assessment. The same may be evaluated as per the existing practice. The CISCE may ask schools to send sample of work done by the candidates, should the need arise.
CLASSES IX and XI
There is NO CHANGE in the syllabus for Classes IX and XI; schools are required to follow the ICSE and ISC Regulations and Syllabuses for the Year 2023, respectively.