New Delhi: CISCE has revised the pass percentages for the ICSE and ISC Board exams. However, the changes will be implemented from 2019 academic year onwards.
As per the new rule, the pass mark for ICSE exam (Class 10) will be 33% and 35% for ISC exam (Class 12).
CISCE defending the changes said in its notification, “The objective of this is to bring about a close conformity with other Boards in the country.”
In an official letter addressed to the Heads of all Council Affiliated Schools, Chief Executive and Secretary Gerry Arathoon has asked to implement the revised pass mark in the Internal examination as well from the academic year 2018-2019 onwards.
There is a need to have same pass mark criteria among all boards in the country. The new changes are expected to bring about a close uniformity with other Boards in the country,' said Arathoon.
Meanwhile, Date sheets for ICSE and ISC board exams is likely to be released after the declaration of election dates in Nagaland, Meghalaya, Karnataka and Tripura.
“There are a number of states going for assembly polls during the exam time. Therefore, we are waiting for the EC to declare the poll dates so that we can release our dates accordingly,” Arathoon told TOI.