The Council For The Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) had recently reduced the syllabus at Class 10 (ICSE) and Class 12 (ISC) levels for the Academic year 2021-22.
In addition to the reduction in syllabus, the CISCE will follow a different method of conducting examinations for the academic year 2021-22.
The Council had earlier initiated the process for reduction in syllabus following disruptions in educational activities due to extended Covid 19 induced lockdowns.
“The syllabi for various subjects for Classes 10 and 12 for the examination year 2022 were examined by subject experts to identify portions which may be reduced, without compromising on the quality of the content. The reduced syllabus for the Class 10, 12 year 2022 examinations is available on the CISCE website under the publication section,” the Council said in a notification.
Here are the details:
Division of the academic session 2021-22 into two semesters:
-The academic session 2021-22 will be divided into semesters, with approximately 50 percent of the syllabus being covered in each semester.
-The reduced syllabus for ICSE (Class 10) and ISC (Class 12) for the examination year 2022 has accordingly been bifurcated, and units/sub-units to be covered in each semester have been specified earlier.
- The Council will conduct examinations at the end of each semester.
First Semester Examination
-The first semester examination will be conducted in November and will be based only on the portion of the syllabus (reduced syllabus for exam 2022).
-This will be 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 of the syllabus specified for the second semester.
-This examination will be conducted in online/offline mode, depending on 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 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 weightage 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.
-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 (Refer to ICSE Reduced Syllabus for the Year 2022 Examination).