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ICSE 10th Board 2023 - Check Date Sheet, Pattern, Syllabus, Result

Diksha Sharma
Diksha SharmaUpdated On: December 01, 2022 06:32 pm IST
ICSE 10th Board 2023 is conducted every year by the ICSE board. Check here all about ICSE 10th Board 2023 such as dates, pattern, syllabus, question papers, and more.
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About ICSE Class 10th 2023

ICSE 10th Board 2023 will be conducted from 27th February 2023. It is conducted every year by the Council of Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) board. ICSE is a private board for 10th-standard education. The exam is conducted as an annual assessment for students who are in their secondary education level to qualify for the higher secondary education level. The board conducts ICSE 10th Board 2023 for both private and regular students. Apart from CBSE, ICSE is the most common board conducting exams for schools. This board is popularly known for conducting the 10th and 12th board examinations. As per the updated policy of New Education Policy 1986, the board exam is patterned in English medium. 

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The board releases a notification every year which provides information related to different aspects of the exam. The notification released consists of important details such as dates, patterns, syllabi, exam instructions, and more. It is also important to note that the pattern of the exam might change as per the new rules of the board. For example, last year, the ICSE board decided to reduce the overall syllabus of the class 10th exam by 30%. That is why it is very important for students to go through the detailed notification before preparing for the ICSE 10th Board 2023.

ICSE Class 10 Board Exams 2023: Overview

ICSE 10th Board Exam 2023 is conducted & managed throughout by the CISCE board only. The board conducts the exam in the offline mode. The notification for ICSE 10th Board 2023 was released on 1st December 2023. The notification will also consist of the exam dates and other important dates for the ICSE 10th Board Exam 2023. The exam will be conducted in the English medium only except for the language papers. The ICSE 10th Board Exams 2023 will be conducted from 27th February 2023. It is conducted for a number of subjects included in the curriculum as designed by CISCE. Major subjects included in the curriculum include Science, Mathematics, Social Science, English, and Hindi. 

For ICSE 10th Board 2023, the students will have to attempt the exams through their school as the exam center. The exam pattern, syllabus, and question papers for ICSE 10th Board 2023 will be designed by the CISCE board only. The question paper will consist of both Multiple Choice & subjective type questions. The students will be able to get all the important information related to ICSE 10th Board Exams 2023 from the official website of ICSE i.e. cisce.org. The notification is released by the board on the official website.

Some of the major highlights related to ICSE Class 10 Board Exams 2023 are given in the table below:

Name of the Board

Council of Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE)

Exam Name

ICSE Class 10 Board Exams 2023

Type of Exam

Annual Board Exam

Exam Mode

Offline

Release of Notification

1st December 2023

Exam Center

Respective Schools

Official Website

cisce.org

ICSE Class 10th Dates Sheet 2023

The date sheet for ICSE Class 10 Board 2023 was released on 1st December 2022 along with the notification. Along with the theory exams, the board will also release the timetable for practical exams for ICSE Class 10 Board 2023. The ICSE Class 10th Dates Sheet 2023 for compartment exams will also be released simultaneously. 

The candidates can check below the detailed ICSE Class 10th Dates Sheet 2023 for all the subjects:

Subject NameICSE Exam Date 2023
English Language- English Paper- 1February 27, 2023
Literature In English- English Paper 2March 1, 2023
Commercial studies (Group II Elective)March 3, 2023
Art Paper 1 (Still life)March 4, 2023
History & Civics- H.C.G Paper- 1
History & Civics- H.C.G Paper- 1 (Thailand)
March 6, 2023
MathematicsMarch 10, 2023
Art Paper 2 (Nature Drawing/ Painting)March 11, 2023
Geography- H.C.G Paper – 2
Geography- H.C.G Paper – 2 (Thailand)
March 13, 2023
Environmental Science (Group-II Elective)March 14, 2023
Second Languages: Ao-Naga, Assamese, Bengali, Dzongkha, Garo, Gujarati, Kannada, Khasi, Lepcha, Mizo, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Nepali, Odia, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Tamil, Tangkhul, Telugu, Urdu Modern Foreign Languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Korean, Modern Armenian, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai, TibetanMarch 15,  2023
Physics- Science Paper 1March 17, 2023
Art Paper-3  (original Composition)March 18, 2023
Chemistry- Science Paper 2March 20, 2023
Economics (Group II Elective)March 21, 2023
(Group III-Elective) Carnatic Music, Commercial Applications, Computer Applications, Cookery, Drama, Economic Applications, Environmental Applications, Fashion Designing, French, German, Hindustani Music, Home Science, Hospitality Management, Indian Dance, Mass Media & Communication, Physical Education, Spanish, Western Music, Yoga Technical Drawing ApplicationsMarch 23, 2023
French / Sanskrit (Group II Elective)March 24, 2023
Art Paper 4 (Applied Art)March 25, 2023
HindiMarch 27, 2023
Biology - SCIENCE Paper 3March 29, 2023

ICSE 10th Exam Pattern 2023

Before starting the exam preparation, it is very important for the candidates to go through the ICSE 10th Exam Pattern 2023. Knowing about the pattern will help the candidates understand the type of questions that will be asked in the exam and marking scheme. Some of the major points related to ICSE 10th Exam Pattern 2023 are given below:

  • The ICSE 10th Board 2023 will be conducted in offline mode.
  • The total duration of the exam will be 2 hours within which the candidates will have to answer all the questions.
  • The medium of instruction for ICSE 10th Board 2023 will be English.
  • As per the ICSE 10th Exam Pattern 2023, there are 7 core subjects that are included in the curriculum, and for which, the exam will be conducted.
  • There are 3 major groups among which all the subjects will be segregated.
  • For Group I, there will be 4 compulsory subjects, for Group II, there will be 2 optional subjects and for Group III, there will be 1 optional subject.
  • The total marks for the exam will be 100 which will include 80 marks for the theory exam and 20 marks for the internal assessment. However, for Group III, 50 marks will be for the theory exam and 50 marks will be for the internal assessment.
  • The exam will consist of different question types such as objective type, and long & short answer type questions.
  • The marks for questions will range from 1 for objective type & short answers to 5 for very long type questions.
  • There will be no negative marking for incorrect answers.

ICSE 10th Syllabus 2023

CISCE board prepares and releases the ICSE 10th Syllabus 2023 on its official website. All the questions in the ICSE 10th Board 2023 are formed as per the prescribed syllabus by the board. The board releases detailed syllabi for all the subjects. We have listed below the complete ICSE 10th Syllabus 2023 for all the subjects:

Subjects

Topics in the Syllabus

Mathematics

Commercial Mathematics, Algebra, Trigonometry, Geometry, Mensuration, Probability, Statistics

Science

Plant Physiology, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Force, Work, Power and Energy, Electricity and Magnetism, Heat, Light, Sound, Modern Physics, Periodic Properties and variations, Study of Acids, Bases and Salts, Chemical Bonding, Mole Concept and Stoichiometry, Analytical Chemistry, Metallurgy, Electrolysis, Study of Compounds, Organic Compounds

Social Science

Map Work, Location, Extent and Physical features, Climate, Soil Resources, Natural Vegetation, Agriculture, Water Resources, Mineral and Energy Resources, Manufacturing Industries, Waste Management, The Contemporary World, The Union Legislature, The Judiciary, The Union Executive, Transport

English

Grammar, Sentence Correction, Syntax, Letter Writing, Email Writing, Unseen Comprehension, Essay, Structure, English Literature

Hindi

Grammar, Sentence Correction, Syntax, Letter Writing, Unseen Comprehension, Essay, Structure

ICSE 10th Admit Card 2023

ICSE 10th Admit Card 2023 is one of the most important documents which candidates need to carry to the exam hall. The admit card is released by the CISCE board on the official website. All the candidates who are registered for ICSE 10th Board 2023 will be eligible for the admit card. The regular students will get their admit cards from their respective schools. The ICSE 10th Admit Card 2023 is released at least 10 days before the exam. That means the ICSE 10th Admit Card 2023 is expected to be released by February 2023. It is mandatory for every student to bring their admit cards to the exam hall to get permitted to sit for the exam.

Steps to Download ICSE 10th Admit Card 2023

The ICSE 10th Admit Card 2023 will be downloaded and distributed to the students through their respective school authorities. The students need not download the admit card on their own. Moreover, in case of any discrepancy in admit card details, the students should contact their respective school authorities as soon as possible and get it rectified.

Details Mentioned on ICSE 10th Admit Card 2023

Various important details will be mentioned on the ICSE 10th Admit Card 2023 such as:

  • Board Name
  • Student’s Name
  • Roll Number
  • Respective School’s Name
  • Details of Exam Center
  • Photograph
  • Signature
  • Exam Timetable
  • Exam Instructions

ICSE 10th Question Papers

The CISCE board also releases the ICSE 10th Question Papers on its official website. The question papers can help the students to go through the previous years' question papers. This helps the students understand the pattern of the exam. The students can also take ICSE 10th Question Papers and use it for practicing the exam questions. Since it is for ICSE 10th Board 2023, the questions from previous years are similar to the next years’. Hence, it is very helpful for the students to go through the ICSE 10th Question Papers to prepare for the board exams. 

The students can click on the links provided below to download the subject-wise PDF for ICSE 10th Question Papers:

Subjects

Download Pdf

English Paper-1 

Download here

English Paper-2 

Download here

Hindi

Download here

Sanskrit

Download here

French (Group 1)

Download here

German (Group 1)

Download here

Spanish (Group 1)

Download here

History and Civics

Download here

Geography

Download here

Mathematics

Download here

Physics

Download here

Chemistry

Download here

Biology

Download here

Economics

Download here

Commercial Studies

Download here

Environmental Science

Download here

Art Papers I

Download here

Art Papers II

Download here

Art Papers III

Download here

Art Papers IV

Download here

Technical Drawing Applications

Download here

Home Science

Download here

Cookery

Download here

Fashion Designing

Download here

Physical Education

Download here

Yoga

Download here

Computer Applications

Download here

Economic Applications

Download here

Commercial Applications

Download here

Environmental Applications

Download here

Bengali

Download here

Kannada

Download here

Malayalam

Download here

Nepali

Download here

Odia

Download here

Punjabi

Download here

ICSE Class 10 Answer Key 2023

After the exam is over, the board releases the ICSE Class 10 Answer Key 2023. The board releases the answer key for all the subjects on the official website in PDF form. The ICSE Class 10 Answer Key 2023 will consist of the correct answers for all the questions asked in the exam. The candidates can use the ICSE Class 10 Answer Key 2023 to calculate their probable scores for the exam. In case of any discrepancy found in the answer key, the candidates can raise objections against them through their school teachers. The board will cross-check the answer keys and the final rectified keys will be released.

The candidates can follow the steps provided below to download the ICSE Class 10 Answer Key 2023:

  1. Go to the official website of CISCE.
  2. On the homepage, click on the link that says ICSE Class X.
  3. A new page will open.
  4. Click on the Answer Key link.
  5. Click on the subject for which you wish to download the answer key.
  6. The PDF answer key will appear on the screen. Download & start comparing your answers as per the marking scheme to calculate the expected score in the exam.

ICSE Class 10 Result 2023

The board will release the ICSE Class 10 Result 2023 on the official website after the exam. The students can check their results for ICSE 10th Board 2023 through the official website, SMS, or Digilocker platforms. The result will consist of both marks and grades obtained by the students in the exam. The CISCE board allows grades to the students on the basis of its evaluation criteria. The grades are calculated on the basis of averages. For example, the average of English Language and English Literature is used to calculate English marks, the average of Physics, Chemistry, and Biology is used to calculate Science grades, and so on.

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The grading system as per the ICSE Class 10 Result 2023 is given in the table below:

Grades

Standard

1 & 2

Very Good

3, 4 & 5

Credit

6 & 7

Pass

8 & 9

Fail

In case the students are not satisfied with their grades, they can also apply for a re-evaluation process through which their marks will be rechecked. Once the marks are rechecked and released, candidates cannot apply for re-evaluation again. The ICSE Class 10 Result 2023 will consist of important details related to the candidate and his/ her performance in the exam such as the name of the candidate, roll number, subject name, subject codes, marks obtained in each subject, overall marks obtained, grades in each subject, overall grade obtained, and Pass/ Fail criteria obtained.

ICSE Class 10 Preparation Tips 2023

Getting good marks in ICSE 10th Board 2023 is not rocket science. The only thing required is a proper strategy and focus. With the correct strategy & smart action plan, even an average student can top the exam in just a few months of preparation. We have prepared an extensive ICSE Class 10 Preparation Tips 2023 based on experts' advice which will help you prepare well for the exam and get the most out of it. Some of the important preparation tips and plans for ICSE 10th Board 2023 are given below. 

60 Days Preparation Plan for ICSE 10th Board 2023

Details

Particulars

Total Main Subjects Included

5 (Mathematics, Science, Social Science, English, and Hindi)

Total Number of Topics To be Prepared in Each Subject

10-15

Total Number of Topics that can be Covered Within 2 Months

10*2= 20

Number of Topics that can be Prepared in a Day

Minimum 2 or 3 Topics

Total Number of Topics to be Studied in a Week (Monday to Saturday)

6*3= 18 Topics

Preparation for Sunday

Revision of all the topics and practice of Mock test series and Model tests

ICSE Class 10 Preparation Tips 2023

Some of the important points related to ICSE Class 10 Preparation Tips 2023 are as follows:

  • Check the syllabus properly before starting the preparation. Based on the syllabus, prepare your preparation plan. Do not bother to go out of the syllabus as it will only waste your time.
  • Go through the previous years’ question papers and ICSE 10th Board sample papers 2023 as they can help you understand the pattern of the exam and the type of questions asked in the exam.
  • Focus on the subjects which you find difficult first and leave the easy subjects for the end. For example, try to cover Mathematics & Science before English and Hindi so that you can manage your time properly.

ICSE Class 10 Compartment Exam 2023

CISCE board conducts compartment exams for the students who fail one or two exams. It is mandatory for the students to obtain a minimum aggregate of 33% in each subject and overall pass the exam. The student who fails to meet this criterion will have to appear for the ICSE Class 10 Compartment Exam 2023. The students will again have to obtain a minimum aggregate of 33% in their respective failed subjects to pass.

Given in the table below is the tentative schedule for ICSE Class 10 Compartment Exam 2023:

Subject

Exam Dates

Exam Timing

History & Civics - H.C.G. Paper 1

June 2023

11:00 a.m

Physics - Science Paper 1

Economics, Commercial Studies, Environmental Science (Group II Elective)

Commercial Applications (Group III – Elective)

Second Languages: Hindi, Sanskrit, Bengali, Nepali, Malayalam, Odia

June 2023

11:00 a.m

Mathematics

Chemistry - Science Paper 2

Geography - H.C.G. Paper 2

June 2023

11:00 a.m

Biology - Science Paper 3

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FAQs

Can I prepare for ICSE 10th Board in 6 months?

Yes, with proper strategy and a smart plan, you can easily prepare for ICSE 10th Board in 6 months.

What are full marks for the ICSE 10th Board?

The full marks for  ICSE 10th Board Exam 2023 will be 100.

What is the mode of the ICSE 10th Board Exam 2023?

The ICSE 10th Board Exam 2023 will be conducted in offline mode.

What are the different subjects included for the ICSE 10th Board?

There are 3 major groups for ICSE 10th Board among which all the subjects will be segregated. For Group I, there will be 4 compulsory subjects, for Group II, there will be 2 optional subjects and for Group III, there will be 1 optional subject.

Where can I find the ICSE 10th Board Date Sheet 2023?

You can find the ICSE 10th Board Date Sheet 2023 on the official website at cisce.org.

When will the ICSE 10th Board Exam 2023 be conducted?

The ICSE 10th Board Exam 2023 will be conducted in the month of March-April 2023.

Who is the conducting board for the ICSE 10th Board?

The conducting board for the ICSE 10th Board is the Council of Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE).

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