ICSE 10th Board 2024 - ICSE Class 10 Time Table, Pattern, Syllabus, Result, PYQP

Diksha Sharma
Diksha SharmaUpdated On: February 24, 2024 06:17 pm IST
ICSE board has scheduled the class 10th exams from February 21 to March 28, 2024. Check here all about ICSE 10th Board 2024 such as dates, pattern, syllabus, question papers, and more.
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About ICSE 10th Board 2024

ICSE 10th Board 2024 is conducted every year by the Council of Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) board. ICSE is a private board for 10th-standard education that will start the final exams from February 21, 2024. The exam is conducted as an annual assessment for students in secondary education to qualify for higher secondary education. The board conducts ICSE 10th Board 2024 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.

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, syllabus, exam instructions, and more. Before going to appear for the board exams, students must check the detailed notification for the ICSE 10th Board exams 2024. 

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ICSE 10th Time Table 2024: Latest Updates

  • February 23, 2024:  ICSE Class 10 English Paper 2 has been conducted on the second day of ICSE Class 10 Exams.
  • February 23, 2024: Students can check the ICSE Class 10 English Paper 2 Exam Analysis and may know the difficulty level and students' reviews.

ICSE 10th Board 2024: Overview

ICSE 10th Board Exam 2024 is conducted & managed throughout by the CISCE board only. The board conducts the exam in the offline mode. The notification for ICSE 10th Board Time Table 2024 is released online. Students can check the exam dates for all subjects. The exam will only be in English, except for the language papers. The ICSE 10th Board Exams 2024 will start from February 21, 2024. It is conducted for several subjects 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 2024, the students must attempt the exams through their school as the exam center. The exam pattern, syllabus, and question papers for ICSE 10th Board 2024 will be designed by the CISCE board only. The question paper will consist of both multiple-choice and subjective-type questions. The students will be able to get all the essential information related to ICSE 10th Board Exams 2024 from the official website of ICSE, i.e., cisce.org. The board releases the notification on the official website. Some of the significant highlights related to ICSE Class 10 Board Exams 2024 are given in the table below:

Name of the Board

Council of Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE)

Exam Name

ICSE Class 10 Board Exams 2024

Type of Exam

Annual Board Exam

Exam Mode

Offline

Release of Notification

December 08, 2024

Exam Center

Respective Schools

Official Website

cisce.org

ICSE 10th Board 2024: Time Table 

Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) has released the ICSE Class 10 Board Exam Time Table 2024 PDF online. Along with the theory exams, the board will release the timetable for practical exams for ICSE Class 10 Board 2024. Last year, it was released on December 1, 2022. The board publishes the ICSE Class 10 Time Table 2024 in PDF format on its official website, www.cisce.org. The candidates can check the table below to note down the exam dates:

Date

Subject

February 21, 2024

English Language – English Paper 1

February 23, 2024

Literature in English – English Paper 2

February 26, 2024

History and Civics - H.C.G. Paper 1, History and Civics (Thailand) - H.G.T. Paper 1

February 28, 2024

Geography - H.C.G. Paper 2, Geography (Thailand) - H.G.T. Paper 2

February 29, 2024

Art Paper 1 (Still Life)

March 1, 2024

Second Languages: Ao-Naga, Assamese, Bengali, Dzongkha, Garo, Gujarati, Kannada, Khasi, Lepcha, Mizo, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Nepali, Odia, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Tamil, Tangkhul, Telugu, UrduModern Foreign Languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Korean, Modern Armenian, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai, Tibetan

March 4, 2024

Physics

March 6, 2024

Economics

March 7, 2024

Art Paper 2 (Nature Drawing/ Painting) Environmental Science (Group II Elective)

March 11, 2024

Chemistry

March 13, 2024

(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, YogaTechnical Drawing Applications

March 15, 2024

Mathematics

March 16, 2024

Biology Science

March 18, 2024

Art paper 3

March 20, 2024

Hindi

March 22, 2024

Economics (Group II Elective)

March 27, 2024

Commercial Studies (Group II Elective)

March 28, 2024

Art Paper 4 (Applied Art)

ICSE 10th Board 2024: Exam Pattern

Before starting the exam preparation, the candidates must go through the ICSE Class 10 Exam Pattern 2024. Students must be well versed with ICSE paper pattern 2024 to make exam preparation strategy. The ICSE Class 10th syllabus 2024 includes section-wise marks, internal and external exam weightage, and overall and sectional marks for every subject. Knowing about the pattern will help the students understand the type of questions that will be asked in the exam and marking scheme. Some of the major points related to the ICSE 10th Exam Pattern 2024 are given below:
  • The ICSE 10th Board 2024 will be conducted in offline mode.
  • The total exam duration will be 2 hours.
  • The medium of instruction for ICSE 10th Board 2024 will be English.
  • As per the ICSE 10th Exam Pattern 2024, 7 core subjects 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, including 80 marks for the theory exam and 20 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 Board 2024: Syllabus 

CISCE board has released the ICSE Class 10 Syllabus 2024 on its official website. All the questions in the ICSE 10th Board 2024 are formed as per the prescribed syllabus by the board. The board releases detailed syllabi for all the subjects. For students in the 10th class, the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) will publish the ICSE Syllabus 2024. On the 'Publications' tab of cisce.org, the updated www.cisce.org class 10 syllabus will be accessible.
We have listed below the complete ICSE 10th Syllabus 2024 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 Board 2024: Admit Card 

ICSE 10th admit card 2024 is one of the essential documents that candidates must carry to the exam hall. The CISCE board releases the admit cards on its official website. Only the candidates who successfully registered for ICSE 10th Board 2024 will be eligible for the admit card, which will be issued to them by their respective schools. The ICSE Class 10 Admit Card 2024 is released at least 10 days before the exam. That means the ICSE 10th Admit Card 2024 is expected to be released by February 2024. Every student must bring their admit cards to the exam hall to be permitted to sit for the exam. In case of any discrepancy in admit card details, the students should contact their respective school authorities to get it rectified.

How to Download ICSE 10th Admit Card 2024

The ICSE 10th Admit Card 2024 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 2024

Various important details will be mentioned on the ICSE 10th Admit Card 2024 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 Board 2024: Previous Year Question Papers

The CISCE board also releases the ICSE Class 10 Previous Year Question Papers on its official website. These previous year's question papers would help the students understand the exam pattern. The students can use the ICSE 10th question papers to practice the exam questions. Since there haven't been any changes in the syllabus or pattern, the questions from ICSE 10th Board 2023 would give an obvious picture of possible question formations for the ICSE 10th Board 2024 examinations. 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 10th Board 2024: Answer Key 

The board will release the ICSE Class 10 Answer Key 2024 within weeks after the exam ends. The board will release the answer key for all the subjects in PDF form. The ICSE Class 10 Answer Key 2024 will consist of the correct answers for all the questions asked in the exam. The candidates can use the answer key 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 release the final rectified keys. Use the following steps to download the ICSE Class 10 Answer Key 2024 & start comparing your answers as per the marking scheme to calculate the expected score in the exam.

  • Go to the official website of CISCE.
  • On the homepage, click on the link that says ICSE Class X.
  • A new page will open.
  • Click on the Answer Key link.
  • Click on the subject for which you wish to download the answer key.
  • The PDF answer key will appear on the screen.

ICSE 10th Board 2024: Result 

The board will release the ICSE Class 10 Result 2024 on its official website within two months of the final examinations. The students can check their ICSE 10th Board 2024 results through the official website, SMS, or Digilocker platforms. 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 2024 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 10th Board 2024: Grading System

The result will consist of marks and grades obtained by the students in the exam. The CISCE board allows grades to the students based on its evaluation criteria. The grades are calculated on the basis of averages. The grading system as per the ICSE Class 10 Result 2024 is given in the table below:

Grades

Standard

1 & 2

Very Good

3, 4 & 5

Credit

6 & 7

Pass

8 & 9

Fail

ICSE 10th Board 2024: Preparation Tips 

Getting good marks in ICSE 10th Board 2024 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 2024 based on experts' advice which will help you prepare well for the exam and get the most out of it. Some important preparation tips and plans for ICSE 10th Board 2024 are given below. 

  • 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 2024 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.

60 Days Preparation Plan for ICSE 10th Board 2024

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 10th Board 2024: Compartment Exam

CISCE board conducts compartment exams for the students who fail one or two subjects. The students must secure a minimum aggregate of 33% in each subject to overall pass the exam. The student failing to meet this criterion must appear for the ICSE Class 10 compartment exam 2024. Given in the table below is the tentative schedule for the ICSE Class 10 Compartment Exam 2024:

Subject

Exam Dates

Exam Timing

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

June 2024

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 2024

11:00 a.m

Mathematics

Chemistry - Science Paper 2

Geography - H.C.G. Paper 2

June 2024

11:00 a.m

Biology - Science Paper 3

ICSE 10th Board 2024 Exams are going to be conducted from February 21, 2024 to March 28, 2024. Students can check the date sheet on the official website of CISCE.

FAQs

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).

When will the ICSE 10th Board Exam 2024 be conducted?

The ICSE 10th Board Exam 2024 will be conducted in the month of March-April 2024. 

Where can I find the ICSE 10th Board Date Sheet 2024?

You can find the ICSE 10th Board Date Sheet 2024 on the official website at cisce.org.

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.

What is the mode of the ICSE 10th Board Exam 2024?

The ICSE 10th Board Exam 2024 will be conducted in offline mode.

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.

How can I apply for ICSE 10th exams?

You can apply for ICSE 10th exams by taking admission to a CISCE-affiliated school.

 

What is the difficulty level of the ICSE 10th exam?

The difficulty level of the ICSE Board exam is considered quite tough, especially when compared to the difficulty level of other board exams. Hence, students must prepare accordingly for the ICSE exam.

 

When will the Board release the ICSE time table 2024?

CISCE is expected to release the ICSE time table 2024 in December 2023 on the official website. The examinations will be held in February and March, 2024.

Is it compulsory to clear all subjects in ICSE class 10th?

ICSE students have six subjects and have to clear English and any four of the other five subjects to get the pass certificate. 

 

If a student has cleared all subjects in the ICSE examination, can he/she reappear in one or two subjects to improve grades?

Yes, a student may reappear in one or more subjects after obtaining a Pass Certificate in the ICSE examination. 

If the ICSE exam is converted to a digital format, would the exam pattern remain the same?

Yes, a student may reappear in one or more subjects after obtaining a Pass Certificate in the ICSE examination. 

Is ICSE 10th syllabus difficult?

ICSE board syllabus is considered to be more difficult than CBSE. It has more internal assessments and concepts that can be applied on a practical level.

Has the ICSE Board released the ICSE 2024 syllabus?

Yes, CISCE has released the ICSE board syllabus 2024 on its official website. It has revised the ICSE syllabus for some of the subjects while for others, it remains the same.

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