The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) board has recently decided to make certain changes in the marking scheme of students appearing for Indian School Certificate (ISC) i.e. Class 12 Board exams from the next year.
As per the new scheme, ratio of marks segregated between theory exam and practical exam will be 70:30 respectively. Initially, they both held for 50 marks each. The changes will be seen in the subjects like Computer Science, Fashion Designing, Physical Education, Indian Classical Music (Hindustani), Indian Classical Music (Carnatic style) and Western Music. Also, both the papers (theory and practical) will be conducted for duration of three hours from now.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of CISCE, Gerry Arathoon said "Taking into consideration the requirements of the universities and that of the children these changes have been introduced. Every concerned school has been informed through circulars issued by the board and have been assigned the task to inform students and parents".
The released statement also mentioned, “The changes are applicable only for the 12th board examination". Over 2,000 schools affiliated to the Board will witness these changes across the nation.
The ISC exams are conducted in 52 written subjects of which 15 are Indian languages, 8 are foreign languages and 3 are classical languages.
CISCE Board is a national level, private, Board of School education in India, CISCE conducts examinations for Classes 10 (ICSE) and Classes 12 (ISC) every year.