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12,000 students from 103 schools to write ICSE exams in Jharkhand

One of the key changes is a reduction in the minimum pass marks by 2 percentage points
Students appear for their ISC English I paper at De Nobili, Dhanbad, on Thursday.
Students appear for their ISC English I paper at De Nobili, Dhanbad, on Thursday.
(Gautam Dey)

Our Correspondent   |   Ranchi/Jamshedpur   |   Published 21.02.19, 06:46 PM

Around 12,000 students from 103 schools across Jharkhand will be writing the ICSE examination beginning Friday.

One of the key changes is a reduction in the minimum pass marks by two percentage points.

While some practical and vocational subjects of CBSE have started, the main papers will begin from March 2 for Class XII and March 7 for Class X. Jharkhand Academic Council exams commenced on Wednesday.

The Telegraph presents a primer on the ICSE exams.

  • Examination starts: February 22, Friday, 11am.
  • Examination ends: March 25
  • First day’s paper: English language — English Paper 1
  • Reading time starts: 10.45am. Examinees get 15 minutes to go through the paper. They can’t start writing until 11am.
  • What to carry: Admit cards, stationery in transparent pouches and small water bottles
  • What not to carry: mobile phones, digital and smart watches and calculators
  • When to reach the venue: Ideally an hour ahead of the scheduled start.
  • Students are allowed to enter the hall five minutes before the reading time
  • What’s new: The ICSE pass percentage has been reduced to 33 from 35

If a student fails to clear any subject except English, he or she can take the supplementary exam in July, the results of which will be published in August. However, students will have to pass the English paper to be eligible for the supplementary exam. Besides English, the student must clear four subjects to be declared as ‘passed’.

The last date for council registration for Class XI this year is August 31.

Admit cards have been provided online to affiliated schools to download, print and distribute.



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