ICSE exams and ISC theory papers to begin on May 4
The ICSE (Class X) exams and ISC (Class XII) theory papers have been brought forward by a day and will now begin on May 4.
Both timetables have been revised. Earlier, ICSE exams had been scheduled on May 13 and May 15, and ISC on May 13, May 15 and June 12, but now no exams have been slotted for these dates.
“Due to unavoidable circumstances, CISCE (Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations) has decided to revise the ICSE and ISC Year 2021 Examination timetables,” Gerry Arathoon, the chief executive and secretary of CISCE, said on Monday.
The ICSE exam will begin with economics (group II elective) and ISC theory with English — paper 2 (literature) on May 4.
The date of the last ICSE exam, June 7, remains the same. The ISC will now end on June 18 instead of June 16.
There has been no change in the ISC practical exam dates.
The ISC computer science (paper 2) practical-planning session is scheduled for April 8 and the ISC home science (paper 2) practical-planning session and Indian music Carnatic (paper 2) practical for April 9.
“As per the ICSE (Class X) revised timetable, no examination has been scheduled on May 13, 2021 and May 15, 2021, subsequently some changes have been made in the timetable… As per the ISC (Class XII) revised timetable, no examination has been scheduled on May 13, 2021, May 15, 2021 and June 12, 2021, subsequently some changes have been made in the timetable,” Arathoon said in a release.
One of the changes in the ICSE timetable is the economics (group II elective) exam now scheduled on May 4 instead of May 13.
For ISC, business studies that had earlier been scheduled on May 5 will now be held on June 18.
The revised timetables have been uploaded on CISCE’s website www.cisce.org.
In a circular issues to principals of schools presenting candidates for the 2021 board exams, Arathoon asked them to ensure that the information is disseminated to all concerned.
“The revised timetables along with the Instructions to Candidates should be printed and put up on the school notice board,” he has said.
The council, that had been waiting for the announce-ment of poll dates, had published the earlier timetable on March 1.