ICSE, ISC Board exams 2020: The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE) has issued the revised assessment scheme for the evaluation of the remaining papers of ICSE 10th exam and ISC 12th exam which were canceled after the Supreme Court’s order on its official website.
Important factors for CISCE new assessment scheme:
1. Average of a student’s best three papers marks in board examination
2. Subject internal assessment (for 10th class)/ Subject project and practical work
3. Percentage Subject Internal Assessment (for ICSE/ 10th Class) or Percentage subject Project and Practical Work (For 12th / ISC).
“The components used to arrive at the formula to award the marks in the subjects which have a project and practical work component is limited to the project and practical work in the subjects, and the performance of the candidates in the board examination in the subjects that they have already appeared for so far, measured through their average marks obtained in the best three subjects,” a board official said.
“While the former measures the subject proficiency of the candidates, the latter is a measure of their general academic ability. The marks awarded to the candidates are taken as a weighted average of these two components,” it added.
The internal assessment formula will be applicable for class 12 which is the Indian School Certificate (ISC) exam, while for class 10 which is the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE), the project work will be taken into account.
“The marks imputation formulae for the remaining exams have been devised by reputed statisticians from premier institutions in the country. To compute any average, all marks will be converted to percentage scores,” the board said.
The exams, which were earlier postponed due to the lockdown to contain the spread of coronavirus, were scheduled to be conducted from July 1 to 14.
The board had later announced that class 10 and 12 students can choose not to appear for pending board exams and be marked as per their performance in pre-board exams or internal assessment. However, the exams were canceled last week in view of the spike in the cases.
The assessment scheme announced by ICSE is different than that of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) where marks will be given on the basis of the average of the score in three subjects. The internal assessment will only be accounted in case students who have appeared for one exam conducted by the board or not appeared at all.
While CBSE will give students of class 12 an option to improve their scores later through pen and paper examination when the situation is conducive, ICSE will not give the option to its students. PTI GJS SNE.