The Indian School Certificate (ISC) examinations are conducted by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE), for Grade 12 (i.e. 12th year of school). A student usually attempts this examination after first completing the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education in Grade 10, although the completion of a recognized equivalent level of education is normally sufficient. The examination has been designed to provide an evaluation in the field of general education. The exam criteria are in accordance with the recommendations of the Indian New Education Policy of 1986, through the medium of English and also regulated by University of Cambridge. Examinations are conducted for English, which is a compulsory subject, and three to five other subjects of the candidate’s choosing. Candidates usually choose one of three streams: arts and humanities, science, and commerce. Schools generally offer a limited subset of all available subjects, depending upon their logistical capabilities. Socially Useful Productive Work (SUPW) and practical tests are assessed internally by school teachers, while written tests are assessed externally by other examiners outside the school. The Indian School Certificate is recognized by universities in the United Kingdom, so applicants are no longer required to obtain ‘A’ level qualifications or complete bridging courses, while seeking entry to universities in the UK and some other countries in the Commonwealth. The Indian School Certificate qualification is the only qualification from India that has been granted this special recognition.
OFFICIAL SITE :–
The Official site of Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) is www.cisce.org . The students can get all the details of Council by visiting this website.
LATEST NOTICE RELEASED BY CISCE :–
The Council For The Indian School Certificate Examinations on 15th September 2015 have came up with a Notice that In keeping with the requirements of many Universities for higherr education after Class XII, the break-up of marks of the theory and practical components for the subjects Computer Science, Fashion Designing, Physical Education, Indian Music (Hindustani), Indian Music (Carnatic) and Western Music have been revised from a 50-50 component to a 70-30 component, with effect from the ISC Examination Year 2016 Onwards. For further details of Notice the students are requested to contact their subject teachers.
ACADEMIC YEAR :–
Schools affiliated to the Council are required to begin the academic year between the middle of March and the first week of June, each year.
AGE LIMIT :–
There is no age limit for candidates taking the examination. Private candidates are not permitted to appear for the examination.
MINIMUM ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENT :–
Candidates whose attendance is below 75% of the working days are ordinarily not eligible to sit for the examination. However, the Chief Executive and Secretary has the authority to condone the shortage of attendance in the case of candidates whose minimum attendance is not less than 60% of the working days in each year of the two year course. This is inclusive of absence due to illness and other special circumstances.
It is mandatory for the Heads of Schools to ensure that all students registered for the examination are provided with a copy of the Regulations and Syllabuses for the year of the examination in which the candidate is appearing.
If any of the Regulations made herein and for the conduct of the examination is not adhered to, the candidate or candidates concerned may be disqualified.
(i) In no case, the Heads of affiliated schools shall detain eligible candidates who meet the pass criteria and have the required attendance from appearing at the ISC Examination.
(ii) No affiliated school shall endeavour to present candidates who are not on its roll nor will it present candidates of its unaffiliated branch/school to any of the Council’s examinations.
WITHDRAWL OF CANDIDATES :–
Candidates may be withdrawn at any time prior to the commencement of the examination, provided that, once the entries have been acknowledged as accepted by the Council’s office, Heads of Schools may only withdraw candidates:
(a) on account of illness of the candidates, duly certified by a registered medical practitioner;
(b) at the express written request of the parents/legal guardians of the candidates.
CHOICE OF SUBJECTS :–
- A candidate may not enter for more than six subjects including the compulsory subject English.
- A School may not enter candidates for subjects for the teaching of which no provision is made by the School.
- No candidate shall be permitted to change his/her subjects(s) after his/her registration in Class XI.
- No candidate shall offer a subject in Class XII which he/she has not studied in Class XI.
- Certain subjects have practical papers. Candidates offering such subjects must also take the practical examination; otherwise the subject in question will be considered incomplete.
PASSING MARKS :–
The pass mark for each subject is 40%.
DATE OF EXAMINATION :–
The printed timetable will be made available to all schools well before the examination.
CENTRES OF EXAMINATION :–
Centres for each town or area will be arranged by Heads of Schools concerned in consultation with the office of the Council.
REGISTRATION OF CANDIDATES :–
Candidates must be registered online in Class XI, for the ISC Examination. Registrations received after the due date will not be accepted.
CORRECTION OF ENTRIES :–
Schools will be able to view online, the entries of candidates registered from their school, who will be appearing for the Class XII examination, during the month of August. Requests for corrections, if required, can be submitted on-line, along with supporting documents, which will need to be uploaded and submitted to the Council.
CONFIRMATION OF ENTRIES :–
Schools, after viewing the entries of candidates (who will be taking the Class XII Examination) of their school, are required to confirm online that the entries are correct. This needs to be done in the month of October.
EXAMINATION CHARGES :–
Examination charges are to be paid online by schools. Payment should be sent at the time of submitting the Correction of Entries.
TIME ALLOWANCE :–
Any time specially allocated for reading through question papers will be stated on the question papers.
MATERIALS FOR EXAM :–
Candidates must provide themselves with pencils, erasers, mathematical and dissecting instruments and art materials, etc. They are required to write their answers with black ink pens. Fountain pens and ballpoint pens may be used, but pencils may be used only for diagrams. The use of slide rules is permitted in science subjects. Mathematical tables will be provided; candidates are not allowed to take mathematical tables into the examination
room. Candidates are permitted to use Casio fx – 82 MS (Scientific Calculator) or calculators of other makes with similar functions.
TEXT BOOKS :–
No books are prescribed except those that are mentioned specifically; the Council does not undertake to recommend
CLARITY AND NEATNESS :–
Attention is called to the fact that the ability of candidates to express themselves clearly and to present their answers neatly and accurately is taken into account in assessing their work in all subjects.
ISSUE OF RESULTS :–
All results will be issued through the Heads of Schools, to whom results will be sent as soon as possible after the award has been completed. The result sheets show the result in the examination as a whole and also indicate the standard reached in each subject taken, except Socially Useful Productive Work and Community Service, by grades ranging from 1 to 9, 1 being the highest and 9 the lowest. Grade 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 indicates a pass with credit, 7 or 8 indicates a pass and 9 a failure. Very good is indicated by 1 or 2. The standard reached in Socially Useful Productive Work and Community Service (internally assessed) will be shown on the result sheets by grades A, B, C, D or E: A being the highest, and E the lowest. A, B, C or D indicate a pass and E a failure.
Pass Certificates/Supplementary Pass Certificates will be issued through the Heads of Schools as soon as possible after the issue of results.
EXAM PATTERN :–
The exam will be conducted in two shifts from 9.00 A.M. and 2.00 P.M. The time duration for each paper will be 3 hrs. In addition to the time indicated on the timetable for writing the paper, 15 minutes time is given for reading the question paper. For more details students have to see the Time Table.
EXAM SYLLABUS :–
We have mentioned the subjects of ISC class XIIth Examination. The candidates can click on the subjects and view the pdf file of syllabus of each subjects.
Click Here for English Model test paper
SAMPLE QUESTION PAPERS :–
Sample paper or Guess papers provide an idea about the pattern of exam of each subjects so that the students can prepare accordingly. Students can downlod these sample papers and start their preparation for class XIIth Exams. We have provided a list of Sample papers for each subjects.
sample paper for Biology Paper 1
sample paper for Commerce
sample paper for Environmental Science
sample paper for History
sample paper for Political Science
sample paper for Sociology
sample paper for Computer Science Paper 1
sample paper for Computer Science Paper 2
sample paper for Fashion Designing Paper 1
sample paper for Fashion Designing Paper 2
sample paper for Indian Music Carnatic Paper 1
sample paper for Indian Music Carnatic Paper 2
sample paper for Indian Music Hindustani Paper 1
sample paper for Indian Music Hindustani Paper 2
sample paper for Physical Education Paper 1
sample paper for Western Music Paper 1
sample paper for Western Music Paper 2
TIME TABLE :–
The ISC Class XIIth Examination will start from 8th February 2016 and will continue till 8th April 2016. We have given a pdf file of Time Table. Students can check the Time table and start preparing for their exams.
Time Table for ISC class XIIth Exam
ADMIT CARD :–
The School provides the Admit cards to the students and the students can also download Admit cards from the official site of CISCE. The Admit card will be available before two or three weeks before the exam. The Admit Card contains the Candidates Photo and Name wise school details. The students will be permitted to sit in the exam only with the presence of Admit Card.
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