Revised Timetable of ISC, ICSE Board Exams holds too much for students

As the ICSE and ISC Board Examinations for the year 2017 gets re-scheduled, the appearing students have will now have the benefit of added study time. Although these students have been preparing since last two years burning their midnight oil to come out with flying colors, the elections have been a bliss as they get more time to study and revise their syllabus.

With the Election Commission announcing the dates for polls in five states, the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE) – the body responsible for conducting ICSE and ISC examinations across the nation has announced the revised timetable for the upcoming Class 10 and Class 12 Board Exams. Earlier, as the polling dates were announced, the Council had said the board exam dates will be revised.

The ICSE (Class 10) exams will now begin from March 10 and will end on April 21. The ISC (Class 12) exams will begin from January 30 and end on April 26. It is to note here that the practical exams will commence from January 30, while the theory exams will be held in the month of March.

The ISC examination has now been advanced by a week while ICSE exams have been delayed by 10 days. According to the schedule issued earlier, the ISC exam was to begin on February 6 and the ICSE exam was to start from February 27. With the announced changes, it would be the first time that ICSE and ISC students will not have English I exam (English Grammar) on February 27.

As per the schedule issued earlier, the ISC art paper 1 and the first phase of the polls for 73 seats were listed for the same day – February 11. While the computer science paper 2 was scheduled for February 15, the day when the second phase of polls for 67 seats was listed in the Uttar Pradesh.

Gerry Arathoon, Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination chief executive and secretary in a press statement said, “The schedule of entrance examination for admission to professional courses has been taken cognizance of, for the candidates taking the ISC examination.”

A total of 2,50,871 candidates are registered for the examinations this year with 1,76,327 candidates registered for the ICSE and 74,544 for ISC examinations. Currently, there are 312 schools under the board in the poll-bound state. A few days back, CBSE also announced its date-sheet after Election Commission announced election schedule.

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