CISCE drops pass percentage for ICSE and ISC board exams

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Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) has announced to drop minimum pass percentage for the ICSE and ISC Board exams.

As per the new rule, pass percentage for ICSE class 10 board exam will be 33 per cent and 35% for ISC class 12 board exam , it will be 35 per cent. The changes will be implemented from the academic year 2018-19.

CISCE in its notification said, “The objective of this is to bring about a close conformity with other Boards in the country.”

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In an official letter addressed to the heads of all council affiliated schools, CISCE Chief Executive Officer and Secretary Gerry Arathoon has asked to implement the revised pass mark in the Internal examination as well from the academic year 2018-2019 onwards.

“There is a need to have same pass mark criteria among all boards in the country. The new changes are expected to bring about a close uniformity with other Boards in the country,” said Arathoon.

“There are a number of states going for assembly polls during the exam time. Therefore, we are waiting for the EC to declare the poll dates so that we can release our dates accordingly,” Arathoon said.

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