CISCE (Council of Indian School Certificate Examination) issued a notice on November 24, 2021, to answer the request put up by the ISC 12th students. With the notice, the council has informed that it is permitting the use of a calculator in the semester 1 board examination. The notice further stated that students can only Casio fx-82 MS calculator while appearing in the semester 1 board exam.
This announcement by the board has brought a sense of joy amongst the students who were worried regarding the numerical-based questions in the examination. ISC class 12th Science and Commerce students have put forth a request before the council to allow them to use a calculator citing the big calculations they have to make during the examination.
Earlier, there was a provision of taking up the scientific calculator in the ISC class 12th examination however this provision was removed citing numerous cheating instances that were reported from multiple schools. Check out the complete notice issued by the board in the space below:
The board has issued a set of instructions notifying the details of the things that are allowed to be carried to the examination hall. The students are asked to carry ISC class 12th admit card, school id card, stationery kit, and a scientific calculator as prescribed by the board.
CISCE has commenced the class 12th Term 1-semester examination from November 22, 2021. From this year onwards, the board has decided to conduct a two term based examination instead of one final board exam. Term 2 of the ISC class 12th examination is expected to be tentatively held in March/April 2022. The marks for this term shall be considered if citing any uncertainty the board fails to conduct the ISC 12th Term 2 exam. The examination is conducted for a duration of 1 hour and 30 minutes and begins at 2 pm.
Keeping in mind, the ongoing COVID situation, the board has decided to conduct the ISC class 12th examination in the online or remote proctored mode. However, a lot of students and parents raised concerns citing internet issues or the non-availability of prescribed machinery. After going through the reasons put forward by them, the board finally decided to conduct the examination in the offline mode.