CISCE is going to prepare the question papers of Class IX and XI. The authority will begin this trend from the 2018-19 academic session. CISCE has issued the official circular to provide this information. The circular has contained the notice for the conduction of the exam and the related objectives. Till now the respective schools had the responsibility to frame the papers but from now onwards CISCE will take over the authority.
The time of the exams conduction is different for the hills schools and for the plain schools. So to avoid the complications, CISCE has announced that it will make the two sets of the question papers. One set will be used for the November/ December (hill) exams and the other for the March/ April (plain)exams. The Council for Indian School Certificate Examination will make the question papers for the core subjects only.
If we talk about the subject of Class 9, the authority will conduct the exams for the subjects English Language, English Literature, Geography, Mathematics, Chemistry, History and Civics, Physics, Biology, Economics and Commercial Studies.
For the Class XI, the Council will frame the question paper for English Literature, English Language, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, Physics, Geography, History, Political Science, Sociology, Psychology, Economics, Business Studies, Accounts and Computer Science.
This decision of CISCE will make the students familiar with the exam pattern of board exams and its format. It will help the students a lot in terms of the standardization and dissemination.
The board has disclosed their objectives regarding the conduction of the exams. To strengthen our Education System, CISCE has suggested the schools to complete the syllabus at the IX and XI level. So that the uniformity of the education will be maintained and it will release the extra burden from the students.
Those principals who attended the conference felt that this action will be taken as the initiative to maintain the parity and consistency as there will be a common syllabus for the students. Many of the parents are also happy with this decision and they are supporting this step.
Last year, the board had suggested this proposal of preparing the question papers from 2020. But now they have decided to do so from 2018-19.
Referring to the decrement in the passing marks, there is a good news for the students. The board has now decided that the passing marks of Class X will decrease from 35% to 33%. For Class XII, the relaxation will be reduced by 5%. So the passing marks will be 35% instead of 40%.