The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) is presently conducting the semester 1 exam for classes 10 and 12. The Economics exam for ICSE class 10 semester 1 exam is scheduled for tomorrow, i.e. December 14, 2021. The examination will commence sharp at 11.00 am in various affiliated schools across the country. Students are advised to report to their respective examination center, an hour prior to the exam. Exams will be conducted for an hour and will be concluded at 12.00 pm sharp. With only a few hours left for the examination, students are advised to go through the specimen papers and prescribed exam syllabus of the Economics semester 1 exam as part of the last-minute revision.
The board had earlier released the revised syllabus, marking scheme, sample papers for the Economics Semester 1 exam on its official website at /cisce.org/. This has been done to make candidates familiar with the altered exam pattern that will be followed from this year onwards. Candidates are advised to go through all of these and do a proper analysis before going for the semester 1 Economics exam. Check out the direct links to these resources mentioned in the table below:
|ICSE Semester 1 Economics Sample Paper 2021 – 2022||Click Here|
|ICSE Semester 1 Economics Marking Scheme 2021 – 2022||Click Here|
|ICSE Semester 1 Economics Syllabus 2021 – 2022||Click Here|
According to the specimen paper, tomorrow’s Economics semester 1 exam will cover a total of 40 questions out of which students need to solve all 40 questions to score full marks. This implies that students will not receive any internal choice in the question paper. This is in accordance with the newly-introduced ICSE Class 12 economics 2021-22 exam pattern. In addition to this, students are also expected to study only 70% of the previous syllabus. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ICSE had decided to reduce the economics portion by 30%. This same syllabus has been imposed this year, as well.
To give a final touch to one’s preparation, it is also important to go through the syllabus one last time. This will help in ensuring that the student has not missed out anything from the prescribed syllabus. Check out the Class 10 Semester 1 Economics syllabus listed below:
|1.||The Productive Mechanism (Complete Unit)|
|2.||Theory of Demand and Supply (Complete Unit)|
|3.||Market (Complete Unit)|
|4.||Banking In India (i) Money|
Candidates can also follow the previous ICSE Economics papers. These papers are best recommended to get a complete idea of the topic-wise weightage, the difficulty level of the questions. Furthermore, attempting these papers is also known to provide a concrete idea of the candidate’s performance before the actual exam. Analyzing the performance in the previous yeard’ papers also helps in strategizing before the examination like which section has to be attempted first, the easiest way to solve map-based questions, or preferable approach for case-based questions.
Questions asked in the Economics semester 1 specimen paper are direct theory-based questions. Hence, the same can be expected in tomorrow’s exam as well. As per the marking scheme, one mark will be awarded for the correct answer but there is no negative marking for wrong answers marked by the candidates. The maximum mark for ICSE Class 10 Economics exam is 40 marks. Candidates after completing the Semester 1 exam with minimum marks will be called to appear for the Semester 2 exam tentatively scheduled for February-March 2022.