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Schedule for ICSE and ISC 2018 exams altered:

ICSE and ISC 2018 exams have seen a rather late alteration in their respective timetables. With the upcoming Assembly Elections in 5 states namely, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Goa and Manipur, the various educational boards are scrambling to avoid an overlap between the polls and the exams. CISCE Chief Executive Gerry Arathoon said that owing to elections, the examinations will be rescheduled.

ICSE exam has been delayed by 10 days, while ISC exam has been advanced by a week.

Previously, the the CISCE was planning to hold Indian School Certificate Examination (class 12 exam) for the year 2018 from February 6 and the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (class 10 exam) from February 27.

The revised schedules for class 12 (ISC) exams seem to indicate that Indian School Certificate will commence exams from January 30, 2018 with Chemistry paper 2 (Practical) and end on April 26, 2018, with Sociology. The exams would commence from either 9 am or 2 pm.

For Indian Certificate of Secondary Education ICSE (Class 10) 2018 exams will start from March 10 with English Language (Paper 1) and end on April 21, 2018, with Environmental Science (Group II Elective). ICSE exams will commence either from 9 am or 11 am.

This year, students will get an additional 15 minutes to go through the paper, before they are allowed to write on their answer books.

The schedules for the examinations in 2017 are given below for taking a brief reference:

Revised Schedule for ICSE 2017

Revised Schedule for ISC 2017

We will update the site as soon as schedule for ICSE 2018 is released. so stay tuned with!

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.

Gerry Arathoon stated in a press statement that the ISC and ICSE dates had to be shifted because of the assembly polls in 5 states.

“As a result of rescheduling of the examinations, the candidates will now have the benefit of added study time. The schedule of entrance examination for admission to professional courses has been taken cognizance of, for the candidates taking the ISC examination,” Arathoon said.

Principals said the timetable has been altered quite late, but prepared keeping in mind student interests. “The timetable has been progressed, but it suits students. Earlier the exam, the results too can be declared earlier and students have more time to complete admission procedure,” said one Principal.

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