ICSE board examination in India are conducted just like the CBSE board. The only difference is that ICSE is not a government board. The council for the Indian School Certificate conducts board exams each year in schools teaching the prescribed syllabus for the board. Only the schools teaching the ICSE syllabus can have their students taking the ICSE board.
There are seven subjects with around one to three papers in each subject. A student has to appear in eight to twelve ICSE papers depending on the chosen seven subjects. The students are assessed based on assignments also. Students have to submit assignments for all subjects except Science and Computers. Assignments form around 20% of the marks for group one subjects and 50% for the subjects in group three. The group one consists of all the compulsory subjects like English, History etc. The group three consists of elective subjects like Art, Home Science, Physical education, Computer Applications, fashion designing, environmental application, technical drawing application, modern foreign language etc. The students can opt for any one paper in Group Three. The group two consists of subjects like science, mathematics, economics, computer science, agricultural science etc out of which two subjects have to be selected by the student. The students are taught in English medium. The students are evaluated based on their performance in laboratory sessions for science and Computer subjects.
ICSE Syllabus for all subjects is available for download at the official website. Candidates taking the board can go through the detailed syllabus given at the website. Also find example question papers for all the subjects to get an idea of the exam pattern and preparing well as per the board syllabus.
ICSE 2012 timetable has been announced. ICSE 2012 exams are scheduled to start on February. The exams will be held in the month of March till March. The students can download the ICSE 2012 Timetable from the official CISCE website http://www.cisce.org/Login.jsp
ICSE board has designed the timetable in a way that students get sufficient time for the revision. The first paper will be of English Language.
The time duration for each paper is also mentioned in the timetable along with the date and time of the paper. The students are allotted additional 15 minutes to read the question paper. So, the paper may be given to students 15 minute earlier to the start time of the exam.