About ICSE 10th 2020

ICSE 10th exams are organized by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE). ICSE stands for Indian Certificate of Secondary Education which is equivalent to class 10. The application process for ICSE 10th exams is held through respective schools. Here are the major highlights of ICSE 10th exams 2020:

  • The board has released ICSE 10th time table 2020 on December 5, 2019.
  • ICSE 10th exams 2020 will be organized tentatively from February 27 to March 30, 2020.
  • The exams of ICSE 10th are held in two slots at 9 am and 11 am.
  • Students should strictly follow ICSE syllabus 2020 to prepare for ICSE 10th exams 2020.
  • Each student will have to secure at least 33% marks in each subject and aggregate to pass ICSE 10th 2020 exams.
  • The result for ICSE 10th exams will be released in the first week of May 2020. 
  • Students can check ICSE 10th result 2020 by entering UID and the index number.
  • Students who clear the ICSE 10th exams can choose Science, Commerce or Arts stream to pursue in class 11th and 12th. 

ICSE 10th 2020 Highlights

Full Exam Name Indian Certificate of Secondary Education 10th Examination
Short Exam Name ICSE 10th
Conducting Body Council For The Indian School Certificate Examinations
Frequency of Conduct Once a year
Exam Level Matriculate
Languages Assamese, Bengali +10 More
Mode of Application Offline
Mode of Exam Offline
Exam Duration 3 Hours

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ICSE 10th 2020 Important Dates

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Upcoming Dates and Events

27 Feb, 2020

Exam - English Language – English paper 1 | Mode: Offline

28 Feb, 2020

Exam - Environmental Science (Group II Elective) | Mode: Offline

29 Feb, 2020

Exam - Art paper 1 (Still Life) | Mode: Offline

03 Mar, 2020

Exam - Mathematics | Mode: Offline

04 Mar, 2020

Exam - Commercial Studies (Group II Elective) | Mode: Offline

06 Mar, 2020

Exam - Literature in English – English paper 2 | Mode: Offline

07 Mar, 2020

Exam - Art paper 2 (Nature Drawing/ Painting), French / Sanskrit (Group II Elective) | Mode: Offline

11 Mar, 2020

Exam - History & Civics - H.C.G. paper 1 | Mode: Offline

13 Mar, 2020

Exam - Physics - Science paper 1 | Mode: Offline

14 Mar, 2020

Exam - Art paper 3 (Original Composition) | Mode: Offline

16 Mar, 2020

Exam - Chemistry - Science paper 2 | Mode: Offline

18 Mar, 2020

Exam - Second Languages, Modern Foreign Languages | Mode: Offline

20 Mar, 2020

Exam - Geography - H.C.G. paper 2 | Mode: Offline

21 Mar, 2020

Exam - Art paper 4 (Applied Art) | Mode: Offline

23 Mar, 2020

Exam - (Group III-Elective) Computer Applications, Carnatic Music, Economic Applications, Commercial Applications, Fashion Designing, Cookery, French, Drama, Hindustani Music, Environmental Applications, Home Science, German, Western Music, Indian Dance, Yoga | Mode: Offline

26 Mar, 2020

Exam - Hindi | Mode: Offline

27 Mar, 2020

Exam - Economics (Group II Elective) | Mode: Offline

30 Mar, 2020

Exam - Biology - Science paper 3 | Mode: Offline

ICSE 10th 2020 Eligibility Criteria

To appear for ICSE 10th exams 2020, students have to satisfy the following eligibility criteria:   

  • A student has passed class IX and enrolled in class X of an ICSE affiliated school.  
  • He/she must have at least 75% attendance during their course of study in class 10. 
  • He/she must fill the examination form and submit it along with requisite fee before the due date.

ICSE 10th 2020 Application Process

Mode of Application : Offline

Mode of Payment : Other

ICSE 10th 2020 Syllabus

Environmental applications-

Environmental applications: Unit 01
Caring for our basic resources
Causes and consequences of soil erosion
Soil conservation strategies
Contour bunding
Tree breaks
Check dams
Fuel wood crisis
Waste generation of its toxicity and its impact on life and land
Treatment of wastes
Effluent treatment plants
Biological treatment
Strategies to reuse waste
Combating deforestation
Alternatives to timber
Technical methods to control air pollution
Strategies to reduce air pollution
Traffic management
Legislation as a means to reduce air pollution
Remote sensing satellites and their applications
International norms on air pollution
Techniques of watershed management
Rain water harvesting
Small dams vs large dams
Water recycling
Alternatives to existing sewage treatment like dry compost toilets
Environmental applications: Unit 02
Resource use
Impact of globalisation on environment
Role of ngos in sustaining environment
Evolving a sustainable growth paradigm
North and south divide
Environmental applications: Unit 03
Appropriate eco-friendly technologies
Scope and limitation of indigenous technology and modern technology
Need for developing intermediate and appropriate technology
Developing least cost options
Natural resource accounting
Environmental applications: Unit 04
Initiatives I can take
In my local environment
In my future career choice
In supporting initiative in my state or country

Modern foreign languages+

Modern foreign languages: Unit 01
Modern foreign languages: Unit 02
Modern foreign languages: Unit 03
Modern foreign languages: Unit 04
Modern foreign languages: Unit 05
Functional grammar

Indian languages+

Indian languages: Unit 01
Indian languages: Unit 02
Indian languages: Unit 03
Indian languages: Unit 04

Socially useful productive work and community service+

Socially useful productive work and community service: Unit 01
Consolidating nationhood
Appreciation of the fundamental duties and rights as provided in the constitution
Citizen’s role in nation building
Role of taxes of direct and indirect
Concerns related to lack of participation in the national processes such as elections
Awareness of consumer rights in order to avoid exploitation
Socially useful productive work and community service: Unit 02
The role of media
Press and film and television
Media as a vehicle of social change
Impact of media on young people
Press reporting
Biases and censorship
Feasibility of restrictions
Sensationalization of news and exploitative practices
Press council of its structure and role
Socially useful productive work and community service: Unit 03
Cultural diversity of India
Study of some major tribes of india and a broad understanding of their social beliefs and practices
The need for sustaining cultural diversity
Socially useful productive work and community service: Unit 04
India and the world
India's positioning with respect to other countries
Partnerships between the countries of asia and the pacific and their influences on india and its people
Socially useful productive work and community service: Unit 05
Understanding of globalization as a worldwide aspiration linking humane values
Modernism and internationalism
Global broadcasting and journalism and role of news agencies
Effects of the global reach of broadcasting
Risk to cultural values due to bombardment by foreign of based media
Socially useful productive work and community service: Unit 06
Concerns today
Nuclear disarmament of ctbt
Human rights
Gia hypothesis
Malthus and darwanism
Advantages and disadvantages to the consumer of a competitive market
Dehumanization due to technological advances
Advertising and its impact
Impact of society moving towards quick fix solutions leading to corrupt practices
Underemployment and unemployment
The ethical and moral impact of the internet

Physical education+

Physical education: Unit 01
Health and hygiene
Personal health and personal cleanliness
Oral hygiene
Principles of diet with reference to teeth
Slimming and obesity
Correct posture exercise
Recreation and foot care
Sleep requirements
Dangers of misuse of drugs and including alcohol and smoking
Defects and injury causes of disease, bacteria, viruses, fungi, protozoa
Vaccination and antibiotics
Disinfectants and antiseptics
Spread of bronchitis
Athlete's foot through contact
Droplet infection
Flies and other insects
Rheumatism and heart disease
Community health and dangers from gas
Poisoning and accident
Physical education: Unit 02
First aid
Treatment of cuts and abrasions
Application of splints
Treatment of sprains
Cramps and cases of drowning


Yoga: Unit 01
The nervous system
The brain, the voluntary and involuntary nerves
The five jnana indriyas eyes, ears, nose, tongue and the skin
Their role in sensory perception
The five karma indriyas arms, legs, tongue and larynx, organs of excretion and organs of reproduction
Their role in performing actions
Yoga and the health of the nervous system
Yoga: Unit 02
The excretory system
The organs of excretion
The importance of the proper elimination of body wastes for maintaining health
The circulatory system
Yoga: Unit 03
The circulatory system
The heart and blood vessels
Blood and its composition
The lymphatic system
How yoga improves circulation
Pancreas and testes
Their importance in growth and human health
How yoga helps to regulate functioning of endocrinal glands
Yoga: Unit 04
The important endocrine glands
The thyroid


French: Unit 01
French: Unit 02
French: Unit 03
French: Unit 04
French: Unit 05
Translation and/or dialogue writing

Technical drawing applications+

Technical drawing applications: Unit 01
Section A
Geometrical constructions based on plane geometry
Area constructions
Templates as an application
Engineering curves
Oblique drawing
Technical drawing applications: Unit 02
Section B
Sections of right solids
Isometric drawing
Sectional orthographic views

ICSE 10th 2020 Preparation Tips

To prepare for the ICSE class 10 exams 2020, students should devote time to each subject, depending on the difficulty level. Below are given a few points, following all these will ease your preparation. 

  • Mathematics: Your concept should be clear as this is important in the preparation. Go through your textbooks thoroughly and refer to R.S. Aggarwal books to prepare for the subject.    
  • Science: Your more focus should be shifted to Physics and Chemistry as you have to solve majorly numerical from these two subjects. As Biology is theory based, you need to be thorough with all the theoretical part.

  • Social Science: Try to keep all the concepts clear. Understanding and learning is better than simply memorizing.

  • Hindi: Solve question papers from the past years to prepare well for this subject.  

  • English: Focus more on grammar and writing sections as these will help you grab more marks.

  • The exam pattern of ICSE 10th 2020 exams comprises details concerning the entire structure of the exam. 
  • In ICSE 10th Board, the subjects for the exam are divided into three groups-group I, II and III. 
  • Group I includes compulsory subjects while in group II candidates can opt for two/three subjects. In group III, candidates can choose any one of all the subjects.
  • The time duration for each exam is different, depending on the subject.

Subject-wise ICSE 10th Exam Pattern

SubjectTotal marksDuration
Group I - 4 Compulsory Subjects
English Language80 marks for each paper2 Hours
History, Civics80 Marks2 Hours
Geography80 Marks2 Hours
Second language80 Marks (40 Marks for section A and 40 marks for section B)2 Hours
Group II- includes 2 Optional subjects
Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology)80 marks for each paper2 hours for each paper
Environmental Science80 marks2 hours
Mathematics80 marks2.5 hours
Commercial Studies80 marks2 hours
Economics80 marks2 hours
Classical Language80 marks2 hours
Modern Foreign Language80 marks3 hours
Group III- includes 1 optional subject
Commercial Applications100 marks2 hours
Economic Applications100 marks2 hours
Computer Applications100 marks2 hours
Environmental Applications100 marks2 hours
Home Science100 marks2 hours
Art100 marks for each paper3 hours
Performing Arts100 marks2 hours
Fashion Designing100 marks2 hours
Cookery100 marks2 hours
Modern Foreign Language100 marks2 hours
Technical Drawing Applications100 marks3 hours
Physical Education100 marks2 hours
Yoga100 marks2 hours

ICSE 10th 2020 Admit Card

  • Candidates can obtain the 10th admit card 15 days prior to the commencement of exam from their respective schools.
  • The admit card includes details, such as name, roll no., centre name, and exam schedule among others. 
  • Candidates must carry the admit card to the examination centre, failing which, they won’t be allowed to sit for the ICSE 10th 2020 exam.

Documents Required at Exam

  • Admit Card

The Council of Indian Certificate School Examinations (CISCE) will declare ICSE 10th result in the first week of May 2020. ICSE 10th exam result is announced in online mode through the officials website. Students can check the ICSE 10th 2020 result by entering their course code, UID and captcha code in the result window. Last year, ICSE result was announced on May 7, 2019, this year too, the council may declare ICSE 10th result during the same period.

How to check ICSE 10th Result 2020?

  • Browse the official website: results.cisce.org.
  • Choose ICSE from the select list of course.
  • Enter UID and Index number of ICSE 10th exams 2020.
  • Then fill the captcha code as shown on the screen and submit it.
  • ICSE result 2020 will open on the screen.

The result of ICSE 10th exams 2020 can also be checked using the SMS facility provided by the board. To do so, students have to type ICSE<Space><Unique Id> and send it to 09248082883.

Qualifying Marks Trend

Year Category Cutoff
2019 General 33
OBC 33
SC 33
ST 33

General Information

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Question: What is the meaning of ICSE?


ICSE refers to Indian Certificate of Secondary Education which is equivalent to class 10.

Question: What are the passing marks of ICSE 10th exams?


The minimum marks to pass ICSE 10th exams are 33% in each subject and 33% in aggregate.

Question: How can I apply for ICSE 10th exams?


You can apply for ICSE 10th exams by getting admission in class 10 in a CISCE affiliated school.

Question: When will ICSE 10th time table be released?


10th ICSE time table 2020 has been released on December 5, 2019 and exams to be held from February 27 to March 30, 2020. 

Questions related to ICSE 10th

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How can I score 100 marks in computer? Actually I am a ready to bear the burnt of examination but then also model exam results of mine are getting low. If you know any way pls immediately assist me yeah.

anurag khanna 13th Feb, 2020

Dear student,

Scoring merely 100 marks is not a victory. If you have proper knowledge (Practical+Theoretical knowledge) of the subject then you can easily achieve as many marks as you want, not only in computer subject but in other subjects also. Earlier getting lower marks does not mean that you will always get lower marks. It is totally based upon your determination and hard work.

Computer is very practical subject which cannot be learnt theoretically so you have to focus on practical knowledge of that subject. For example, if you have to understand HTML coding then it is not possible to learn all the codes simultaneously, so what you can do is you have to learn the basics of HTML like how to start the coding, different points to be used, etc. then start doing that coding in your computer which makes you more comfortable with understanding the practical knowledge of HTML. Now, you can use that coding for different purposes which makes you much aware of that field. Similarly you can try this process with other topics also because if you are studying computer subject without making contact with a computer then it is not fruitful for you.

So if you face difficulty in theoretical learning then you can go for practical learning. Please keep in mind that bearing the pain is not an ultimate solution to any problem so there is no need to take tension in exams.

A relaxed mind can catch things easily and accurately as compared to the fatigue mind. So be cool, calm, relaxed and confident whatever you do.

Good Luck !!


Where did you get ICSE Class 10 Date Sheet? It is not available on ICSE official website. Why are you misleading the lakhs of students and parents for a few visits to your website?


Ashutosh, the ICSE and ISC time table for Board examination 2020 has been released on 11 December on their official website. You can visit their website https://www.cisce.org/ , go to the notice board and can download the date sheet from the link provided. Exams for class 10th start from 27th February 2020 with English Language and end on 30th March 2020 with Biology.


how to score 99% in tenth ICSE?

Abhishek Kumar 4th Dec, 2019

Hi Maitri,

First of all Its nice to hear that you are focusing on getting highest marks in your board exams. The base foundation of getting excellent marks in exams is the thought of achieving it. If you think of it then you could achieve it. As you have prepared the base the next thing to do is planning and making a strategy.

1. Start your routine by waking up early and doing meditation. This practice is for keeping you brain healthy and active while doing the hard work ahead.

2. Take syllabus and start making a study plan for every subject that have mix of chapters. For Ex- If you want to study Maths then take 3-4 chapters at once in which one will be easy, second be a little hard and remaining should be harder. This is because the first chapter will give you momentum, the second on will prepare you brain to function and remaining chapters will get carry on through this momentum. Do this for every subjects.

3. You don't have to do any harsh practice. Just do it smartly without counting of any hours you are studying. The more the merrier. You have to do it as better as you can. Just remember every topic and point is important. You don't have the luxury of slacking in between any chapters.

4. Studying is not a thing that can be done without interests. You have to love studying and desiring of learning more to create a bigger vessel inside yourself. This bigger vessel will help you to collect more and more with time.

5. Don't compromise on anything. Either it is study or health, you have to take care of both to keep you active mentally and physically.

6. If you want any shortcut or tricks then don't depend on other materials. Make it yourself. If you are able to do that then you will remember it for a longer period. You will also start enjoying it which the best part of studying with interest.

7. Lastly, Make a goal. Work for your goal and give it all to achieve that goal. Goals are one of the reasons that make a person successful in his/her path.

Wish you good luck for future.


ICSE 10th telugu sample paper 2018

Aditya kumar Student Expert 19th Nov, 2019
Hello there!


I am extremely sorry to tell you dear but we don't have ICSE 10th telegu sample papers for the year 2018 as required by you but yes we do have sample papers of ICSE 10th telegu for the year 2019 which is even better , you can get it and download it by going through our page , the link for the same page is given below :-



which is the roll number in icse 10th board index number or unique id ? it is required while filling jee main form

Ayshi Ghosh Student Expert 9th Sep, 2019

Hello aspirant,

The roll number od ICSE 10fh Board exam is your Unique ID, the ID with which you have checked your class 10 board results. Yes, it is required while feeling the form of any competitive examination. So, it is required while filling the JEE forma too.

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