ICSE 10th 2018

ICSE 10thICSE 10th 2018: The Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) is the exam authority of Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) 10th examination. CISCE conducts ICSE 10th 2018 in February. The exam commenced from February 26 to March 28, 2018. The result of ICSE 10th 2018 has been announced in the online mode on May 14, 2018. Candidates will have to enter UID, captcha and course code to check the result. The result will contain marks and grades obtained by students in the ICSE 10th Board. The subjects for ICSE 10th is divided into three groups. Group I includes compulsory subjects- English, History & Civics, Geography and a second language. Group II includes Mathematics , Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology), Economics, Commercial Studies, a Modern Foreign Language, a Classical Language, Environmental Science. Group III covers Computer Applications, Economic Applications, Commercial Applications, Art, Performing Arts, Home Science, Cookery, Fashion Designing, Physical Education, Yoga, Technical Drawing Applications, Environmental Applications, a Modern Foreign Language. Students appearing for ICSE Board 2018 will have to opt for all the subjects from group I, any two/three from group II and any one from group III. Candidates will have secure 33% to pass ICSE 10th exam. Students must go through the article to have complete information on ICSE 10th 2018, important dates, datesheet of the exam, exam pattern, grading pattern, release date of the result, procedure to check the result through the official link and via SMS.

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ICSE 10th Exam Overview

ICSE Exam Particulars

Details

Name of Exam

Indian Certificate of Secondary Education Examination

Commonly Known as

ICSE Exam

Exam Level

National

Conducting Authority

Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE)

Mode of Exam

Pen and Paper

Exam Duration

2, 2.5 and 3 hours (Exam duration varies for different subjects)

Exam Date

Feb 26-March 28, 2018

ICSE 10th Result 2018

 May 14, 2018

ICSE 10th Exam 2018 - Dates

The datesheet for the exam was released by the board in January. The Council of ICSE will declare the result of 10th exam in the last week of May. Students can check the table to know the exam date and the tentative result date.

Events

Dates

Exam dates

Feb 26-March 28, 2018

Announcement of result

May 14, 2018

 

Date Sheet of ICSE 10th Exam 2018

The Council of ICSE had declared the datesheet for class 10 exams. The exam was held from February 26 to March 28. Students can check the datesheet of ICSE 10th Exam in the table below:

Day & Date

Time

Subject/Paper

Duration

26 Feb, Monday

11 a.m.

English Language – English Paper 1

2 hrs

27 Feb, Thursday

11 a.m.

Mathematics

2.5 hrs

28 Feb, Saturday

11 a.m.

Commercial Studies (Group II Elective)

2 hrs

5 March, Monday

11 a.m.

Literature in English – English Paper 2

2 hrs

7 March, Tuesday

11 a.m.

History & Civics – H.C.G. Paper 1

2 hrs

9 March, Friday

11 a.m.

Second Languages:

Ao-Naga, Assamese, Bengali, Dzongkha, Garo, Gujarati, Kannada, Khasi, Lepcha, Mizo, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Nepali, Odia, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Tamil, Tangkhul, Telugu, Urdu

Modern Foreign Languages:

Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Korean, Modern Armenian, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai, Tibetan

3 hrs

10 March, Saturday

9 a.m.

Art Paper 1 (Still Life)

3 hrs

12 March, Monday

11 a.m.

Geography – H.C.G. Paper 2

2 hrs

14 March, Wednesday

11 a.m.

Hindi

3 hrs

16 March, Friday

11 a.m.

Physics – Science Paper

2 hrs

17 March, Saturday

9 a.m.

Art Paper 2 (Nature Drawing/Painting)

3 hrs

19 March, Monday

11 a.m.

Chemistry – Science Paper 2

2 hrs

21 March, Wednesday

11 a.m.

Economics (Group II Elective)

2 hrs

23 March, Friday

11 a.m.

(Group III-Elective)

Carnatic Music, Commercial Applications, Computer Applications, Cookery, Drama, Economic Applications, Environmental Applications, Fashion Designing, French, German, Hindustani Music, Home Science, Indian Dance, Physical Education, Spanish, Western Music, Yoga

Technical Drawing Applications

2 hrs

 

3 hrs

24 March, Saturday

9 a.m.

Art Paper 3 (Original Composition)

3 hrs

26 March, Monday

11 a.m.

Biology – Science Paper 3

2 hrs

27 March, Tuesday

9 a.m.

11 a.m.

Art Paper 4 (Original Composition)

French/German (Group II Elective)

 

 

3 hrs

2 hrs

28 March, Wednesday

11 a.m.

Environmental Science (Group II Elective)

2 hrs

ICSE Board 2018 - Exam Pattern

 

The exam pattern of ICSE Board 2018 consists of details about the overall structure of the exam. According to CISCE, subjects for the exam are divided into three groups. The total duration allotted for each subject varies, depending on the subject. Read below to have a comprehensive idea on the exam pattern of ICSE Board.

 

Group I (Compulsory)

S. No.

Name of Subject

Question Type

Total Marks

Duration

1.

English (Paper I)

Composition, letter, unseen passage and grammmar questions

80 Marks

2 hours

2.

English paper II)

Drama, prose and Poetry from prescribed textbooks

80 Marks

2 hours

3.

History and Civics

Short and long answer questions

80 Marks

2 hours

4.

Geogrophy

Short answer questions, question based on world map and long answer questions involving sketches, diagrams, graphs and charts

80 Marks

2 hours

Group II

Candidates have to answer any two/three of the following subjects.

S. NO.

Name of Subject

Question Type

Total Marks

Duration

1.

Mathematics

Compulsory short answer questions of 40 marks and 7 questions out of which 4 are to be solved for obtaining 40 marks.

 

80 Marks

2.5 hours

2.

Science (Physics , Chemistry, Biology)

Compulsory short answer questions and 6 questions out of which any 4 are to be solved worth 40 marks

80 Marks for each paper

2 hours for each paper

3.

Economics

Compulsory short answer questions and questions which requires detailed answers (Candidates will have a choice and need to answer 4 questions from this section

80 marks

2 hours

4.

Commercial Studies

Compulsory short answer questions and questions which requires detailed answers (Candidates will have a choice and need to answer 4 questions from this section

80 marks

2 hours

5.

Environmental Science

Compulsory short answer questions and 6 questions out of which any 4 are to be answered

80 marks

2 hours

6.

Modern Foreign Language

(Any two/three of the following subjects)Composition, letter, comprehension, grammar and translation

80 marks

3 hours

7.

Classical Language

Questions on elementary Snaskrit grammar, unprepared translation from English into Sanskrit and unprepared translation from Sanskrit into English

80 marks

2 hours

Group III

Candidates will have to answer any one of the following:

S. No.

Name of Subject

Question Type

Total Marks

Duration

1.

Computer Applications

Compulsory short answer questions of 40 marks and questions with a choice that requires detailed answers of 60 marks

100 marks

2 hours

2.

Economic Applications

Compulsory short answer questions and questions with a choice that requires detailed answers

100 marks

2 hours

3.

Commercial Applications

Compulsory short answer questions and questions with a choice that requires detailed answers

100 mark

2 hours

4.

Art

There will be 4 papers, out of which candidates will have to answer 2 papers, which includes Drawing, Applied Art and Original Imaginative Composition

100 marks for each paper

3 hours for each paper

5.

Performing Arts

The paper is divided into three sections, including Vocal Music, Instrumenal Music and Tabla

100 marks

2 hours

6.

Home Science

Short answer questions and long answers questions wherein candidates will get a choice and will have to answer 4 questions

100 marks

2 hours

7.

Cookery

Short answer questions and long answers questions requiring detailed answers.
Candidates will get a choice and will have to answer 4 questions

100 marks

2 hours

8.

Fashion Designing

Short answer questions and long answers questions requiring detailed answers.
Candidates will get a choice and will have to answer 4 questions

100 marks

2 hours

9.

Physical Education

Theoritical questions

100 marks

2 hours

10.

Yoga

The paper will be divided into 4 sections. Section I is compulsory and candidates will have a choice in rest of the sections. Question will be from important systems of human body, basic concepts of Yoga and some important slokas

100 marks

2 hours

11.

Technical Drawing Applications

Compulsory short answer questions and long answers questions, wherein candidates will get a choice

100 marks

3 hours

12.

Environmental Applications

Compulsory short answer questions and long answers questions, wherein candidates will get a choice

100 marks

2 hours

13.

Modern Foreign Language

Short composition, letter, short passage, unseen passage and short answer questions related to grammar

100 marks

2 hours

 

ICSE 10th Exam - Grading Pattern

All subjects from group I, II and III have components of internal assessment that are organized by schools on the basis of assignments/project work, practicals and coursework. The Board gives 20% of weightage to internal assessment in group I and II and 50% weightage to group III. The marking scheme of ICSE is given below. Group 1 is compulsory, but students can select any 2 subjects from group II and any 1 subject from group III.

 

Group 1:

Subject Name

Percentage Marks - External Exam

Percentage Marks - Internal Exam

English

80%

20%

A Second Language

80%

20%

History, Civics and Geography

80%

20%

Environmental Education

80%

20%

 

Group 2:

Subject Name

Percentage Marks - External Exam

Percentage Marks - Internal Exam

Mathematics

80%

20%

Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology)

80%

20%

Economics

80%

20%

Commercial Studies

80%

20%

Technical Drawing

80%

20%

A Modern Foreign Language

80%

20%

A Classical Language

80%

20%

Computer Science

80%

20%

Environmental Science

80%

20%

Agricultural Science

80%

20%

Group 3:

Subject Name

Percentage Marks - External Exam

Percentage Marks - Internal Exam

Computer
Applications

50%

50%

Economic
Applications

50%

50%

Commercial
Applications

50%

50%

Art

50%

50%

Performing
Arts

50%

50%

Home Science

50%

50%

Cookery

50%

50%

Fashion
Designing

50%

50%

Physical Education

50%

50%

Yoga

50%

50%

Technical
Drawing
Applications

50%

50%

Environmental
Applications

50%

50%

A Modern
Foreign Language

50%

50%

 

Change of Pass Mark Criteria for 10th Class ICSE Examination

The council recently revised the passing marks for ICSE board exams. According to official notification, passing percentage for ICSE (10th) board is 33% instead of 35%. Also, this revised passing percentage is effective from the examination year 2018 only.

 

Sample Papers for ICSE Board

Solving sample papers is as quintessential as solving previous years' papers. Not only does it acquaint you with the question pattern but also boosts up your confidence to complete the paper in due time on the examination day. Before solving the sample paper, you must get in touch with your teachers, seniors, and friends for advice on which sample paper to follow. Solving sample papers help you in the following manner-brush up your knowledge, overcome your fear, rigorous practice, time management and rectification of mistakes.

 

Some tips on how to make full use of ICSE sample question papers:-

  • Have a complete overview of the sample booklet.

  • Make a proper routine as to when you are going to start practicing them on a regular basis, a month or two before the commencement of the final exams.

  • Practice the sample papers religiously once you start doing them

  • Set a 3 hour timer each time you sit to solve a particular sample paper and prefer sitting in a quiet environment while solving the paper

  • Don’t peek into the solutions directly, consult them only if you are unable to solve a particular question by your own.

  • Also make a habit of checking the solutions, even though you successfully answer it. This practice will help you learn better and different approaches to solve the same problem

  • Don’t cheat on yourself, maintain full honesty while solving the paper

  • Put important emphasis on the marking schemes and plan a sequence that you are going to follow while attempting the question paper. Make changes according to your convenience.

Previous Years' Papers for ICSE

Previous years' papers are also important to practice as they give you a fair idea of the real exam. Ensure that you practice more from the previous years’ paper so that you can have all the formulae at your finger tips and solve problems without racking your mind on the day of the exam.

 

 

ICSE 10th Result 2018

The Council of Indian Certificate School Examinations (CISCE)  declared ICSE board 10th result 2018 on May 14. The result of ICSE board 10th is released in the online mode. Through ICSE board 10th result, students can check their results and marks/grades secured by them. Students who will be appearing for the exam can check their result either by clicking the official link or they can get their result on their mobile phone via SMS.

 

How to Check Result of ICSE Board?

Candidates will enter their roll number and other essential details to download the result. The step-wise procedure to download the result has been provided below:

  • Click on link ‘ICSE Class 10 result 2018’

  • Enter UID, captcha and course code

  • The result will be displayed on the screen

  • Download and take its printout

Via SMS

Candidates can also check their ICSE board result by typing ICSE, giving a space and type Unique ID and text the message to 09248082883. Candidates will receive their ICSE 10th Result 2018 on their mobile. 

 

Preparation Tips on Each Subject for ICSE Exam

Focus and hard work are the key to obtain high marks in the exam. All subjects, however, require some special and specific tips. Have a look at the points below to prepare well for your ICSE Board exam:

  • English: Shift your focus more to grammar and writing sections as these are the sections where students fail to grab maximum marks because of lack of practice. Practice writing sections, along with grammar questions such as editing paragraphs as these require rigorous practice.

  • Mathematics: Stick to concept building as this is important in the preparation. Be thorough with your textbooks and only move to R.S. Aggarwal books for the preparation. The conceptual question from this book will help you make a strong base and build your confidence to solve complicated questions.

  • Science: You must pay more attention to chapters of Physics and chemistry as you have to solve so many numerical from these subjects. Since Biology is based on theory, it doesn't require much practice, but you need to be thorough with all the chapters. As far as Physics and Chemistry are concerned, ensure you understand all the concepts well to solve the numericals.

  • Social Science: Contrary to common belief, don’t memorize social science. The subject will be easy if you try to understand each chapter rather than mugging up. Understanding how the government works, or what happened during the independence period in India will help you retain more in your mind.

  • Hindi: Easy to score in this subject, but it requires immense writing practice. Solve several practice papers and make sure you keep practicing till you are satisfied.

 

ICSE Board 10th Result-Analysis

The table given below represents the statistical data of ICSE board 10th result in connection with overall pass percentage of boys and girls and the total number of students appeared in the last five years separately. The percentage of the girls and boys appearing in the exam has been increasing over a period of years

Year

Girls’ Pass %

Boys’ Pass %

Overall Pass %

Total No. of Students Appeared

2013

86.12

84.23

87.91

95,425

2014

90.61

89.45

91.64

99,981

2015

95.09

94.34

95.51

1,10,026

2016

97.78

97.30

98.02

1,49,087

2017

99.03

98.13

98.53

1,68,591

 

About CISCE: The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE) conducts Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE). CISCE is a private board of school education in India. It has been established to provide an examination in a course of general education, in accordance with the recommendations of the New Education Policy 1986 (India), through the medium of English.It was affiliated with French Board of Examination before 1986. It is the one of the reputed boards in India and it’s headquarter is in New Delhi. The ICSE Board also prescribes curriculum and books for all the streams. Last year, around 1,68,591 students appeared for ICSE 10th board, including boys and girls. 

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