About ISC 12th 2020

The Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) conducts ISC 12th exams. The application process for ISC 12th exams 2020 is held through respective schools. Here are important highlights of ISC 12th exams 2020:

  • ISC Class 12 Date Sheet 2020 will be released in the first week of December 2019 in online mode.
  • The ISC class 12th board exams 2020 will be conducted tentatively from February 4 to March 25, 2020. 
  • Students should prepare for ISC 12th exams 2020 as per the prescribed ISC 12th Syllabus 2020.
  • They should also download and practise with previous year question papers and sample papers.
  • ISC 12th Question Papers will help students to know about the exam pattern, marking scheme and important topics to prepare for ISC 12th exams 2020.
  • The result for the ISC 12th Board exam 2020 will be released in the first week of May 2020.
  • Students will have to enter their UID and index number to check ISC 12th Result 2020 in online mode. 
  • Passed students will be eligible to apply for admission to undergraduate courses in colleges and institutions. 
  • The supplementary exams of ISC 12th exams 2020 will be held on in the third week of July 2020.
Exam level: Intermediate
Frequency: Once a year
Languages Arabic, Tibetan +8 More
Conducting Body: Council For The Indian School Certificate Examinations
Duration 3 Hours

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ISC 12th 2020 Important Dates

Upcoming Dates and Events

04 Feb, 2020 - 25 Mar, 2020 (Tentative)

Exam | Mode: Offline

01 May, 2020 - 07 May, 2020 (Tentative)

Result | Mode: Online

ISC 12th 2020 Eligibility Criteria

To appear for ISC 12th exams 2020, students have to satisfy the following eligibility criteria:

  • Candidates have cleared class XI and are enrolled in class 12 in a school affiliated to the CISCE Board.
  • Students must have 75% of attendance in class 12.
  • They must have filled the examination form and submit it along with requisite fee before the due date.
  • Students must also clear all dues of the current academic year in order to appear for ISC 12th exams 2020.
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ISC 12th 2020 Application Process

Mode of Application : Offline

Mode of Payment : Other

  • The application process for ISC 12th exams is held through respective schools.
  • Students can obtain the examination form for ISC 12th 2020 exams from their respective schools.
  • After filling the form of ISC class 12th 2020, they will have to submit the same to the school along with the examination fee before specified dates. 
  • Students whose IS 10th application forms are accepted by the Board will be issued admit cards for appearing in the exam.
Business studies
Human resource management Introduction to human resource management
Meaning and definition of human resource management
Importance of human resource
Job and manpower planning
Meaning and relevance of
Job analysis
Job specification
Job description
Job enrichment and job enlargement
Man specification
Manpower estimation
Staff recruitment
Definition and characteristics of staff recruitment
Sources of recruitment
Internal sources
External sources
Differences between internal and external sources of recruitment
Their merits and demerits
E-recruitment concept
Benefits and limitations
Sources of e-recruitment
Internet and intranet
Meaning and definition of staff selection
Selection procedures
Distinction between recruitment and selection
Staff training
Meaning and definition of training
Distinction between training
Education and development
Types of training
Methods of training
On the job and Off the job
Distinction between on the job and off the job training
Hindrances to training
Meaning of staff morale
Definition and characteristics of staff morale
Morale productivity matrix
Factors influencing morale
Methods of raising morale
Indicators of low and high morale
Meaning of staff motivation
Definition and characteristics of staff motivation
Difference between motivation and morale
Importance of staff motivation
Factors influencing motivation
Monetary and non-monetary incentives
Differences between monetary and non-monetary incentives
Maslow’s theory of the hierarchy of human needs
Explanation of the theory with the help of the pyramid
Assumptions and criticism of the theory
Herzberg’s two-factor theory
Relationship between these two theories
Meaning and definition of staff remuneration
Methods of wage payment
Time rate and piece rate system
Pay slip and payroll
Components specimens of both
Various staff benefits
Employee provident fund
National pension system
Group insurance
Encashment of leave
Types of leaves
Meaning and definition of staff leadership
Distinction between leadership and management
Leadership styles
Leadership continuum
Blake and mouton managerial grid
Staff appraisal
Meaning and definition of performance appraisal and potential appraisal
Distinction between the two
Objectives and importance of performance appraisal
Methods of performance appraisal
Merit grading
Appraisal by results
Appraisal by superior staff
Staff promotion and transfer
Meaning and definition of staff promotion
Benefits and limitations of promotion
Open and closed policy of promotion
A brief understanding of the concept of dry promotion and upgrading
Requirements of a sound promotion policy
Basis of promotion
Meaning of staff separation
Means of staff attrition
Lay off
Grounds for dismissal
Meaning and importance of exit interview
Emerging trends in human resources
Flexible hours
Permanent part time
Work from home
Virtual teams
Self-managing teams
Business communication and correspondence Business communication
Meaning and definition of communication
Importance of communication in business
Elements of the communication process
Methods of communication
Difference between oral and written communication
Types of communication
Internal and external
Formal and informal
Horizontal and vertical
Distinction between internal and external
Horizontal and vertical communication
Barriers to communication
Overcoming the barriers to communication
Business correspondence
Need and functions of business correspondence
Elements and contents of various business letters
Types of letters
Solicited and unsolicited letters of application for a job
Along with drafting of biodata
Interview letter
Offer of appointment
Letter of enquiry
Quotation letter
Order letter
Complaint letter
Reply to complaint letter
Meaning and definition of reports
Types of reports
Routine or periodic
Brief explanation of each type of report
Differences between statutory and non-statutory
Private and public
Informational and interpretative
Routine or periodic and special report
Format of report
Current trends in business communication
E-mail and video conferencing
Meaning and uses of e-mail and video conferencing
Business size and finance Various business entities
Meaning and definition of sole proprietorship
Private limited company and public limited company
Sources of business finance
A basic understanding of the following
Equity and preference shares
Debentures and bonds
Retained profits
Public deposits
Trade credit
Discounting of bills of exchange
Global depository receipt
Angel investors
Venture capitalists
Crowd funding
Peer to peer funding
Globalisation and recent trends in business Meaning and nature of business
Opportunities and threats of globalization for business
Brief understanding of how globalization has been instrumental in transforming the manner in which business is conducted
Meaning, nature and importance of e business
Concept of outsourcing
Parties involved
The outsourcer
The outsourced and the service provider
The respective advantages and disadvantages to each of the above
Types of outsourcing
Business process outsourcing
Knowledge process outsourcing
Business legal process outsourcing
Basic understanding of the above
Online means of conducting business
Business to consumer
Consumer to consumer
Business to business
Intra business
Business to government
Government to business
Business regulators and intermediaries Regulators and intermediaries
Meaning of the terms regulators and intermediaries
Role of regulators and intermediaries
Reserve bank of india
Indian banks
Foreign banks
Non-banking financial companies
Securities and Exchange Board of India
Stock exchanges
Stock brokers
Merchant bankers
Mutual funds and credit rating agencies
Insurance regulatory and development authority of india
Insurance companies and insurance agents
Pension fund regulatory and development authority
Pension funds and pension aggregators
Food safety and standards authority of india
Food processors
Food packers
Indian standards institute
Industrial goods
Consumer electrical goods
Steel manufacturers
Classical languages
Arabic Articles
Suffixed pronouns
Relative pronouns
Sifat wa mausuf
Mudaf wa mudaf ilaihi
Nominal sentence
Cases of the noun
Verbs simple forms
Sanskrit and Persian
Elective English
Prose and drama Life of the playwright and novelist and important events therein
Evaluation of characters and the roles played by them in the text
Description of each incident in the play or novel and its significance
Important themes and motifs of the text
Relationships between characters and incidents
Patterns and nuances of the text
Fantasy and the supernatural
Stylistic and narrative devices
Students’ personal response to and assessment of the novel/play
Humour, pathos, tragedy, sarcasm and so on in the texts
The novel/play in the context of contemporary society
Poetry Lyric
Sonnet both petrarchan italian and shakespearean
Blank verse
Free verse
Narrative poetry
Pastoral poetry
Dramatic monologue
Romantic poetry
Climax and anti climax
A thorough knowledge of the poets lives and styles of writing
Important themes of the poems
Patterns and nuances of the poems
Fantasy and the supernatural if present in any poem
Symbolism and imagery
Life of the poet and how it has impacted his/her style of writing
Autobiographical element in the poem
Type of poem
Mood and atmosphere
Different levels of meaning in the poem, if any
Rhyme scheme and its significance
Literary devices
The student’s own personal response to the poem
English language A composition on one of a number of subjects
Directed writing article writing, book review, film review, review of cultural programme, speech writing, report writing, personal profile, and statement of purpose
The heading
Statement of objective
List of measures
Structure and usage
Literature in English
Indian languages
Language Composition
Prescribed text books
Relations and Functions Types of relations
Transitive and equivalence relations
One to one and onto functions
Composite functions
Inverse of a function
Binary operations
Relations as
Relation on a set a
Identity relation
Empty relation
Universal relation
Transitive and equivalence relation
Binary operation
All axioms and properties
As special relations
Concept of writing “y is a function of x” as y = f(x)
One to one
Many to one
Real valued function
Domain and range of a function
Conditions of invertibility
Composite functions and invertible functions
Inverse trigonometric functions (principal value only)
Principal value branch graphs of inverse trigonometric functions
Elementary properties of inverse trigonometricfunctions
Algebra Matrices
Types of matrices
Zero and identity matrix
Transpose of a matrix
Symmetric and skew symmetric matrices
Operation on matrices
Addition and multiplication and multiplication with a scalar
Simple properties of addition
Multiplication and scalar multiplication
Noncommutativity of multiplication of matrices and existence of non-zero matrices whose product is the zero matrix
Concept of elementary row and column operations
Invertible matrices and proof of the uniqueness of inverse
Determinant of a square matrix
Properties of determinants
Co-factors and applications of determinants in finding the area of a triangle
Adjoint and inverse of a square matrix
Inconsistency and number of solutions of system of linear equations by examples
Solving system of linear equations in two or three variables having unique solution using inverse of a matrix
Identity matrix
Diagonal matrix
Skew symmetric
Operation of addition, subtraction and multiplication of a matrix with scalar
Multiplication of two matrices
Singular and non-singular matrices
Existence of two non-zero matrices whose product is a zero matrix
Martin’s rule using matrices
Applications of determinants in finding the area of triangle and collinearity
Problems based on properties of determinants
Calculus Continuity
Differentiability and differentiation
Continuity and differentiability
Derivative of composite functions
Chain rule
Derivatives of inverse trigonometric functions
Derivative of implicit functions
Concept of exponential and logarithmic functions
Derivatives of logarithmic and exponential functions
Logarithmic differentiation
Derivative of functions expressed in parametric forms
Second order derivatives
Rolle's and lagrange's mean value theorems and their geometricinterpretation
Continuity of a function at a point x = a
Continuity of a function in an interval
Algebra of continues function
Removable discontinuity
Concept of continuity and differentiability
Derivatives of trigonometric functions
Derivatives of exponential functions
Derivatives of logarithmic functions
Differentiation by means of substitution
Derivatives of implicit functions and chain rule
E for composite functions
Derivatives of parametric functions.
Differentiation of a function with respect to another function
Successive differentiation up to 2nd order
Derivatives of composite functions using chain rule
Derivatives of determinants to be covered
L' hospital's theorem
Rolle's mean value theorem and its geometrical interpretation
Lagrange's mean value theorem its geometrical interpretation
Applications of derivatives
Rate of change of bodies
Increasing or decreasing functions
Tangents and normals
Use of derivatives in approximation
Maxima and minima
Equation of tangent and normal
Rate measure
Increasing and decreasing functions
Stationary or turning points
Absolute maxima or minima
Local maxima or minima
First derivatives test and second derivatives test
Point of inflexion
Application problems based on maxima and minima
Integration as inverse process of differentiation
Integration of a variety of functions by substitution
By partial fractions and by parts
Evaluation of simple integrals of the following types and problems based on them
Definite integrals as a limit of a sum
Fundamental theorem of calculus
Basic properties of definite integrals and evaluation of definite integrals
Indefinite integral
Integration as the inverse of differentiation
Anti-derivatives of polynomials and functions
Integrals of the type
Integration by substitution
Integration of tanx, cotx, secx, cosecx
Integration by parts
Integration using partial fractions
Definite integral
Definite integral as a limit of the sum
Properties of definite integrals
Problems based on the following properties of definite integrals are to be covered
Differential Equations
Order and degree
General and particular solutions of a differential equation
Formation of differential equation whose general solution is given
Solution of differential equations by method of separation of variables solutions of homogeneous differential equations of first order and first degree
Solutions of linear differential equation
Formation of differential equation by eliminating arbitrary constant (s)
Solution of differential equations
Variable separable
Homogeneous equations
Solve problems of application on growth and decay
Solve problems on velocity, acceleration, distance and time
Solve population based problems on application of differential equations
Solve problems of application on coordinate geometry
Probability Conditional probability
Multiplication theorem on probability
Independent events
Total probability
Bayes' theorem
Random variable and its probability distribution
Mean and variance of random variable
Repeated independent trials and Binomial distribution
Independent and dependent events
Conditional events
Laws of probability
Addition theorem
Multiplication theorem
Theorem of total probability
Baye’s theorem
Theoretical probability distribution
Probability distribution function
Repeated independent
Binomial distribution and its mean and variance
Vectors Vectors and scalars
Magnitude and direction of a vector
Direction cosines and direction ratios of a vector
Types of vectors
position vector of a point
Negative of a vector
Components of a vector
Addition of vectors
Multiplication of a vector by a scalar
Position vector of a point dividing a line segment in a given ratio
Geometrical Interpretation
Properties and application of scalar product of vectors
Vector product of vectors
Scalar triple product of vectors
As directed line segments
Equal vectors
Unit Vectors
Zero vector
Position vector
Vectors in two and three dimensions
Expressing a vector in terms of the unit vectors
Sum and difference of vectors
Scalar multiplication of a vector.
Section formula
Triangle inequalities
Scalar product of vectors and its geometrical significance
Cross product and its properties
Area of a triangle
Area of parallelogram
Collinear vectors
Scalar triple product
Volume of a parallelepiped

ISC 12th 2020 Preparation Tips


Here are few tips on how to score good marks in ISC class 12th exams 2020:

  • Plan your study schedule for the exam covering each subject in ISC 12th syllabus in a day. Go through ISC class 12 Date Sheet 2020 while making a study plan.
  • Do not leave out any topic in the syllabus. Consult teachers and experts for the areas you are weak in and practise more of them. 
  • While studying, make notes. Also, these notes come handy at the time of revision because we can refer to them instead of going through the entire textbook all over again. 
  • Solve sample papers and previous years’ question papers on a daily basis. This will familiarise you with the exam pattern, important topics and help you improve your time management skills.
Name of SubjectQuestion TypeTotal MarksDuration
English paper 1Composition, directed writing, short answer questions based on grammar and comprehension1003 hours
English Paper 2One textual question (compulsory) on the Shakespeare play/alternative prescribed play together with four other questions on at least three texts, which may include the Shakespeare play/alternative play.1003 hours
Indian LanguagesComposition, comprehension, grammar and questions from prescribed textbooks1003 hours
Modern Foreign LanguagesShort composition, passage, unseen passage and questions and prescribed textbooks1003 hours
Classical LanguagesQuestions on grammar, unseen translation and translation from the prescribed textbooks1003 hours
Elective EnglishQuestions are based on prose, drama and poetry1003 hours
HistoryCompulsory short answer questions and long answer questions803 hours
Political ScienceCompulsory short answer questions and long answer questions803 hours
GeographyCompulsory short answer questions, question on map work and long answer questions703 hours
SociologyCompulsory short answer questions and long answer questions703 hours
PsychologyCompulsory short answer questions and long answer questions703 hours
EconomicsCompulsory short answer questions testing knowledge, application and skills relating to elementary/fundamental aspects of the entire syllabus and long answer questions803 hours
CommercePart I (20 marks)-compulsory short answer questions testing knowledge, application and skills related to elementary/ fundamental aspects of the entire syllabus. Part II (60 marks)-consists of eight questions out of which candidates are required to answer five questions, each carrying 12 marks.803 hours
AccountsPart I (20 marks)- compulsory and consists of short answer questions, testing knowledge, application and skills related to elementary/ fundamental aspects of the entire syllabus. Part II (60 marks)-candidates are required to answer five questions out of eight from this section. Each question carries 12 marks.803 hours
Business StudiesPart 1 (30 marks)- consists of compulsory short answer questions testing knowledge, application and skills relating to elementary/fundamental in the syllabus. Part 2 (70 marks)-consists of seven questions out of which candidates are required to answer five questions, each carrying 14 marks.1003 hours
MathematicsQuestions are asked from Algebra, Calculus, Vectors, probability, and Linear Programming among others1003 hours
PhysicsQuestions based on topics, such as Kinematics, Laws of Motion, Gravitation, Work Energy and Power, to name a few.703 hours
ChemistryQuestions are asked from topics, such as structure of atom, equilibrium, hydrogen, redox reactions, to name a few.703 hours
BiologyThere are questions on Plant Physiology, Human Physiology and Cell703 hours
Home ScienceCompulsory short answer questions and long questions requiring detailed answers703 hours
Fashion DesigningQuestions are based on definitions of fashion, design details, wardrobe planning, and designers703 hours
Electricity and ElectronicsCompulsory short answer questions and long questions. The topics are based on Distribution of electric power, D.C. generator and motor, A.C. motor, wires, cables and electrical wires.100 3 hours
Engineering ScienceShort answer questions and long questions are based on friction, limiting friction, machines, power and momentum.100 3 hours
Computer ScienceCompulsory short answer questions and there are more sections, where questions are asked from Boolean Algebra, Computer Hardware, Implementation of algorithms to solve problems, etc.70 3 hours
Geometrical and Mechanical DrawingCandidates are required to answer all questions. The preparation of working drawings and assemblies from dimensioned sketches based on the following- fastening (nuts, bolts, studs, keys, cotters, pins, locking devices), rigid and flexible joints, screw threads wheels and transmission of motion and power100 3 hours
Geometrical and Building DrawingThe questions are based on building drawing should be based on the form and construction of simple buildings and parts of buildings; small dwelling houses (single and two stories), garages, sheds and greenhouses.100 3 hours
ArtDrawing or painting from still life, drawing and painting from nature, drawing and painting of a living person1003 hours
MusicThe syllabus is divided into three parts Vocal, Instrumental and Tabla. Candidates need to choose one of them70 3 hours
Physical EducationThe theory paper is divided into two sections A and B. Candidates are required to answer five questions out of seven from Section A, each carrying 8 marks. Section B is based on questions on major games in the syllabus.70 3 hours
Environmental ScienceCompulsory short questions answer and other questions are based on human beings and nature, Population and Conservation Ecology and monitoring population70 3 hours
BiotechnologyCompulsory short answer questions and rest of the questions are based on Molecular Biology, Genetic Engineering, and Cell culture Technology and Bio-informatics70 3 hours
  • Students should solve previous year ISC 12th Question Papers to understand the exam pattern, marking scheme, frequently asked questions etc in a better way.
  • These questions papers can be easily downloaded in the form of pdf.
  • Solve as many question papers to prepare for the exam in a better way. The more you practice, better will be your preparation.

Documents Required at Exam

  • Admit Card

ISC 12th result 2020 will be released online on Board’s official website in the first week of May 2020. Students will have to enter their UID and index number to check ISC 12th 2020 result. The result of ISC 12th exams 2020 will be provided in form of temporary marksheet. This marksheet will display a candidate’s subject-wise and overall performance along with grades and qualifying status. The original mark sheets will be sent to respective schools after few days of ISC 12th result 2020. The step-wise process to check ISC class 12th result 2020 is given below:

Step 1: Visit the official result website: results.cisce.org.

Step 2: Enter course code, candidate UID, index number and the captcha in the login window.

Step 3: Click on “Show Result”.  The result will be displayed on screen.

Step 4: Download the 12th ISC 2020 result and take a printout of it. Retain it for future reference.

Note: ISC Result 2020 can also be obtained via SMS by typing ISC<Space>Unique Id and sending it to 09248082883.

ISC 12th Exams Grading System

  • The grades of ISC 12th 2020 exams range from 1 to 9 where 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 indicate that a candidate has passed with credit. 
  • Grades 7 and 8 indicates pass while grade 9 signifies that the candidate has not cleared the exam. 
  • Grades for Socially Useful Productive Work and Community Service (internally assessed) ranging from A to E are also shown.
  • A, B, C or D indicates pass and E mean that a candidate did not clear the exam.

Qualifying Marks Trend

Year Category Cutoff
2019 General 35
OBC 35
SC 35
ST 35

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Questions related to ISC 12th

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I have got74.8 in ISCE board in 2019 i am eligible are not in jee advance

Nishant Kaushik Student Expert 13th May, 2019

Hello Student,

If you are of general or OBC category then you are not eligibile for any colleges that accepts JEE results as they require 75% in boards. If you are of SC or ST category then you are eligibile for colleges under JEE as they require only 65% in boards.

Hope it helps you

Thank you!


Will I get admission in government college if I get 80% marks in my ISC examination

Vishakha Khandelwal 2nd Apr, 2019
Hello subhashish,

Scoring 80% in ISC examination can be called a good performance and will open doors to many colleges.
However it would depend on a lot of factors - like in which stream you have done your 12th standard, which state you are targeting, which course you want to get into etc.
All colleges have their own set of criteria for admission in its various courses.
So I would need further details to help solve your query.
Please do reply in the comments section so that I can help you out.

How does a CISCE board student get an edge over other students during the span of 4 years in Computer Science Engineering ?

parkhi Gupta 21st Jul, 2018
Dear student,
I would like to say that ICSE students somehow have an edge over other students in engineering if they have studied class 12th will PCB OR PCM because their basics are all clear. They know what is the basic concept. This helps them understand the core subjects better.
All the best. I hope this was helpful to you.

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