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ICSE, ISC first sem exams to start on Nov 15 | Kolkata News – Times of India

Kolkata: The Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations on Wednesday announced the timetable for the first semester board exams for ICSE and ISC. Both the exams will start in November and go on till December, according to the circular that has reached school principals from Gerry Arathoon, chief executive and secretary of the council. This year, both the Class X and Class XII board exams have been divided into two semesters, with the exam for the first one scheduled to start in November and that of the second one expected in March-April.
The ICSE (Class X) first semester exam will start on November 15 and go on till December 6. The ISC (Class XII) first semester exams will also start on November 15 and go on till December 16. While the ICSE exams will start with English paper I followed by English paper II the next day, the ISC exam will start with English literature, followed by English language the next day. All the exams are of one-hour duration, except for maths, Hindi and Group III electives that will be of an hour and a half for ICSE students. For ISC students, all exams will of one-and-a-half-hour duration.
The ICSE exams will start at 11am, while ISC exams will start at 2 pm.
School principals said they were happy that the council had declared the schedule for the first semester exams so early. “Now, students will have a timeline to prepare themselves,” said Father Bikash Mondal, principal of Don Bosco Park Circus. Principal of La Martiniere for Boys John Stephen said that since the exams would go on for such a long duration, adjustments with syllabus completion and internal exams of schools would have to be done. Normally syllabus used to be completed by November and the rehearsal exams would start thereafter. Time also had to be set aside for the board practical exams for ISC students, he said.

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