ICSE Class 9, 10, 11 and 12 Sample, School Prelim, Board Question Papers
The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations also called CISCE is a private Board of School Education in India. The board was founded in the year 1958. For class 10 and below the board is called The Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) and for class 11 and 12 it goes by the name of Indian School Certificate (ISC). Both ICSE and ISC examinations are known for their voluminous and extensive exam syllabus. Students passing from ICSE/ISC board have a huge width of knowledge. The board focuses on a detailed study of each and every subject which helps students to have the flexibility of selecting specific subjects in higher classes.
ICSE Board - Class 1 to 10
There is no prescribed syllabus but only guidelines are provided for students. Unlike CBSE the board doesn’t prescribe NCERT. For class 9 and 10, a well-structured syllabus is provided by the council. The council also provides a list of books from which the schools can choose for their students.
Exam Pattern of ICSE
English – I (2 hours) 4 broad questions. First is a composition of 450 to 500 words, second is a letter, third is an unseen passage and related questions and fourth would be a question to test your grammar. In essay and letter section you are given a choice.
English – II (2 hours) Section A: 2 questions Section B: 2 questions Section C: 2 questions
Maths (2 ½ hours) Section A: 4 questions of 10 marks each = 40 marks. Section B: 7 questions out of which 4 are to be solved for obtaining 40 marks.
Hindi (3 hours) First section deals with Hindi Language. It has 3 major parts: Essay of around 250 words Letter Unseen passage
Physics (1.5 hours) Section A: Short compulsory questions worth 40 marks. Section B: 6 questions out of which any 4 are to be solved worth 40 marks.
Chemistry (1.5 hours) Section A: Short compulsory questions worth 40 marks. Section B: 6 questions out of which any 4 are to be solved worth 40 marks.
Biology (1.5 hours) Section A: Short compulsory questions worth 40 marks. Section B: 6 questions out of which any 4 are to be solved worth 40 marks.
History and Civics (2 hours) Section A: The first part deals with small answer type questions from civics part (10 marks). The second part deals with small answer type questions from history part (20 marks). Section B: The first part has 3 long answer type questions from civics out of which any 2 are to be solved (20 marks). The second part has 5 long answer type questions from history out of which any 3 are to be solved (30 marks).
Geography (2 hours) The First part has 2 questions: Map of India (10 marks). Survey map and its interpretation (20 marks). The Second part has 9 questions out of which 5 are to be solved (50 marks). (Each question deals with a single chapter or has a combination of maximum 2 chapters).
Computer (2 hours) The first section has short answer type questions worth 40 marks and the second section deals with program writing (worth 60 marks).
E.V.S (2 hours) The first part has 4 compulsory questions and second part has 5 long answer type questions out of which any 4 are to be solved.
ISC Board - Class 11 to 12
Students have the freedom to select their preferred stream. They can select either Science, Commerce or Arts.