New assessment scheme for ICSE, ISC examinations, best of three to be considered


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Pune, July 3, 2020: In a new assessment scheme for the evaluation of cancelled examinations, the Council for Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE) has decided to consider the average of the best three percentage marks for class X and XII students, obtained from among the papers the candidate has appeared for in the board examination.

For the students who have appeared for the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE), the components used to arrive at the formula to award the marks in the papers which have an internal assessment component is limited to the internal assessment marks in the papers and the performance of the candidates in the board examination in the papers that they have already appeared for so far, measured through their average marks obtained in the best three papers, a notification by the CISE said.

For the Indian School Certificate (ISC) students, the marks in the subjects which have Project and Practical Work component is limited to the Project and Practical Work in the subjects, along with the best three subject marks for the subjects that they have appeared for.

“To arrive at the weight, detailed analyses were performed on the data from the past board examinations from the years 2015 to 2019 as well as the year 2020 board examination. Extensive scenario analyses were done based on different subjects. Most importantly, the weights were so chosen as to ensure fairness to all the candidates appearing in the Board Examination this year to the best possible extent,” the CISCE notification in this regard said.

To compute an average, the Council has advised converting all marks to percentage scores.

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