About Indian Certificate For Secondary Education (ICSE)
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Modified on: Wed, 2 Sep, 2015 at 12:43 PM
The Indian Certificate of Secondary Education
(ICSE) is an examination conducted by the Council for the Indian
School Certificate Examinations for students of class 10 or grade 10.
It has been designed to provide an examination in a course of general
education, in line with the recommendations of the New Education
Policy 1986 (India), through the medium of English.
Grading System in India
The ICSE grading system generally comprises of two
terms in an academic year. Students are required to take up seven
subjects; 4 compulsory subjects and 3 subjects of choice. Students
are evaluated based on the following two modes: External Assessment
(EA) and Internal Assessment (IA). EA is the final written exams. 20%
of marks in every subject is allotted for IA. For IA, students are
evaluated based on multiple criteria aimed at assessing not only a
student’s writing ability, but also other abilities such as
understanding, creativity, presentation skills, speaking skills,
inter-personal and intra-personal skills, case studies, report
writing, discussions, debates, and so on.For more information on the ICSE grading system,
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