In a move that could impact the Result outcome of the 2019 board exams, the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) has announced on 27.11.17, that it has reduced the pass per cent for its two board examinations, Class X ICSE and class XII ISC. The move is aimed at bringing the pass mark in parity with other boards.
From 2019, the pass Per Cent will be 33 percent instead of 35 percent for ICSE Class X. The pass Per Cent for ISC will be 35 percent instead of the present percentage of 40 percent.
The circular instructed the heads of schools to take the same into account and accordingly modify the internal examination policy as well.
In 2017, The total number of candidates who appeared for the ICSE Examination was 1,75,299, and the pass percentage was 98.53 percent. The total number of candidates who appeared for the ISC examination was 73,633, and the pass percentage was 96.47 percent. Post-amendment in pass mark, the pass percentage is likely to be impacted.
IBWG (Inter Board Working Group) had recommended that all the boards across the country should have uniform passing criteria, to ensure standardisation. After consideration of the recommendations, CISCE has decided to bring down its current pass criteria and confirm it with that of other boards of the country.