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ICSE Class 10 Board Exam

 

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ICSE Class 10
Conducted by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE), Indian Certificate of Secondary Education or ICSE Class 10 exam offers general education based on the Education Policy of 1986 in English medium. The ICSE Class 10 Board Exam is likely to begin from 10th February, 2017.

The Class X board exam is conducted for school students who complete 10 years of school education (Class 1 to 10). Private students are not allowed to sit for the exam.

ICSE Class 10 Eligibility Criteria

  • Students can appear for Class 10 board exam only if they have 75% attendance at school in Class IX and Class X by February 15 of the academic year. The Chief Executive and Secretary may allow the students to sit for the exam in special cases, if they have at least 60% attendance record in Class IX and Class X.

  • There is no lower or upper age limit for students to take the exam.

ICSE Class 10 Syllabus

All students who appear for the exam have to appear for seven papers. The external and internal assessment components of these seven papers as indicated in ICSE 10th result is as follows:

Subjects

Board Exam (assessed by external examiners)

Internal Examinations (assessed by school to promote candidates from Class IX to Class X)

Group 1 includes:

  • English

  • A Second Language

  • History, Civics and Geography

All these subjects are compulsory.

80%

20%

Group 2 includes:

  • Mathematics

  • Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology)

  • Economics

  • Commercial Studies

  • Technical Drawing

  • A Modern Foreign Language

  • A Classical Language

  • Computer Science

  • Environmental Science

  • Agricultural Science

Students have to choose any two of these subjects.

80%

20%

Group 3 includes:

  • Computer Applications

  • Economic Applications

  • Commercial Applications

  • Art

  • Performing Arts

  • Home Science

  • Cookery

  • Fashion Designing

  • Physical Education

  • Yoga

  • Technical Drawing Applications

  • Environmental Applications  

  • A Modern Foreign Language

Students have to choose any one of these subjects.

50%

50%

Besides these, all ICSE students have to compulsorily attain the passing grades in ‘Socially Useful Productive Work and Community Service’ to be awarded their board exam result certificate.

Second Language

  • Indian students can pursue choose their second language from one of the following - Ao Naga, Assamese, Bengali, Dzongkha, Garo, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Khasi, Kashmiri, Lepcha, Malayalam, Marathi, Manipuri, Mizo, Nepali, Oriya, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Tamil, Tangkhul, Telugu, Tenydie, Urdu or any other Indian language approved by the Council.

  • Candidates who have studied foreign language abroad for three years may pursue that language as the second language.

  • Candidates of other nationalities may choose French, German, Spanish or any other foreign language approved by the Council.

Students cannot pair:

  • Sanskrit as a second language in Group 1 and as a classical language in Group 3

  • Computer Science in Group 1 and Computer Applications in Group 3

  • Economics in Group 2 and Economic Applications in Group 3

  • Commercial Studies in Group 2 and Commercial Applications in Group 3

  • Environmental Science in Group 2 and Environmental Applications in Group 3

  • Technical Drawing in Group 2 and Technical Drawing Applications in Group 3

  • Same Modern Foreign Language in Group 1, Group 2 and/or Group 3

ICSE Class 10 Important Dates 2017

Day and Date

Time

Subject

Duration

Monday, January 30 9.00 A.M. Chemistry - Paper 2 (Practical) 3 hrs.
Tuesday, January 31 9.00 A.M. Indian Music - Hindustani Paper 2 (Practical) Indian Music - Camatic Paper 2 (Practical) Western Music - Paper 2 (Practical) Home Science - Paper 2 (Practical) - Planning Session 20 Minutes/20 Minutes/28 Minutes/1 hr.
Thursday, February 02 9.00 A.M. Computer Science - Paper 2 (Practical) Planning Session Examination Session 3 hrs.
Monday, February 06 9.00 A.M. Physics-Paper 2 (Practical) 3 hrs.
Tuesday, February 07 9.00 A.M. Home Science - Paper 2 (Practical) - Examination Session 3 hrs.
Wednesday, February 08 9.00 A.M. Biology - Paper 2 (Practical) 3 hrs.
Wednesday, March 01 2.00 P.M. Physics - Paper 1 (Theory) 3 hrs.
Thursday, March 02 2.00 P.M. Home Science - Paper 1 (Theory) Geometrical & Mechanical Drawing Geometrical & Building Drawing 3 hrs./3 hrs./3 hrs.
Thursday, March 09 2.00 P.M. Indian Music - Hindustani Paper 1 (Theory) Indian Music - Camatic Paper 1 (Theory) Western Music - Paper 1 (Theory) Fashion Designing - Paper 1 (Theory) 3 hrs./3 hrs./3 hrs./3 hrs.
Friday, March 10 9.00 A.M. Biotechnology - Paper 2 (Practical) 3 hrs.
Wednesday, March 15 2.00 P.M. Mathematics 3 hrs.
Thursday, March 16 9.00 A.M. Art Paper 4 (Original Imaginative Composition in Colour) 3 hrs.
Friday, March 17 2.00 P.M. English - Paper 1 (English Language) 3 hrs.
Saturday, March 18 9.00 A.M. Art Paper 1 (Drawing of Painting from Still Life) 3 hrs.
Monday, March 20 2.00 P.M. Chemistry - Paper 1 (Theory) 3 hrs.
Wednesday, March 22 2.00 P.M. English - Paper 2 (Literature in English) 3 hrs.
Friday, March 24 2.00 P.M. Biology - Paper 1 (Theory) 3 hrs.
Saturday, March 25 2.00 P.M. Political Science 3 hrs.
Monday, March 27 2.00 P.M. Computer Science - Paper 1 (Theory) 3 hrs.
Wednesday, March 29 2.00 P.M. History Biotechnology - Paper 1 (Theory) 3 hrs./3 hrs.
Friday, March 31 2.00 P.M. Business Studies 3 hrs.
Monday, April 03 2.00 P.M. Commerce Electricity and Electronics 3 hrs./3 hrs.
Wednesday, April 05 2.00 P.M. Indian Languages / Modern Foreign Languages / Classical Languages 3 hrs.
Thursday, April 06 9.00 A.M. Art Paper 3 (Drawing or Painting of a Living Person) 3 hrs.
Friday, April 07 2.00 P.M. Physical Education - Paper 1 (Theory) 3 hrs.
Saturday, April 08 9.00 A.M. Art Paper 2 (Drawing & Painting from Nature) 3 hrs.
Monday, April 10 2.00 P.M. Accounts 3 hrs.
Wednesday, April 12 2.00 P.M. Geography - Paper 1 (Theory) 3 hrs.
Monday, April 17 2.00 P.M. Elective English 3 hrs.
Wednesday, April 19 2.00 P.M. Economics 3 hrs.
Friday, April 21 2.00 P.M. Environmental Science - Paper 1 (Theory) 3 hrs.
Saturday, April 22 9.00 A.M. Art Paper 5 (Crafts "A”) 3 hrs.
Monday, April 24 2.00 P.M. Psychology 3 hrs.
Tuesday, April 25 9.00 A.M. Fashion Designing - Paper 2 (Practical) 3 hrs.
Wednesday, April 26 2.00 P.M. Sociology 3 hrs.

 

ICSE Class 10 Books

Class 10 board exam is your first step to your dream career. Many medical and engineering aspirants start preparing for medical entrance exams and engineering entrance exams, right from Class IX.

At askIITians, we offer you foundation courses from Class VI onwards. These courses help you develop a strong conceptual understanding of Science fundamentals and a scientific approach to look at problems – right from the start. One of the unique features of such courses is that they are smoothly aligned with your school curriculum to help you ace your schools exams without over-burdening yourself.

askIITians books for ICSE Class 9 and Class 10 students are especially prepared for students preparing for competitive entrance exams and regional, national and international Science Olympiads.

Subjects

Books

Physics

Together with Physics for ICSE Students Class-X (Paperback)

Chemistry

Together with Chemistry Class X (Paperback)

Biology

Together with Biology Class X  (Paperback)

Mathematics

Together With Mathematics For ICSE Students (Class X Question-Answer) (English) 15th Edition (Paperback)

Social Science

  • Together with History & Civics Class-X (English) 11th Edition (Paperback)

  • Together with Geography Class-X (ICSE Based) (English) 01 Edition (Paperback)

English

  • Together with English Language for Class-IX-X (ICSE Based) (English) 12th Edition (Paperback)

  • Merchant of Venice (English) 1st Edition (Paperback)

Hindi

Together with Hindi for Class-IX-X 7th Edition (Paperback)

Computer Science

Together with Computer Applications Class X (ICSE Based) (English) 11th Edition (Paperback)

Check some of the important prescribed books for ICSE Class 10

ICSE Class 10 Papers

Solve previous years’ question papers for the last ten years to get an idea of ICSE exam pattern. Many of the questions are repeated. Model papers based on past year papers are good for practice. Time yourself while solving these papers to enhance your speed and accuracy.

askIITians offers you Previous Years’ Question Papers (2017), ICSE Sample Papers for Class 10, and ICSE guess papers Class 10 designed by academic experts for free. The Pase Year Papers of 2017 are the original Papers of ICSE Class 10th as given by ICSE Board. Detailed solutions of these papers are also available which give you a good idea of how to approach a particular type of question in the exam.

Tips & Tricks

  • Make a time table and try following the same on daily basis.

  • Create short notes while reading. Summary notes can help you revising the task in a better way.

  • Take break from your studies and do something that excites you the most. Do stretching exercises, go for a short walk or play with your friends.

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