Reduced marks for practicals in Class 11 & 12, says ICSE
From the current academic year, the students appearing for the Indian School Certificate (ISC) Class 11 and 12 examinations will have to answer more questions on theory and fewer practical assignments.
In a move to make the exam scores acceptable to more universities, the Indian Council of Secondary Education, which conducts the exams, has revised the break-up of marks for theory and practical exams to 70-30 respectively, from the 50-50 pattern followed so far. This could bring down scores at ISC results as practical-oriented subjects boosted total scores, said academicians.
The revised marks break-up will be applicable for practical-oriented elective subjects such as computer science, physical education, fashion designing, Indian music-Hindustani, Indian music-Carnatic and Western music, which earlier followed the 50-50 pattern for theory and practical.