The Council for Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE) has decided to revise and change the syllabus from the year 2018 onward for both Indian Certificate for School Education (ICSE) [classes 9 & 10] and the Indian School Certificate (ISC) [classes 11 & 12.]
Another important change is in the pattern of the ISC question papers that will be set according to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) pattern from the year 2018. "Sample question papers for classes 11 & 12 (effective from 2018) for physics, chemistry, biology and mathematics have been created on the lines of the CBSE" said Gerry Arathoon, chief executive & secretary, CISCE.
The decision was taken at 58th annual general meet of the Association of Schools for Indian School Certificate (ASISC) that took place in Bhubaneswar from 18 - 20 November, 2015. The change was found necessary in the Science subjects as experts felt that the syllabi needs to be realigned to enable more students to clear the competitive examinations (most of which are conducted by the CBSE.) And since the IIT-JEE (advanced) is also expected to change from 2017 onwards, a revamp in the ISC science syllabus was required.
The changes include: