ICSE Passing Marks, ICSE Class 10th Admission Eligibility Criteria
- The Indian Certificate of Secondary Education Examination has been designed to provide an examination in a course of general education, in accordance with the recommendations of the Education Policy 1986, through the medium of English.
- The Indian Certificate of Secondary Education Examination will ensure a general education and all candidates are required to enter for six or more subjects (as detailed on pages 3 and 4) and Socially Useful Productive Work.
- The Indian Certificate of Secondary Education Examination is a school examination and the standard of the examination presupposes a school course of ten years duration (Classes I-X).
- Private candidates are not permitted to appear for the examination.
ICSE Academic Year
The beginning of the academic year in Schools affiliated to the Council shall be from the middle of March and the first week of June each year. However, the Hill schools may begin the academic year from February each year.
Eligibility Criteria for ICSE, Class 10 ICSE Passing Marks
ICSE Conditions of Selection in Class 9, 10
- Entry to the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education examination, in the case of candidates who are being entered for the first time, is restricted to candidates with a minimum of 75% attendance of the working days during each year of the twoyear course at schools affiliated to the Council and registered for the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education Examination. The last date for computing attendance at school is February 15, for each year of the two-year course. Candidates can be entered only by the school they are attending and in this respect, the decision of the Head of the school is final.
- Candidates who were entered as school candidates, in accordance with 1 above, and who were not awarded Pass Certificates may be admitted to Class X by August 31, under intimation to the Council, at an affiliated and registered school, prior to the year of the examination, provided such a candidate fulfils all other conditions as per the Regulations.
- Candidates entered as school candidates in accordance with 1 or 2 above but were not awarded Pass Certificates will be permitted to re-appear for the examination once only in the year following their failure, but not thereafter, without further attendance at an affiliated and registered school. Such candidates can be entered online for the examination through the Heads of Schools from where the candidates appeared/entered for the examination in the previous year and were not awarded a Pass Certificate.
- Candidates who have been awarded Pass Certificates will be permitted to enter for a Supplementary Pass Certificate in any/all of the subjects offered earlier by the candidates (provided that the subjects under consideration are still being offered for the examination in the year in which the candidates wish to enter) without further attendance at an affiliated and registered school OR after studying an additional subject(s) for two years. Such candidates can be entered for the examination online through the Heads of Schools from which the candidates appeared originally for the ICSE examination, in the current syllabus of the year in which the examination is being taken.
ICSE Compartmental Exam (ICSE Passing Marks)
- Candidates who were not awarded Pass Certificates may appear for the Compartmental Examination to be held in July in any ONE subject in which they have not secured the Pass Mark i.e. 33%. To be eligible to appear for the Compartmental Examination, the candidates should have secured the Pass Mark in English and three other subjects in the ICSE Examination. For further details refer to Chapter V on page 13.
- There is no age limit for candidates taking the examination.
Last Date for Regularising Admission to CISCE ICSE Class IX
The last date for regularising admission to Class IX of ICSE is July 31, each year.
Minimum Attendance Requirement for CISCE ICSE
Candidates whose attendance is below 75% of the working days are ordinarily not eligible to sit for the examination. However, the Chief Executive and Secretary has the authority to condone the shortage of attendance in the case of candidates whose minimum attendance is not less than 60% of the working days in each year of the two-year course. This is inclusive of absence due to illness and other special circumstances. Heads of Schools
may represent, to the Chief Executive and Secretary, cases of candidates who deserve special consideration for condoning shortage of attendance in Class IX and / or X, provided that the attendance of such candidates is not less than 60% of the working days, during each year of the two-year course.
Further, the Chief Executive and Secretary may condone the shortage of attendance in the case of candidates whose minimum attendance is below 60% in exceptional cases i.e.:
- on Psychological / Medical Grounds such as serious illnesses requiring a long period of treatment/ hospitalisation.
- authorised participation in sports at State or National Level organised by recognised Sports Authorities.
- Other unforeseen and special circumstances. The Chief Executive and Secretary would subsequently report the matter to the Executive Committee of the Council. The last date for computing attendance at school
is February 15, of each of the two years.
Withdrawal of Candidates from ICSE
Candidates may be withdrawn online only at any time prior to the commencement of the examination, provided that, once the entries have been acknowledged as accepted by the Council’s office, Heads of Schools may only withdraw candidates:
- on account of illness of the candidates, duly certified by a registered medical practitioner;
- at the express written request of the parents/legal guardians of the candidates.
It is mandatory for the Heads of Schools to ensure that all candidates registered for the examination download from the Council’s website www.cisce.org a copy of the Regulations and Syllabuses for the year of the examination in which they are appearing, for their reference.
Disqualification from ICSE Class 9, 10
- If any of the Regulations made for the conduct of the examination is not adhered to, the candidate or candidates concerned may be disqualified.
- In no case the Heads of affiliated schools shall detain eligible candidates who meet the pass criteria and have the required attendance from appearing at the ICSE Examination.
- No affiliated school shall endeavour to present candidates who are not on its roll nor will it present the candidates of its unaffiliated branch/school to any of the Council’s examinations.
- If the Council has reasons to believe that an affiliated school is not following the Regulations mentioned above, the Council shall take necessary action against it as per Rules and Regulations.