ICSE Class 10th Date Sheet 2019 Download ICSE board Timetable at @ cisce.org: The Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) is going to declare the dates for Class 10th and 12th examinations 2019. From the year 2019, the minimum pass percentage will be reduced for passing the exam. Students who are participating in the examination must have to score at least 35 per cent marks in order to pass the Indian School Certificate (ISC).
ICSE 2019 Exam Time Table for Class 10
For the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE), candidates must score at least 33 per cent to pass the exam. Previously, the passing percentage for Class 12th ISC exams were at 40 percent and 35 per cent for Class 10th ICSE exams.
ISCE 2019 exam paper pattern of English
There are going to be two papers sets for English subject and each paper will be of two hours duration those sets are:
Paper 1: English Language
The English language paper will be of 80 Marks and 20 marks for Internal Assessment.
Paper 2: English Literature
The English literature paper will be of 80 Marks and 20 marks for Internal Assessment.
Paper 1: English Language (Exam Pattern)
There will be a set of four questions and all of which will be compulsory.
Question 1: In order to test, how to organise, present ideas, compare and contrast ideas, describe, narrate, report, explain, persuade or argue etc. abilities, candidates will be asked to write a composition from a choice of their subjects.
Question 2: Aspirants will be asked to write a letter from a choice of two subjects necessitating either a formal or an informal mode of conduct.
Question 3: An unseen passage of text of about 500 words will be given. This will test the ability of candidates vocabulary, understanding words and phrases, understanding explicit content, organising passage etc.
Question 4: There will be various compulsory short questions, comprises of sentence completion, multiple choice etc. in order to test the candidates knowledge of functional grammar, structure and usage of the language.
Paper 2: English Literature
The English Literature paper will be of 80 marks with 2 hours duration. Candidates are required to answer five questions from at least three of the prescribed textbooks. It must consist of drama, one prose and one poetry.
Paper 1 – English Language
Two and three assessments in the course of the year and the Outline of Assessment are:
- Listening Skills
This will test the listening skills of the candidates. The examiner will read a passage of 300 words twice. At the first reading, the reading speed will be normal about 110 words per minute and the next time at a slower speed. Candidates have to make brief notes during the readings by examiner. After that they have to answer an objective type test based on the passage.
- Speaking Skills
This will test the speaking skills of the candidates. Each candidate has to make an oral presentation for about two minutes, which will be given by the examiner and the discussion will take with the examiner for about 3 minutes.
The topic of the oral presentation may include describing an experience, providing a description, giving guidelines or instructions on operating something, conveying an opinion, giving a report, relating a story or speaking on a current event.
Evaluation of projects by Internal and External Examiner
The assignments are going be assessed by the subject teacher as well as by an external examiner. The External Examiner is elected by the head of the school which might be a teacher from the faculty, but not the subject teacher of the class. The Internal Examiner and the External Examiner will evaluate the projects individually.
Paper 2 – English Literature
There will be two or three assignments of about 300 to 400 words each, also of reasonable length, not above 1500 words. The Suggested Assignments are based on the recommended textbooks on the followings:
- Character/thematic study
- Socio-economic, traditional, national, historical significance /background
- Summary / paraphrase.
- Appreciation of literary assets.
- Recognizing of the character and placing oneself in the place of the character in the given situation and explaining one’s actions.
- Imagine substitute consequences or endings in a literary part and the outcome on all concerned.