CISCE Semester-1 Exams 2021 – New Instructions For ICSE, ISC Students

New Delhi, 03 November, 2021: The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) has decided to conduct the first-term board exams for Class 10 and 12 in offline mode from November 29 to December 16, 2021. The format of this examination will be MCQ-based, wherein the candidates will be provided with a question paper-cum-answer booklet to attempt their paper.Β 

Note: The revised datesheet for the first semester examinations have already been released on October 22.Β 

CISCE Semester-1 Exams – Instructions and New Format Details

  • The candidates will be required to write on board-provided booklets only and submit the same to the invigilators at the end of the examination.Β 
  • Sheets for doing rough work have been provided in the question paper-cum-answer booklet for those subjects, where calculations, diagrams etc. are required (e.g., Mathematics, Physics, Accounts etc).Β 
  • No additional or separate sheets will be provided for rough work.Β 
  • Candidates must write their Unique ID and Index Number in the space given.
  • Answers to the questions are to be given in the space provided.Β 

For example: Who is the prime minister of India? (a) Rajendra Prasad (b) Atal Bihari Vajpayee (c) Narendra Modi (d) Smriti Irani

Answer: (c)

  • The selected choice of the answer must be clearly written in the space provided.Β 
  • Overwriting of the answer must be avoided.Β 
  • Only one option indicating the selected answer should be written in the space given. If more than one option is written, it will not be considered for evaluation.Β 
  • Rough work must be done in the sheets provided in the booklet for rough work only.Β 
  • The question paper-cum-answer booklet should not be taken outside the examination venue.
  • If candidates complete their paper before the completion of the writing duration, they must remain seated in the hall/room till the end of the examination.Β 
  • After completion of the examination, the question paper-cum-answer booklet must be handed over to the invigilator.
  • Candidates should not leave their question paper-cum-answer booklet unattended at any time.Β 

Note: Candidates can read this document to know more about the new exam format and instructions.

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