Information for CBSE students interested in taking admissions in ISC schools

ISC door open for all CBSE students

: The Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) will allow CBSE students

who opt for the school-conducted Class X test, not just the board’s exams, to seek admission

to the ISC course for this academic year.After the Central Board of Secondary

Education (CBSE) decided to make the Class X board

exams optional and offered students the choice to appear either for the board exams or

those conducted by individual schools, the CISCE said it would not take in the students

who cleared the school-based exams.

According to the new CBSE rules, which came into effect in the 2010-11 academic year,

students who want to change board can appear for the board exams and those who

wish to remain in the same school can take the school-conducted test.

The CBSE, however, issued the same mark sheets for both sets of students.

“The CBSE had offered the students the choice of remaining in their schools

or opting for a different board by making the Class X board exams optional.

But since this was the first year, many students who had taken

the school-conducted test changed their minds after the results

were published and applied for admission in ISC schools,” a source said.

Gerry Arathoon, the additional secretary and officiating chief executive of the

CISCE, said: “A circular informing the principals about our new decision will

be sent to all ISC schools shortly.” The CISCE’s earlier decision had

triggered confusion among the authorities of ISC schools.

Many principals had said the decision was “unclear” to them

.The new move was finalised at the CISCE’s general body meeting

in Delhi yesterday. Arathoon said the decision would be valid for

the 2011-12 academic year. “We will thoroughly review the matter

after a year before taking a final decision on whether we will continue

allowing the CBSE students who have appeared for the school-conducted

exams to apply for the ISC course in future,” he said.

After a large number of CBSE students who took the school-based exams

approached the ISC schools for admission to Class XI, the CISCE decided

to review its decision. “Ours is a student-friendly board. We have revoked our

earlier decision considering the plight of a number of CBSE students, especially

those whose parents are doing transferable jobs,” Arathoon said over the phone from Delhi today.

Arathoon said “several parents and students did not know how things would pan out”.

“Considering the confusion among the students and parents,

we have decided to keep our earlier decision on hold for this year,” he added.

Note :I have taken this news from the The telegraph for helping students


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