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.
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